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ASEG WA: Student & Networking Night

Thursday, February 8, 2024

ASEG WA Present: Student & Networking Night

The WA Branch of the Australian Society of Exploration Geophysicists invites you to join us to start 2024 with the Perth geophysical community - a relaxed Student and Young Professional Networking Night where you can mingle and share your story!

Drinks and foods will be available shortly after from 5:30pm.

Location: Mayfair Lane
Address:  72 Outram Street West Perth, WA, 6005
Date:       Feb 8, 2024
When:      5:30 PM


Register here.

ASEG WA: Christmas Party 2023

Wednesday, December 6, 2023

ASEG WA Present: Christmas Party 2023

The WA Branch of the Australian Society of Exploration Geophysicists invites you to come and celebrate the end of 2023 with the community.
A relaxed evening of drinks, pizza and lawn bowls is scheduled as:

Location: Leederville Sporting Club
Address: 78 Cambridge Street West, Leederville, WA, 6007
Date: Dec 6, 2023
When: 5:00 PM

Notes: -- Parking is available at the venue
            -- Venue is close to Leederville train station

The event is free to all ASEG members. Woodfired pizzas and drinks tokens will be provided. If you have any queries, don't hesitate to get in touch with the secretary using
We look forward to seeing all of you there!

Register here. 

ASEG WA Annual General Meeting 2023

Thursday, November 23, 2023

ASEG WA Branch AGM and networking dinner. Have your say on the future of the ASEG! Treasurer vote for office bearers for 2024.

ASEG WA is looking for committee members for 2024. All EOI need to contact Michel Nzikou at Also, we will be voting for the treasurer role as the current one is leaving us this year end. So, if your interest is in the treasurer role, please let us know as well.

Drinks and nibbles will be available from 5:30pm - 6:15pm. The committee report will commence promptly at 6:15pm. ASEG would like to thank our sponsors for their continued support.

CPP Parking offer cheap parking fee and it is very close to the venue. Also, the Parking by the State Library is nearby and is cheap too.

Register here.

WA tech talk: Shake, rattle and roll on. Seismology at GSWA

Thursday, November 9, 2023

Title: Shake, rattle and roll on. Seismology at GSWA

Speaker: Ruth Murdie

Time and Date: 09 Nov 2023, 5:30 pm

Venue: Shoe Bar & Café




Seismological projects have part of the operational research at GSWA for the past 10 years. Up to now, they have been quite low-key concentrating on imaging specific geological targets such as the Capricorn Orogen which investigated the collision between the Pilbara and the Yilgarn Cratons, the Albany-Fraser Orogen and the SE margin of the Yilgarn Craton, The Canning Basin and the area between the Western Australian Craton and the North Australia Craton. These studies have been in conjunction with geological mapping, active seismic and MT. 

Now we are conducting longer-term projects in conjunction with GA, such as baseline monitoring in the Canning Basin, seismicity of the Goldfields Region and more detailed monitoring of the SW Seismic Zone. 

However, the current big project, which we are in the first year of is the complete 40 km coverage of Western Australia with passive seismic stations, known as WA Array. This continues the work started in other parts of the country under the EFTF as AusArray. This is a 10-year project with a specific list of products, a tight timeframe and big ambitions. 



Ruth Murdie is the Manager of the Earth Imaging and Observation Group at GSWA. She started there 10 years ago as the 3D modeller and has been involved in most of the seismology projects at GSWA. Before joining GSWA she spent some time at St Ives gold mine in the Eastern Goldfields as the exploration geophysicist. She has also worked at the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organisation in Vienna and was a lecturer in Geophysics at Keele University, UK. 

H-NAT 2023

Monday, November 27, 2023


H-Nat Summit is the unique annual opportunity for all Natural Hydrogen stakeholders to gather, discuss and update their knowledge about this new promising market. It is also the must-attend event to discover the latest products and services, build partnership, establish and grow business relationships, raise financing…

By joining the event : you will upgrade your knowledge on a disruptive energy, with a commercial and strategic understanding. You’ll meet the players who are driving the emergence of natural hydrogen on the international scene. 

Join the Natural hydrogen community on November 27 – 28, 2023 now and be part of the energy revolution to come!

Details here

ASEG members receive discounted entry. 

WA tech night: High Density 3D seismic acquisition – An Illustrated Example from Onshore India

Thursday, October 26, 2023

Title: High Density 3D seismic acquisition – An Illustrated Example from Onshore India

Presenter: Mick Micenko

Date and time: 26 Oct 2023, 1730

Venue: Shoe Bar and Cafe




The world class Mangala oil field was discovered in Rajasthan in 2005. Even though the field had 3D seismic coverage the crest of the structure was poorly imaged and an experimental 2D seismic line was recorded across the crest later in 2004. This test line confirmed the benefits of using closer spaced source and receiver points and led to a high-density 3D survey being recorded across the field commencing in August 2006. Severe flooding in Rajasthan delayed recording for several months and the 120 square km survey was eventually completed in May 2007. Development drilling began in 2008 The HD3D was acquired with short station intervals with source and receiver spacing of 10m, increased vibrator frequency range using a single vibrator and effectively point receivers. This resulted in a 20Hz gain in bandwidth and improved signal- noise. The resulting seismic data had improved imaging of the shallow section which led to better depth migration and enhanced resolution of the structural complexities within the reservoir allowing more optimal positioning of the development wells. The Field began production in 2008 with oil initially being trucked until a heated pipeline was built to transport the oil 600km to the coast This talk will be illustrated with colourful pictures of life in India.


Mick Micenko is an Honorary Member of the ASEG and is well known for his regular Seismic Windows articles published in the Preview magazine. He started his working career acquiring gravity, magnetic and IP data across Australia for mining companies before moving into the oil industry working the Eromanga Basin with Delhi Petroleum. He has a wealth of experience in a variety of basins in Australia, NZ, India, SE Asia, Africa and the USA and became a well-respected seismic interpretation consultant. He has worked for numerous companies and taught the Seismic Interpretation course at Curtin University for many years.

WA branch tech talk: Digital Rock Under Stress

Thursday, September 28, 2023

Title: Digital Rock Under Stress

Speaker: Professor Maxim Lebedev

Date and Time: 28 September 2023, 5:30 pm



Modelling the physical properties of rocks based on microstructure derived from X-ray microtomographic images (known as digital rock physics) is an important technology in geophysical rock characterisation. However, these images are most commonly obtained at room pressure and temperature conditions. Consequently, most digital rock physics models are not representative of the rocks at depth.

Reservoir rocks are at such depth that they experience high stresses and temperatures. The thermodynamic properties of the fluids inside the reservoir are pressure and temperature-dependent; therefore, transport properties are also temperature and pressure dependent. Moreover, it is well established that elastic rock properties of rocks are strongly affected by stress and/or fluid distribution. Thus, to acquire realistic pore network structures and fluid distributions (including, but not limited to, residual saturation) and reliably estimate transport and elastic properties from micro images, rocks with fluids inside have to be imaged at reservoir pressure and temperature conditions.

In this lecture, we will discuss how to obtain 3D images under elevated temperature and stress conditions and the challenges with imaging and further image processing. Finally, we will provide some results to demonstrate how the microstructure of the rocks can be linked to the transport and elastic properties of rocks measured on bigger samples.

The lecture is useful to rock physicists, petrophysicists, and reservoir engineers.


Maxim is a Professor at Edith Cowan University, Australia. Maxim was awarded BS, MS and PhD degrees from the Moscow Institute (State University) of Physics and Technology in Russia. He has over 30 years of research experience in physics, material science and rock physics, working at leading research organizations in Russia, Japan, New Zealand, and Australia. In 2007 he joined Curtin University, and during 16 years at this University, he built a rock physics laboratory from scratch and  became the head of the experimental rock physics program. Recently he moved to Edith Cowan University. He has published over 180 peer-reviewed journal papers and is the inventor of 11 international patents. His current research is focused on the properties of subsurface reservoir rocks and minerals, including elastic and unelastic properties of rocks at teleseismic, seismic and ultrasonic frequencies; digital rock physic; mechanical properties of rocks at microlevel (nanoindentation); direct observation of multiphase fluid distribution inside rocks at reservoir conditions (microCT).

SEG Distinguished Instructor Short Course (DISC) - Distributed acoustic sensing for seismic measurements – what geophysicists and engineers need to know

Tuesday, September 12, 2023

We are delighted to share with you the details for an upcoming SEG Distinguished Instructor Short Course (DISC) being hosted by the ASEG. 

This course will be run virtually over two days. 


Who: Dr Mark E Willis, Chief Scientific Advisor of Borehole Seismics at Halliburton

What: Distributed acoustic sensing for seismic measurements – what geophysicists and engineers need to know - DISC course

Where: Virtually. There will be a streaming of the virtual course in Brisbane at Anglo-American office, Brisbane, QLD. Please contact if you would like to join the streaming (ensuring that you also register for the virtual DISC)

When: September 12th and 13th 2023, 9am - 1pm ACST each day. 

Cost: $250 USD for SEG and ASEG members which includes access to software and a copy of the accompanying e-book. ASEG members need to use the code emailed to them, or contact Registration cost for non-members is $375 USD.

Register: Please register here by September 12th.


Course description: Geoscientists and engineers are very comfortable using seismic data sets acquired with geophones, hydrophones, and accelerometers because we have a long, well-defined set of standards for acquiring, processing, and interpreting them. However, distributed acoustic sensing (DAS) seismic measurements are rapidly augmenting, and in some cases replacing, the data from these conventional tools. Technologists are frequently unaccustomed to using DAS seismic data sets since it directly acquires relative strain or strain rate measurements and not the more familiar pressure, displacement, velocity, and acceleration data. There are also acquisition parameter selections that must be made to optimize the acquired data to accomplish the purpose of the seismic survey. This course is designed to build an intuition and understanding of the value, limitations, and applications of DAS seismic technology. In addition to the lecture and accompanying book, software will be provided, which will allow the student to interactively explore DAS seismic technology.


For more details visit Current DISC - SEG.

WA tech talk: Geophysics and Graphite - from Foe to Friend

Tuesday, August 22, 2023

Title: Geophysics and Graphite - from Foe to Friend

Presenter: Barry Bourne

Date and time: 22/08/2023 at 1730

Location: The Shoe Bar and Cafe 376 - 420 Wellington Street Perth, WA 6050