An energy revolution? How unconventional petroleum resource assessments improve our understanding of the national resource endowment

26 July 2017

Unconventional resource assessment datasets

Key datasets for the Toolachee Formation
(Cooper Basin) assessment.

The security of Australia's oil and gas supplies and associated issues including electricity prices, emissions reduction, and 'fraccing' have been at the forefront of national debate for some time. Geoscience Australia has completed a series of unconventional (shale and tight gas and liquids) petroleum resource assessments for the Otway, Gippsland, Cooper, Perth and Canning Basins in order to provide a greater understanding of the national resource endowment and support factually-based decision making around energy issues.

Bridgette Lewis has worked at Geoscience Australia since 2008, in that time she has worked on a variety of minerals, geothermal and international engagement projects. In 2013 Bridgette moved specialities and took up a role in petroleum; in 2014 she assumed her current role in the petroleum resource assessment team.

This talk is presented as part of the Distinguished Geoscience Australia Lecturer series.

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Date: 26 July 2017
Time: 11.00am
Location: Sir Harold Raggatt Theatre, Geoscience Australia
Cost/bookings: Free, No bookings required
Audience: General
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