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SA/NT Spring Fling

Thursday, October 21, 2021

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

Date/Time: Thursday 21st October, 5:30 pm

Location: Havelock Hotel, 162 Hutt St, Adelaide, 5000

Admission includes drinks and nibbles. All welcome!

Purchase your tickets in advance through Eventbrite.

$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

Hope to see you there!

SA/NT Tech night: Constraining regional-scale groundwater transport predictions using multiple geophysical techniques

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Title: Constraining regional-scale groundwater transport predictions using multiple geophysical techniques

Presenter: Dr Michael Hatch

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

Date: Tuesday 27th July 2021

Time: 5:45 pm for a 6:15 pm start

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


I would like to invite you to our next technical event on Tuesday 27th July at 5:45 pm for a 6:15 pm start at the Thomas Cooper Room, Coopers Alehouse.

We have Dr Michael Hatch from the University of Adelaide speaking on 'Constraining regional-scale groundwater transport predictions using multiple geophysical techniques'.


Due to often spatially discontinuous and sparse datasets from traditional geohydrological techniques, it is becoming more common to incorporate geophysical data in groundwater models.  Not only are the geophysical data sets more continuous, but they can often be collected non-invasively. A disadvantage is that there may be no consistent/obvious link between the geophysical data and the geohydrological properties that the groundwater model is simulating. It is therefore necessary to derive coupling relationships between the geophysical data and the underlying hydrogeology. This is usually performed in a deterministic manner in which the uncertainty inherent in the geophysical data (as well as in the coupling) is rarely incorporated. In this study we collect a number of geophysical data sets, including audio-frequency magnetotellurics (AMT), time‑domain electromagnetics (TEM) and nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR). These geophysical techniques provide constraints on hydraulic conductivity, water table depth, hydrostratigraphy and porosity. By combining this information with scattered and sparse hydrological measurements, the geophysical data can be coupled with other data in a stochastic groundwater modelling framework. When using geophysical data to provide parameters in groundwater model inversion, it is critical to quantify and account for their uncertainty to avoid incorrectly biasing model outcomes. This study achieves this goal by using an ensemble-smoother modelling method incorporating PESTPP-IES. This approach is illustrated using geophysical and hydrological data from Kapunda, South Australia, to evaluate the potential impact of a simulated In-Situ Recovery (ISR) lixiviant injection test

Fall Fling Networking Event

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

The ASEG, SPE, PESA and YPP invite you to join us for Adelaide's Fall Fling- a night of drinks, nibbles and conversation on Wednesday 28th April  from 5.30 PM at the Havelock Hotel. Find a flyer attached here.

Admission includes great company, drinks and nibbles. Please purchase your tickets through Eventbrite.

$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

Everybody is welcome, so please feel free to spread the event among your colleagues. 


ASEG SA Xmas party & Tech night: Application of Machine Learning to domaining of potential field data and subsurface geology predictions

Thursday, December 17, 2020

We are delighted to invite you to this upcoming ASEG SA/NT event.

The year has been a bit quiet in terms of face-to-face events- but we are grateful we can round the year off with a Christmas party and a chance to catch up with colleagues and friends. We will also have a technical talk by Matthew Zengerer, Gondwana Geoscience, ‘Application of Machine Learning to domaining of potential field data and subsurface geology predictions.'


Registration is required- please register through Eventbrite

Tickets are limited- register now!



Date: Thursday 17th December, 5:30 pm for 6 pm talk

Where: Union Hotel, 70 Waymouth St, Adelaide, 5000

Cost: ASEG members and students: free, non-members $10 cash at door, includes drinks and nibbles


Members in the NT- we are endeavouring to set up a zoom link for you to join us virtually – we will get this to you shortly!


We would like to take this opportunity to thank our sponsors for 2020, Beach, Oz Minerals, Vintage Energy, Terrex Seismic, Heathgate and Minotaur Exploration.

SA/NT: Annual Melbourne Cup Luncheon

Tuesday, November 3, 2020

The ASEG SA/NT Branch is proud to invite you to the 33rd Annual ASEG Melbourne Cup Luncheon.  As always there will be the usual Calcutta Sweep and prizes for best dressed, so dust off the form book and don your finest racing attire for a fantastic day out.


Date: Tuesday 3rd November, 12- 5 pm

Venue: Waymouth Room at The Gallery, 30 Waymouth St, Adelaide.

Cost: $45 students, $70 members and partners, $90 non-members, $500 table of 8 members/guests

Includes: 2 course meal and 4 hour drinks package.


RSVP and payment through Eventbrite here by Friday 30th October or use the following link:

Please notify us of any dietary requirements when booking.

We look forward to seeing as many members as possible there to keep the event going from strength to strength.

ASEG Webinar - SA/NT Branch: Searching for the Beaumont Children and Other Adventures in Unmarked Grave Detection

Tuesday, June 2, 2020
1230 AEST
1330 AEST

Branch hosting the event: SA/NT

Title: Searching for the Beaumont Children and Other Adventures in Unmarked Grave Detection

Presenter: Dr Ian Moffat

Date: Tuesday 2nd June 12:30 pm AEST



The reliable detection of unmarked graves is one of the most important challenges faced by community groups, industry and law enforcement agencies. Burials are ubiquitous in the archaeological and forensic record however these features are challenging to locate with conventional techniques. Geophysical methods are often used for this purpose due to their non-invasive nature and rapid site coverage however graves remain a difficult target due to their subtle response and small size. This presentation reviews a number of grave detection projects, including the search for the Beaumont Children and mapping WWII graves from the Battle of Tarawa, to discuss current best practice in this field.


Ian Moffat is an ARC DECRA Senior Research Fellow in Archaeological Science at Flinders University where he undertakes research in the application of earth science techniques in archaeology. He has previously held research positions at the University of Cambridge and the Institute for Mediterranean Studies. Ian holds a PhD from the ANU and a BA and BSc (Hons) from UQ. In addition to his academic career he has worked at Ecophyte Technologies, Precipice Training and Archaeometry Pty Ltd.


SA/NT AGM 2020

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

I would like to advise you of an update on next week's talk and general meeting. Due to the current circumstances, we will now be holding the short AGM virtually via Zoom, and unfortunately will be postponing Dr. Ian Moffat's talk for now. 


Date: Tuesday, 24 March

Time: 6:00pm

Location: via Zoom videoconference


It would be fantastic to see as many of you as possible on Zoom to round off the previous year, and we will be happy to take any feedback or suggestions for the upcoming year. Instructions for joining the Zoom meeting are below.


Please consider joining the committee if you have ideas for our society - we are always looking for new faces, and I promise you it's a low time commitment. I've attached the nomination form here, and please feel free to contact me if you have any questions about joining.


I look forward to seeing you on Zoom, and apologies for the changes. 




Join online using this link:

Meeting ID: 993 761 357


If you have not used Zoom before, we recommend joining a few minutes early so you can set up and ensure your video and sound is working properly.

Federal AGM

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Please SAVE THE DATE for the evening of April 7th for the Federal AGM, which this year will be held in Adelaide. This will be in the Balcony Room at the Hotel Richmond, with speaker Prof. Graham Heinson, University of Adelaide as guest speaker. More details to follow.

SA/NT Tech night: SEG honorary lecture - Regional to reservoir stress-induced seismic azimuthal anisotropy

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Our first event for 2020 is a technical evening on Tuesday February 11th at the Coopers Alehouse with Dr Lisa Gavin, SEG honorary lecturer. 

Lisa will be presenting on 'Regional to reservoir stress-induced seismic azimuthal anisotropy.'

Lisa works at Woodside Energy in Perth and has great experience in the oil and gas industry. Her interests include seismic anisotropy, quantitative interpretation, 4D seismic, and rock physics. More information and an abstract can be found here.



Time/Date: 5:30 pm for 6:15 pm start, Tuesday February 11th, 2020

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

Cost: Free for members and students, $10 for non-members, includes nibbles and drinks

SA - 2019 Industry Sponsors Night

Thursday, November 14, 2019

It is with great pleasure that I invite you to the 2019 Industry Sponsors Night on Thursday 14th November at the Coopers Alehouse. We will have presentations from some of our valued sponsors. 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. See the image below for details.

Location: Coopers Alehouse, 316 Pulteney St, Adelaide

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

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

Please also save the date for our annual Honours Night and Christmas Party. The event will be on the evening of Thursday 12th December with more details to follow shortly, but will include talks from geophysics honours students with ample networking and socialising opportunity, and as usual free for Members and students, non-members are $10.


I hope to see you at these events, and please feel free to circulate to anyone who may be interested. Please contact me with any questions at