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.