Workshops

After a considered application and review process a three-day workshop and short course program has been developed which will provide conference delegates with an eclectic variety of workshops to choose from. Courses on offer cater to a broad range of tastes from the non-technical to the niche technical, from the petroleum to the minerals focussed and software orientated courses.

Workshops will be run on the two days prior to the conference, Sunday 1 September and Monday 2 September as either one- or two-day offerings whilst a series of one day workshops will be available after the conference closes on Friday 6 September. All workshops and courses held at the conference venue will be run simultaneously on each day with breaks taken together to allow attendees to network and mingle over coffee, tea and lunch.

Please refer to the workshop program belowwhen making your selection.

Workshops will proceed only if minimum numbers are reached, should a workshop be cancelled that you have paid and registered for, you will be notified and refunded the full amount.
Should you wish to cancel a workshop, standard registration cancellation terms and conditions apply.

All workshops will be held at Crown Perth, unless stated otherwise.

If you are attending the conference, workshops may be booked via the main delegate registration site.

Not attending the conference, but would like to attend an AEGC workshop?

Two Day Workshops

W1 Key Reservoirs of the Northwest Shelf, Australia – A Core Workshop

Thursday 29 August & Friday 30 August

Time: 08:00 – 16:00

This workshop will focus on over 1000m of Triassic-Jurassic core from hydrocarbon reservoirs of the North West Shelf, Australia. Representative facies from fluvial, coastal-deltaic, shallow marine and shelf depositional systems will be demonstrated including old and new cores plus Middle Triassic Roc-2 core (reservoir of recent Dorado oil discovery), and a suite of Late Triassic Mungaroo-Brigadier, and Middle -Late Jurassic shallow marine examples.

Workshop Coordinators: Robert Seggie, Simon Lang, Peter McCabe, Bruce Ainsworth

Organisation: Woodside Energy, UWA, Australian School of Petroleum, Chevron

Location: Core Store

Delegate $700.00 | Student $400.00 | Non Delegate $775.00

W2 Cover thickness estimate using geophysical inversion methods

Sunday 1 September & Monday 2 September

Time: 0845 – 1645

This workshop is to provide an overview of three geophysical techniques (AEM, magnetotelluric (MT) and passive seismic), and hands-on experience in applying robust inversion tools to estimate cover thickness. The examples worked through during the workshop can be used by the participants as a basis to invert their own datasets.

Workshop Coordinator: Marina Costelloe

Organisation: Geoscience Australia

Location: Crown Perth

Delegate $500.00 | Student $300.00 | Non Delegate $575.00

W3 Practical Application of Sequence Stratigraphy to Petroleum Exploration and Development

Sunday 1 September & Monday 2 September

Time: 0845 – 1645

The aim of the course is to provide an in-depth understanding of sequence stratigraphic principles with the purpose of applying this methodology to real geologic datasets.

The course is exercised based, interspersed with short guide presentations on the theory and practical application of sequence stratigraphy.

The course is designed to give attendees the confidence to make predictive sequence stratigraphic interpretations through the integration of seismic and well based data from regional to field scale.

Attendees will be able to rapidly understand how basins evolve through time and when and where the elements of a petroleum system are likely to occur.

Workshop Coordinator: Simon Sturrock

Organisation: Strat Trap Pty Ltd

Location: Crown Perth

Delegate $700.00 | Student $400.00 | Non Delegate $775.00

W4 Simple and Effective Project Management Concepts for Geoscientists

Sunday 1 September & Monday 2 September

Time: 0845 – 1645

Everybody thinks they can do project management but very few projects finish on time and on budget. Give yourself the best chance for a successful project.

You will learn how to plan and manage your project including different strategies for getting it back on schedule and budget.

Workshop Coordinator: Wayne Stasinowsky

Organisation: Concept Geophysics

Location: Crown Perth

Delegate $700.00| Student $400.00 | Non Delegate $775.00

Sunday 1 September

W5 Applications of Geostatistical Inversion for Detailed Reservoir Characterization

Sunday 1 September

Time: 0845 – 1645

Discussion around the industry-standard seismic inversion methods from viewpoints of concepts, workflows as well as recommended applications. This workshop will demonstrate how seismic inversion results can be used for analysis and better understanding of subsurface geology; enhance quality of interpretation and prospect risk assessment. Case studies will be used throughout.

Workshop Coordinator: Dr. Ranjit Shaw

Organisation: CGG

Location: Crown Perth

Delegate $250.00 | Student $150.00 | Non delegate $325.00

W6 Exploring Presentation – Extracting Engagement

Sunday 1 September

Time: 08:30 – 17:00

Do scientific presentations deserve a breakthrough? Unlike your findings; presentation doesn’t always have a definitive answer. Nothing is more important in a presentation than what YOU have to say but are presentation expectations preventing you from reaching your audience?

Workshop Coordinator: Doug Knight

Location: Mantra on Hay

Delegate $350.00 | Student $175.00 | Non Delegate $425.00

W7 Hit That Target – Optimise your drilling program for exploration and resource definition. Be on time, within budget and do it safely

Sunday 1 September

Time: 0845 – 1645

Technology to increase drilling penetration rates, locate the bit, direct the bit and acquire geophysical measurements at the time of drilling, all in the context of a live three-dimensional geological model, are already available or imminent. Learn how to optimise your drilling program to leverage two major drivers to success, testing more targets during exploration and shortening the time taken to define a resource.

Workshop Coordinator: David Lawie

Organisation: Imdex

Location: Crown Perth

Delegate $250.00 | Student $150.00 | Non Delegate $325.00

W8 Introduction to Python and PyGPlates: geospatial and temporal analysis

Sunday 1 September

Time: 0845 – 1645

Python has become a popular language for scientific computing, boasting a rich set of libraries used and developed by geoscientists working with data. This workshop bridges plate reconstructions in PyGPlates with the types of data analyses, modelling, and visualisation tools available in Python.

Workshop Coordinator: Ben Mather, Dietmar Müller

Organisation: University of Sydney

Location: Crown Perth

Delegate $250.00 | Student $150.00 | Non Delegate $325.00

W9 Opportunities and applications for machine learning in exploration geophysics

Sunday 1 September

Time: 0845 – 1645

This workshop will highlight the potential of Machine Learning (ML) in exploration geophysics. This rapidly-developing technology has proven effective for big data analysis in many related disciplines, including environmental sciences, reservoir engineering, and meteorology. However, applications in exploration geophysics are still relatively scarce. This workshop will provide a gentle introduction to ML for practicing geophysicists, illustrated by case studies from industry and academia. We will also emphasise the limitations and potential drawbacks of ML, providing attendees with a balanced perspective on the strengths and weaknesses of this emerging technology.

Workshop Coordinators: Stanislav Glubokovskikh, Andrew Valentine

Organisations: Curtin University, ANU

Location: Crown Perth

Delegate $250.00 | Student $150.00 | Non Delegate $325.00

W10 QGIS for Geoscientists

Sunday 1 September

Time: 0845 – 1645

QGIS is a free open sources GIS package with extensive capabilities for import, analysis and display of geoscientific data. The workshop will provide an introduction to QGIS followed by a series of hands-on workshop tasks to familiarise the user to the QGIS environment. Tasks include compiling a map for printing, and the import and display of field data, geochemistry, geophysics and satellite data.

Workshop Coordinator: Grant Boxer

Location: Crown Perth

Delegate $250.00 | Student $150.00 | Non Delegate $325.00

W11 VSP & Borehole Sonic Interpretation and Application

Sunday 1 September

Time: 0845 – 1645

This course begins with an overview of the applications of borehole sonic and VSP data, followed by tutorials on VSP data acquisition and processing. The afternoon will focus on sonic data acquisition, processing, and interpretation. Examples will be drawn from both mineral mining and oilfield applications.

Workshop Coordinator: Huw Rossiter

Organisation: MPC Kinetic

Location: Crown Perth

Delegate $250.00 | Student $150.00 | Non Delegate $325.00

Monday 2 September

W12 3D Modelling and Inversion using UBC-GIF, GIFTOOLS and VPSuite

Monday 2 September

Time: 0845 – 1645

This workshop will cover practical modelling and inversion for mineral exploration through a series of tutorial style ‘How to’ presentations and detailed case histories. Software packages covered will include VP Suite inversion codes (VPmg and VPem1D), UBC-GIF as well as the latest GIFtools, Geoscience Analyst and GOCAD Mining Suite.

Workshop Coordinator: James Reid

Organisation: Mira Geoscience

Location: Crown Perth

Delegate $350.00 | Student $200.00 | Non Delegate $425.00

W13 Digital Disruption in Exploration

Monday 2 September

Time: 0845 – 1645

Digital Disruption in Exploration Workshop will focus on the implications of digital disruption in the resources exploration sector. In particular, the growing volume of high quality data (big data) from disparate sources which present an enormous opportunity to develop new ways of collecting, interpreting and understanding geoscientific data.

Workshop Coordinator: Jens Klump

Organisation: CSIRO

Location: Crown Perth

Delegate $250.00 | Student $150.00 | Non Delegate $325.00

W14 Drill Core Data Exploration and Integration

Monday 2 September

Time: 0845 – 1645

Mineral exploration using drilling is undergoing a digital revolution with new instrumentation providing large volumes of data. In this hands-on course we demonstrate methods to help you get the best value from hyperspectral, pXRF and other numerical drill hole data. We also show you how to access public data.

Workshop Coordinator: June Hill

Organisation: CSIRO

Location: Crown Perth

Delegate $250.00 | Student $150.00 | Non Delegate $325.00

W15 Forum on the relevance of geophysical uncertainty in exploration

Monday 2 September

Time: 0845 – 1645

This forum reviews concepts of uncertainty quantification, decision making under uncertainty and their relevance for problems faced by explorers. Speakers will include academics focusing on the development of efficient algorithms for uncertainty quantification and practitioners who are faced with making exploration decisions under uncertainty and can identify exploration relevance.

Workshop Coordinator: David Annetts, Juerg Hauser

Organisation: CSIRO

Location: Crown Perth

Delegate $350.00 | Student $175.00 | Non Delegate $325.00

W16 Magnetotellurics for Resource Exploration and Monitoring

Monday 2 September

Time: 0845 – 1645

Magnetotellurics is finding new applications in exploration, particularly in mapping mineral systems from lithospheric source to deposit-scale. In the energy sector, the technique does not directly detect hydrocarbons, but plays a role in defining basin structure and for production monitoring. This workshop provides a state-of-the art review in terms of the technical and geological challenges.

Workshop Coordinators: Graham Heinson, Alan Jones

Organisation: Adelaide University / Consultant

Location: Crown Perth

Delegate $250.00 | Student $150.00 | Non Delegate $325.00

W17 Mentoring: Networking, Confidence, Diversity

Monday 2 September

Time: 0845 – 1645

The workshop will focus on the key concepts of effective mentoring relationships and will provide attendees with networking opportunities.

It cover issues relevant to those working in Earth and Environmental Sciences, through speaker presentations and focused discussions including: confidence, presenting, personal branding and dealing with imposter syndrome.

Workshop Coordinator: Marina Costelloe

Organisation: Geoscience Australia

Location: Crown Perth

Delegate $150.00 | Student $75.00 | Non Delegate $225.00

W18 Near Surface geophysics at a historical coastal gun site

Monday 2 September

Workshop Coordinators: Tim Dean, Andrew Pethick, Alex Costall, Mathew Cooper

Organisation: Curtin University

Location: Mosman Park

Delegate $250.00 | Student $150.00 | Non Delegate $325.00

W19 Porphyry Copper-Gold Deposit Course

Monday 2 September

Time: 0845 – 1645

This workshop presents the tectonic and regional controls to copper and gold mineralization in the circum-Pacific region. The major focus of the course will be the geological setting, geochemical signature and geophysical expression of porphyry copper-(gold) systems on the district-scale and provide several global examples.

Workshop Coordinator: Steve Garwin

Location: Crown Perth

Delegate $350.00 | Student $200.00 | Non Delegate $425.00

W20 What’s Next in Your Career? Get Clear on What You Want and How to Get It

Monday 2 September

Time: 0845 – 1645

This workshop takes you through the process of developing your future career plan. We explore your interests, strengths, preferred work environment and what motivates you to define the work you’ll find most fulfilling. We then identify and evaluate options and build a career plan you’ll have the confidence to implement.

Workshop Coordinator: Anna Black

Organisation: Strategic Career Planning

Location: Crown Perth

Delegate $350.00 | Student $200.00 | Non Delegate $425.00

Friday 6 September

W21 Deposits and Ore Textures of the Mount Isa and Cloncurry Districts

Friday 6 September

Time: 0845 – 1645

This workshop will provide an overview of the geology, ore textures and characteristic alteration of the main deposit styles of the Mount Isa (sediment-hosted – Cu/Pb/Zn) and Cloncurry (IOCG – Cu/Au) districts of North West Queensland. Representative hand-samples will be used to enable the identification of ore textures, breccias and to establish mineral paragenesis.

Workshop Coordinator: Richard Lilly

Organisation: Adelaide University

Location: Crown Perth

Delegate $250.00 | Student $150.00 | Non Delegate $325.00

W22 Discovering and Accessing Geophysical Data in the 21st Century

Friday 6 September

Time: 0845 – 1645

This workshop will cover:

-Geoscience Australia’s new data delivery pipelines for geophysical data

-Efficient data discovery and access techniques using data standards

-Case studies involving magnetotellurics, gravity, magnetic, radiometric & AEM data

-Integrating new formats and web services into your workflows

-Establishing new geophysical data conventions

Workshop Coordinators: Alex Ip, Yvette Poudjom-Djomani & Ross C Brodie

Organisation: Geoscience Australia

Location: Crown Perth

Delegate $150.00 | Student $75.00 | Non Delegate $225.00

W23 Informing Geophysical Exploration with Petrophysics: Processes, Pitfalls and Tools

Friday 6 September

Time: 0845 – 1645

This workshop will investigate the incorporation of petrophysics into geophysical exploration approaches, citing numerous industry case studies across a range of commodities and techniques. It will delve into how fundamental geological processes affect petrophysical properties, explore the pitfalls of scale, and evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of various tools.

Workshop Coordinator: Jim Austin

Organisation: CSIRO

Location: Crown Perth

Delegate $250.00 | Student $150.00 | Non Delegate $325.00

W24 Introduction to Chemostratigraphy

Friday 6 September

Time: 0845 – 1645

This course aims to help you use and understand elemental geochemistry data in sedimentary systems for use in chemostratigraphy (other applications will be touched on). We will use case studies from Australia (NW Shelf, Canning Basin) and to demonstrate how to use the data, its benefits and limitations.

Workshop Coordinator: Anne Forbes

Organisation: Chemostrat

Location: Crown Perth

Delegate $350.00 | Student $200.00 | Non Delegate $425.00

W25 Inversion of Time Domain EM Data with Geosoft’s VOXI Earth Modelling

Friday 6 September

Time: 0845 – 1645

Join Geosoft VOXI Earth Modelling experts at this hands-on workshop. Participants will be running their own meaningful VOXI TDEM inversions, with the ability to apply them immediately to their own projects and will be given a 14-day evaluation subscription of VOXI TDEM.

Workshop Coordinator: Scott Moore

Organisation: Geosoft

Location: Crown Perth

Delegate $250.00 | Student $150.00 | Non Delegate $325.00

W26 Physics and Mechanics of Rocks: A Practical Approach

Friday 6 September

Time: 0845 – 1645

During this one-day short course, Manika Prasad will provide the earth scientist and engineer with the fundamental basis of rock physics to describe the physical processes that govern the response of rocks to external stresses that are essential for reservoir characterization. The course will also offer practical guidance to help better analyze existing data.

Workshop Coordinator: Manika Prasad

Organisation: SEG

Location: Crown Perth

Delegate $250.00 | Student $150.00 | Non Delegate $325.00

W27 Seismic for Everyone – an exploration with fibre optic cables

Friday 6 September

Time: 09:00 – 17:00

Numerous recent developments in fibre optic sensing allow this approach to become a solid new technology for mining and oil and gas exploration. Presently fibre optics is applied in many aspects and stages of mineral and hydrocarbon studies. The workshop mainly focuses on the fibre optic technologies and advancements in application to borehole seismic for exploration and Earth imaging. The workshop also covers the improvements in the application of fibre optic sensing to surface seismic, innovations in processing and analysis of fibre optic seismic data, advances in the equipment and other fibre optic measurements for exploration. The live demonstration of several current fibre optic sensing systems will be held at the Curtin University research well facility during the second part of the workshop.

Workshop Coordinators: Konstantin Tertyshnikov, Sinem Yavuz

Organisation: Curtin University

Location: ARRC Building

Delegate $250.00 | Student $150.00 | Non Delegate $325.00

W28 Structural Interpretation of NW Shelf Sedimentary Basins

Friday 6 September

Time: 0845 – 1645

This workshop will examine the wide variety of structural styles exhibited by sedimentary basins on the North West Shelf of Australia through hands-on interpretation of seismic data and consider the implications for our understanding of the evolution of these basins.

Workshop Coordinator: Chris Elders

Organisation: Curtin University

Location: Crown Perth

Delegate $350.00 | Student $200.00 | Non Delegate $425.00

W29 Tools for Mineral Exploration – Tips, Tricks, and Perhaps Something New

Friday 6 September

Time: 0845 – 1645

This workshop explores tools that every modern mineral exploration geoscientist should understand, or at least know when to appropriately follow-up: 1)  geochemistry, 2) infrared spectrometry, 3) petrophysics, and 4) magnetics interpretation. An overview of fundamental principles, best practices and practical applications are covered.  Handheld tools will be available for demonstration.

Workshop Coordinator: Cameron Adams

Organisation: UWA

Location: Crown Perth

Delegate $250.00 | Student $150.00 | Non Delegate $325.00

W30 Uncertainty in 3D modelling and inversion

Friday 6 September

Time: 0845 – 1645

This workshop will introduce the latest developments in 3D geological modelling and inversion, with particular reference to new workflows that enable us to characterise and analyse geological uncertainty in 3D. The hands on workshop will introduce the basics of 3D geological modelling and uncertainty analysis using an implicit modelling code.

Workshop Coordinator: Mark Jessell

Organisation: UWA

Location: Crown Perth

Delegate $250.00 | Student $150.00 | Non Delegate $325.00

Key Dates

Early Bird Registration Opens: 1 March 2019
Abstract Submission Extension: Friday 12 April 2019
Author Notification: 31 May 2019
Registration Deadline: 31 May 2019

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