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Workshop 3 With Rob Kirk: Incised valleys and basal transgressive sands – from outcrop to subsurface.

Tuesday, 1 June, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm (Australia/Adelaide time)

Free – $30.00

Guest Speaker(s): Rob Kirk

Rob Kirk is a consultant living at Yankalilla. He has 40 years of seismic and well interpretation experience and spent some 30 years with SA Oil and Gas, Occidental, BHP and Woodside living in Adelaide, Melbourne, Perth, London, Bogota, Colombia and Bakersfield, California, with the remainder consulting from Tasmania and South Australia. He has worked in around 20 countries in some 40 different basins in many different geological environments.

Rob specializes in seismic stratigraphy and sequence stratigraphy. He runs a 1 week Operational Sequence Stratigraphy course around the world.

Abstract: This talk is getting in to shallower water, following on from the previous deep water and slopes. We will look at fluvial incised valleys, cut in to the underlying sequence boundary and their often-associated basal transgressive marine sands. These units often contain reserves but can be relatively thin and, in developments, can have different poro-perms to the high stand deltas and fluvial. BTS are usually a well-only study (often not seen on seismic).


Post-workshop dinner: After the first workshop, several people went for an impromptu dinner. PESA is looking to put a dinner on a semi-formal footing for future workshops, so please use the booking form to indicate whether you would like to attend. The dinner will be at your own cost, but registering will allow PESA to make a reservation at a suitable restaurant.


Timing: Meet for drinks in Henry’s Bar at Ayers House at 5:00, with the workshop starting at 5:30



Members – workshop only $25

Members – workshop plus dinner reservation $25 plus dinner at own cost


Non-members – workshop only $30

Non-members – workshop plus dinner reservation $30 plus dinner at own cost


Students – workshop only FREE

Students – workshop plus dinner reservation Workshop free, dinner at own cost


The cost includes a selection of canapes. For simplicity, and because some attendees may be driving home afterwards, alcoholic or soft drinks will be available for purchase from Henry’s Bar but are not included in the price.

Bookings close 1pm, May 31st

Sponsor: Department for Energy and Mining, Santos, Cooper Energy and Beach Energy



Tuesday, 1 June, 2021
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
(Australia/Adelaide time)
Free – $30.00
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    Ayers House – Henry’s Bar
    288 North Terrace
    Adelaide, SA 5000 Australia
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