07 July, 2022 Sydney New South Wales Australia

Structural Geology and Our Future - The Role of Tectonic Geoscience in Energy Transition, Focusing on the Asia-Pacific Region

6-7 July 2022
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Sydney, Australia
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This workshop will be presented as a hybrid event, In-Person in Sydney, Australia and Online.

Do you want to delve into recent breakthroughs in tectonic and structural geoscience technology? How about discuss the technical developments and disseminate your latest work, in an open forum of your peers? And then to cross pollinate with colleagues who have learnt in different settings like rare earth or base metal mining, hard rock geology, geothermal, or hydrogeology. As we transition to a new commercial reality for our industries, there has never been a more important time for Earth Scientists to take a seat at the table. This workshop is designed to share our knowledge but also covey our structural geology learnings in the petroleum sector to other branches of the geosciences, while learning from their experiences. 

In the petroleum industry, structural geology can sometimes be overlooked, yet forms an essential part of holistic Earth Science understanding. It provides the framework for sedimentation, formation of igneous rocks, deformation into metamorphic rocks and the formation of many of the resources we extract.

There are still many disagreements, uncertainties, and gaps in our knowledge regarding the impacts of tectonic stresses and resulting structural faulting, fracturing and deformation. Recent advances in our understanding of macro and micro tectonism have been led by rapid advances in technology, new data, advanced computer modelling, as well as a fresh look at old data and previous work. There is also an increasing need to share advances regarding the practice and application of techniques refined in the petroleum industry with other geoscience sectors. Conversely, petroleum scientists need to learn from structural geology challenges faced by the mining, sequestration, and geothermal sectors.

This workshop aims to share, discuss, and explore many of the latest developments in structure and tectonic geoscience. The workshop also will provide a virtual platform for discussion and knowledge sharing, bringing workers and scholars from different backgrounds together. This is a chance to bring together the best and latest developments in structural and tectonic Earth Science, argue with your peers and get instant feedback on your ideas, while taking a front row seat in energy transition.


This workshop will be presented as a hybrid event, In-Person in Sydney, Australia and Online.

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6:30 AM - 7:30 AM
Structural Geology and Our Future - Day 1

Wednesday 6 July

7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
Structural Geology and Our Future - Day 1 Registration

Workshop Registration

8:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Welcome Address and Opening Keynote

Andre A. Coffa, URO Corporation

8:32 AM - 9:32 AM
Structural Geology and Our Future - Day 1 Session 1

Session 1: Metals, Mining and Energy Transition
Session Chairs: Stuart Clark, University of New South Wales & Andre Coffa, URO Corporation

9:00 AM - 9:25 AM
TBC
9:25 AM - 9:45 AM
A New Generation of 4D Earth Models to Service the Energy Transition

Sabin Zahirovic, University of Sydney

9:45 AM - 9:55 AM
Structural Geology and Our Future - Day 1 Break 1

Break

9:55 AM - 10:15 AM
Plate Tectonics as a Tool for Global Screening of Magmatic Arcs and Predictions for Related Porphyry Deposits

Jean-Christophe Wrobel-Daveau, Halliburton

10:15 AM - 10:35 AM
Structural and Tectonic Evolution of the Porgera Gold Mine; Highlands of Papua New Guinea

Gareth Thomas Cooper, Enigma Energy

10:35 AM - 10:55 AM
Geology of the Porgera Gold Mine; Papua New Guinea

Peter Essy, Porgera Joint Venture

10:55 AM - 11:15 AM
Structural Geology and Our Future - Day 1 Discussion Break 1

Discussion Session

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Structural Geology and Our Future - Day 1 Session 2

Session 2: Technology Supporting Exploration
Session Chairs: Merrie-Ellen Gunning, Geoscience Australia & Beatrice Jones, Shell

11:15 AM - 11:40 AM
Structural Modeling: Plate Margins, Gold, Oil and Hydrogen

Technical Keynote: Kevin Hill, University of Melbourne

11:40 AM - 12:00 PM
Structural and Stratigraphic Architecture of the Cretaceous Offshore Otway Basin – Insights from New and Reprocessed Seismic Data
Chris Nicholson, Geoscience Australia
12:00 PM - 12:20 PM
A Novel Framework for Extracting Tectonic Lineaments Using Machine Learning and Remote Sensing Data

Ehsan Farahbakhsh, University of Sydney

12:20 PM - 12:40 PM
Structural Geology and Our Future - Day 1 Discussion Session 2

Discussion Session

12:40 PM - 1:40 PM
Structural Geology and Our Future - Day 1 Lunch

Lunch

1:40 PM - 2:00 PM
Fracture Localization by Paleo-caves in Carbonate Gas Reservoir, Phu Horm Field, NE Thailand

Sarawute Chantraprasert, PTT Exploration and Production

2:00 PM - 2:20 PM
New Geomechanical and Petrophysical Data from NDI Carrara 1. What does it Mean for the Unconventional Prospectivity of the Carrara Sub-basin?

Adam Bailey, Geoscience Australia

2:20 PM - 2:40 PM
Natural Fracture Characterization in a Ultra-deep Gas Reservoir Using the High-Definition Oil-based Resistivity Image

Bo Liu, Schlumberger China

2:40 PM - 3:00 PM
Invalidation of Shale Gouge Ratio Algorithm Through Stochastic Juxtaposition Analysis: Case Studies from the Brent Province North Sea

Titus Alexander Murray, Southern Highlands Structural Geology

3:00 PM - 3:20 PM
Structural Geology and Our Future - Day 1 Discussion Session 2

Discussion Session

3:10 PM - 4:10 PM
Structural Geology and Our Future - Day 1 Session 3A

Session 3A: Sequestration and Geostorage
Session Chairs: Chris Nicholson, Geoscience Australia & Stuart Clark, University of New South Wales

3:20 PM - 3:45 PM
The Importance of Structural Geology to Enable Large Scale Sequestration

Technical Keynote: Matthais Raab, CO₂CRC, Australia

3:45 PM - 4:05 PM
Preservation of Thermal Signature of Elevated Syn-Rift Heat Flow During Multiphase Extension

Simon Holford, University of Adelaide

4:05 PM - 4:25 PM
Mantellic Ophiolite of the SW Pacific: A Natural Hydrogen Potential to be Explored, Notably Offshore. Perspectives from New Caledonia’s Peridotite Nappe

Martin Patriat, Ifremer

4:25 PM - 4:45 PM
Structural Geology and Our Future Day 1 Discussion Session 3

Discussion Session

7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Structural Geology and Our Future Day 2

Thursday 7 July

7:10 AM - 8:10 AM
Structural Geology and Our Future Day 2 Session 3B

Session 3B: Sequestration and Geostorage

8:30 AM - 8:50 AM
Reservoir Compartmentalization by Faulting in Brunei Darussalam, SE Asia

Afroz Ahmad Shah, Universiti Brunei Darussalam

8:50 AM - 9:10 AM
Preliminary Assessment on the Carbon Dioxide-charged Fault in the Sarawak Basin; Some Implications for Geological CO2 Storage Site

Herwin Tiranda, Beicip Franlab Asia

9:10 AM - 9:30 AM
Computation of Vertical Fluid Mobility of CO2, Methane, Hydrogen and Hydrocarbons through Sandstones and Carbonates

Bhavik Harish Lodhia, University of New South Wales

9:30 AM - 9:40 AM
Structural Geology and Our Future - Day 2 Break 1

Break

9:35 AM - 10:35 AM
Structural Geology and Our Future - Day 2 Session 4

Session 4: Geodynamics and Regional and Plate Tectonics
Session Chairs:  Simon Holford, University of Adelaide & Sabin Zahirovic, University of Sydney

9:40 AM - 10:05 AM
Plates, Rifts, Fractures: How Tectonics and Structural Geology Across Scales Helps to Address Resource Challenges of the Future

Technical Keynote: Christian Heine, Shell

10:05 AM - 10:25 AM
The History of Ancient Sibumasu Terrane in the Tectonic Construction of Eastern Asia

Nigel Hughes, University of California, Riverside

10:25 AM - 10:45 AM
The Exhumation of the Canning Basin, Western Australia and the Implications on the Geodynamics of Intra-continental Basins

George Marfo, University of New South Wales

10:45 AM - 10:55 AM
Structural Geology and Our Future - Day 2 Break 2

Break

10:55 AM - 11:15 AM
Pre-Tertiary Tectonostratigraphic Framework of the North Sumatra Basin

Erlangga Septama, Pertamina

11:15 AM - 11:35 AM
The Role of Slab Dip on the Formation of Porphyry Copper Deposits

Ben Mather, University of Sydney

11:35 AM - 11:55 AM
Evidence of Transpressional Tectonic Effects of Indian Plate Through Seismic and Gplate Reconstruction Models on the Structures of Southern Sindh Moncline (SSM), Lower Indus Basin, Pakistan

Shabeer Ahmed, Oil and Gas Development Company Ltd

11:55 AM - 12:15 PM
Structural Geology and Our Future Day 2 Discussion Session 1

Discussion Session

12:15 PM - 1:15 PM
Structural Geology and Our Future Day 2 Lunch

Lunch

12:20 PM - 1:20 PM
Structural Geology and Our Future Day 2 Session 5

Session 5: Folds and Thrust Belts
Session Chairs: Desmond Leech, ExxonMobil & Michael McWalter, Santos

1:15 PM - 1:40 PM
Controls on Structural Style in Fold and Thrust Belts: Examples from the Papuan Fold and Thrust Belt, Papua New Guinea

Technical Keynote: Ruth Wightman, Santos

1:40 PM - 2:00 PM
Systematic Data Integration for Trap Evaluation and Hydrocarbon Exploration in the Western Foldbelt of Papua New Guinea

Jeroen Hansma, ExxonMobil

2:00 PM - 2:20 PM
New Insights into the Prospectivity of the Seram Fold-thrust Belt of Eastern Indonesia

Kim Morrison, Lion Energy Ltd

2:20 PM - 2:30 PM
Structural Geology and Our Future Day 2 Break 3

Break

2:30 PM - 2:50 PM
Applications of Modern Remote Sensing Technologies for Resource Exploration: Examples from the Papuan Fold and Thrust Belt, Papua New Guinea

Luke Mahoney, Santos

2:50 PM - 3:10 PM
Geomechanical Analysis of the Hides Structure

Reinaldo Josa Ollarves Vegas, Santos

3:10 PM - 3:30 PM
Plate Tectonic Associations of Metamorphic Complexes in the Timor Fold and Thrust Belt

Michael Earle, Kumul Petroleum

3:30 PM - 3:50 PM
Structural Geology and Our Future Day 2 Discussion Session 2

Discussion Session

3:50 PM - 4:50 PM
Structural Geology and Our Future Day 2 Panel Session

Panel Session: What is the Future for Structural Geology and Tectonic Geoscience?

4:50 PM - 5:50 PM
Structural Geology and Our Future Day 2 Workshop Wrapup

Workshop Wrap Up & Adjournment

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12:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Connecting AuScope Data and Software for Industry Applications

Dietmar Mueller, University of Sydney

12:10 AM - 1:10 AM
Fluid Overpressure and Horizontal Fracturing During Hydrocarbon Generation: Analog Modeling Using Partial Melting
Ahmed Lemrabott, Université Hassan II de Casablanca
12:20 AM - 1:20 AM
Basement Involved Thrust System Hindering the Thrust Propagation of Schuppen Belt Near Geleki Area and its Implication on Hydrocarbon Exploration

K. B. Bhavya, Oil and Natural Gas Corporation

 

This workshop will be presented as a hybrid event, In-Person in Sydney, Australia and Online.


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This workshop will be presented as a hybrid event, In-Person in Sydney, Australia and Online.

 

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This workshop will be presented as a hybrid event, In-Person in Sydney, Australia and Online.

 

Andre Coffa Convener Principal Geologist URO Corporation
Ken McClay Committee Member Australian School of Petroleum and Energy Resources
Christopher Elders Committee Member Curtin University
Desmond Leech Committee Member ExxonMobil
Merrie-Ellen Gunning Committee Member Geoscience Australia
Peter Grant Committee Member International Energy Solutions
Luke Mahoney Committee Member Santos Ltd
Michael McWalter Committee Member Business Unit Santos Ltd
Ruth Wightman Committee Member Santos Ltd
Beatrice Jones Committee Member Shell
Rosalind King Committee Member University of Adelaide
Simon Holford Committee Member University of Adelaide
Stuart Clark Committee Member University of New South Wales
Sandra McLaren Committee Member Associate Professor University of Melbourne
Sabin Zahirovic Committee Member School of Geosciences University of Sydney
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