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NSW tech night: Geophysical vectors for iron oxide copper-gold (IOCG) exploration: Cloncurry METAL project.

Wednesday, February 16, 2022
1800 AEDT
1900 AEDT

Title: Geophysical vectors for iron oxide copper-gold (IOCG) exploration: Cloncurry METAL project.

Presenter: Dr James Austin (CSIRO)

Date & Time: Wednesday 16th February 2022 at 1800

Registration: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_bLEg37-vT_Gnf2Zm8Dw_Lg

Abstract:

The classic Status Quo of IOCG exploration is “the combined gravity-magnetic high”. Whilst historically successful for IOCG exploration, it is not useful for many Cloncurry “IOCGs”, which may be magnetite-, to hematite- or pyrrhotite-dominated or have negligible dense or magnetic minerals. Many Cloncurry IOCG’s don’t have significant gravity anomalies, some do not have significant magnetic anomalies, and some neither. IOCGs do however have predictable geophysical zonation related to alteration zonation. They tend to form on redox and/or pH gradients and they are structurally controlled. This talk will outline three novel geophysics-based approaches to IOCG exploration. It will explore how metasomatic processes can be translated into geophysical parameters, propose methods to map redox gradients/structures using integrated geophysics and petrophysics and illustrate how anisotropy of magnetic susceptibility (AMS) data integrated with quantitative mineralogy can objectively map structural controls and predict ore body geometries.

Bio:

Jim studied structural geology and applied geophysics at Macquarie University, in the halcyon days, late last millennia. He gained employment as a cartographer and illustrator on the Australian Geographic Magazine in 1999 and commenced a PhD on the Cloncurry Lineament in 2003. Post PhD Jim worked in mineral exploration, geophysics consulting, and hydrocarbon exploration across Australia. Since joining CSIRO in 2011 Jim’s main passion has been integrating petrophysics with mineralogy, structural geology, and geophysics to better understand the inner workings of mineral deposits. Jim was part of the organising committee for the inaugural AEGC conference in 2018, sat on the ASEG Fedex in 2019, and was president of the NSW branch of the ASEG up until a few moments ago.

2022 ASEG AGM

Thursday, April 7, 2022
1730 AEST
2000 AEST

The 2022 AGM of the Australian Society of Exploration Geophysicists (ASEG) will be held on Thursday, 7 April 2022

 

Join Zoom Meeting at: 17:30 AEST, 18:00 ACST & 15:30 AWST.

Face to Face:  XXXX Brewery, Level 1, Cnr Black &, Paten Street, Milton QLD 4064, 5pm arrival for 5.30pm start

In order to participate in the Zoom AGM 2022, please register no later Friday, 1 April 2022. 

Onlinehttps://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAtde-gpzsuE9Zyv6QoglSQ5TQqbyAVmnmI

In personhttps://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/aseg-agm-and-talk-role-of-the-oil-and-gas-industry-towards-net-zero-tickets-304470859537

The business of the Annual General Meeting will be:

  • To confirm the minutes of the last preceding general meeting.
  • To receive from the Federal Executive reports on the activities of the Society during the last preceding financial year.
  • To receive and consider the financial accounts and audit reports that are required to be submitted to Members pursuant to the Constitution and to law.
  • To report the ballot results for the election of the new office holders for the Federal Executive.
  • To consider and if agreed approve changes and adopt the ASEG Constitution.
  • To confirm the appointment of financial auditors for 2022.

The AGM will commence with a scientific presentation from Dr. Taku Ide, Head of Carbon at Cleanaway Waste.

Title: The Role of the oil and gas industry towards a net zero future

Reducing, and ultimately reaching net-zero CO2 emissions from fossil fuels are critical to solving the climate challenge. 

Science shows that if we do not achieve net-zero CO2 emissions by 2050, many of the climate events we are witnessing – severe weather events, rising sea levels, ocean acidification and rising temperatures – will continue and likely accelerate, and negatively impact many of the world's key infrastructure, farming practices, and ecosystems that support the modern day economy. Worst impacts will tend to fall on those least responsible for the problem (IPCC 2018) who may not have the means to adapt to the changing world. These implications are motivating companies to reduce their emissions and position their portfolio of goods and services to a 1.5C aligned world. 

There are exciting roles that geophysicists can play in this transition, ranging from developing cost-effective methods to monitor efficacy of carbon capture and storage (CCS), identifying ideal sites for underground hydrogen (H2) storage, reducing uncertainties around rate of sea level rising, and studying other planetary bodies for habitability. 

The talk will share latest findings from climate science that are driving the shift towards decarbonisation, and explore emerging areas where geophysics expertise are critical.

Bio: Dr. Taku Ide holds a BS in Chemical Engineering, and a Masters and Ph.D in Petroleum Engineering, all from Stanford University. Upon graduating, he founded and ran a consulting firm specialised in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and associated risks for global firms, states, and Native American Tribes in the United States. He currently serves as the Head of Carbon at Cleanaway Waste Management to develop its carbon management strategy. 

 

Invitation for candidates for the Federal Executive  

Members of the Federal Executive serve in an honorary capacity. They are all volunteers and ASEG Members are encouraged to consider volunteering for a position on the Executive or on one of its committees. Current members are listed in Preview; please contact one of them if you wish to know more about volunteering for your Society. Self- nominations are encouraged.  

Thank you for your continued support.

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

Thursday, July 7, 2022
0800
1900

The AAPG Asia Pacific Region will hold a 2-day Geological Technical Workshop (GTW) in Sydney from 6-7 July 2022.   The theme is Structural Geology and our Future – The Role of Tectonic Geoscience in Energy Transition, Focusing on the Asia-Pacific Region.

The proposed sessions/sub-themes:

  1. Regional tectonic settings - Plate movements within the region; tectonic history; palaeo-tectonic reconstructions
  2. New structural and tectonic techniques: remote sensing; potential fields; digitalisation; data integration; modelling and simulation
  3. Tectonic stresses, faulting and fracture systems, including implications for CO2 sequestration and geothermal/thermodynamic energy
  4. Geomechanics and prediction of trapping configurations
  5. Fold and Thrust Belts in the Asia Pacific Region
  6. Structural controls in base metal, rare Earth, and mineral exploration
  7. Tectonic settings and structural regimes key to Hydrogen and Helium exploration
  8. Impact of tectonics on geohazard assessment and geo-engineering
  9. Structural and fracture understanding for groundwater management

ASEG members are able to register at the AAPG member rate. Additional details can be found here.

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

Wednesday, July 6, 2022
0800
1900

The AAPG Asia Pacific Region will hold a 2-day Geological Technical Workshop (GTW) in Sydney from 6-7 July 2022.   The theme is Structural Geology and our Future – The Role of Tectonic Geoscience in Energy Transition, Focusing on the Asia-Pacific Region.

The proposed sessions/sub-themes:

  1. Regional tectonic settings - Plate movements within the region; tectonic history; palaeo-tectonic reconstructions
  2. New structural and tectonic techniques: remote sensing; potential fields; digitalisation; data integration; modelling and simulation
  3. Tectonic stresses, faulting and fracture systems, including implications for CO2 sequestration and geothermal/thermodynamic energy
  4. Geomechanics and prediction of trapping configurations
  5. Fold and Thrust Belts in the Asia Pacific Region
  6. Structural controls in base metal, rare Earth, and mineral exploration
  7. Tectonic settings and structural regimes key to Hydrogen and Helium exploration
  8. Impact of tectonics on geohazard assessment and geo-engineering
  9. Structural and fracture understanding for groundwater management

ASEG members are able to register at the AAPG member rate. Additional details can be found here.

NSW Tech Talk: New insights into sedimentary processes on the margin of the Great Barrier Reef from the reprocessing of historical seismic reflection data.

Wednesday, November 17, 2021
1800
2000

ASEG NSW Tech Talk

Presenter:James Daniell (Fender Geophysics)

Title: New insights into sedimentary processes on the margin of the Great Barrier Reef from the reprocessing of historical seismic reflection data.

Registration: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_7aC3mTsMTwK4YogAYam53A

Description

Mixed siliciclastic–carbonate margins receive significant amounts of both terrigenous siliciclastic material from rivers and carbonate material from biogenic sources. The Great Barrier Reef (GBR) is the largest mixed siliciclastic-carbonate margin on earth and detailed stratigraphic analysis is a key tool for understanding the evolution of this sedimentary system; however, the stratigraphy of the offshore central GBR is poorly understood due to its designation as a UNSECO World Heritage Site. This designation limited the acquisition of reflection seismic data over the GBR and has prevented detailed stratigraphic analysis of the reef and its margins. Geoscience Australia conducted limited seismic surveys over the GBR during the 1970-80s though much of this data has remained unprocessed and subsequently unpublished. Key results from this research are:

1. Significant improvements can be made to the seismic reflection data by applying modern processing algorithms.
2. Shelf-edge deltas near Townsville are preserved by their deposition on to an upper slope broad, low gradient terrace which also limits the transport of coarse sediment downslope. Their ‘lobe’ shape indicates a supply dominated environment.
3. Shelf-edge deltas from the Grafton and Flora Passages are clearly incised by submarine canyons that transport sediment downslope. In the Cairns region shelf-edge deltas have a cuspate form and indicate a wave dominated environment.
4. Reef growth is common on the topsets and upper forests of these deltas indicating that these coarse sedimentary environments are favourable for coral colonisation; therefore, as the shelf extends due to lowstand delta deposition, new habitats are also created for coral reefs.
5. The process driving the clear differences between the northern and central GBR is not well understood; however, ongoing subsidence of the central GBR likely plays a significant role.

Sedimentary processes at the margin of the GBR are clearly diverse. Documenting these differences will aid the interpretation of other modern mixed margins and those in the geological record.

Sixth International Conference on Engineering Geophysics (ICEG)

Thursday, October 28, 2021
1130 GMT
1600 GMT

ASEG is pleased to announce its collaboration with SEG for the highly anticipated Sixth International Conference on Engineering Geophysics (ICEG) that will be held from 25 - 28 Oct 2021 Virtual | Cape town South Africa.  This provides us the opportunity to provide all ASEG Members to ATTEND virtually with an interactive an immersive experience and the ability to connect with like-minded individuals from across the globe.

 

ASEG members receive a discounted price of $250 USD by contacting Suba Jaganathan on sjaganathan@seg.org.

ICEG 2021 will concentrate on global innovation, creativity, advances, and new approaches in the field of engineering/environmental geophysics and related fields. In addition to the core engineering/environmental and geotechnical focuses of this coming event, special sessions in related applications of archaeology, energy and forensic geophysics will be included. 

 

To view the entire technical programme, please visit our website where you can download it.

Sixth International Conference on Engineering Geophysics (ICEG)

Wednesday, October 27, 2021
1130 GMT
1600 GMT

ASEG is pleased to announce its collaboration with SEG for the highly anticipated Sixth International Conference on Engineering Geophysics (ICEG) that will be held from 25 - 28 Oct 2021 Virtual | Cape town South Africa.  This provides us the opportunity to provide all ASEG Members to ATTEND virtually with an interactive an immersive experience and the ability to connect with like-minded individuals from across the globe.

 

ASEG members receive a discounted price of $250 USD by contacting Suba Jaganathan on sjaganathan@seg.org.

ICEG 2021 will concentrate on global innovation, creativity, advances, and new approaches in the field of engineering/environmental geophysics and related fields. In addition to the core engineering/environmental and geotechnical focuses of this coming event, special sessions in related applications of archaeology, energy and forensic geophysics will be included. 

 

To view the entire technical programme, please visit our website where you can download it.

Sixth International Conference on Engineering Geophysics (ICEG)

Tuesday, October 26, 2021
1130 GMT
1600 GMT

ASEG is pleased to announce its collaboration with SEG for the highly anticipated Sixth International Conference on Engineering Geophysics (ICEG) that will be held from 25 - 28 Oct 2021 Virtual | Cape town South Africa.  This provides us the opportunity to provide all ASEG Members to ATTEND virtually with an interactive an immersive experience and the ability to connect with like-minded individuals from across the globe.

 

ASEG members receive a discounted price of $250 USD by contacting Suba Jaganathan on sjaganathan@seg.org.

ICEG 2021 will concentrate on global innovation, creativity, advances, and new approaches in the field of engineering/environmental geophysics and related fields. In addition to the core engineering/environmental and geotechnical focuses of this coming event, special sessions in related applications of archaeology, energy and forensic geophysics will be included. 

 

To view the entire technical programme, please visit our website where you can download it.

 

Sixth International Conference on Engineering Geophysics (ICEG)

Monday, October 25, 2021
1130 GMT
1600 GMT

ASEG is pleased to announce its collaboration with SEG for the highly anticipated Sixth International Conference on Engineering Geophysics (ICEG) that will be held from 25 - 28 Oct 2021 Virtual | Cape town South Africa.  This provides us the opportunity to provide all ASEG Members to ATTEND virtually with an interactive an immersive experience and the ability to connect with like-minded individuals from across the globe.

 

ASEG members receive a discounted price of $250 USD by contacting Suba Jaganathan on sjaganathan@seg.org.

ICEG 2021 will concentrate on global innovation, creativity, advances, and new approaches in the field of engineering/environmental geophysics and related fields. In addition to the core engineering/environmental and geotechnical focuses of this coming event, special sessions in related applications of archaeology, energy and forensic geophysics will be included. 

 

To view the entire technical programme, please visit our website where you can download it.

 

SEG workshop: Geophysics in Geothermal Energy – Today and Tomorrow

Thursday, October 14, 2021
1400
1900

Geophysics in Geothermal Energy – Today and Tomorrow

12–14 October 2021 | Virtual Workshop

 

ASEG is pleased to announce its collaboration with SEG for the highly anticipated Geophysics in Geothermal Energy – Today and Tomorrow workshop is up on our website. Be a part of this highly-anticipated virtual event that will be taking place from 12–14 October. This provides us the opportunity to provide all ASEG Members to ATTEND virtually with an interactive an immersive experience and the ability to connect with like-minded individuals from across the globe.

 

ASEG members receive a special discounted price of $US320. In order to benefit from the above rates, they should contact Suba Jaganathan on sjaganathan@seg.org.

 

Our technical committee has created a special workshop that branches out into specific topics that run parallel to each other, thus attendees can curate and choose the session they would like to view. A recording will also be available within 24 hours for attendees to re-watch any session they have missed, thus providing an enriching and wholesome experience throughout the workshop. We encourage anyone involved in geoscience or geothermal resource exploration to join in on this informative conversation: seismic processers, petrophysicists, rock physicists, geologists, geophysicists, geomechanicists and reservoir engineers.

 

To view the entire technical programme, please visit our website where you can download it, or watch the video for what you can look forward to during the workshop:

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