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Presentation “With one arm tied behind your back – Doing geology by proxy in a faraway place (Mars)” by Prof Juergen Schieber

Friday, August 19, 2022
1730
1930

About this event

PESA, GSA SA Division, ASEG and SPE SA Division Science Talk: “With one arm tied behind your back – Doing geology by proxy in a faraway place (Mars)” by Prof. Juergen Schieber (Indiana University).

Friday 19th August 2022 (arrive at 5:15 pm for a 5:30 pm start).

PESA, the GSA SA Division and SPE SA Division would like to invite members and guests to a jointly organised science seminar by Prof. Juergen Schieber (Indiana University), titled “With one arm tied behind your back – Doing geology by proxy in a faraway place (Mars)”.

Location: Mawson Lecture Theatre, The University of Adelaide and online via Zoom.
Date/Time: Friday 19th August 2022. Please arrive at 5:15 pm (5:30 pm to 7: 30 pm).
Cost: $15 per person

Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/joint-society-talk-doing-geology-by-proxy-in-a-faraway-place-mars-tickets-374642926077

Abstract:

Doing geology on other planets, such as Mars, requires for the time being the use of remote controlled rovers. The Curiosity rover on Mars is a rather sophisticated (and expensive) piece of machinery, but geological investigations by rover are labor intensive and slow when compared how we would do comparable tasks on Earth. Although the rover allows us to “see” and “analyze”, critical facets of a geologists traditional “sensory repertoire” are not available (poking around, feel, sound, breaking stuff, smelling and licking). To make up for these deficiencies a large group of highly trained professionals do their level best to analyze the available data and try to arrive at sensible interpretations of what we see. Science by committee, however, has unique risks and “consensus” assessments can still be off-target. Thus, to have more than one well-reasoned interpretation for a single site is not uncommon. Nonetheless, the limitations of this brand of geologic exploration do not hinder progress, and at times they can give us unthought-of new perspectives on things that have become so routine on Earth that we take them for granted (even though we should not). How a limited set of observations can be used to deduce basic modes of sedimentation, diagenesis, and stratal organization in Martian mudstone successions serves as an example on how one could for example do “petrography” without the benefit of a thin section and still make substantial progress. In rover geology you either push your limits or you suffocate in your comfort zone. There is no try.

Biography:

Prof. Juergen Schieber (Indiana University)

Prof. Schieber is a professor of geology at Indiana University and a specialist on shales. Published extensively (190 papers, 20 guidebook chapters, 4 books, 354 conference abstracts) he is also an invited lecturer at universities in the US, Canada, Europe, and Asia; at research organizations, industry short courses, and symposia. He is the 2022 Sorby Medalist of IAS and a member of the science team that currently explores the geology of Gale Crater on Mars with NASA’s Curiosity rover.

His research is characterized by a holistic approach to shales, and consists of an integration of field studies (facies, stratigraphy) and lab studies (thin sections, electron microscopy, and geochemistry) in order to understand the various factors that are involved in the formation of shales. A key focus point is the experimental study of shale sedimentology via flume studies and related experimental work. Funding for this research is provided by government agencies (NSF, DOE, NASA), foundations (Petroleum Research Fund), and industry via the Indiana University Shale Research Consortium (ExxonMobil, Anadarko, Marathon, Shell, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, Wintershall, Whiting, Equinor, Petrochina) and separate research agreements (Schlumberger/TerraTek; Pioneer Natural Resources). He consults on matters pertaining to shale sedimentology, shale fabric and pore structure, and also teaches short courses on shale sedimentology and facies analysis, as well as microscope-based petrography.

His research interests include: Basin Analysis and Sedimentology, Sedimentology, Diagenesis, and Pore Systems of Shales, the Genesis of Black Shales and Sediment hosted Mineral Deposits, Evolution of the Belt Basin and the Devonian basins of the eastern US, Geochemistry of Sediments, Planetary Geology and sedimentary geology of Mars.

When: Friday 19th August 2022. Please arrive at 5:15 pm (5:30 pm to 7: 30 pm).

Where: Mawson Lecture Theatre, The University of Adelaide and online via Zoom.

Zoom link: Details will be emailed to members prior to the meeting.

Cost: $15 per person

Please join us afterward in the Sprigg Room (top level of the Mawson Building, The University of Adelaide) for further discussions, drinks and nibbles (until 7:30 pm).

Please note that this event will be COVID-19 dependant. All COVID-19 precautionary measures will be in place, with all government restrictions adhered to. Please see the South Australian Government COVID-19 website for the most up to date information.

NExUS - Geological Interpretation of Aeromagnetic Data – a Practical Approach

Tuesday, August 2, 2022
TBC
TBC

Geological Interpretation of Aeromagnetic Data – a Practical Approach

2-Day Online Workshop, 1st – 2nd August 2022

(Limited to 30 places)

 

NExUS-Professional Development (NExUS-PD) is proud to be able to present this very highly regarded workshop online for the very first time.
• The specially designed two-day online workshop* will introduce the fundamentals of geological interpretation of aeromagnetic data.
• The workshop will feature lectures, practical activities and case studies all using integrated data sets.
• Each day will feature 3 x 2hr sessions with exercises to be completed between the sessions and time allocated for extended discussions.
• The format aims for open, transparent communication, with input from participants highly encouraged to share knowledge and experiences.
*This is a level-4 course (honours level) and is designed to be suitable for early career geoscientists, honours students and HDR students. The workshop is not assessed.

 

Day 1, Methodology of Aeromagnetic Interpretation – David Isles (1st Aug) :
• Sessions will include: Basic Principles, Physics and Concepts of Magnetics, Spatial Concepts, Survey Planning, Processing and Presentation of Data, Anomalies, RTP and Analytical Signal, Modelling and Inversion, Introduction to Golden Dyke Prospect Case Study
Day 2, Geological Interpretation and Structure – Leigh Rankin (2nd Aug) :
• Sessions will include: Golden Dyke Prospect Case Study, Magnetisation in Rocks, Charters Towers Case Study, Structures in Magnetics, Widgiemooltha Case Study, Unusual Magnetisation and Final Q+A session.

To Register, click here. 

Full Registration: $500

AIG and ASEG Members: $400

Students: $50

For further information view this flyer or, please contact: Richard.Lilly@Adelaide.edu.au

NExUS - Geological Interpretation of Aeromagnetic Data – a Practical Approach

Monday, August 1, 2022
TBC
TBC

Geological Interpretation of Aeromagnetic Data – a Practical Approach

2-Day Online Workshop, 1st – 2nd August 2022

(Limited to 30 places)

 

NExUS-Professional Development (NExUS-PD) is proud to be able to present this very highly regarded workshop online for the very first time.
• The specially designed two-day online workshop* will introduce the fundamentals of geological interpretation of aeromagnetic data.
• The workshop will feature lectures, practical activities and case studies all using integrated data sets.
• Each day will feature 3 x 2hr sessions with exercises to be completed between the sessions and time allocated for extended discussions.
• The format aims for open, transparent communication, with input from participants highly encouraged to share knowledge and experiences.
*This is a level-4 course (honours level) and is designed to be suitable for early career geoscientists, honours students and HDR students. The workshop is not assessed.

 

Day 1, Methodology of Aeromagnetic Interpretation – David Isles (1st Aug) :
• Sessions will include: Basic Principles, Physics and Concepts of Magnetics, Spatial Concepts, Survey Planning, Processing and Presentation of Data, Anomalies, RTP and Analytical Signal, Modelling and Inversion, Introduction to Golden Dyke Prospect Case Study
Day 2, Geological Interpretation and Structure – Leigh Rankin (2nd Aug) :
• Sessions will include: Golden Dyke Prospect Case Study, Magnetisation in Rocks, Charters Towers Case Study, Structures in Magnetics, Widgiemooltha Case Study, Unusual Magnetisation and Final Q+A session.

To Register, click here. 

Full Registration: $500

AIG and ASEG Members: $400

Students: $50

For further information view this flyer or, please contact: Richard.Lilly@Adelaide.edu.au

SA/NT AGM + Talk: Challenging land seismic surveys; from design to implementation to imaging

Wednesday, May 25, 2022
1730
1930

Title: Challenging land seismic surveys, from design to implementation to imaging

Presenter: Dr Claudio Strobbia

Location: Thomas Cooper Room, Coopers Alehouse, 316 Pulteney St, Adelaide

Date: Wednesday 25th May

Time: 5:30 pm for a 6:15 pm start

Cost: Members & students free, non-members $10, includes finger food & drinks

SA/NT ASEG Branch Members interested in joining the SA/NT branch committee (President, Treasurer, Secretary, General Committee) please email Ben Kay before 25th May at ben.kay@adelaide.edu.au

Volunteering for a professional society such as the ASEG can be a very rewarding activity with great personal and professional development, and a great opportunity to have impact and contribute to the society. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions about joining the committee. The AGM will be held 10 minutes prior to Claudios talk. 

Overview:

The challenges of land seismic are a result of the perturbations and of the noise, coherent and incoherent, related to the presence of a highly variable near-surface. The first tens to hundreds of meters not only present a phenomenal variability of geophysical properties, distorting the wavefield, but also host a variety of wave types, which with their scattering can obscure the true reflections from deeper targets. Furthermore, the access and logistical constraints can often prevent a regular sampling of the wavefield.

To solve these challenges and to get a clearer image of the targets, the nature of these phenomena and perturbations must be understood and anticipated. Improvements in signal and noise characterisation can describe and simulate most of the coherent and incoherent noise to create realistic seismic gathers, allowing optimal decisions on the sampling, to define both the micro- and macro-geometry. The novel processing approaches allow leveraging data, for both high-density surveys and sparser, highly irregular geometries.

Claudio will present some novel and innovative approaches to these challenges and demonstrate it is possible to design 3D surveys that result in usable images whilst at the same time maintaining a clear vision to reduce the field effort, safety exposure, costs, and the environmental impact of our seismic operations. Claudio looks forward to a robust discussion with the audience during the Q&A and after the talk. 

Bio:
Claudio is a research and operations geoscientist, with broad interests in exploration seismology, exploration geophysics and earthquake seismology. As a solution-oriented data geoscientist he enjoys exploring different fields and applications, with a preference for land seismology and challenging exploration data. As an entrepreneur, he is the CEO and Chief Research Scientist of Realtimeseismic (RTS) where his focus is on the development and application of technology and innovation in the geosciences.

Prior to RTS, Claudio was the global land processing specialist and seismic processing supervisor with TotalEnergies (Total) in Pau, France. Before joining Total, he was a senior research geophysicist with Schlumberger, stationed in both Cairo, Egypt, and London, UK. He has worked as a researcher for the EUCENTRE in Pavia, Italy and has taught exploration seismology at the University of Milano-Bicocca. His primary interests are in wave physics, inverse problems, near-surface geophysics, and seismic processing. Within exploration seismology, his main contributions are in noise attenuation and near-surface characterization. Claudio has contributed to scientific and commercial advances in seismic acquisition, seismic data conditioning and data processing, near-surface geophysics, and surface waves and reviews for different scientific journals, enjoys developing training modules and content and teaching.

 

SA - Fall Fling Networking Event 2022

Thursday, May 5, 2022
1730
2100

Fall Fling Networking Event 2022

 

About this event

The SPE, ASEG, YPP and PESA invite you to join us for a night of networking, nibbles and drinks at the Havelock Hotel.

Admission includes drinks and nibbles:

$10 for student members of any of ASEG, SPE or PESA

$20 for members of any of ASEG, SPE or PESA

$35 for non-members

Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/fall-fling-by-spe-aseg-ypp-pesa-2022-tickets-292201150507

SA/NT Tech Talk: Would you know a good decision if you saw one?

Friday, April 29, 2022
1730 ACST
1930 ACST

Title: Would you know a good decision if you saw one?

Presenter: Emeritus Professor Steve Begg, University of Adelaide; and, Decisions, Decisions

Date: Friday 29th April

Time: 1730 (for 1815)

Registration: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ARsn4xqKQQqZy0AdoFVUrA

Cost: Free (members). $10 - non-members

Abstract:

Making decisions is a key component of most technical and managerial jobs – the only bit of control an organization has over its future are its decisions (and their implementation), the rest is  up to nature, chance, decisions of others … all uncontrollable.  Like many other spheres, good decision-making abilities do not arise from “natural talent”, but from learning and developing a set of skills, honed by experience.  But most people have not been taught how to make good decisions in uncertain, complex or novel situations – or even what a good decision is.  This talk will introduce some key decision-making concepts (based on decision science) including the six dimensions of Decision Quality (DQ) that enable the user to make, and know they have made, a good decision (the only thing they can control) before they know the outcome.    The concepts are decision-agnostic, so equally applicable to personal decisions.

Bio:

Steve is an Emeritus Professor and former Head of School at the Australian School of Petroleum & Energy Resources (formerly ASP), University of Adelaide. His focus is on: tools and processes for decision-making under uncertainty; project/ asset and portfolio evaluations; and psychological factors in eliciting expert opinions. Steve’s prior roles include: Director for Decision Science and Strategic Planning with Landmark (a Halliburton company), a variety of senior roles for BP Alaska that spanned uncertainty in geological, engineering and economic models and Researcher and Project Manager with BP Research, where his focus was on uncertainty and variability modelling. He has twice been an SPE Distinguished Lecturer on uncertainty & decision-making topics. In 2014, he was elected to the Board of the Society of Decision Professionals (SDP). In 2016 he received the SPE’s top international award for the Management & Information discipline for his work on biases in decision-making. Steve is co-author, with Reidar Bratvold, of the book “Making Good Decisions”. He holds a PhD degree in Geophysics and a BSc degree in Geological Geophysics from Reading University in the UK and has taken executive education courses at MIT and U. Texas, Austin.

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.

Documents:

SA Industry Night and Christmas Party

Friday, December 3, 2021
1730
1900

On Friday 3rd December at the Coopers Alehouse, we've got our annual Industry Night and Christmas Party where we'll have presentations from some of our valued sponsors, so make sure to save the date. This is a fantastic opportunity to hear about some of the projects our sponsors have undertaken over the previous year, and what they might have in store while getting into the festive spirit. More details will be sent out soon and we look forward to seeing you on both nights, as they will also be a great opportunity for networking.

ASEG SA/NT: Student Presentation Night

Thursday, November 11, 2021
1730
1900

It is my pleasure to invite you to our annual Student Honours Night, on Thursday 11th November at the Coopers Alehouse.

This event is always one of the highlights of the technical and social calendar for the year, one not to be missed! The SA/NT branch of ASEG offers monetary prizes to the best geophysics presentations, as voted by you, the audience!

We have three honours students who will be presenting their projects to you, Emily Lewis, Yi He and Alex Hill all from the University of Adelaide.

Emily Lewis 'Bottom-Up Exploration: Imaging Resistivity of a Mineral System from Source to Sink'

Yi He 'Curnamona Cube: 3D Lithospheric Architecture of a Proterozoic Province'

Alex Hill 'Hunting Palaeorivers in the Gibbsland Basin using 3D Seismic Datasets: Drainage Landscapes of the Southeastern Australian Continental Shelf'

Title: Student Presentation Night

Presenter: Emily Lewis, Yi He, Alex Hill

Location: Thomas Cooper Room, Coopers Alehouse, 316 Pulteney St, Adelaide

Date: Thursday 11th November 2021

Time: 5:30 pm for a 6:15 pm start

Cost: Members and students free, non-members $10, includes finger food and drinks

34th SA/NT Branch Annual Melbourne Cup Luncheon!

Tuesday, November 2, 2021
1200
1600

The ASEG SA/NT Branch is excited to invite you to the 34th SA/NT Branch Annual Melbourne Cup Luncheon!

About this event

Experience this year's Melbourne Cup like never before by watching with us on the big screens of the Adelaide Oval! Join us in the Premiership Suite, for an afternoon of fun as we celebrate the race that stops a nation. Try your luck in the Calcutta Sweep or bypass the draw and claim your prize as best dressed!

2 course lunch and 4 hour drinks package included. Bookings close Thursday 29th October 2020. We look forward to seeing you there!

Please direct further inquiries to : samuel.jennings@adelaide.edu.au

A flyer for the event is available here.

Registration: To register click here.

General tickets: Members ($70), Non-members ($95), Students ($45).

Where:

Premiership Suite, Adelaide Oval. Entry through the South Gate and follow signage (or speak to concierge).

Getting to the venue is easy and car parking options are available. A function rate of $17 per day is on offer. To receive this rate you must park in one of the Wilson car parks on site and validate your ticket at the venue.

Drinks (4 hrs)

Sparkling: Oxford Landing Brut Cuvee

Yalumba Wine: Sauvignon Blanc/Shiraz

Beer/Cider: Hahn Superdry, Furphy, Hahn Premium Light, 5 Seeds Apple Cider

Plus soft drinks

Menu

Please notify us of any specific dietary requirements when booking!

Entree:

  • Zaatar rubbed lamb, pickled Lebanese eggplant, glazed pumpkin, tahini yoghurt

Main (alt-drop):

  • Beef fillet, baked pumpkin gnocchi, smoked garlic, roasted sprouts, grilled leek & jus
  • Chicken breast, soft goats cheese polenta, cured pork belly, braised wild mushrooms, red pesto

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