Once again, the Queensland Branch has held its Christmas Lunch on the first Friday of December. A good crowd enjoyed the new venue on the Pool Terrace at the Brisbane Hilton on a typical summer day after seemingly endless rain in the weeks before.
Sue Slater thanked the sponsors, who generously support this day. These included Velseis Integrated Seismic, Comet Ridge, GeoGlide, Tri-Star, InGauge, Qteq and Realtime Seismic all taking up the full sponsorship package option
Sue also reflected the popular oil price guess, which was held again, proving to be an interesting ride this year.
“For the first time this was sponsored by Chi Oil & Gas Pty Ltd and 31 people put themselves to the test with a guess during the eligible period, which was between 1 October to 5 November. The lowest guess was $63.76 and the highest $89.95.
“Things were looking promising for some of the higher guesses, but in the last week before the lunch, the emergence of Omicron upset the apple cart, with Brent falling by 3.91% and by the morning of the lunch it was $70.40. The closest guess with a difference of $4.11 was Rob O’Leary at $74.51. The second-best guess was $63.76 by Nick Josephs, made with perhaps some prescient knowledge as early as the 25 October!”
The Christmas trivia quiz was sponsored by ERC Pty Ltd, and this year’s winner was Toby Colson with a very creditable 11/12. For a stellar reverse effort of 0/12, an additional prize was awarded to Blaice McCaul. The bonus Closest to question, “The number of granted Petroleum Leases in Queensland” was, somewhat unsurprisingly, won by Alison Troupe with the correct number of 339.
Lucky door prizes were sponsored by Terrex Seismic; and the lucky winners were Lindsay Horn, Toby Colson and Richard Orlowski.
Additional door prizes by PESA Qld were won by Alison Troupe and Adam Fitz-Henry.
A hardy band continued the party in the Hilton bar afterwards.
“Thank you to everyone for supporting the event, and we look forward to 2022.”