Saturday, 8 August 2015

Clastic Depositional Systems: A Source-to-Sink Perspective. A PESA courses and lunch August 2015

PESA VIC/Tas Branch Short Course - 
Clastic Depositional Systems: A Source-to-Sink Perspective

This week, I managed to get on a nice two day course in Melbourne, VIC:
PESA VIC/Tas Branch Short Course -
Clastic Depositional Systems: A Source-to-Sink Perspective
Tuesday, August 4 & 5
Conducted by Mike Blum, of Kansas Uni. Kansas, USA.
Twelve people attended this very interesting course, lively questions from the more academic side. The food was adequete, the coffee was a little boring.
Mike has had a varied professional life between academia and industry, and presented the course in a interesting manner, the material was good, but a few more attributes to track down material used easily would have been a little more helpful.
The material presented was given out on a little USB card- a great idea. There many pictures of Utah geology examples, and the videos presented were pretty good.
I enjoyed and appreciated the vourse, as did the other attendees. It gave me new insights into seismic interpretations of both fluvial and marine deposits- rivers, fans and deltas will never look the same again from an aeroplane window!. Sedimentology and geography, or GEOMORPHOLGY combined. Highly recommended.

PESA Vic/Tas Branch August Technical Lunch - The Mississippi Delta: Subsidence, Global Sea Level Rise, Sediment Supply and the Future
Wednesday, August 5 @ 12:00
I attended another presentation by Mike Blum, and appreciated this technical talk very much. The wine was g
ood, the lunch not so much- but the format is changing, so we will see how that goes!

7 August 2015
An AAPG course was booked for the melbourne ICE AAPG/PESA conference in September.
And therefor I had to join as well. 
But / And now the field trips are cancelled. Hmm, industry not going that well.

Sunday, 8 February 2015

Woodside Work

New Contract

Through Reservoir Dogs,  the latest contract has been for Woodside Petroleum, both based in Perth.

The operations Geologists are people I have worked with before, which makes the job that much more intense, you do not want to let old friends down!

Peter Gibson from Reservoir Dogs cold called from the blue as the Statoil contract was nearly through, but as it was only nearly through. I could not commit to immediate work that he had plainly immediately available- like in Victoria.

However, Westwern Asutralia work was up for grabs shortly too,and as the Statoil work finished I grabbed the opportunity as soon as I could.

This meant a HUET course,anther round of medical checkups. In Septmber, I caught a flight to Karratha via Perth from Melbourne, and ended up on the Semi-Sub Atwood Eagle.

Next Well was on the Deepwater Millenium Drillship. This work is 90 minutes off Broome. A cyclone standby was had in town, and I found a new beer... Mango Beer by Matsos. Aside from that brief  delay, I began work in January a well.