Welcome to AEGC2018!

Speaker Bio

Mehdi Asgharzadeh

THE USE OF FWI IN COAL EXPLORATION

Dr. Mehdi Asgharzdeh is a Geophysicist with more than 14 years combined industry work and academic research experiences in exploration geophysics. He has completed an Eng degree in Mining Exploration (2000), a MSc. degree in Petroleum Geosciences (2004) and a PhD. in Exploration Seismic (2014). He has workedt with National Iranian Oil Co. and Schlumberger Australia as a Geophysicist and as a researcher with Curtin University.

Kevin Ruming

Coal in NSW

Kevin is the Director Strategic Advice and Resource Assessment with the Geological Survey of NSW. He graduated with a BSc (Hons) from The University of Newcastle and returned later to complete a PhD.

Kevin has been with the Geological Survey of NSW for ten years. He leads a team that provides advice on resources to government, industry and the public, acquires coal and petroleum pre-competitive data and manages resource and exploration data. Coal resource assessment and coal geology have been a major focus of his work with the Geological Survey.

Darren Walker

DISCOVERY THROUGH THE AGES – A JOURNEY OF COAL RESOURCE DISCOVERY IN QUEENSLANDS BOWEN BASIN FROM THE 1960’S AND THE 2000’S

Mr Darren Walker is a Senior Executive with U&D Coal Ltd, a coal developer based in Queensland. He has over 20 years experience in exploration, mining operations, marketing and corporate management in coal, iron ore, gold and other metals as well as petroleum and gas.

He holds a B.SC. (Hons) in Geology as well as an MBA and is a member of the AusIMM, AIG and a Graduate of the AICD. "

Adam Bailey

MAPPING NORTHERN AUSTRALIA’S PRESENT DAY STRESS FIELD: THE CANNING BASIN

Adam completed his undergraduate studies in geology and geophysics at the University of Adelaide in 2011, graduating with first class Honours from the Australian School of Petroleum. In 2012 he commenced study towards a PhD at the Australian School of Petroleum, focusing on mapping natural fractures within energy-rich Australian basins. His PhD was awarded in 2016. In 2015 he started with Geoscience Australia as a graduate, and has been with the Onshore Energy Systems section since 2015 where he is working on understanding present-day stress conditions in several Northern Australian basins as part of the exploring for the future program.

Nadege Rollet

REGIONAL JURASSIC SEDIMENT DEPOSITIONAL ARCHITECTURE, BROWSE BASIN: IMPLICATIONS FOR PETROLEUM SYSTEMS

Nadege Rollet is a senior geoscientist in Geoscience Australia’s Resources Division, Energy Systems Branch. Nadege is presently investigating the petroleum prospectivity of the Browse Basin. Nadege graduated from the University of Paris – Pierre et Marie Curie (France) where she obtained a MSc and a PhD (1999) in geology and geophysics. Her studies focused on the structural framework and geodynamics of the Ligurian Sea (western Mediterra¬nean). Since joining Geoscience Australia, Nadege has contributed to assessments of the petroleum prospectivity, seepage studies and CO2 storage of Australian sedimentary basins. Nadege is a member of PESA and SEAPEX.

Mark Bunch

Predicting and Detecting Carbonate Cemented Zones Within Latrobe Group Reservoirs of the Gippsland Basin

Mark Bunch is a Senior Lecturer in Petroleum Geoscience at the Australian School of Petroleum, University of Adelaide. His research concerns formation evaluation and seismic geomorphology. Prior to his present role, Mark spent seven years with the CO2CRC as a Research Associate in reservoir characterisation, during which he worked on geological modelling projects in the onshore Canterbury Basin (NZ), the Gippsland and Otway basins of Victoria, the Surat Basin of Queensland, and the Darling Basin of NSW. Mark holds degrees in Geology & Geophysics (BSc Hons), Hydrogeology (MSc), and a PhD in Earth Sciences (Stratigraphic Forward Modelling).

Simon George

Organic geochemistry and petroleum potential of outcrop and core samples of the Permian in the southern Sydney Basin

Professor Simon George is an organic geochemist at Macquarie University. His degrees are BSc(Hons) in geology from St Andrews University in Scotland (1985) and a PhD (1990) in organic geochemistry at the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England. From 1991–2006 he worked for CSIRO (Sydney), leading research on petroleum geochemistry. He joined Macquarie University in 2006, where he investigates the geochemical record of the early evolution of life, petroleum geochemistry, marine geoscience, and bioremediation in cold climates. He has been an Acting Head of Department (Earth and Planetary Sciences), and since 2015 the director of the Macquarie University Marine Research Centre.

Andrew La Croix

Impact of Sequence Stratigraphic Framework on Static and Dynamic Reservoir Models: Examples from the Precipice-Evergreen Succession, Surat Basin, Queensland

"Andrew completed his Ph.D. at Simon Fraser University in British Columbia, Canada in sedimentology and ichnology. He also completed an M.Sc. at the University of Alberta. In early 2017, Andrew moved to the University of Queensland to undertake a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship as part of the university’s Energy Initiative. His work is examining the sedimentology and sequence stratigraphy of the Precipice-Evergreen succession in the Surat Basin with the goal of improving static reservoir modeling and prediction of heterogeneity for CO2 sequestration."

Sabin Zahirovic

TECTONICS AND GEODYNAMICS OF THE EASTERN TETHYS AND NORTHERN GONDWANA SINCE THE JURASSIC

Sabin Zahirovic has worked in the EarthByte group since 2008, and has focused largely on regional and global plate tectonic reconstructions and mantle flow modelling. His work has also explored Tethyan and Southeast Asian tectonics, with more recent work aimed at better understanding the geodynamic evolution of the New Guinea margin.

Glenn Coianiz

Lithogeochemistry Of Pegmatites At Broken Hill: An Exploration Vector To Mineralisation

Glenn has over 25 years’ experience in mineral exploration and has worked on gold and base metal deposits in Australia and Papua New Guinea and mineral sands deposits in Western Australia. He has conducted mineral resource studies on deposits in Papua New Guinea and Australia. Glenn currently runs his own geological consultancy providing support to a number of junior exploration companies.

Angela Lay

Ore and Gangue Minerals of the Hera Au-Pb-Zn-Ag Deposit, Cobar Basin, NSW

I am a PhD student, doing research on various silver deposits New England and Lachlan Orogens in New South Wales. The primary focus of my research is to examine and characterise the silver mineralogy and its association with other minerals and metals in the deposit using petrography, electron microscope as well as laser ablation on the sulfides identified.

James Macnae

Airborne EM and IP below 10 Hz

James Macnae has research interests in electromagnetic sensor development and the extraction of meaningful physical properties from airborne electromagnetic data. He has avoided as far as possible the use of underdetermined black-box inversion methodologies, focusing instead on optimising systems and then using fast and useful overdetermined strategies for physical property estimation. Along the way, he has contributed to the methodology of unwanted signal removal and noise minimization. He is a gold medallist of the Australian Society of Exploration Geophysicists.

Dave Marchant

Modelling IP effects in airborne time domain electromagnetics

Dave Marchant completed his PhD in Geophysics at the University of British Columbia in 2015 under the supervision of Prof. Doug Oldenburg. His research focused on new ways to understand induced polarization effects in inductive source electromagnetic data.

He has worked at Computational Geosciences Inc since 2010, where he consults to the resource industry on the interpretation and inversion of a wide variety of geophysical data.

Andrea Viezzoli

A THOROUGH SYNTHETIC STUDY ON IP EFFECTS IN AEM DATA FROM DIFFERENT SYSTEMS

Andrea Viezzoli earned his Bachelor in Physics at Bologna University (Italy). He earned a Ph.D. from Monash University in environmental applications of (ground) IP. It wasn’t till he joined as Post Doc the hydrogeophysics group at Aarhus University that we really sank his teeth into AEM. He then left academia to manage Aarhus Geophysics Aps, where he focuses on virtually all aspects of AEM. Beside consultancy, he still finds time for R&D. The last couple of years saw him joining his two main research interests, working on modelling AEM data affected by IP for different applications.

Robert Ellis

EXPLORING INVERSION SOLUTION SPACE: A CASE STUDY OVER A Cu-Ag DEPOSIT IN THE KALAHARI COPPER BELT

Robert Ellis (PhD, Theoretical Physics, University of Melbourne) is currently Principal Scientist for modelling and inversion at Geosoft Inc. He was a founding member of the University of British Columbia Geophysical Inversion Facility, and subsequently continued to advance and apply geophysical inversion techniques as Principal Geophysicist at BHP Billiton Exploration, joining Geosoft Inc. in 2009.

Jeremie Giraud

APPLICATION OF GEOLOGICALLY CONDITIONED PETROPHYICAL CONSTRAINTS IN JOINT INVERSION: A CASE STUDY

After graduation in Geophysics (University of Strasbourg, France), various internships have led Jeremie to Canada and Germany, working on hydrogeophysics and magnetotellurics in research institutes and on reservoir mapping for industry. He worked for Schlumberger on reservoir appraisal and characterization, and went through the graduate program before moving to Perth. Following this he has been a PhD student at the Centre for Exploration Targeting since April 2015. Jérémie’s project is focused on the integration of geological modelling and petrophysical data in geophysical joint inversion to quantify uncertainty and to recover lithological models.

Brett Harris

COOPERATIVE INVERSION: A REVIEW

Brett Harris is an Associate Professor and has a BSc (Hons) and PhD in Geophysics with over 20 years industry and academic experience. Brett’s work history spans exploration for a wide range of commodities in Australia, Asia and South America. He has initiated and led numerous research projects focused on advancement of geophysical technologies.

Andrew King

Constraining an Inversion to follow curving trends in an image

Andrew has a broad background in geophysics, having worked in potential field and EM techniques for exploration, and seismic methods for mining problems. He has a PhD from Macquarie University in electromagnetic geophysics. He has worked for CSIRO since 2000, apart from a three-year fellowship in the US, where he worked on seismic monitoring for mine safety. Andrew is currently working on the inversion of EM data, and on development of passive seismic techniques

Karol Czarnota

Mapping metasomatised mantle by integrating magnetotelluric, passive seismic and geochemical datasets – SE Australia

Karol competed his undergraduate degree in applied geology from the University to NSW and joined Geoscience Australia as a graduate where he now leads the Mineral Potential Section. He holds an MSc in Petroleum Geoscience from Royal Holloway University London and a PhD in geology and geophysics from Cambridge University. His interests ranging from geomorphology to mantle dynamics and how mineral systems operate within the dynamic Earth.

Alexei Gorbatov

GEOSCIENCE AUSTRALIA’S CONTRIBUTION TO AUSARRAY – PASSIVE SEISMIC IMAGING OF AUSTRALIA

Alexei Gorbatov is a senior scientist of Resource Division, Geoscience Australia. His scientific interests include theory of seismic imaging and inversion methods. His professional carrier started in 1988 at the Institute of Physics of the Earth, Moscow, USSR. Later he worked as a research fellow in the Instituto de Geofisica, UNAM, Mexico. In 1998 he accepted position in the Earthquake Research Institute, Tokyo University, Japan, focusing on the development of theory and methods for seismic imaging. His carrier continued at RSES, ANU, and then in Japan Marine Science and Technology Centre. Finally he joint Geoscience Australia in 2004.

Laszlo Katona

COORDINATING AND DELIVERING A 1.8 MILLION LINE KILOMETRE MAGNETIC AND RADIOMETRIC SURVEY – A STATE GOVERNMENT PERSPECTIVE

Laszlo (Laz) Katona is the Principal GIS Geoscientist with the Geological Survey of South Australia which he joined in 2006. Laz coordinates the "4D Geoscience Atlas of South Australia" program, whose role is capture, processing, modelling, analysis and dissemination of pre-competitive geological and geophysical data for mineral explorers working in South Australia.

Robert Musgrave

PALAEOMAGNETIC TEST OF OROCLINAL ROTATION IN THE DUNDAS TROUGH, TASMANIA

Bob Musgrave is the Research Geophysicist with the Geological Survey of NSW. Bob’s interests are in potential field imaging and interpretation, geologically constrained inversion, and the application of palaeomagnetism and magnetic petrophysics to tectonics, mineralisation, and migration of fluids. Bob’s recent research has focussed on the tectonic history of western NSW, the geophysical interpretation of middle and lower crust lithology, fluid-driven magnetic diagenesis, and the use of palaeomagnetism to identify vertical axis rotations. Bob is a conjoint Senior Lecturer at the University of Newcastle, where he operates a rock magnetic and palaeomagnetic laboratory.

Michael Asten

Tracking the Diprotodon - microtremor passive seismic profiling as a tool for location of megafauna bone beds

Michael Asten is a Professor (Retired) and ongoing Adjunct Senior Research Fellow in the School of Earth Atmosphere and Environment, Monash University, Melbourne. He is a past-President of the ASEG, and served a recent three-year term as the Australian Geoscience Council representative on the Australian Academy of Sciences UNCOVER Executive Committee. Prof. Asten has published as author or co-author 186 scientific papers. He has been involved in development of passive seismic (microtremor) methods for 15 years, developing applications for earthquake hazard, regolith characterization, and engineering tasks. He is a member of two international consortia furthering the use of microtremor methods.

Ashley Grant

THE APPLICATION OF VSP IN THE PILBARA

Ashley Grant is a Senior Geophysicist with BHP Billiton Minerals Australia with over 15 years of experience across a wide range of exploration objectives in the petroleum, minerals and near surface exploration space. He has had a wide a range of exposure and gained in experience in the planning, processing and interpretation of a variety of geophysical techniques, include of late, the application of high resolution seismic for shallow iron ore targets. He has also a lot of experience in integration of airborne, ground and downhole geophysics data to build a single geological model.

Regis Neroni

Application of the passive seismic Horizontal over Vertical Spectral Ratio (HVSR) technique for embankment integrity monitoring.

Regis graduated in 2006 with a French Master’s degree in Geosciences, Environment and Risks from Strasbourg University. After spending a few years undertaking ground electrical surveys in outback Australia, he consulted to numerous mineral exploration companies with active projects mainly in Australia, SE Asia and Africa, alongside some of the most talented consulting geophysicists in Australia. He then worked as a company geophysicist for Barrick and Rio Tinto where he took part in multi-commodity exploration programs throughout Australasia. He is currently Fortescue Metals Group’s Lead Geophysicist and steers the company’s geophysical endeavours across their Pilbara-based operations and exploration projects in Australia and overseas.

Koya Suto

AN INTEGRATED ANALYSIS OF GEOPHYSICAL DATA FOR LANDSLIDE RISK ASSESSMENT

Koya Suto. Born in Japan. B.E and M.E graduate in Exploration Geophysics from Mining College, Akita University. Studied further in the University of Adelaide.

Koya worked for the petroleum industry as a seismic geophysicist for 25 years. He translated “The Microtremor Survey Method” by Prof Okada, published by SEG. In 2003, Koya established Terra Australis Geophysica to service the engineering industry using the surface wave seismic method. He is an Honorary Membership of ASEG and President 2013-2014. He was awarded a Service Certificate from ASEG, Recognition of Merit from SEG Japan and Harold Mooney Award from SEG.

Timothy Hopper

Quantifying Gas Content in Coals Using Borehole Magnetic Resonance

Tim completed his PhD at the Queensland University of Technology in 2005, during which he spent time at the University of Pennsylvania on a Fulbright Scholarship. Tim started his career as a wireline field engineer with Schlumberger after which he moved to Schlumberger-Doll Research in Boston, USA. He then transferred to the Schlumberger Houston Product Centre as project manager for a new LWD NMR tool. Following this he moved back to Perth where he worked as a petrophysicist for three years. Tim started NMRSA in 2013 with the aim of introducing slimhole BMR tools into the mining and hydrogeology industries.

Brett Larkin

Integration of Downhole Geophysical and Lithological Data from Coal Exploration Drillholes

Brett Larkin is a geocomputing consultant with over 35 years’ experience, chiefly in the Australian coal industry but also in the Indonesian and UK coal industries, and in the Australian oil, metals and uranium industries. He studied Geology, Geophysics and Computer Science at the University of Sydney and Geostatistics at Stanford University. He is the chief author of the popular LogCheck program for the collection, validation and display of coal exploration data and one of the two authors of the widely used CoalLog, Borehole Data Standard for the Australian Coal Industry.

Binzhong Zhou

Seismic diffraction imaging for improved coal structure detection in complex geological environments. Binzhong Zhou obtianed his Ph.D. from Flinders University of South Australia. He is currently a principal research scientist with CSIRO Energy. Prior to CSIRO, he worked for Chengdu University of Technology, Wiltshire Geological Services, and Oxford University. His research effort is directed to improving the scientific understanding of how geophysical measurements can be used to improve the mining industry’s ability to delineate orebodies and geological structures, understand the geotechnical characteristics of host rocks, improve mine design, reduce mining safety risks, and increase mine production and profitability.

Gerry O'Halloran

Evolution of “Tres Hombres” A Large Mid-crustal Dome Structure within the Northern Beagle Sub-basin Western Australia: An Integrated Geophysical Investigation

"Graduated from Adelaide University in 1992 with a BSc (Hons) in Geology gained a PhD in Geology from Monash University (Stratigraphic and Structural Evolution of the Late Devonian of Central Victoria). From 1996 he worked as a geoscientist at ExxonMobil in both exploration and development roles in a variety of basins including the Gippsland Basin and the Papuan Fold Belt.

He has worked for BHP since 2004 as a Geoscientist, again in a variety of exploration and development roles in basins within Australia (Exmouth, Browse, NWS, Beagle and Otway) and the UK (North Sea and Irish Sea)."

Victorien Paumard

SHELF-MARGIN ARCHITECTURE AND SHORELINE PROCESSES AT THE SHELF-EDGE: CONTROLS ON SEDIMENT PARTITIONING AND PREDICTION OF DEEP-WATER DEPOSITION STYLE

Victorien Paumard is a PhD student at the University of Western Australia. He graduated with a BSc in Geology and a MSc in Petroleum Geology from the UniLasalle University (France). His first research interests were centered on the stratigraphy and paleogeography of Cenozoic carbonate platforms in SE Asia. His PhD research is focused on better understanding the link between shelf-margin architecture, shallow-marine processes and deep-water systems within the Barrow Group (North West Shelf of Australia) using regional 3D seismic datasets and innovative tools and workflows in seismic interpretation. His research interests are in basin analysis, sequence stratigraphy and seismic geomorphology.

Hayley Rohead-O'Brien

Controls on Mesozoic rift-related uplift syn-extensional sedimentation in the Exmouth Plateau

Hayley (Halla) is currently undertaking a PhD program with Curtin University’s Petroleum Geology department; focusing on rift activity in the Exmouth Plateau. Prior to this she also received a Master’s degree from Curtin in 2015, while working with CSIRO’s Energy, and Land and Water Flagships, working on projects in the Great Australian Bight and eastern Australia. In 2011 she completed an Honours degree from the Australian School of Petroleum, which followed on from a Bachelor of Science degree between James Cook University and the University of New Brunswick. Hayley is currently a member of AAPG, ASEG, GSA, and PESA.

Natalie Debenham

The influence of reverse-reactivated normal faults on porosity and permeability in sandstones: A case study at Castle Cove, Otway Basin

Natalie is currently undertaking a Doctor of Philosophy at the Australian School of Petroleum at the University of Adelaide. Her current research is focused on using natural fracture networks to predict subsurface fluid flow in Australia’s petroleum producing basins.

Oliver Gaede

TARGETING CORE SAMPLING WITH MACHINE LEARNING: CASE STUDY FROM THE SPRINGBOK FORMATION, SURAT BASIN

Dr. Gaede’s research focuses on experimental rock physics, geomechanics and modelling of coupled processes. He published over 20 peer-reviewed papers and conference contributions including studies on the stress sensitivity of reservoir sandstones and the geomechanics of anisotropic rock formations. He has previously worked as a Geomechanics Specialist for GeoMechanics International.

Xiang Li

High frequency refraction/ reflection full-waveform inversion case study from North West Shelf offshore Australia

Xiang Li received PhD in Geophysics from Peking University in 2009 and then joined Seismic imaging department of CGG Singapore. He transferred to CGG Perth SI in 2014 and currently focuses on full waveform inversion implementation and multiple attenuation..

Richard Hillis

A Technology-Enabled Revolution in Mineral Exploration: 'Prospecting Drilling'

Richard Hillis is CEO of the Deep Exploration Technologies CRC. He graduated BSc (Hons) from Imperial College (London) and PhD from the University of Edinburgh. Richard was previously Mawson Professor of Geology and Head of the Australian School of Petroleum at the University of Adelaide. He has published ~200 research papers and has been involved in establishing and selling/listing several technology and resources companies. Richard is currently a director of AuScope, an NCRIS company, and of the CRC Association. He is also a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE).

Bruce Hooper

Pathfinder exploration techniques to target porphyry and epithermal alteration system in the Temora Copper-Gold Belt

Mr Hooper is a registered professional geoscientist with extensive experience in the resources industry including the energy, base metal and precious metal fields in Australia, Asia, the Americas and Africa. Prior to joining Sandfire Resources in 2012, Mr Hooper worked in a number of senior exploration, operational and business development roles for a variety of companies including BP, Rio Tinto, North Ltd, Straits Resources, Perilya Ltd and Ivernia. From October 2015 to July 2016 Mr Hooper was on secondment to the Tintina Resources office in Montana where he served as the Chief Executive Officer.

Desmond Fitzgerald

2.5D vs 1D AEM Forward and Inversion Methods at a Survey Scale: A Case Study

Des FitzGerald is the Managing Director and owner of Intrepid Geophysics. He founded the company in 1978 as an independent consultancy specializing in the use of computer methods for mining and geophysics.

Des' major projects have included: the development of the Intrepid geological processing system with Geoscience Australia; a complete compilation of Australian regional geophysical maps (both on-shore and offshore) for magnetics, gravity, and bathymetry in partnership with Geoscience Australia; and liaising with the French Geological Survey to further develop and promote GeoModeller, for 3D Geological mapping with potential field geophysics.

Jan Francke

EXPECTATIONS AND REALITY FOR DEEP GROUND PENETRATING RADAR PERFORMANCE

Dr. Francke’s 25 year career has focussed solely on the use of ground penetrating radar technology for deep mineral exploration and geotechnical investigations. He has conducted surveys in over 90 countries, on every continent and in conceivable environment. His company, International Groundradar, creates custom radar technologies for specific project requirements worldwide. He conducts dozens of workshops and seminars globally each year, teaching the fundamentals of radar performance and managing user expectations. He holds a BSc, MSc and a PhD, all in Geophysics and all pertaining to deep GPR systems and applications.

Carsten Scholl

OTZE - AIRBORNE EM INVERSION ON UNSTRUCTURED MODEL GRIDS

Following Geophysics Diploma (2001) and Controlled Source EM Ph.D. (2005) at the University of Cologne, completed a post-doc at the University of Toronto (marine CSEM) and joined the Fugro EM group in 2008 (sold to CGG in 2013) developing the OTZE suite of CSEM modeling codes. The algorithms have been continuously developed by Carsten through to now, and have been used on over 50 commercial land, marine and airborne EM modeling and inversion projects.

Bert De Waele

UNDERSTANDING GEOLOGY AND STRUCTURE: AN ESSENTIAL PART OF MINERAL RESOURCE ESTIMATION

Bert De Waele has over 25 years of structural mapping experience, mostly in African Precambrian terranes. During his career, he has worked for various geological surveys, leading and conducting regional-scale mapping work, and in the past 8 years he has worked a Principal Consultant with SRK Consulting in Perth. In that role, he has worked all over the world on a wide range of commodities, adding value by promoting geological understanding and mineral systems knowledge to increase success-rates in exploration. Bert also holds an Adjunct Research position at Curtin University in Perth.

Duy Thong Kieu

BUILDING 3-D MODEL OF ROCK QUALITY DESIGNATION ASSISTED BY CO-OPERATIVE INVERSION OF SEISMIC AND BOREHOLE DATA

I am working in Department of Exploration Geophysics, Western Australia School of Mines (WASM), Curtin University

Kate Robertson

EVOLVING 3D LITHOSPHERIC RESISTIVITY MODELS ACROSS SOUTHERN AUSTRALIA DERIVED FROM AUSLAMP MT

Dr Kate Robertson is a Senior geophysicist in the Lithospheric Architecture team at the Geological Survey of South Australia. Kate graduated from the University of Adelaide in 2017 specialising in magnetotellurics applied to the lithosphere of south-eastern Australia. She is working on combining MT with other geological and geochemical data to understand the fertility of the lithosphere and its implication for mineral prospectivity.

Stephan Thiel

IDENTIFYING LITHOSPHERIC BOUNDARIES AND THEIR IMPORTANCE FOR MINERAL DISCOVERY

Dr Stephan Thiel is the Program Coordinator of the Lithospheric Architecture team at the Geological Survey of South Australia. Stephan has 15 years experience in MT applied to lithosphere studies, geothermal exploration and EM monitoring of fluid fracking. He obtained his Masters from the Freiberg University of Mining and Technology in Germany, and completed his PhD at the University of Adelaide in 2008.

Tom Wise

IMPRINTS OF TECTONIC PROCESSES IMAGED WITH MAGNETOTELLURICS AND SEISMIC REFLECTION

Tom Wise is a geologist with the Geological Survey of South Australia, specializing in the geological interpretations and synthesis of geophysical datasets

Tim Dean

HOW TO BUILD YOUR OWN SIMPLE, LOW-COST, SEISMIC SYSTEM

Tim has an Honours degree in Geophysics from Curtin University and a PhD in Physics from the University of New South Wales. He spent more than twelve years working for WesternGeco and Schlumberger in a variety of roles related to surface and borehole seismic acquisition including field operations, software development and research located in Saudi Arabia, England, Norway and Australia. After leaving Schlumberger he worked as a sports technology Project Advisor at Hawk-eye innovations (a division of Sony). He joined Curtin Universities Department of Exploration Geophysics as a Research Fellow in August 2016.

M. Javad Khoshnavaz

FEASIBILITY STUDY OF NEAR-SURFACE DISPERSION IMAGING USING PASSIVE SEISMIC DATA

Javad did his BSc in Physics, and MSc in exploration seismology in Iran. He received his PhD in exploration geophysics from Curtin University. He is currently a research assistant at the Department of Exploration Geophysics at Curtin University. His area of research is on active and passive seismic imaging, seismic anisotropy, and diffraction characterization, imaging and interpretation.

Aaron Tomkins

Refraction Microtremor for delineation of layers and lenses, and assessing liquefaction potential within an alluvial setting – Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea

Aaron Tomkins - BSc. Geology/Geophysics, MSc. Structural Geology and Andrew Spyrou - BSc. (Hons) Geophysics, have 5 and 12 years experience respectively in geophysics. As lead geophysicists for GBG Australia and GBGMAPS, they are responsible for overseeing projects carried out by the company to ensure technical validity and quality assurance. For major projects, they are typically involved with all stages of the project including on-site data collection, data analysis and reporting.

Cameron Bowker

PREDICTING STRUCTURAL PERMEABILITY IN THE DEEP COAL PLAY, TIRRAWARRA-GOORANIE FIELDS, COOPER BASIN

Cameron Bowker has worked in the petroleum industry for 3 years, having joined Santos Ltd. as a graduate reservoir engineer in 2014. He earned a Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical) and a Bachelor of Science (Geology) from the University of Adelaide in 2013. Cameron has an interest in projects which combine engineering and geological principles to deliver new energy resources. This is his focus in his current role in Cooper Unconventional Growth where he has been helping to progress the Cooper Basin Deep Coal Unconventional Gas Play.

Bronwyn Camac

COOPER BASIN DEEP COAL – THE NEW UNCONVENTIONAL PARADIGM: DEEPEST PRODUCING COALS IN AUSTRALIA

Bronwyn has over 25 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry as a geologist in both conventional and unconventional resources. Bronwyn has worked for Comalco Exploration Wiltshire Geological Services, Origin Energy, Beach Energy and now Santos Ltd.

Bronwyn gained her PhD in Engineering Science in 2010, which focussed on using numerical modelling methods to predict fractured rock, and maintains interest in this area supervising various post-graduate projects and application of these techniques in unconventional resources. Currently, Bronwyn is the Manager, Cooper Basin Unconventional Growth, responsible for the commercialisation of the Permian Source Rock (Deep Coal) Play.

Brooke Davis

UNDERSTANDING PHOSPHORUS DISTRIBUTION IN COAL: A CASE STUDY FROM THE BOWEN BASIN

Brooke graduated with a BSc. (Hons) from the University of Queensland in 2006. Since graduating, Brooke has worked extensively within the Australian coal mining industry extending more than 9 years in mine geology, exploration and resource modelling and estimation roles. In 2015 Brooke commenced her PhD at the University of Queensland focusing on determining the geological controls on the distribution of P- and F-bearing minerals within coal seams across the Bowen Basin.

Christopher Hurren

Modelling reservoir deliverability within the Northern Beagle Sub-basin, Western Australia

Chris Hurren graduated from the University of Plymouth in 2005 with a BSc (Hons) in Geology. After that he gained an MSc in Petroleum Geoscience from Royal Holloway, University of London in 2007. He started work as a geologist for Star Energy LTD in London before joining BHP Billiton and moving to Perth in 2011. He worked on a variety of both exploration and production projects with in the Exmouth basin, and more recently in the Northern Beagle Sub-basin. He recently moved to Houston and now works in the Gulf of Mexico exploration team.

Amy I'Anson

INFLUENCE OF PERMIAN AND CARBONIFEROUS EXTENSIONAL HISTORY ON THE NORTHERN CARNARVON BASIN AND ITS INFLUENCE ON MESOZOIC EXTENSION

Amy I'Anson and Sam McHarg are PhD students of Chris Elders.

Malcolm MacNeill

NEW INSIGHTS INTO EARLY TRIASSIC RIFTING IN THE NW SHELF HELP EXPLAIN REGIONAL STRUCTURAL STYLES AND ASSOCIATED DEPOSITION MODEL

Malcolm MacNeill currently works at Woodside as a Principal Regional Geoscientist focusing predominantly on the NW Shelf of Australia.

Christopher Paschke

INTERPRETATION OF A PERMIAN CONJUGATE BASIN MARGIN PRESERVED ON THE OUTER NORTHWEST SHELF OF AUSTRALIA

Chris Paschke is a Principal Geologist with BHP Billiton Petroleum. He holds a B.Sc from the University of Miami and a M.Sc. from the University of South Carolina. His started work with Mobil Exploration and Production U.S. in New Orleans, Louisiana. During his subsequent career with ExxonMobil, Chris participated in a variety of exploration and development projects. From 2009-2013, Chris worked with the ExxonMobil Asia/Pacific New Opportunites Team in Melbourne. Chris joined BHP Billiton in 2014, and has worked NWS exploration for BHP Billiton in Perth from 2015. He is a member of AAPG, PESA, and the Houston Geological Society.

Andrew Black

Borehole Gravity in Horizontal Wells

Potential fields geophysicist with extensive experience in borehole gravity

Andrew La Croix

Parallic Deposits Reveal Sequence Stratigraphic Architecture of the Precipice-Evergreen Succession in the Surat Basin, Queensland, Australia

Andrew completed his Ph.D. at Simon Fraser University in British Columbia, Canada in sedimentology and ichnology. He also completed an M.Sc. at the University of Alberta. In early 2017, Andrew moved to the University of Queensland to undertake a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship as part of the university’s Energy Initiative. His work is examining the sedimentology and sequence stratigraphy of the Precipice-Evergreen succession in the Surat Basin with the goal of improving static reservoir modeling and prediction of heterogeneity for CO2 sequestration.

Klaus Regenauer-lieb

Next Generation Reservoir Engineering

Prof. Regenauer-Lieb leads Petroleum Engineering at UNSW since 2014. He has a track record from world leading institutions comprising the University of Minnesota, the Swiss ETH Zurich, the University of Auckland, the Universities of Mainz and Kiel, the CSIRO and The University of Western Australia. He is well-known in the field of mathematical geophysics having pioneered new techniques for the modelling of shear zones based on fundamental physics, the link between Earth’s heat, its chemistry and its mechanical behaviour. He has published >150 peer reviewed papers (>3550 Google Scholar citations, h-factor 33).

Alison Troup

PETROLEUM PLAYS OF THE BOWEN AND SURAT BASINS

Alison Troup graduated from the University of Queensland with a BSc (Hons) in Geology in 2009. She currently works as part of the Petroleum and Gas group in the Geological Survey of Queensland. Since joining the GSQ, she has participated in several regional-scale projects, including the North West Queensland Minerals and Energy Province report and the Coastal Geothermal Energy Initiative. She is currently involved in the regional assessment of Queensland’s petroleum potential. She is a member of PESA and FESQ.

Rob Bills

The Discovery of the Edna Beryl Deposit - A journey with a destination!

Mr Rob Bills – Emmerson Resources Managing Director. Mr. Bills holds a Bachelor of Science degree (Monash University 1984) and a Master of Science (James Cook University 1989). He joined Emmerson Resources in September 2007 after a 25 year career in exploration and mining with Western Mining Corporation (WMC), then BHP Billiton.

Anthony Reed

IMPLICIT MODELLING OF THE LAS BAMBAS DEPOSITS, PERU

Lead technical specialist in 3D Geoscientific implicit modelling at MMG. Focus on the Leapfrog Geo software and develop deposit models that maintain the application of the scientific method in order to further ore-body knowledge. Beginning as a structural mapping geologist from Monash Uni, Joined MMG in 2006 and have progressively developed into the geological modelling role. Keeping abreast of new technologies and tending to be responsible for pushing innovative solutions from within the geology team. Other than implicit modelling, currently developing workflows for the use of drone based photogrammetry, virtual reality and augmented reality for geologists.

David Timms

CARGO PORPHYRY Cu-Au DEPOSIT – WHERE IS THE HIGH GRADE CORE?

David Peter Timms holds BSc (Hons), PEng, FAIG, FAusIMM. Formerly founder of GCR, 1994 – 2006; Manager, Amoco Minerals Australia from 1972 to 1985; Exploration Manager, Cyprus Gold from 1985 to 1990. With Cyprus Gold David Managed teams that discovered 30 mineable deposits including Red Dome, Selwyn- Starra, Moline, Mt McClure, Gold Ridge (Solomon Is) and Dinkidi (Philippines). David is still actively involved in SMEDG activities organising technical talks and networking events for geologists.

James Brewster

Gravity gradiometer design comparison by three different methods

James Brewster has 20 years experience working with gravity gradiometer instruments and their data. In his current role as Senior Scientist at Bell Geospace he is responsible for developing new processing, interpretation and quality control methods. This includes both algorithm and software development. He has a BSc degree in Physics from the University of Bristol, England and a PhD in Materials Science from the University of Tennessee, USA. During post-doctoral fellowships at Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the National Center for Physical Acoustics he published research on heat transfer in high energy acoustic systems.

David Hatch

Validating the Gedex HD-AGG™ Airborne Gravity Gradiometer

David Hatch obtained his M.Sc. from University of Toronto in 1987 and afterwards worked for Paterson, Grant & Watson for 10 years as a geophysical consultant. He moved to South Africa to work for De Beers Consolidated Mines Limited in 1997 as a Senior Geophysicist exploring for diamonds in Africa. David was promoted in 2004 to the position of Chief Geophysicist for De Beers with the main focus being the development of new technologies. In June 2008 David joined the management team at Gedex Inc as the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Geophysicist.

David Howard

AIRBORNE GRAVIMETRY TAKES OFF IN THE WESTERN AUSTRALIA ‘GENERATION 2’ RECONNAISSANCE GRAVITY MAPPING PROJECT

David Howard has worked in Australia, South Americ, Europe and Africa during a career that has spanned periods in academia, the mineral exploration sector and government agencies. He is presently Chief Geophysicist in the Geoscience Mapping Branch of the Geological Survey of Western Australia.

Matthew Zengerer

AN OVERVIEW OF TENSORS, GRADIENT AND INVARIANT PRODUCTS IN IMAGING AND QUALITATIVE INTERPRETATION

Matthew Zengerer is the Founder of Gondwana Geoscience, a petroleum and mineral services consultancy. Matthew has a Geoscience degrees from Flinders University and a postgraduate Geophysics degree from the University of Tasmania. He has worked in both field data acquisition and exploration and in processing, modelling and interpretation services since 1998. He has worked for government, mineral, geothermal and petroleum commercial entities and trained and promoted geophysical and geological software to industry across the globe. When he finds the time, he enjoys writing papers and presenting at international conferences.

Circe Malo-Lalande

GETTING A BETTER CONTROL OF IP DATASETS WITH GDD'S NEW IP POST-PROCESSING SOFTWARE

Mrs. Circe Malo-Lalande graduated in Geological Engineering from Laval Université (Quebec, Canada) in 2001 and completed a Master degree in Geophysics at Ecole Polytechnique of Montreal in 2003. She joined Abitibi Geophysics acting as Lead TEM geophysicist for 8 years. She then worked for Anglo American Exploration looking after geophysics in Canada and Finland. Since 2015, Circe is General Manager and R&D Director at Instrumentation GDD.

Alan Oertel

NON-LINEAR CONDUCTION IN SULPHIDES

Alan Oertel is a Geophysicist currently in a Voluntary Fellowship position with CSIRO’s Manufacturing division. Following graduating from Adelaide University with Honours in Geophysics in 2013, Alan has pursued opportunities in Electrical and EM Geophysics. Alan’s Honours thesis consisted of original research using magnetotellurics in the Northern Territory to constrain the geometry of the prehistoric suture between northern and southern Australia. Alan now works on a variety of CSIRO projects, including the detection of nonlinear effects in mineralised rocks as a method of constraining mineralogy of a chargeable target with electrical methods.

Nikhil Prakash

THE EFFECTIVE USE OF FORWARD MODELLING AND PETROPHYSICAL ANALYSES IN THE APPLICATION OF INDUCED POLARISATION SURVEYS TO EXPLORE FOR DISSEMINATED SULPHIDE SYSTEMS IN THE PATERSON PROVINCE, WESTERN AUSTRALIA

Nikhil Prakash is an exploration geophysicist with 5 years of work experience in mineral exploration for Diamond, Iron Ore, Uranium and Copper. He is currently a project geophysicist with Rio Tinto in Australasia region based out of Perth. In his previous roles, he has also managed ground geophysical programmes in India and China.

Bob White

FIELD TRIALS OF THE BIASSED HETERODYNE METHOD OF EXPLORATION FOR SULPHIDE MINERALS

Bob White has been practicing the art of geophysics since 1970 with varying degrees of success. For the last 30 odd years he has been consulting to various companies in Australia and overseas.

James Hall

Thermochronological history of the northern Olympic Domain of the Gawler Craton; correlations between cooling ages and mineralising systems. James completed his Bachelor and Honours degrees at the University of Adelaide. He is currently studying the thermochronological history of the northern Gawler Craton using apatite fission track, apatite U/Pb, 40Ar/39Ar, and (U-Th-Sm)/He dating for his PhD at the University of Adelaide.

Fariba Kohanpour

MAGMA EVOLUTION IN THE HALLS CREEK OROGEN; INSIGHT FROM GEODYNAMIC NUMERICAL MODELLING AND GEOCHEMICAL ANALYSIS

Fariba received her MSc in Economic Geology from Shiraz University, Iran in the year 2000. She has joined the Centre for Exploration Targeting as a PhD student since January of 2015 to complete a “Multi-scale Mineral System Prospectivity Analysis of the east Kimberley; Insights from Geophysical and Numerical Geodynamic Modelling”. The main objective of the project is to understand the lithospheric architecture, geodynamic triggers through time, and delineate mineral system components and prospective sites of gold and nickel in the region by applying geodynamic numerical modeling, geophysical interpretation, and geochemistry in the context of mineral system analysis.

Janelle Simpson

TECTONIC FRAMEWORK OF THE SOUTHERN MOUNT ISA PROVINCE

Janelle has worked with the minerals team at the Geological Survey of Queensland for 7 years. She started a PhD at Adelaide University focused on inversion and interpretation of magnetotelluric data in 2014 and is nearing completion.

Tom Wise

GEOLOGY, GEOPHYSICS, GEOCHEMISTRY OF A HIDDEN PALAEOPROTEROZOIC OCEAN-CONTINENT TRANSITION IN THE NORTHERN GAWLER CRATON

Tom Wise is a geologist with the Geological Survey of South Australia, specializing in the geological interpretation and synthesis of major geophysical datasets

Alan Aitken

USING MICROGRAVITY TO CHARACTERISE WATER STORAGE AND USAGE AT KINGS PARK, PERTH, WA

Dr Aitken has over 10 years of research experience in geophysics. Topics of research interest include solid earth geophysics, cryosphere geophysics and environmental geophysics. This project seeks to use high-precision gravity data to track environmental changes.

Philip Heath

Microgravity surveys on the Nullarbor

Philip Heath is the Senior Geophysicist (Data Processing) at the Geological Survey of South Australia. Prior to working with the SA Government he worked as processor and operator of the Canadian Micro Gravity CG-1A airborne gravimeter, and prior to that he completed his doctorate in Geophysics at the University of Adelaide.

Titus Murray

UNCERTANTY ANALYSIS OF FAULTING AND FOLDING ON NEAR SURFACE AQUIFERS

Titus is a research structural geologist with extensive experience in regional restoration and characterization of faulted/fractured reservoirs in over 30 countries. He provide technology for oil/gas and ground water industries. Developing algorithms to describe structures and fluidflow. In many cases these algorithms involve looking at outcrops to distill the key geometry and rheological characteristics. Following the development of a probabilistic hydrocarbon exploration software suit, he has started a Research and Development program to develop technology to characterize groundwater flow across and through faults. Much of this work is focused on aquifers impacted by Coal Mining and Coal Seam Gas developments.

Kok Piang Tan

APPLICATION OF MAGNETIC RESONANCE DATA FOR GROUNDWATER PROSPECTIVITY IN THE FITZROY BASIN, WESTERN AUSTRALIA

KP completed his PhD in regolith and Quaternary geology at ANU in 2001 and has since involved in projects interpreting AEM and borehole and surface geophysical information to map groundwater salinity and hydrogeological systems in sedimentary environments. Some of the groundwater investigations include the River Murray corridor, Ord River Irrigation, Northern Territory Coastal Plain and Broken Hill Managed Aquifer Recharged.

Michelle Spooner

STRUCTURAL AND RESERVOIR DEVELOPMENT OF THE WESTERN PAPUAN BASIN GAS AND CONDENSATE FIELDS

Michelle has over 15 years of experience in E&P and scientific industries. She graduated from The Australian National University with a Bachelor of Science (First Class Honours) and PhD in Marine Geology. Michelle worked for the national geological agency, Geoscience Australia (2001 to 2009), where she was involved in various projects within Petroleum Energy, Coastal and Carbon Capture and Storage groups.

Michelle joined Planet Gas Ltd in 2010 as an exploration geoscientist and Geothermal Project Manager. In 2012 she joined Horizon Oil Ltd as a Development Geologist focusing on prospect evaluation, reservoir characterisation and development of the company’s assets.

John Warburton

John Warburton graduated with BSc Honours in Geological Sciences from the University of Leeds, UK and holds a PhD in Structural Geology from Swansea University. He has 34 years of international petroleum industry experience mostly with BP, Oil Search and Eni. He is currently Chief of Geoscience & Exploration Excellence Oil Search Ltd, Independent Non-Executive Director of Senex Energy Ltd and Non-Executive Director and former Chief Executive Officer of Imperial Oil & Gas Ltd. John is a Visiting Professor at the School of Earth & Environment at the University of Leeds where he also serves on the External Advisory Board for Petroleum Engineering & Geoscience. John is a Fellow of the Geological Society of London, Member of the Petroleum Exploration Societies of Great Britain (PESGB) and of Australia (PESA) and a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Lidena Carr

ONSHORE INVENTORY – TARGETING NEW BASINS (OFFICER, PERTH, CANNING BASINS)

Lidena is a geoscientist for the onshore energy systems project within the Resources Division at Geoscience Australia. She graduated from the Australian National University (ANU) majoring in Geology and Human Ecology with a BA/BSc (Hons) in 2004, and began working as a technical officer at the Research School of Earth Sciences (ANU). In 2007 She joined Geoscience Australia with the then ACRES, in 2009 she moved to the then Onshore Energy and Mineral Division to work as a seismic interpreter and basin analyst. Currently she works within the Onshore Energy Section as part of the Exploring for the Future program.

Jarrad Grahame

PALEOZOIC & MESOZOIC HYDROCARBON PLAYS OF THE CASWELL SUB-BASIN: KEY INSIGHTS FROM NEW INTERPRETATION & MODELLING OF THE SCHILD II 3D

Jarrad Grahame currently holds the position of Geoscientist at CGGMulti Client and New Ventures for the Asia-Pacific region. Jarrad studied Exploration Geophysics at Curtin University of Technology in Perth, Western Australia before joining the oil and gas exploration industry. Jarrad’s primary role involves seismic interpretation and integration of well and seismic datasets for offshore basins, including clastic, carbonate resource plays. Jarrad has worked on basins in Australia, New Zealand, South-East Asia and North America, encompassing a wide range of depositional environments. Jarrad has participated in regional studies and petroleum system analyses for a range of integrated geoscience projects.

Sara Morón-polanco

THE EFFECT OF FLEXURAL ISOSTASY ON DELTA ARCHITECTURE: IMPLICATIONS FOR THE MUNGAROO FORMATION

Sara Morón is a geoscientist with more than 7 years of experience in industry and academia. Sara holds a PhD in Petroleum Geology from the University of Adelaide and a B.Sc in Geology from the University of Minnesota, USA. Sara combines numerical modelling and field data to better understand fluvio-deltaic systems and to provide insights to the petroleum industry. Sara had worked in multiple interdisciplinary projects in Australia and the Americas, including the understanding of the tectono-stratigraphic evolution and closure of the Panama Isthmus.

I am currently a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Melbourne.

Tayallen Velayatham

Linear Trends of Paleo-pockmarks and Fluid Flow Pipes in the Jurassic and Triassic Sediments of Offshore Northwest Australia

Prior to starting my research candidature, I have worked in the oil and gas industry for eight years, six years in seismic acquisition and processing, and two years in seismic inversion. I am currently pursuing a Masters of Philosophy on subsurface fluid migration offshore northwest and south Australia.

Surabhi Mishra Santos

USING MULTIAZIMUTH SEISMIC DATA FOR ANISOTROPY ESTIMATION IN AN UNCONVENTIONAL RESERVOIR

Surabhi Mishra is a Senior Geophysicist in Santos. She is a Masters in Applied Geophysics and has 13 years of insightful experience in Oil and Gas Industry Experience. These last 13 years have been promising for her as she got exposure to structural and quantitative interpretation in both conventional and unconventional fields.

Shastri Nimmagadda

INTEGRATED SEISMIC FOR SHALE GAS EXPLORATION AND MANAGEMENT

Shastri Nimmagadda worked for national and multinational oil & gas producing and service companies worldwide. He is currently a research fellow in the Big Data group, researching in the “Digital Ecosystems & Technologies and Knowledge Management” and now focused in “digital petroleum ecosystems (DPE) and Petroleum Management Information System (PMIS) at the School of Information Systems, CBS, Curtin University, Australia. He presented and published more than 100 research papers in the international conferences and ranked journals. Shastri explores new opportunities of digital ecosystems and technologies in the sustainability research.

Muhammad Asad Pirzada

FIRST SUCCESSFUL HYDRAULIC FRACTURING TREATMENT ON A CHALLENGING RIZQ FIELD

Muhammad Asad Pirzada is a graduate of Mechanical Engineering from University of Engineering & Technology, Lahore. He started his professional career from Schlumberger Pakistan in 2012 as a Field Engineer Trainee in Fracturing and Stimulation services and later on became independent engineer of Frac jobs in Pakistan and Yemen. He has also worked as Engineer-in-charge/Cell Leader for WPS Pakistan for interim period. Currently he is persuing his masters degree in petroleum engineering from UNSW, Australia and is also student assistant (Tutor) for Dr.Hamid Roshan

Muhammad Asad Pirzada

A New Computational Model to Predict Breakdown Pressures in Cased and Perforated Wells in Unconventional Reservoirs

Muhammad Asad Pirzada is a graduate of Mechanical Engineering from University of Engineering & Technology, Lahore. He started his professional career from Schlumberger Pakistan in 2012 as a Field Engineer Trainee in Fracturing and Stimulation services and later on became independent engineer of Frac jobs in Pakistan and Yemen. He has also worked as Engineer-in-charge/Cell Leader for WPS Pakistan for interim period. Currently he is persuing his masters degree in petroleum engineering from UNSW, Australia and is also student assistant (Tutor) for Dr.Hamid Roshan

Carlos Cevallos

MATHEMATICAL PROPERTIES AND PHYSICAL MEANING OF THE GRAVITY GRADIENT TENSOR EIGENVALUES

Carlos Cevallos is a senior interpretation geophysicist living in Perth Australia. His previous work was at CGG Multi-Physics, the Geological Survey of NSW, Noranda and The University of Queensland. He is a physicist whose interests are to integrate geological and geophysical data and to find new ways to interpret potential field data. He holds a B.Sc. degree from UNAM, Mexico, a M.Sc. degree from CICESE, Mexico, and a Ph.D. degree from Macquarie University, Australia.

Anton Kepic

SCINTILLATORS FOR PGNAA IN MINERAL EXPLORATION

Anton Kepic received a Ph.D. (1995) from the University of British Columbia, Canada. After he was employed at Western Mining Corporation, he began to work for Curtin University, Australia, in 1999, and now he is a professor at the Department of Exploration Geophysics. His research interests are in geophysical instrumentation, TEM acquisition and signal processing, seismoelectric studies, and application of geophysical methods in new environments. In 2016 Professor Anton Kepic has been appointed Boart Longyear professorial chair at Curtin University in WA.

Nikhil Prakash

APPLICATION OF PASSIVE SEISMIC IN DETERMINING OVERBURDEN THICKNESS: NORTH WEST ZAMBIA

Nikhil Prakash is an exploration geophysicist with 5 years of work experience in mineral exploration for Diamond, Iron Ore, Uranium and Copper. He is currently a project geophysicist with Rio Tinto in Australasia region based out of Perth. In his previous roles, he has also managed ground geophysical programmes in India and China.

Phil Hellman

Evaluating Rare Earth Deposits

Dr. Phillip Hellman is a former Principal of Hellman and Schofield Pty Ltd and an associate of H&S Consultants. He has worked on numerous rare earth projects in Australia, Asia and Africa, India, Madagascar, Mongolia, Saudi Arabia, USA and is the author of various specialist papers on the geochemistry of rare earth elements (“REE”) and REE deposits.

Iggy Tan

ALTECH IS MEETING A SAPPHIRE FUTURE

Mr Tan is a highly experienced mining and chemical executive with a number of significant achievements in commercial mining projects such as capital raisings, funding, construction, start-ups and operations. Mr Tan has over 30 years' chemical and mining experience and has been an executive director of a number of ASX-listed companies. Having been involved in the commissioning and start-up of seven resource projects in Australia and overseas, including high purity technology projects, Mr Tan is an accomplished project builder and developer. Mr Tan previously held the positions of managing director of Nickelore Limited, Galaxy Resources Limited and Kogi Iron Limited.

Lachlan Hennessy

Rapid targeting of a conductivity anomaly using lightning sourced audio-frequency magnetotellurics

Lachlan Hennessy is a PhD candidate at RMIT University studying under the supervision of Professor James Macnae. He is currently carrying out research concerning the use of lightning source information in processing and interpretation of natural fields electromagnetic data. He is also a geophysicist at Newexco Services Pty. Ltd.

Sandra Occhipinti

ARCHEAN CONTROLS ON BASIN DEVELOPMENT & MINERALISATION IN THE SOUTHERN CAPRICORN OROGEN

Completed a BSc Geology at Monash University in 1992. In 1994 she received an MSc in 1994. Worked for the Geological Survey of Western Australia in their Regional Mapping Group. In 2004 she received a PhD from Curtin University. Completed a short post-doc at Curtin University prior to working for Fugro Airborne surveys from 2005 to 2007 as an Interpretation Geoscientist concentrating on West Africa. Worked with AngloGold Ashanti in their Global Greenfields Project Generation team until 2014, before joining the CET, where she works combing geological, geophysical, geochemical, and geochronological data to define geodynamic models to aid Mineral Systems Analysis.

James Hansen

REINTERPRETATION OF WIRELINE LOG DATA IN THE EASTERN GALILEE BASIN, QUEENSLAND: STRATIGRAPHICAL AND HYDROGEOLOGICAL IMPLICATIONS

The author graduated from the Queensland University of Technology in 1997 with a Masters of Applied Science focussing on igneous petrology and geochemistry. Since 2002 he has worked for the Queensland Government in the groundwater investigations team that is currently part of the Queensland Hydrology Unit in the Science Division of the Department of Science, Information Technology and Innovation. Prior to this he has worked in the Oil and Gas, and Minerals sectors. In total he has approximately 20 years of experience in stratigraphic and hydrostratigraphic interpretation of wireline log data.

Jean Legault

Characterizing the Spiritwood Valley Aquifer, North Dakota, using helicopter time-domain electromagnetics

Jean Legault is a 30 year professional mineral exploration geophysicist who has worked in the airborne and ground geophysics contracting and consulting sectors since 1985.

He obtained a BASc in geological engineering (geophysics) in 1982 from Queen’s University and his MScA in mineral engineering (geophysics) at Ecole Polytechnique in 2005.

After 5 years with Sagax Geophysics (Montreal CAN) and 18 years with Quantech Geoscience (Toronto, CAN), he joined Geotech (Aurora, CAN)) in 2008 where is chief geophysicist. He provides technical support to sales & marketing and his primary areas of interest are airborne EM methods applied to geologic problems.

Gilles Brocard

PLIO-PLEISTOCENE RIVER DRAINAGE EVOLUTION IN NEW GUINEA

Gilles Brocard is a researcher in geomorphology and tectonics. He has conducted research on river drainage development, river long profile changes, cosmogenic 10Be and 26Al dating, neotectonics, paleoseismicity and geodynamics in various settings (most notably Alps, Turkey, Puerto rico, Guatemala), through various post doctoral positions in France, Switzerland, and the United states, successively at the universities of Grenoble, Rouen, Minnesota, Lausanne, and Pennsylvania. His current research at the University of Sydney aims at understanding landscape evolution along Australia's North West Shelf and in New Guinea.

Kevin Hill

COMPRESSIONAL EVOLUTION OF THE PNG MARGIN ILLUSTRATED BY AN OROGENIC TRANSECT FROM JUHA TO THE SEPIK

Kevin is a structural geologist who has over 30 years’ experience in industry and academia. He worked for BP in Canada and London in their structural specialists group and completed a PhD on the PNG fold belt. He has taught at La Trobe and Melbourne Universities and consulted with many companies in Australia and SE Asia. Kevin has worked for the last 10 years with Oil Search Ltd and now teaches courses throughout SE Asia, consults with 3D-Geo and carries out research with the Basin Genesis Hub at the University of Melbourne.

Maria Seton

Geophysical and geological characterisation of dredge locations from RV Southern Surveyor voyage ss2012_v06 (ECOSATI): hotspot activity in northern Zealandia

Maria Seton is an ARC Future Fellow from the EarthByte Group, School of Geosciences, University of Sydney and is a member of the Basin Genesis Hub (BGH). She obtained her PhD in 2005, was awarded an Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship in 2009 and a Future Fellowship in 2013. She has a long-standing research interest in the tectonic evolution of the SW Pacific, including Zealandia and the surrounding ocean basins and in 2012 was Chief Scientist on a research voyage to the eastern Coral Sea. In 2014, Maria was awarded the Dorothy Hill Award from the Australian Academy of Sciences.

David Long

THE UNGANI OIL FIELD, CANNING BASIN - EVALUATION OF A DOLOMITE RESERVOIR

David joined Buru in July 2013 and has 28 years of technical and managerial experience with Shell International, Premier Oil and PDO located in the UK, Eastern Europe, Pakistan, Netherlands, Indonesia, and Oman. On emigrating to Australia in 2004, He spent six years with Woodside working on international and Australian exploration opportunities, and two years with Apache on Asia new business. In addition to seismic interpretation and regional geological evaluations, David held roles in seismic acquisition, quantitative interpretation, field development and heavy oil steam injection tertiary recovery. He is Geophysicist with a masters degree from Imperial College, London.

June Then

Depositional, diagenetic and mineralogical controls of porosity development in the Ungani field, Canning Basin

June Then is an Exploration Geoscientist who is still in the early days of her career. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Applied Geology from Curtin University in 2011. The first for years of her career was spent interpreting and integrating vast expanses of seismic and geological data from the Northwest Shelf, Gippsland and Offshore Taranaki Basin with Octanex NL. She subsequently joined Buru Energy Limited in mid-2015 and has since been involved in an eclectic range of projects on the Canning Basin.

Tim Dean

A NEW SYSTEM FOR EFFICIENTLY ACQUIRING VERTICAL SEISMIC PROFILE SURVEYS

Tim has an Honours degree in Geophysics from Curtin University and a PhD in Physics from the University of New South Wales. He spent more than twelve years working for WesternGeco and Schlumberger in a variety of roles related to surface and borehole seismic acquisition including field operations, software development and research located in Saudi Arabia, England, Norway and Australia. After leaving Schlumberger he worked as a sports technology Project Advisor at Hawk-eye innovations (a division of Sony). He joined Curtin Universities Department of Exploration Geophysics as a Research Fellow in August 2016.

Raymond Johnson

WHAT WE KNOW, WHAT WE DON’T KNOW, AND THINGS WE DO NOT KNOW WE DON'T KNOW ABOUT HYDRAULIC FRACTURING IN HIGH STRESS ENVIRONMENTS

Prof Ray Johnson, Jr. is presently Professor of Well Engineering and Production Technology at the University of Queensland, Principal at Unconventional Reservoir Solutions, and serves as Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Adelaide. He has a PhD in mining engineering, a MSc in petroleum engineering, a Graduate Diploma in Information Technology, and a BA in Chemistry. Ray is an active member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), SPWLA, PESA, AusIMM and AAPG. He has over 36 years of experience in reservoir geomechanics, hydraulic fracture design execution and evaluation, and unconventional resource development.

Gordon Stove

NEW METHOD FOR MONITORING STEAM INJECTION FOR EOR & FINDINGS SOURCES OF GEOTHERMAL HEAT

Co-founder & Managing Director, Adrok Ltd. (www.adrokgroup.com)

Goal: To develop and implement innovative technologies to help find hydrocarbons and minerals vital to the world’s health and welfare.

Gordon is a graduate from the University of Edinburgh (reading Geography) and has over 10 years’ experience in developing and applying geoscience technologies. He is co-founder and shareholder of Adrok Ltd and since Adrok’s inception Gordon has managed technology developments and the company’s global services business.

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Raymond Johnson

THE ROLE OF DIAGNOSTIC FRACTURE INJECTION TESTING TO IMPROVE RESERVOIR EVALUATION AND STRESS CHARACTERISATION IN COMPRESSIVE STRESS REGIMES

Prof Ray Johnson, Jr. is presently Professor of Well Engineering and Production Technology at the University of Queensland, Principal at Unconventional Reservoir Solutions, and serves as Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Adelaide. He has a PhD in mining engineering, a MSc in petroleum engineering, a Graduate Diploma in Information Technology, and a BA in Chemistry. Ray is an active member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), SPWLA, PESA, AusIMM and AAPG. He has over 36 years of experience in reservoir geomechanics, hydraulic fracture design execution and evaluation, and unconventional resource development.

Thomas Poulet

Episodic mineralising fluid injection through chemical shear zones

Thomas Poulet graduated in 2000 from the Ecole Polytechnique (France) and in 2002 from the French National School of Telecommunications. Since joining CSIRO in 2003 he has been working on various projects aiming at transforming mineral deposits' formation understanding from a qualitative to a quantitative and predictive science, leading to a PhD in geology on modeling multi-physics geological processes at the University of Western Australia in 2012. He has also been involved in geothermal research and petroleum engineering. His current research activities focus on multiphysics instabilities in porous media.

John Holmes

The Pilgangoora Lithium-Tantalum Deposit - Geological overview and evolution of discovery

Mr Holmes is an accomplished Geologist with over 25 years experience in the mineral exploration industry ranging from early stage exploration through to resource definition, project acquisition, Exploration Management and Executive roles. He has a wealth of experience in precious metal, base metal, coal and technology metals projects throughout Australasia, Canada, and South America. Prior to joining Pilbara Minerals Limited, John spent 7 years as Founding and Managing Director of ASX listed junior explorer Jameson Resources Limited. As Exploration Manager for Pilbara Minerals Limited, he has responsibility for the day-to-day management of the Companies exploration and project evaluation activities

Ian Pringle

MINERAL DEPOSITS IN THE ONTARIO COBALT BELT

Dr. Ian Pringle is a Sydney based consulting Minerals Exploration Geologist with several decades of experience in gold, silver and base metal exploration. During the last ten years his work has focussed on cobalt mineralisation and supply of cobalt to the growing lithium-ion battery market. Ian is Technical Director of Battery Mineral Resources Limited.

David Turvey

Industrial Minerals - Evaluation and Profitabilitu

David Turvey is an economic geologist with >30 years experience in evaluation and investment in precious metal, specialty metal and industrial mineral projects, especially in the Asia-Pacific region.

Wenping Jiang

TRANS-DIMENSIONAL MONTE CARLO INVERSION OF SHORT PERIOD MAGNETOTELLURIC DATA FOR COVER THICKNESS ESTIMATION.

Dr Wenping Jiang is a Senior Geoscientist at Geoscience Australia. She has diverse experience in numerical modelling of hydrodynamics, groundwater systems and geophysical data inversion. Currently Wenping is working on magnetotelluric data processing and inversion including 1D, 2D and 3D modelling approaches. She has been involved in a number of MT projects since she joined the Mineral Systems Branch in Geoscience Australia.

Alan Ley-Cooper

SPATIALLY AND CONDUCTIVITY LOG CONSTRAINED AEM INVERSION

Dr Alan Yusen Ley-Cooper is a senior airborne EM geophysicist at Geoscience Australia. Yusen has advised industry, government and foreign agencies on AEM survey design, data acquisition, processing, inversion products and uncertainty quantification. He has provided geophysical advice for several projects on the application of AEM. Yusen has extensive experience in the use AEM and dealt with surveys flown worldwide. He looks at new ways of integrating geophysical survey data with geology and other data sources. He uses inversion theory and its derivations as an tool to understand AEM instrumentation and measurements and, interpretations of data.

Timothy Munday

1, 2.5 AND/OR 3D INVERSION OF AIRBORNE EM DATA - OPTIONS IN THE SEARCH FOR SEDIMENT-HOSTED BASE METAL MINERALISATION IN THE MCARTHUR BASIN, NORTHERN TERRITORY

Tim Munday is a Research Group Leader in CSIRO Mineral Resources. He leads a research grouping concerned with the development and application of geophysical technologies for exploration through cover. He has over 20 years’ experience in the application of geophysical methods for the characterisation and exploration through and beneath cover, and in groundwater resource assessment. He firmly believes both are inextricably linked areas of study.

Wolfgang Soyer

Comparative Analysis and Joint Inversion of MT and ZTEM Data

Graduation in physics in Gottingen, Germany (1998). PhD at the FU Berlin (2002) on EM induction studies in the Central and Southern Andes, with focus on MT array data analysis and anisotropy. Postdoc in Edmonton, Canada (2002-2005, Magnetotellurics in the Cascadia and on the US nuclear test site on Amchitka Island).

Since 2005: twelve years in industry with Geosystem, Schlumberger, Fugro and now CGG: Acquisition, processing, modeling and interpretation of land, marine and airborne EM (MT, TDEM, CSEM), gravity and gradiometry data sets for the oil & gas, geothermal and mining industry worldwide, with integration of ancillary data.

James Goodwin

Estimating Cover Thickness in the southern Thomson Orogen – A comparison of applied geophysics estimates with borehole results

James Goodwin graduated with a B.Sc. (Hons) from Monash University before joining Geoscience Australia as a Geophysicist. Recently he has led the acquisition, processing and interpretation of applied geophysical methods to assess cover thickness and inform stratigraphic drilling in the southern Thomson Orogen (outback NSW and QLD). James is also the President of the ACT Branch of the Australian Society of Exploration Geophysicists.

Alan Yusen Ley-cooper

AusAEM; ACQUISITION OF AEM AT AN UNPRECEDENTED SCALE

Dr Alan Yusen Ley-Cooper is a senior airborne EM geophysicist at Geoscience Australia. Yusen has advised industry, government and foreign agencies on AEM survey design, data acquisition, processing, inversion products and uncertainty quantification. He has provided geophysical advice for several projects on the application of AEM. Yusen has extensive experience in the use AEM and dealt with surveys flown worldwide. He looks at new ways of integrating geophysical survey data with geology and other data sources. He uses inversion theory and its derivations as an tool to understand AEM instrumentation and measurements and, interpretations of data.

Ian Roach

APPLICATION OF AEM FOR COVER THICKNESS MAPPING IN THE SOUTHERN THOMSON OROGEN

Ian Roach is the Southern Thomson Project activity leader at Geoscience Australia, coordinating the collaborative project work between GA, the GSNSW and the GSQ. Ian commenced his career in gold mining at Mount Magnet before joining the Bureau of Mineral Resources as a geophysics technical officer. Ian then gained his PhD at the University of Canberra. Ian held lecturing positions at the Australian National University and University of Canberra as part of CRC LEME, where he taught regolith mineral exploration techniques to university students and industry. Ian joined Geoscience Australia in 2008 to develop geology-from-geophysics products from airborne electromagnetic data.

Michael Carroll

Geophysical investigation to support characterisation of structurally controlled groundwater flow into an open pit mine

Michael is a hydrogeologist with 10 years’ experience. He graduated with a First Class Honour’s Natural Resources Engineering degree from Canterbury University, and consulted to a number of industry and government institutions in Australia and abroad prior to completing his Master’s degree in Hydrogeology from the University of Western Australia. Michael specialises in hydrogeological characterisation and mine water management; he has worked the past seven years at Fortescue Metals Group, managing projects relating to mine development, dewatering and water supply activities in the Pilbara Region of Western Australia.

Katarina David

A MULTIDISCIPLINARY STUDY OF GROUNDWATER CONDITIONS IN A STRUCTURED ROCK MASS, CASE STUDY THIRLMERE LAKES

Katarina is a hydrogeologist with over 20 years experience in industry, research,consulting and government organisations. She has worked across various projects such as water supply, mining, infrastructure and agriculture. Katarina is currently working as a groundwater researcher at UNSW.

Aaron Davis

Rate of success for a groundwater drilling program planned from AEM, Gascoyne River, WA

Aaron is a research scientist at CSIRO based in Perth, WA. He specialises in electromagnetic applications for groundwater exploration and detection.

Camilla Soerensen

UNCOVERING THE MUSGRAVE PROVINCE IN SOUTH AUSTRALIA USING AIRBORNE EM

Camilla Soerensen is a Senior Research Scientist in CSIRO Mineral Resources. Her main areas of interest lie with the application of geophysical methods for exploration through cover. It is particularly important to her to ensure that geophysical models are geological sensible, and she enjoys taking a multidisciplinary approach to addressing this challenge.

Edward Lewis

A METHOD FOR ASSESSING EARTH MODEL UNCERTAINTY IN THE TARANAKI BASIN, NEW ZEALAND

Honours Degree in Geological Sciences from the University of Leeds in 2006. Previously worked for PGS in the UK, and ION in Perth. Currently Geophysical Supervisor in the PGS Perth office, overseeing velocity, anisotropy, FWI and signal processing. Part of the ""Hart E&P Special Meritorious Award for Engineering Innovation"" winning team for PGS hyperBeam in 2010. A fellow of the Geological Society in London, a commitee member of Professional Scientists Australia and a member of EAGE, SEG and PESA."

Dietmar Müller

Modelling and visualizing distributed lithospheric deformation of Australia and Zealandia using GPlates2.0

Dietmar Müller received his PhD in Earth Science from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla/California in 1993. After joining the University of Sydney he built the EarthByte e-research group, pursuing open innovation involving the development of open-source software as well as regional and global digital data sets. One of the fundamental aims of the EarthByte Group is geodata synthesis through space and time, assimilating the wealth of disparate geological and geophysical data into a four-dimensional Earth model, connecting solid Earth to surface processes. He directs the ARC Basin Genesis Hub as well as the Sydney Informatics Hub.

Andrew Fernie

THE DISCOVERY AND DEVELOPMENT OF OIL RIM FIELDS IN THE BEIBU GULF, CHINA

Andrew Fernie holds a combined BSc in Petroleum Engineering and Geology from the University of Adelaide and an MSc from Heriot-Watt University. He has six years experience working for Horizon Oil, starting out as a Development Geologist in Papua New Guinea where he was involved in the drilling planning and field evaluation and appraisal. Since 2014 he has worked as a Reservoir Engineer where he is predominantly involved in monitoring, reserves reporting and development planning on Horizon's assets in China and New Zealand. Andrew is the Vice-President and Secretary of the local NSW/ACT SPE Chapter.

Lisa Tannock

On the Geothermal Potential of the Heyuan Fault, South China

Since completing her BSc in Geoscience at the University of Aberdeen, Lisa has worked for four years in the E&P industry. An aspiration to diversity into geothermal energy arose while studying her MSc in Volcanology and has grown into the fundamental research interest of this PhD; understanding fault structures and fracture mechanics to develop geothermal energy using an approach which utilises reservoir mechanisms to enhance permeability without compromising ground stability. Lisa joined the Unconventional Geomechanics Group at UNSW due to the interdisciplinary nature of the team, allowing her to work across the fields with support in geology, engineering and mechanics.

Ankita Singh

NEW GENERATION RESERVOIR SIMULATORS: A HUNT FOR UNCONVENTIONAL GAS

Ankita Singh is a PhD student with the Unconventional Geomechanics Group at the School of Petroleum Engineering at UNSW, Sydney. She received her Bachelor’s degree from the School of Petroleum Engineering in 2016. She has received the Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship for her PhD. Her PhD will focus on developing a simulation code which can model multiphase flow coupled with geomechanics in Unconventional Reservoirs.

David Titheridge

THE USE OF CORING INDUCED PETAL FRACTURES IN COAL TO SUPPLEMENT AND GROUND TRUTH THE INTERPRETATION OF ACOUSTIC AND RESISTIVITY IMAGE LOGS.

David Titheridge is a coal geologist with many years of experience in coal and CBM exploration, as well underground coal mining. His background is in coal petrology and sedimentology. His current interests are fractures in coal and coal measure rocks.

Ryan Noble

21ST CENTURY EXPLORATION GEOCHEMISTRY – THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY

Ryan is a Principal Research Scientist with CSIRO. He has a BSc and MSc in Soil Science from the University of Tennessee and a PhD in Applied Geology from Curtin University. Following his PhD, Ryan joined CSIRO 12 years ago and has worked on numerous regolith and groundwater geochemistry projects related to gold, base metal, Ni and U mineral exploration. Ryan is the President and a Fellow of the Association of Applied Geochemists, a member of the Geoconferences WA subcommittee and serves on the Board of Earth Science Western Australia.

Graham Lee

HIGH-GRADE SILICA SANDS IN THE EASTERN MURRAY BASIN NSW

Graham Lee is a geologist working with Industrial Minerals and Construction Materials. He started as an under-graduate with ACI testing and evaluation glass raw materials, later moving to Peter H Stitt & Associates where Graham worked on mineral sands, cement raw materials, clay, and dense media magnetite projects to name a few. About 20 years back Graham established his own consultancy, he continued with industrial minerals, but has also had the opportunity to undertake some large construction material assignments.

Murray Lines

Frac sand supply & demand Australia

Murray Lines is the Founding Director of Stratum Resources Consulting Group, an independent minerals consultancy providing information, supply / demand analysis to the mining industry. His background is as a geologist, involvement in exploration, mine planning & processing across a range of minerals such as coal, talc, carbonates, graphite, silica sands, high purity quartz for solar glass & specialties such as polysilicon crucibles etc. technical / marketing presentations globally over a period of 25 years. He has worked on assignments for a wide range of companies on silica sand, quartz & lime projects around Asia for more than 20 years. "

Mike McMillan

LARGE SCALE 3D AIRBORNE ELECTROMAGNETIC INVERSION – RECENT TECHNICAL IMPROVEMENTS

Dr McMillan received his PhD from UBC in 2017 on parametric and cooperate large-scale airborne electromagnetic inversion. He has worked with Computational Geosciences Inc. since 2013 and before that spent 5 years as a project geophysicist for Newmont Mining. When not geophysicating, Mike can be found running ultra-marathons and competing in triathlon."

Xiuyan Ren

3D TIME-DOMAIN AIRBORNE EM INVERSION WITH FINITE-VOLUME METHOD

Xiuyan Ren, PHD student in Jilin University and joint-trained student in RMIT University. Her research focus is the time-domain electromagnetic forward modeling and inversion theory and applications, especially the numerical algorithms based on the finite volume simulation and different acceleration techniques. She has submitted and published 11 papers about the electromagnetic theory and applications.

Vladimir David

COBAR DEPOSITS – STRUCTURAL CONTROL

Vladimir has more than 27 years experience in mineral exploration and mining industry, as well as in research institutions and government offices. During his employment, he hold different responsibilities such as Unit Manager, Chief Geologist, Executive Director Exploration, Principal Geologist, Principal Consultant, Team Leader, Senior Geologist, Geophysicist and Mine Geologist.

My experience is in design and management of mineral exploration strategies and activities from project generation - grass roots to the advanced prospects stage and pre-feasibility studies. My skills include: ground selection; design and interpretation of geophysical and geochemical surveys; design and supervision of major drilling programs and pre-feasibility studies. "

Joel Fitzherbert

METAMORPHISM AND MINERALISATION IN THE COBAR BASIN: IMPLICATIONS FOR EXPLORATION

Joel Fitzherbert completed undergraduate studies in geology at La Trobe University followed by later post graduate studies at The University of Sydney. Joel’s post graduate studies focused on field mapping and mineral equilibria studies on high-pressure bluesschit-eclogite and granulite terranes in New Caledonia and New Zealand. Joel has worked for the Geological Survey of New South Wales for the past 10 years, initially as a regional mapper working on Silurian basin sequences in eastern New South Wales, and more recently metallogenic mapping through the Broken Hill and Cobar regions of western and central New South Wales.

Trent Bowman

SOURCE ASSISTED MARINE REFRACTION MICRO-TREMOR (REMI) FOR MARINE MATERIAL STRENGTH ASSESSMENTS- NEW IRELAND PROVENCE, PAPUA NEW GUINEA

Since graduating from Macquarie University with a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in 2011 Trent has been working full time as a Geophysicist for GBG Australia based in Sydney Australia. This role has exposed him to a broad range of geophysical techniques and processes within the near surface and engineering sectors. In addition to his Bachelors degree Trent completed his Masters in Science in Geoscience in 2016.

Brian McPherson

Bootstrapping reliable noise measure in time-gated nuclear magnetic resonance data

Trevor Irons is a research professor in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at the University of Utah. His research interests include multiphysics modelling and inversion, high performance computing, and numerical methods. Applications in which he is engaged in include near surface hydrology, permafrost studies, and carbon capture and sequestration.

Andrew Gorman

CHARACTERISATIONS OF FOCUSED GAS HYDRATE ACCUMULATIONS FROM THE PEGASUS BASIN, NEW ZEALAND, USING HIGH-RESOLUTION AND CONVENTIONAL SEISMIC DATA

Andrew Gorman has lectured in geophysics at the Geology Department of the University of Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand since 2003. His research focuses on the application of seismic methods to a range of geological imaging problems - much of that research takes place on Otago's research vessel, Polaris II. Andrew's geophysical career started in the Canadian petroleum industry with Chevron in the 1980s. Then, following a PhD at the University of British Columbia, he moved on to the University of Wyoming where he developed an interest in marine seismology and gas hydrates in particular.

Jasper Hoffmann

INVESTIGATION OF POSSIBLE SHALLOW GAS ACCUMULATIONS ASSOCIATED WITH POCKMARKS ON THE OTAGO SLOPE SOUTHEAST OF NEW ZEALAND

Jasper Hoffmann finished his Bsc. in Geosciences in Kiel, Germany in 2014. He achieved his Msc.degree in Geophysics in 2016 and specified in marine geophysics during his 4 years as a student assistant at Geomar - Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research. During these four years he participated in several research cruises working on multibeam and 2D/3D seismic data. In 2017 he started his PhD as part of the Petroleum Source rocks and Fluids (PSF) project, being granted a University of Otago's scholarship.

Dariusz Jablonski

New Regional Data and Advances in Understanding of the Stratigraphy, Tectonics, Structure and Prospectivity of the Gulf of Papua (Papua New Guinea)

Dariusz Jablonski received a BSc in Geology from the Western Australian Institute of Technology (WAIT) in 1985. He joined Woodside Offshore Petroleum where he worked as a basin analyst on acreage assessment, risk analysis, play map generation and building geological databases that covered the Westralian Superbasin, Perth Basin, South Australia, Irian Jaya and Papua New Guinea. Between 2001 and 2005 he was involved as a contractor in prospect generation and evaluation of exploration acreage in Australia, Europe, North (US, Canada, Mexico) and South America and Africa. Between 2006 - 2016 he was the Exploration Manager of Finder Exploration responsible for both conventional and unconventional exploration acreage in Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Papua New Guinea, Jamaica and Canada. During his time at Finder he specialised in regional basin play analysis working from mega-scale plate tectonics to prospect specific identification. As exploration manager of Finder Exploration his latest successful wells were the oil discovery at Phoenix South-1, gas discovery at Roc-1 and the successful unconventional well test and at Theia-1. Dariusz is currently working as a Discover Geoscience Pty Ltd. as a consultant for Searcher Seismic Pty Ltd.

Titus Murray

COMPARING SHALE GOUGE RATIO AND JUXTAPOSITION ANALYSIS USING STOCHASTIC TRAP ANALYSIS: EXAMPLES FROM GIPPSLAND, TARANAKI, OTWAY AND SOUTHERN NORTH SEA BASINS

Titus is a research structural geologist with extensive experience in regional restoration and characterization of faulted/fractured reservoirs in over 30 countries. He provide technology for oil/gas and ground water industries. Developing algorithms to describe structures and fluidflow. In many cases these algorithms involve looking at outcrops to distill the key geometry and rheological characteristics. Following the development of a probabilistic hydrocarbon exploration software suit, he has started a Research and Development program to develop technology to characterize groundwater flow across and through faults. Much of this work is focused on aquifers impacted by Coal Mining and Coal Seam Gas developments.

Asbjorn Norlund Christensen

Airborne Gravity Gradiometer Survey over the Pelarang Anticline Onshore Kutai Basin Indonesia

Asbjorn Norlund Christensen is owner of Nordic Geoscience Pty. Ltd., consulting world-wide on ground and airborne geophysics for resource exploration. He was worked on minerals and petroleum exploration projects in Australia, Asia, Africa and the Americas, and he has managed research teams and technology companies. His areas of interest are: geophysical technology development and deployment, potential fields, and the integrated interpretation of geophysical data for minerals and petroleum exploration. He has an MSc in Geophysics from University of Aarhus, Denmark and a PhD in Geophysics from Colorado School of Mines, USA. Asbjorn is based in Melbourne, Australia."

Yousif Mohammed Makeen Ahmed

Hydrocarbon source potential of Tertiary carbonaceous mudstones, shales and sandstones of eastern Chenor, onshore Penyu Basins, Pahang, Malaysia

Zhao Ning

SEDIMENTARY CHARACTERISTICS AND LITHOLOGICAL TRAP IDENTIFICATION OF DISTANT BRAIDED RIVER DELTA DEPOSITS: A CASE ON UPPER CRETACEOUS YOGOU FORMATION OF TERMIT BASIN, NIGER ZHAO

Ning, male, born in 1980, received a doctor degree from China University of Geosciences (Beijing), and engaged in high-resolution sequence stratigraphy and sedimentology study, and worked as a geologist of Africa department in RIPED, PetroChina from 2010 to now.

Gregory Smith

THE EFFECT OF DEEP BURIAL AND FOLDING ON SANDSTONE RESERVOIRS IN GIANT GAS FIELDS, SOUTH AMERICA

Greg Smith is Adjunct Professor of Petroleum Geology at Curtin University. He has 40 years of experience in petroleum geology, geophysics and geochemistry involving technical, research and managerial positions at Exxon, ARCO, BHP, Woodside/Shell and the Herman Research Laboratory. Initial research into 3D modelling of basins, sediments and organic geochemistry was followed by successful coal, oil shale and petroleum exploration, field development and production in Australia and overseas.

Greg undertakes research, interpretation and geostatistical analysis of seismic, well log, core and production datasets to build 3D scenario models. Special interests include low T-P burial/thermal history modelling and organic matter petrology.

Matthieu Cauchefert

IMPACT OF ARTIFICIALLY MATURED ORGANIC MATTER ON THE DIELECTRIC AND ELASTIC PROPERTIES OF COMPACTED SHALES

I graduated from a master in Earth sciences at Universite Pierre et Marie Curie (UPMC), Paris, France. I am now doing a Ph.D. at Curtin university, department of Exploration Geophysics, Perth, Australia.

Jarrod Dunne

GEOMECHANICAL PRESTACK DEPTH MIGRATION OF THE KRAKEN 3D (BROWSE BASIN, AUSTRALIA)

Jarrod has over 20 years of experience in seismic amplitude interpretation, reservoir characterisation and seismic processing, with experience in a large number of basins throughout the world, having worked for Shell, Woodside and a number of smaller oil companies. Jarrod has remained actively involved in R&D through involvement in software development and post-graduate student supervision.He is an active member of ASEG and PESA holding committee roles in both societies.

Mattilda Sheridan

THE STRATIGRAPHIC ARCHITECTURE, DISTRIBUTION AND HYDROCARBON POTENTIAL OF THE ORGANIC RICH KYALLA AND VELKERRI SHALES OF THE UPPER ROPER GROUP (MCARTHUR BASIN)

Mattilda is a 3rd year geologist at Santos. She has worked as a wellsite geologist in the Cooper basin for 1.5years and as a sedimentologist for over a year. Mattilda is currently working in a New Ventures role at Santos, focussing on the unconventional hydrocarbon potential within the McArthur Basin.

Maxwell Williamson

Fraccing Australia

Max Williamson is a Past President of PESA and has worked on the NSW Branch activities for over 20 years. He has a Distinguished Service Award from PESA. Max is now a consultant principally applying his skills over taxation issues for the resources industry, having been a resources tax adviser for 50 years through various employers and accounting partnerships. He is a Fellow Chartered Accountant, CPA, FINSIA and Governance Institute.

David Cohen

Can geophysics and geochemistry combine to detect mineralisation under transported cover?

David Cohen has undertaken research in geochemical exploration methods in many parts of the world, including use of selective extractions and biogeochemistry. He is also involved in large scale regional geochemical mapping programs, including the NE region of NSW, Cyprus and New Zealand. He is a past president of the (Int'l) Association of Applied Geochemists, a former Head of the UNSW School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of NSW, the AIG and the AAG. He has been the AusIMM visiting lecturer to New Zealand.

Phil Hawke

A NEW BLASTHOLE XRF PROBE FOR MINING GRADE CONTROL

Phil Hawke is a 25 year minerals geophysicist, with background as a company geophysicist, independent geophysical consultant and academic. In his current role as Chief Geophysicist with the Wireline Services Group he is interested in developing ways of extracting the maximum value from drillholes through the application of wireline geophysical logging.

Melvyn Lintern

LOW LEVEL FIELD ANALYSIS OF GOLD

Mel Lintern has been working as a scientist in CSIRO for 37 years. Highlights of his career including discovering the association between gold and calcrete which has led to multi billion dollar gold discoveries; calcrete sampling for gold continues to be important for explorers. He Mel found small gold nuggets in the leaves of tall deep-rooted trees growing above a buried gold deposit; he his an advocate of biogeochemical techniques in the search for mineral deposits. Recently, he invented a field method for gold that is set to transform the gold industry and that is his contribution today.

Walid Salama

CASSITERITE AND RUTILE AS INDICATOR MINERALS FOR EXPLORING THE VMS SYSTEM, GOLDEN GROVE, WESTERN AUSTRALIA

Dr. Walid Salama, a research scientist working for CSIRO since 2012 and he involved in several research projects about geochemical exploration through cover in WA, Mount Isa and Africa. He got his PhD in Economic Geology through the German Academic Exchange Service program between Cairo University, Egypt and Friedrich-Schiller University-Jena, Germany.

Tom Neville

Evaluating Brine Deposits Using Borehole Magnetic Resonance

Tom is currently Formation Evaluation Advisor to NMR Services Australia. After completing a BSc (Hons) in Geology at the University of Queensland in 1989, he spent six years working as a geologist for a number of Australian oil and gas companies before joining Schlumberger, where he spent the next twenty years in various technical and managerial roles in research, engineering, and operations, primarily in North America and Asia, focusing on all aspects of formation evaluation. After leaving Schlumberger in 2017, Tom joined NMRSA where he works on interpretation algorithm and answer product development, as well as supporting ongoing operations.

Steve Promnitz

LITHIUM: FUNDAMENTAL SUPPLY/DEMAND, THE LITHIUM BRINES OF SOUTH AMERICA AND EXPLORATION/DEVELOPMENT METHODOLOGIES

Steve Promnitz. MD of Lake Resources (ASX:LKE) an emerging lithium explorer /developer in South America and a principal of an advisory firm in the energy and mining sector. Previously 30 years with mining companies and investment banks/advisory firms including CEO of junior/ mid-tier companies, senior manager with majors (Rio/CRA, WMC) and director with global banks including Citigroup, with a focus on South America and Asia/Pacific.

Malcolm Cattach

Sub-Audio Magnetics Ground-based and UAV-borne FLEM Trials at Forrestania EM Test Range

Malcolm Cattach is the CEO and Managing Director of Gap Geophysics Australia and Gap GeoPak. He is also a founder and Executive Director of Gap Explosive Ordnance Detection. He is an Active Member of the Australian Society of Exploration Geophysics and Associate Member of the SEG. Malcolm's career has been committed to the development and commercialisation of unique Australian geophysical survey technologies. He is the Primary developer of the Sub-Audio Magnetics technique which was originally the subject of his PhD.

Daniel Sattel

PASSIVE EM PROCESSING OF MEGATEM AND HELITEM DATA

Daniel Sattel holds a Ph.D. in geophysics from Macquarie University, where he specialized in electromagnetics. He worked for World Geoscience/Fugro Airborne Surveys in Perth from 1996-2004, where he was involved in the development of EM software and the interpretation of airborne EM data. In 2004 he moved to Golden, Colorado, from where he works as an independent consulting geophysicist.

Adam Smiarowski

CGG’S NEW HELITEM C SYSTEMS

Adam completed his MSc at RMIT University, modelling radio-frequency MT and EM for salinity mapping in agricultural applications. Adam completed a PhD at the University of Toronto studying airborne EM and has since been performing AEM research as part of CGG.

Teagan Blaikie

CHARACTERISING THE SUBSURFACE ARCHITECTURE AND STRATIGRAPHY OF THE MCARTHUR GROUP THROUGH INTEGRATED AIRBORNE EM AND GRAVITY INVERSION

Dr Teagan Blaikie completed her BSc and PhD at Monash University, Melbourne, Australia. She specialised in the geophysical interpretation and modelling of potential field data for understanding the subsurface architecture of volcanoes. Currently, Teagan is working as a postdoc for CSIRO Mineral Resources, but is embedded at the Northern Territory Geological Survey. Her current work focusses on geologically constrained interpretation and modelling of geophysical data to understand the structural architecture of the greater McArthur Basin.

Mark Duffett

Terrain correction correction Tasmania – results and implications

After studies at the Universities of Adelaide and Tasmania, Mark Duffett has worked at Charles Darwin University, the Northern Territory Geological Survey and the University of Tasmania on projects ranging from saltwater crocodile nesting habitat to regional potential field acquisition and interpretation in the African Copperbelt. Since 2009 he has been Senior Geophysicist at Mineral Resources Tasmania.

Tasman Gillfeather-clark

SELF ORGANISING MAPS - A CASE STUDY OF BROKEN HILL

Tasman is new to exploration. He studied geology and geophysics in undergrad before surveying with Fender and IMT. He is currently currently a Masters Research Candidate at Macquarie University. He study's the relationship between grain size and conductivity using Magnetotellurics and TEM, over the Woodroffe thrust in Central Australia. Along with others from Macquarie completed this work on Self Organising Maps for submission to the Frank Arnott Award.

Stephen Kuhn

THE UTILITY OF MACHINE LEARNING IN IDENTIFICATION OF KEY GEOPHYSICAL AND GEOCHEMICAL DATASETS: A CASE STUDY IN LITHOLOGICAL MAPPING IN THE CENTRAL AFRICAN COPPER BELT

Steve graduated with honours in geophysics from the University of Tasmania. In 2007 Steve commenced work as a Geophysicist with Gold Fields, first at the St Ives Gold Mine in Western Australia then in international exploration on a range of projects including boots on ground work in West Africa, South and North America; Central and South East Asia and widely throughout Australia. In 2014 Steve commenced a PhD on the topic of Machine Learning for geological mapping and is currently a PhD candidate with the TMVC hub, expecting completion in early 2018.

Benjamin Birt

Groundwater Assessment in a Coal Measures Sequence Using Borehole Magnetic Resonance

Benjamin previously worked as a wireline logging engineer in the coal seam gas sector, before moving to the role of petrophysicist in the oil and gas industry. He is now with Kinetic Logging Services processing advanced wireline logging tools and using petrophysical techniques in the mineral industry.

Jakob Juul Larsen

Low noise, multichannel surface NMR receiver system with wireless connections to receiver coils

Jakob Juul Larsen (born 1973) obtained a PhD degree in physics from Aarhus University in 2000. Since then he has hold research positions at a number of private and public companies. He is currently Associate Professor at the Department of Engineering where he specializes in signal processing and instrument development for geophysical applications.

Andrew Pethick

ECloud – Magnetotelluric Webapp

Andrew is currently a Lecturer at Curtin University and has completed a PhD in marine controlled source electromagnetic computing and visualization.

James Reid

GEOLOGICALLY-CONSTRAINED INTERPRETATION OF AIRBORNE ELECTROMAGNETIC DATA FOR DEFINITION OF PROSPECTIVE GROUNDWATER RESOURCES, ALBANY HINTERLAND, WESTERN AUSTRALIA

James Reid holds B. Sc. (Hons.) and M. Sc. Degrees in Geophysics from the University of Sydney and a Ph. D. in Geophysics from Macquarie University. He is currently a Principal Consultant with Mira Geoscience in Perth, Western Australia, and has previously held positions with the University of Tasmania and Groundprobe Geophysics. His main technical focus is on applications of airborne electromagnetic methods to mineral and groundwater exploration.

Tim Dean

METHODS FOR REDUCING UNWANTED NOISE (AND INCREASING SIGNAL) IN PASSIVE SEISMIC SURVEYS

Tim has an Honours degree in Geophysics from Curtin University and a PhD in Physics from the University of New South Wales. He spent more than twelve years working for WesternGeco and Schlumberger in a variety of roles related to surface and borehole seismic acquisition including field operations, software development and research located in Saudi Arabia, England, Norway and Australia. After leaving Schlumberger he worked as a sports technology Project Advisor at Hawk-eye innovations (a division of Sony). He joined Curtin Universities Department of Exploration Geophysics as a Research Fellow in August 2016.

Andrew Long

LEAST-SQUARES WAVE-EQUATION MIGRATION

After starting his career with a few years in land seismic acquisition and processing, Andrew Long completed a Ph.D. at UWA in Australia and worked as a Post-Doctoral Research Affiliate at Stanford University before joining PGS in 1997. He is now is Chief Scientist for Geoscience & Engineering, with interests in most areas of seismic technology and the interpretation of geophysical data.

James Shadlow

Quantitative Interpretation: Use of seismic inversion data to directly estimate hydrocarbon reserves and resources

James graduated from UNSW in 2006 with a Bachelor of Science (Honours), majoring in geology and physics. Whilst studying James joined AWE and continued there following graduation, working on assets and new ventures in Australia, New Zealand and SE Asia. James joined KUFPEC in 2013 and currently works on new ventures, exploration, development and production projects.

He is a member of the SEG, EAGE and PESA

Julia Correa

3D VERTICAL SEISMIC PROFILING ACQUIRED USING FIBRE-OPTIC SENSING DAS – RESULTS FROM THE CO2CRC OTWAY PROJECT

Julia Correa holds a BSc in Geophysics from Fluminense Federal University, Brazil, and is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Exploration Geophysics at Curtin University. Before starting her doctorate studies in 2015, she worked as a Field Geophysicist on seismic acquisition and processing projects offshore Africa. Julia is currently working on the applications of fibre-optics sensing DAS.

Anton Egorov

ROCK-PHYSICS BASED TIME-LAPSE INVERSION IN DELIVERY4D: SYNTHETIC FEASIBILITY STUDY FOR CO2CRC OTWAY PROJECT

APPLICATION OF TIME-LAPSE FULL WAVEFORM INVERSION OF VERTICAL SEISMIC PROFILE DATA FOR THE IDENTIFICATION OF CHANGES INTRODUCED BY CO2 SEQUESTRATION

Anton Egorov is a PhD student at Curtin University and Lomonosov Moscow State University.

Julie Pearce

GEOCHEMISTRY OF STORING CO2 AND NOX IN THE DEEP PRECIPICE SANDSTONE

Julie Pearce is working on integrating high resolution core characterization, experiments at reservoir conditions, and geochemical modelling to understand reactions occurring during geological carbon storage. She has most notably studied the impacts of impurities including SOx, O2, and NOx in the CO2 stream which may be present from coal combustion sources. Prior to this, Julie studied chemical reaction dynamics by spectroscopic methods in the UK, and subsequently was awarded a JSPS fellowship for field measurement of stable isotopes of CO2 in the atmosphere in Japan.

Jordan McGlew

Reservoir Modelling, Structural History and Volumetrics of the Jerboa Area, Eyre Sub-Basin

Jordan McGlew is currently working on various exploration projects at Carnarvon Petroleum and previously has worked at Santos and ffA GeoTeric. Jordan obtained a B.Sc from Curtin University in 2015, majoring in Applied Geology and Environmental Biology, followed in 2016 by an Applied Geology Honours (First Class) degree in Petroleum Geology. During her Honours year she represented Curtin University as a member of the 2016 AAPG Imperial Barrel Award (IBA) team. She is an active member of AAPG and PESA. Jordan is currently the AAPG Young Professionals Lead for Australia and a member of the PESA Federal sub-committee for Education.

Johann Soares

Evolving Exploration Methods in the Hydrocarbon Play Within the Patchawarra Formation on the Western Flank, Cooper Basin

Johann Soares is a geologist with 15 years experience in the exploration side of the business. Graduated from Keele University (BSc); and Imperial College London (Petroleum Geoscience MSc) in 2001. Since then have worked on most of the Petroleum Basins in NW Europe and some of the East African and Asian Basins. Most recently, working on the Cooper Basin with Beach Energy in South Australia.

Bronwyn Teece

STROMATOLITE CONSTRUCTION, BIOFACIES AND BIOMARKERS IN THE LOWER CAMBRIAN HAWKER GROUP, ARROWIE BASIN, SOUTH AUSTRALIA

I'm currently a Masters of Reserach candidate at Macquarie University. My background is biology based, but I recently transferred into the department of Earth and Planetary Sciences. My Masters thesis examines the geochemistry, and palaeobiology, of microbialites in the Cambrian Era. My particular passion are; stromatolites, biogenicity requirements, bacterial interaction with sediment, ocean conservation, plastics, and early life.

Laurent Langhi

TERTIARY DEEP-WATER CORAL SUPPORTS COLD SEEPS IN THE CEDUNA SUB-BASIN

Laurent is Principal Researcher with CSIRO Energy. His work mostly focuses on structural geology, geological modelling, trap integrity, fluids migration, seismic interpretation, QI and geomechanics. He has been working on conventional and unconventional plays, CCS and water management.

David Annetts

Ten years in the wild: The P223 experiment

David Annetts has been with CSIRO since 2007. A forward-modeller by inclination, he has researched the application of frequency and time-domain electromagnetic prospecting methods to marine CSEM, CO2 sequestration, uranium and groundwater exploration, and maintains interest in CSIRO’s Bayesian Lithological Inversion initiative.

Ken Witherly

QUEST FOR THE HOLY GRAIL; BHP’S GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH PROGRAM 1985-2005

Ken Witherly graduated from UBC (Vancouver Canada) with a BSc in geophysics and physics in 1971. He then spent 27 years with the Utah/BHP Minerals company during which time as Chief Geophysicist, he championed BHP’s programs in airborne geophysics which resulted in the development of the MegaTEM and Falcon technologies. In 1999, Ken helped form a technology-focused service company that specializes in the application of innovative processing and data analysis to help drive the discovery of new mineral deposits

Jean Legault

Airborne geophysics over the Dolly Varden VMS and low sulphidation epithermal silver deposits, BC, Canada

Jean Legault is a 30 year professional mineral exploration geophysicist who has worked in the airborne and ground geophysics contracting and consulting sectors since 1985. He obtained a BASc in geological engineering (geophysics) in 1982 from Queen’s University and his MScA in mineral engineering (geophysics) at Ecole Polytechnique in 2005. After 5 years with Sagax Geophysics (Montreal CAN) and 18 years with Quantech Geoscience (Toronto, CAN), he joined Geotech (Aurora, CAN)) in 2008 where is chief geophysicist. He provides technical support to sales & marketing and his primary area of interest is airborne EM methods applied to geologic targeting.

Ben Patterson

CONSTRAINED 3D MODELLING AND GEOCHEMICAL ANALYSES OF THE HORSESHOE RANGE BIF: TOOLS FOR EVALUATING MAGNETIC SIGNATURES UNDER COVER

Ben graduated from Macquarie University with a BSc in geology & geophysics in 2013 and went on to complete an MSc in geophysics in 2014 focussing on mineral exploration projects and rock magnetism. After completing his studies, Ben worked as a field geophysicist and crew leader at Fender Geophysics undertaking EM, IP and magnetic surveys before joining CSIRO as a junior geophysicist in mid-2015 to work on the Uncover Cloncurry project. Ben remains with the CSIRO carrying out palaeomagnetic and geophysical research projects as part of the Multiphysics team.

Andrea Viezzoli

COMPARING RESPONSES FROM DIFFERENT AEM SYSTEMS AND DERIVED MODELS AT THE SUNNYSIDE NICKEL PROJECT, BOTSWANA

Andrea Viezzoli earned his Bachelor in Physics at Bologna University (Italy). He moved to the field of Geophysics and earned a Ph.D. from Monash University. It wasn’t till he joined as Post Doc the hydrogeophysics group at Aarhus University that we really sank his teeth into AEM. He then left academia to manage Aarhus Geophysics Aps, where he focuses on virtually all aspects of AEM. Beside consultancy, he still finds time for R&D. The last couple of years saw him joining his two main research interests, working on modelling AEM data affected by IP for different applications.

Chris Wijns

WHAT IS ZTEM SEEING OVER THIS TROPICAL PORPHYRY?

Chris Wijns has been the Group Geophysicist since 2008 for First Quantum Minerals Ltd, a global copper and nickel miner. After working in gold exploration in West Africa, he moved to Australia in 1999 and completed a PhD in 2004 at UWA. He has enjoyed working inside sizeable companies for the opportunity to have constant interaction with geologists, geochemists, and assorted engineers.

Frank Bilki

The rise of 3D seismic in hardrock mineral exploration

Frank Bilki is a geologist and GIS/Remote Sensing analyst, and is currently Technical Product Manager for the Micromine exploration and mining application.

Andrej Bona

DISTRIBUTED ACOUSTIC SENSING FOR MINERAL EXPLORATIOIN: CASE STUDY

Andrej Bona received his MSc in theoretical physics from Czech Technical University in Prague in 1997, and PhD in applied mathematics from University of Calgary in 2002. From 2002 to 2003 he was a post-doctoral fellow at Memorial University in Canada, where he subsequently worked as assistant professor till 2007. He is currently associate professor and Head of Department of Exploration Geophysics, Curtin University. His research interests include seismic anisotropy and imaging. He is an associate editor for Geophysical Prospecting and member of SEG, EAGE and ASEG.

Anton Egorov

POTENTIAL OF FULL WAVEFORM INVERSION OF VERTICAL SEISMIC PROFILE DATA IN HARD ROCK ENVIRONMENT

Anton Egorov is a PhD student at Curtin University and Lomonosov Moscow State University.

Greg Turner

FAST-TRACKING GOLD EXPLORATION BELOW 300M - 3D SEISMIC CASE HISTORY FROM DARLOT GOLD MINE

Greg Turner is currently a Principal Geophysicist at HiSeis. He graduated with a BSc(Hons) in Earth Science from Monash University in 1987 and received a PhD from Macquarie University in 1994. His previous roles have included being Geoscience Manager for WMC’s Technology Group and a co-founder of the Geoforce geophysical service company .

Jared Abraham

Impact of Airborne Electromagnetic (AEM) surveys in groundwater management in the Lower Platte South Natural Resources District, Nebraska, USA Mr.

Jared D. Abraham is a Principal Geophysicist with Aqua Geo Frameworks, LLC in Mitchell, Nebraska. Over the past 25 years, his research has focused on the application of geophysical techniques for mapping water, energy, mineral resources, and engineering and environmental problems. His research interests include the use of airborne geophysical survey techniques to construct 3-D geological and hydrological framework models. Mr. Abraham received his Masters in Science in Geophysics from the Colorado School of Mines in 1999. He received his Baccalaureate in Science in Geology from Mesa State College in 1994.

Timothy Munday

RESOLVING CHANGES TO FRESHWATER LENS SYSTEMS IN A “SEA OF SALINITY” USING MULTI-DATE AIRBORNE EM

Tim Munday is a Research Group Leader in CSIRO Mineral Resources. He leads a research grouping concerned with the development and application of geophysical technologies for exploration through cover. He has over 20 years’ experience in the application of geophysical methods for the characterisation and exploration through and beneath cover, and in groundwater resource assessment. He firmly believes both are inextricably linked areas of study

Andi Pfaffhuber

STRETCHING AEM NEAR-SURFACE RESOLUTION LIMITS RELATED TO LOW- AND VERY HIGH RESISTIVITY CONTRASTS

I'm formally trained as an applied geophysicist and over the years have grown enthusiastic about innovation in geoscience and the leadership of highly skilled individuals. I am building on 15+ years of experience with active and passive electromagnetic airborne, marine and terrestrial methods and their application and development for near-surface and unconventional targets. I spend most of my time doing business development, project and team leadership, scientific consulting, feasibility studies, method assessment, and survey planning-supervision-interpretation and really enjoy it.

Donna Cathro

UTILIZATION OF AEM METHODS FOR COST-EFFECTIVE MAPPING OF SHALLOW NEOGENE INTRA-PLATE FAULT SYSTEMS IN EASTERN AUSTRALIAN COAL SEAM GAS BASINS

Donna recently joined the Groundwater Branch of Geoscience Australia as a Basin Analyst. Prior to this role she spent many years working with Frogtech Geoscience within the Basins and Geospatial teams and in the Petroleum and Marine Division of Geoscience Australia. Donna has experience that spans basins the globe including India, Africa, USA and Australia, with projects relevant to the hydrocarbon, CCS, geothermal and water sectors. She received a PhD from the University of Texas, Institute of Geophysics (Austin).

Laura Gow

AN INTEGRATED HYDROGEOPHYSICAL APPROACH TO EXPLORING FOR GROUNDWATER RESOURCES IN SOUTHERN NORTHERN TERRITORY

John Wischusen

AN INTEGRATED HYDROGEOPHYSICAL APPROACH TO EXPLORING FOR GROUNDWATER RESOURCES IN SOUTHERN NORTHERN TERRITORY

John Wischusen is a senior hydrogeologist with the NT Department of Environment and Natural Resources, based in Alice Springs. John has extensive experience and knowledge of Central Australia's paleovalley and basin groundwater systems.

Narelle Neumann

THE ‘EXPLORING FOR THE FUTURE’ GROUNDWATER PROGRAMME: A MULTI-PHYSICS, INTER-DISCIPLINARY SYSTEMS APPROACH FOR DE-RISKING INVESTMENT IN AGRICULTURE IN NORTHERN AUSTRALIA

Dr Narelle Neumann is the Branch Head for the Groundwater Branch in Geoscience Australia's Environmental Geoscience Division.

Kok Piang Tan

USING AEM AND GMR METHODS FOR NON-INVASIVE, RAPID RECONNAISSANCE MAPPING AND CHARACTERISATION OF GROUNDWATER SYSTEMS IN THE KIMBERLEY REGION, NORTHERN AUSTRALIA

Neil Symington is a geologist in the Groundwater Branch in Geoscience Australia's Environmental Geoscience Division.

Konstantin Galybin

FIBRE-OPTIC VSPs: BOREHOLE SEISMIC REVOLUTION IN AUSTRALIA

Dr. Galybin has eleven years of experience in the oil and gas industry. He is a borehole seismic team leader for Schlumberger Software Integrated Solutions (SIS) Australia. He began his career in 2006 with Schlumberger Wireline in Australia and participated in numerous logging jobs in the Perth Basin. In 2007 he moved to SIS and focused on VSP survey design, processing and interpretation. His main interests are: seismic anisotropy, imaging, interbed multiple analysis, VSP inversion, and fibre-optic data acquisition and processing. Konstantin has earned Bachelor’s (with Honours) degree and a PhD in Mathematical Geophysics from the University of Western Australia

Andrew Long

MARINE VIBRATOR CONCEPTS FOR MODERN SEISMIC CHALLENGES

After starting his career with a few years in land seismic acquisition and processing, Andrew Long completed a Ph.D. at UWA in Australia and worked as a Post-Doctoral Research Affiliate at Stanford University before joining PGS in 1997. He is now is Chief Scientist for Geoscience & Engineering, with interests in most areas of seismic technology and the interpretation of geophysical data.

Dane Burkett

PORTABLE XRD FOR UNCONVENTIONAL AND CONVENTIONAL PETROLEUM EXPLORATION

Dane Burkett is the Olympus XRD Product Specialist working within the Scientific Solutions Business Unit. Dane has recently submitted his PhD at UNSW in the field of geology and geochemistry. He received the university medal for his undergraduate studies and first class honours. Danes role at Olympus is to develop XRD applications for the Olympus innovative XRD product line, especially within the natural resources sector from oil/gas exploration through to mineral exploration, material handling and mineral processing. He is also working on a range of applications from explosives and forensics, to corrosion analysis and medical applications.

Mengqiu Guo

A double double-porosity model for wave propagation in patchy-saturated tight sandstone with fabric heterogeneity

Jing Ba received his doctoral degree from one of Chinese top universities, Tsinghua University in 2008. From 2008 to 2012, He worked as a geophysicist in the Research Institute of Petroleum Exploration & Development (RIPED), CNPC. Presently he is employed as a Professor of Exploration Geophysics at School of Earth Sciences and Engineering at Hohai University, China.

Jing Ba published 2 books and more than 40 articles on geophysical journals and key conferences. He leads several key research projects of wave propagation theories and industrial applications. He won several prizes for exploration research and presented 11 China patents.

Stanislav Glubokovskikh

Feasibility of Seismic monitoring of CCS in Perth Basin

Stanislav Glubokovskikh got his PhD in mathematical geophysics at Lomonosov Moscow State University in 2012. Starting from the PhD thesis, his research involves theoretical and practical aspects of several diverse themes: physics of rocks, inverse problems, seismic modelling and digital rock. Stanislav joined Curtin University in 2015 and since then have been working on variety of projects related to wave-induced fluid flow effects, time-lapse monitoring for CCS projects and advanced seismic inversion algorithms. As a result, Stanislav has published 10 peer-reviewed papers in 2 years (4 of which as the lead author).

Carl Altmann

COULD THE MESOPROTEROZOIC KYALLA FORMATION EMERGE AS A VIABLE GAS CONDENSATE SOURCE ROCK RESERVOR PLAY IN THE BEETALOO SUB-BASIN?

Carl Altmann is currently an Exploration Geologist for Origin Energy in Brisbane, Australia. He received his B.Sc. degree in Geology, Geophysics and Environmental Geoscience from Adelaide University and his Honours degree in Petroleum Geoscience from the Australian School of Petroleum. Carl is a member of AAPG and SPE

Juraj Farkas

ISOTOPE CONSTRAINTS ON INTRA-BASIN CORRELATION AND DEPOSITIONAL SETTINGS OF THE MID-PROTEROZOIC CARBONATES AND ORGANIC-RICH SHALES IN THE GREATER MCARTHUR BASIN, NORTHERN TERRITORY, AUSTRALIA

Graduated in 2007 at University of Ottawa (Canada) with PhD in Carbonate sedimentology and geochemistry; followed by Postdoctoral research at Harvard University, USA (2007-2010) in the field of isotope geochemistry and carbonates. From 2010-2014, Researcher at Czech Geological Survey (Prague), and setting up isotope laboratories for exploration of sedimentary rocks and paleo-environmental studies. Since 2015, Lecturer at University of Adelaide in Earth System Science and Geochemistry; and research in the field of application of isotope tracers for paleo-environmental studies and basin exploration.

Laurent Langhi

REGIONAL MIGRATION AND TRAPPING FRAMEWORKS IN THE FRONTIER CEDUNA SUB-BASIN: NEW INSIGHTS FROM STRATIGRAPHIC FORWARD MODELLING AND ‘TRIANGLE JUXTAPOSITION’ DIAGRAMS.

Laurent is Principal Researcher with CSIRO Energy. His work mostly focuses on structural geology, geological modelling, trap integrity, fluids migration, seismic interpretation, QI and geomechanics. He has been working on conventional and unconventional plays, CCS and water management.

Sebastian Nixon

Ranking DHI attributes for effective prospect risk assessment applied to the Otway Basin, Australia

Sebastian Nixon is a Geophysicist in the Conventional Exploration team with Origin Energy based in Brisbane. Sebastian joined Origin in 2010 following nine memorable years with various New Ventures, Exploration and QI teams at Santos Ltd and AWE. Sebastian is currently focussed on conventional exploration/appraisal opportunities across the southern margin of Australia.

Tim Craske

HOW A SYSTEMS THINKING APPROACH TO MINERALISING GEOSYSTEMS IS OPENING NEW SEARCH SPACES FOR ORE DISCOVERY

Tim Craske is a geoscientist with thirty-five years’ experience in exploration in Australia, the Americas and East Africa. He spent 20 years with WMC Resources during which he discovered the Ernest Henry and E1 iron oxide copper-gold deposits in the Cloncurry district, northwest Queensland. He was also involved in the targeting the West Musgraves province for copper and nickel, leading ultimately to the discovery of Nebo-Babel nickel sulphide deposit. Since leaving WMC Tim has worked for junior and major companies, is a Federal Councillor of AIG, and director of Geowisdom and Thinkercafé that develops innovative thinkers, organisations, and disruptive technology.

Andy Green

BUDGET ALLOCATION AND THE STOPPING PROBLEM IN MINERAL EXPLORATION

Andy Green has been involved with airborne and space-borne geophysics and remote sensing for longer than he cares to remember. He started remote sensing and image processing research with CSIRO at high frequency and gradually migrated fourteen orders of magnitude down-frequency to work on airborne EM systems. Now his research has reverted almost to childhood as he is back working in the area of his PhD in infra-red spectroscopy. He says he is excited and privileged to be able to be a small part of the development of HyLogging technology

Clive Foss

COMBINED GRAVITY AND MAGNETIC STUDIES OF SATELLITE BODIES ASSOCIATED WITH THE GIANT COOMPANA REVERSE MAGNETIC ANOMALY IN SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Clive Foss has a PhD from Leeds University for palaeozoic studies of archaen rocks from Southern Africa. Clive lectured in applied geophysics at the University of Malay before joining the Indonesia Australian Geological Mapping Project in Bandung, conducting regional gravity surveys in Kalimantan. In 1995 Clive joined Encom Technology, where he was principal consultant, and worked in the ModelVision software development team. In 2009 Clive joined CSIRO, where he undertakes research in magnetic and gravity methods.

Kate Hine

Woodlawn Revitalised by DHEM

Kate is a well-regarded consultant geophysicist with over 15 years' experience in a wide range of commodities, including base metals, coal and precious metal exploration. Kate is currently based in Queensland specialising in high quality EM/MMR/potential fields modelling and interpretation.

Adam Smiarowski

APPLICATION OF GEOPHYSICS FOR MINERAL EXPLORATION IN THE MOUNT LYELL REGION OF TASMANIA

Adam completed his MSc at RMIT University, modelling radio-frequency MT and EM for salinity mapping in agricultural applications. Adam completed a PhD at the University of Toronto studying airborne EM and has since been performing AEM research as part of CGG.

9F: Petrophysics

Cameron Adams

Defining Petrophysical Properties of Ultramafic and Mafic Rocks in Terms of Alteration

Cam is a PhD Student at the Centre for Exploration Targeting (CET), School of Earth Sciences, University of Western Australia. Cam has been awarded a MRIWA postgraduate research scholarship and an ASEG research foundation grant for his PhD project titled “Understanding of the Petrophysical Properties of Altered Rocks: Implications for Geophysical Exploration.

Cameron Adams

Development of a Practical Workflow for the Collection and Interpretation of Physical Property Data of Ultramafic and Mafic Rocks

Cam is a PhD Student at the Centre for Exploration Targeting (CET), School of Earth Sciences, University of Western Australia. Cam has been awarded a MRIWA postgraduate research scholarship and an ASEG research foundation grant for his PhD project titled “Understanding of the Petrophysical Properties of Altered Rocks: Implications for Geophysical Exploration.”

Barry Bourne

PETROPHYSICS AND EXPLORATION TARGETING: THE VALUE PROPOSITION

Barry Bourne graduated in geology and geophysics from the University of Western Australia. He is a Fellow of the AIG, on the committee of the ASEG Research Foundation and an active member of the ASEG/ SEG. He is also on the external advisory committee for the UWA Centre for Exploration Targeting. Mr Bourne has extensive domestic and international mineral exploration experience. Up until 2013 he was Chief Geophysicist for Barrick Gold and is now a mineral exploration consultant to private and public international exploration groups. Mr Bourne began his career as a geophysicist with the CRA/ Rio Tinto Exploration group.

Michael Dentith

THE USE OF PETROPHYSICAL DATA IN MINERAL EXPLORATION: A PERSPECTIVE

Mike Dentith is Professor of Geophysics at The University of Western Australia. His research interests are the geophysical signatures of mineral deposits, hard rock petrophysics and application of deep-penetrating methods to exploration.

Niels Christensen

FOCUSED ATTRIBUTES DERIVED FROM AEM SURVEYS USING THE CONTINUOUS WAVELET TRANSFORM

Niels Christensen is professor emeritus in geophysics at the Department of Geosciences, University of Aarhus. He works mainly with electrical and electromagnetic methods, especially their application to hydrogeophysics and other environmental problems.

Karen Gilgallon

THE USE OF AIRBORNE EM TO INVESTIGATE A COASTAL CARBONATE AQUIFER, SEAWATER INTRUSION, AND SUSTAINABLE BOREFIELD YIELDS AT EXMOUTH, WA

Karen graduated from Curtin University of Technology in 2002 with a BSc in Geophysics achieving First Class Honours. After graduating, Karen worked for the Waters and Rivers Commission (now the Department of Environment and Conservation) in the hydrogeology section to help explore for and monitor groundwater resources. Karen commenced at SGC in 2003 and has worked with numerous geophysical methods.

As a Principal Geophysicist, she is responsible for the design, management, and interpretation of all types of geophysical surveys. Karen has particular experience in the QC, interpretation and modelling of electrical and electromagnetic methods."

Kevin Morgan

Developing Water Supplies from Saprolite Regolith

STRUCTURAL ANALYSES AIDING IDENTIFICATION OF WATER CONDUCTIVE FRACTURE ZONES IN CRYSTALLINE ROCKS

Since graduation in geology from University of Western Australia in 1956, Kevin Morgan has been continuously engaged in earth sciences. Initially employed in the petroleum industry, then eight years with the Hydrogeological Branch of the Geological Survey of Western Australia and since 1969 as a consultant.

He established KH Morgan Geological Consultants Pty Ltd in 1972 with subsequent uninterrupted commitments providing a diverse range of earth science expertise for individuals, companies, government agencies and governments nationally and overseas.

Jean Legault

VTEM ET: An improved helicopter time-domain EM system for near surface applications

Jean is a 30 year professional mineral exploration geophysicist who has worked in the airborne and ground geophysics contracting and consulting sectors since 1985. He obtained his BASc in geological engineering (geophysics) in 1982 from Queen’s University and later his MScA in mineral engineering (geophysics) at Ecole Polytechnique in 2005. After 5 years with Sagax Geophysics (Montreal CAN) and 18 years with Quantech Geoscience (Toronto, CAN), he joined Geotech (Aurora, CAN)) in 2008 where is chief geophysicist. He provides technical support to sales & marketing and his primary areas of interest are airborne EM methods applied to geologic problems."

Ken Lawrie

COMPARATIVE EVALUATION OF 1D, 2.5D AND 3D INVERSIONS FOR RESOLVING TECTONIC ELEMENTS IN FLOODPLAINS AND NEAR-SURFACE INVERTED SEDIMENTARY BASINS

Dr Ken Lawrie is Director, Groundwater Science Innovation, in Geoscience Australia’s Environmental Geoscience Division. Ken has a PhD in structural and economic geology from Glasgow University, and over 35 years’ experience internationally in geoscience research for the minerals, petroleum and environmental sectors. Ken joined Geoscience Australia in 1995, applying innovative geoscience methods and technologies for improved land and water management strategies.

Shaun Strong

MODELLING COMPLEX NEAR-SURFACE FEATURES TO IMPROVE SHALLOW SEISMIC EXPLORATION

After a short period doing gravity acquisition, he joined Velseis where he has worked in production data processing, field QC, and R&D. In 2016 he received a Phd from the University of Queensland.

Currently, his focuses range from seismic acquisition methods, to data processing, and algorithm development.

Joe Zhou

LEAST SQUARE Q-KIRCHHOFF MIGRATION: IMPLEMENTATION AND APPLICATION

Joe Zhou has 16 years industry experience with most of his technical work focused on Depth imaging, Broadband processing and OBS processing technologies. He started his career with Veritas DGC Houston office in 2001 after earning a MS in Physics from Rice university. He then relocated to Singapore office in 2007 and hold the responsibility as the processing manager for CGG Singapore Scope from 2013. Joe is now the regional technical manager and the imaging manager for CGG Perth.

Trevor Irons

Integrating geophysical monitoring data into multiphase fluid flow reservoir simulation

Trevor is a research professor in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at the University of Utah. His research interests include multiphysics modelling and inversion, high performance computing, and numerical methods. Applications in which he is engaged in include near surface hydrology, permafrost studies, and carbon capture and sequestration.

Tegan Smith

CA-IDTIMS and Biostratigraphy: Their impact on exploration

Tegan Smith is a stratigrapher in the Resources Division at Geoscience Australia. She holds a BSc from UTas (double major in Earth Science and Zoology) and ANU (honours). In 2007 she undertook a PhD at the ANU before joining Geoscience Australia in 2011. She is currently in GA’s Resources Advice and Promotion Branch, working on the Acreage Release product and managing the Stratigraphy and Timescales Project. Tegan is a member of PESA, the Association for Women Geologists (AWG), and Australian Science Communicators (ASC).

Rafael Souza

ANALYSIS OF TIME-LAPSE SEISMIC AND PRODUCTION DATA FOR SYSTEMATIC RESERVOIR MODEL CLASSIFICATION AND ASSESSMENT

Rafael holds a Bachelor degree in Physics from the University of Campinas and a Master in Science and Petroleum Engineering from the same university. Rafael worked for the digital rock physics company Ingrain acquiring CT images of whole cores and plugs, image processing and segmentation. Rafael recently finished his PhD at The University of Western Australia with the thesis entitled “Quantitative Integration of 4D Seismic and Production Data for Saturation and Estimation and Fluid-flow Model Assessment. During 3 years of his PhD studies, Rafael also worked as a Post-graduate Geophysicist at CGG GeoSoftware in Perth.

Desmond Fitzgerald

Dykes, Synclines and Geophysical Inversion - Is Geology Important?

Desmond holds a PhD in Mining Engineering from the University of Melbourne and is the Managing Director as well as owner and founder of Intrepid Geophysics. Some of his major projects include: the development of the Intrepid geological processing system (software) with Geoscience Australia; a complete compilation of Australian regional geophysical maps (both onshore and offshore) for magnetics, gravity, and bathymetry in partnership with Geoscience Australia; and liaising with the French Geological Survey to further develop and promote new technology for 3D Geological mapping software integrated with potential field geophysics.

Mark Jessell

Multidimensional Topology Transforms

Mark Jessell is a Professor and Western Australian Fellow at the Centre for Exploration Targeting at The University of Western Australia having arrived from Toulouse, France where he was a Director de Recherche with the Institute de Recherche pour le Development, and where he started the West African Exploration Initiative (WAXI).

His scientific interests revolve around microstructure studies (the Elle platform), integration of geology and geophysics in 2 and 3D (the WA_In3D project), and the tectonics and metallogenesis of the West African Craton (WAXI). "

Evren Pakyuz-Charrier

COMMON UNCERTAINTY RESEARCH EXPLORER, UNCERTAINTY ESTIMATION IN GEOLOGICAL 3D MODELING

Evren Pakyuz-Charrier is the main developer and designer for the Common Uncertainty Research Explorer (CURE) at the Centre for Exploration targeting, UWA. As a PhD student, his research project focusses on uncertainty propagation in geological 3D modeling and more specifically on the underestimated inherent advantages of the Monte Carlo approach to solve these large problems.

Lynelle Beinke

GEOPHYSICS FOR SEDIMENT HOSTED COPPER AND GOLD MINERALISATION, THE ROLE OF 3D IP

Lynelle Beinke has experience in Australia and Africa exploring for base metals, gold and uranium at a range of scales from greenfield to minesite in hard and soft rock terrains. Lynelle has completed both a Master of Economic Geology from The University of Tasmania and a BSc in Geophysics. Her expertise is modelling and imaging of geophysical data and integration with other datasets to increase geological understanding and generate exploration models and targets.

Jean Legault

GEOPHYSICS OF THE PATTERSON LAKE SOUTH URANIUM DEPOSIT, SASKATCHEWAN, CANADA

Jean Legault is a 30 year professional mineral exploration geophysicist who has worked in the airborne and ground geophysics contracting and consulting sectors since 1985. He obtained a BASc in geological engineering (geophysics) in 1982 from Queen’s University and his MScA in mineral engineering (geophysics) at Ecole Polytechnique in 2005. After 5 years with Sagax Geophysics (Montreal CAN) and 18 years with Quantech Geoscience (Toronto, CAN), he joined Geotech (Aurora, CAN)) in 2008 where is chief geophysicist. He provides technical support to sales & marketing and his primary area of interest is airborne EM methods applied to geologic targeting.

Ken Witherley

AN ASSESSMENT OF GEOTEM, ZTEM, AIRMT AND FALCON SURVEYS OVER THE NEBO BABEL DEPOSIT, WESTERN AUSTRALIA.

Ken Witherly graduated from UBC (Vancouver Canada) with a BSc in geophysics and physics in 1971. He then spent 27 years with the Utah/BHP Minerals company during which time as Chief Geophysicist, he championed BHP’s programs in airborne geophysics which resulted in the development of the MegaTEM and Falcon technologies. In 1999, Ken helped form a technology-focused service company that specializes in the application of innovative processing and data analysis to help drive the discovery of new mineral deposits.

Jim Austin

USING AMS AND PALAEOMAGNETIC DATA TO ASSESS TECTONIC ROTATION: A CASE STUDY FROM SAVANNAH NICKEL MINE, WA

Jim Austin is interested in the application of structural geology and geophysics to base metal exploration. He’s worked with the pmd*CRC, Perilya, Encom Consulting, Pangaea Resources and CSIRO on projects across the Mount Isa Inlier, Broken Hill, Thomson, New Guinea, Musgrave, Arunta, Capricorn, Kimberley and Arnhem Land. He currently leads the Multiphysics team at CSIRO and has been focussed on IOCG, Sedex /BHT and Magmatic Nickel Sulphide systems over the last 6 years. He has published papers on applied geophysics, structural geology and mineral exploration and is currently a member of the ASEG and Society of Economic Geologists.

Roger Clifton

EXTENDING MAGNETIC DEPTHS PAST 1000 m

"ROGER CLIFTON started off 50 years ago at BMR in 1968, did field work during the nickel boom, backpacked through Asia and Europe, taught physics at Curtin University, and has spent the last twenty-odd years at NT Geological Survey, Recently he participated in a World Record Skydive of Skydivers over Sixty.

Suzanne McEnroe

MAGNETIC FIELD SURVEYS OF THIN SECTIONS

Suzanne McEnroe is a professor at Norwegian University of Science and Technology. Her current main topic is the relationship between magnetic mineralogy, and magnetic anomalies.

Denys Grombacher

Gaining insight into the T2*-T2 relationship through complex inversion of surface NMR free-induction decay data

Denys did his undergrad at the University of Alberta, and his PhD at Stanford University. He is currently a postdoctoral researcher in the Hydrogeophysics group at Aarhus University. Denys also like fishing and hockey.

Ralf Schaa

CONSTRAINED MAGNETOTELLURIC INVERSIONS FOR CHARACTERISATION OF COMPLEX AQUIFER SYSTEMS

Ralf is a computational geophysicist currently working on cooperative inversion of seismic and magnetotelluric data. Before coming to Australia, Ralf completed his masters at the University of Cologne in Germany. He then completed a post-doc on inversion of TEM data at the University of Tasmania. He previously worked as a computational geophysicist at the University of Queensland where he implemented 2D and 3D finite element modelling and inversion code. Ralf’s main research interests are in applied and theoretical geophysics with a focus on geologically constrained inversion approaches for resource exploration as well as for hydrogeophysical and environmental applications.

Michael (mike) Friedel

IMPROVED GROUNDWATER SYSTEM CHARACTERIZATION AND MAPPING USING HYDROGEOPHYSICAL DATA AND MACHINE-LEARNING WORKFLOWS

Dr. Michael J. Friedel is Senior Hydrogeophysicist at GNS Science. Prior to GNS, he was a research hydrologist and geophysicist with the US Geological Survey. Mike also is an associate professor in Mathematical & Statistical Sciences at the University of Colorado-Denver; and has been a visiting professor at Colorado College and universities in Brazil, China, El Salvador, and Finland. His research interests are in applying computationally-intelligent approaches to observations for characterizing, predicting, and interpreting the spatiotemporal influence of natural and human pressures on groundwater, geothermal, and crustal processes. Intelligent computing involves workflows that combine data science, numerical, and statistical methods.

Elliot Grunewald

RECENT ADVANCEMENTS AND APPLICATIONS OF LOGGING AND SURFACE MAGNETIC RESONANCE FOR GROUNDWATER INVESTIGATIONS

Elliot Grunewald is Chief Geophysicist at Vista Clara Inc.and is a specialist in NMR Geophysics. Elliot received a Ph.D. in Geophysics from Stanford University and a Bachelors from Brown University.

Peter Milligan

Novel methods for near-surface hydrogeological feature enhancement from high-resolution airborne magnetic data Peter Milligan works as a geophysical consultant after a 30 year career at Geoscience.Australia, where as a senior geophysicist he combined developing new products associated with the Magnetic Anomaly Map of Australia with helping to develop a Magnetotelluric capability. Peter graduated from The Flinders University of South Australia with B.Sc. (Hons.) in geophysics and geology, a Ph.D. in geomagnetism and a Dip.Ed. After some high school teaching, he joined Geoscience Australia (then the Bureau of Mineral Resources, Geology and Geophysics) in 1985, initially with the Geomagnetism and Airborne Geophysics groups. In 2016 Peter was awarded an ASEG Service Certificate.

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