Anita Andrew was based in the minerals and petroleum divisions of CSIRO as a research scientist and manager working in the development of new exploration technologies for some 20 years. In 2004 she established Environmental Isotopes P/L. She is currently a visiting professor at UNSW and Editor-in-Chief of the Australian Journal of Earth Sciences.
Dr Graham Begg
Graham has over 30 years in the mining and minerals exploration sector, and a PhD in tectonics and epithermal deposit geology from Monash University. Since 2002 he has spearheaded collaborative research at Macquarie University, aimed at systematic multi-disciplinary mapping of the architecture and geodynamic evolution of the continental lithospheric mantle and crust, with the aim to facilitate a breakthrough in greenfields exploration discovery through the Global Lithospheric Architecture Mapping (GLAM) product and his consultancy Minerals Targeting International (MTI).
Dr Benjamin Birt
Dr Benjamin Birt earned his PhD in Radiometry and worked as a Research Associate at the Canadian National Research Council before joining Schlumberger as a wireline field engineer, and then moving into the role of petrophysicist. Benjamin is now with Kinetic Logging Services processing advanced wireline logging tools and applying petrophysical techniques in the mining industry
Marita Bradshaw is a petroleum geologist with over 30 years of experience in government and industry. With Geoscience Australia she had a series of technical, managerial and executive roles with a focus on revealing and promoting the petroleum prospectivity of Australia. This included leading a program of new data acquisition in offshore frontier basins, responsibility for the geotechnical content of the annual offshore petroleum acreage releases and establishing the continent-wide framework of Australian petroleum systems. Within industry Marita has worked in exploration for a number of multi-national and Australian companies, including ESSO Australia and WMC.
Graham Carr has had a 35 year career as a research scientist and research manager, including a period as Chief Scientist for the Division of Earth Science and Resource Engineering. He specialised in the application of Pb isotopes to mineral exploration and led or participated in 5 AMIRA projects. He is the past President of the Geological Society of Australia.
Tim Chalke is the Director of Mira Geoscience's Asia Pacific division. He is a leader in exploratory data analysis, 3D integration and in the interpretation of geological and geophysical datasets for exploration targeting, ore body imaging, and mine risk assessment.
David Cohen is a senior academic at UNSW and a former President of the Association of Applied Geochemists. He has over 30 years research experience in exploration and environmental geochemistry. He is associate editor of the Journal of Geochemical Exploration and was the 2013 AusIMM visiting lecturer to New Zealand.
Tim has over 35 years' experience in project generation, exploration management and discovery of basemetals under cover. He is credited with the discovery of Ernest Henry and E1 IOCG deposits near Cloncurry and completed the initial targeting and ground acquisition in the West Musgraves leading to the discovery of the Nebo-Babel and Succoth nickel-copper sulphide deposits. More recently he founded geoconsultancy Geowisdom and Thinkercafe.org that teaches advanced thinking skills including systems and design thinking for improved discovery and innovation.
Kevin Hill is a structural and petroleum geologist who provides expert structural consulting to the resources industry, and offers beginners to advanced industry training courses. He has worked on many mountain belts and sedimentary basins around the world resulting in over 60 publications. Kevin had 5 years with BP based in Canada and England, with their Structural Specialists Group, working on numerous basins around the world. This was followed by 16 years consulting with many companies (whilst holding a 50% University position) including Murphy Oil Corp., Petronas, Cue Energy, Swift Energy, Santos, Orogen, Woodside, Coparex, Unocal, BHPB, NExT, Kufpec, Cheetah Oil and Gas and others, mainly on Malaysia, Indonesia, PNG, Australia's NW Shelf, Bass Strait and New Zealand. Academically he completed a 4 year study of the structure and thermal history of the Papuan Fold Belt, working in association with BP Australia and consulting for Lakes Oil.
Kevin also spent 12 years running petroleum and structural geology research projects at La Trobe University and the University of Melbourne, focused mainly on Bass Strait and New Guinea, working with Pacarc Niugini, Oil Search, MIM Petroleum, Caltex, Esso, British Gas, Freeport, LL&E, Mobil, ARCO, Highlands Gold, BHPP, Union Texas and Woodside, amongst others. He developed a seismic-structure workstation laboratory with industry-standard 2D and 3D seismic and structural software and organised funding and management of a team of researchers to undertake research projects on time and within budget, with regular reports to sponsors. For the last ten years Kevin has worked for Oil Search Ltd in Sydney constructing regional and detailed balanced sections across the fold belt, detailed 3D structural models of the producing fields and regional 3D structural models of new plays and prospects. This involved integrating regional tectonics, seismic interpretation, 2D and 3D structural modelling, fission track and U-Th-He thermochronology, surface mapping, regional aero-gravity data and 3D experimental analogue models.
In 2001 Kevin was the PESA Australian Distinguished Lecturer, presenting his structural workshop throughout Australia. Kevin received the Stillwell Medal for his fission track publication on Papua New Guinea.
Dr Tim Hopper
Dr Tim Hopper earned his PhD in Magnetic Resonance Imaging prior to moving into the oil and gas industry where he worked for Schlumberger. His career with Schlumberger involved stints as wireline field engineer, senior research scientist, project manager (LWD NMR) and petrophysicist. Tim started NMR Services Australia in 2013 and has grown the company over that time to have ten employees designing, manufacturing and supporting wireline BMR tools all over the world. Tim was a Fulbright Scholar during his PhD and was earned several accolades over the years. He has eighteen patents to his name and over a dozen technical papers.
London based Doug Knight is a creative, high-energy presenter, trainer and coach.
As a Public Speaking and Presentation consultant, Doug has inspired clients studying and working across a multitude of sectors including Britain's Oil and Gas industry.
A trained actor Doug, travelled to the UK from Australia soon after graduating. 10 years in West End theatres was followed by aviation public relations notably helping launch the world's first A380 Super Jumbo.
From popular and targeted presentation workshops for large corporations to pitch clinics for startups within London's tech. community, Doug's approach identifies and capitalizes on an individual's existing abilities.
A heightened awareness of presentation potential is the rewarding benefit for clients, but the rapport Doug develops with groups and individuals is his personal and most important measure of success.
Find out more about Doug by visiting his Website.
"This workshop is being organised by the Young Professionals special interest group of the ASEG as part of a wider effort to improve early career training opportunities. Geoscientists from all society affiliations and experience levels are welcome to attend.
I've been working with Doug to adapt the latter part of the workshop to geoscience presentation challenges with a focus on conference oral or poster formats and including typical geoscientific content. However, if group presentation therapy is not your thing, feel free to contact Doug directly via his website for in-house or 1-on-1 training.
I know it will be a fun day and I look forward to welcoming you to the premiere offering of this workshop in Australia." Dr Jarrod Dunne.
Brigette A. Martini
Tom Neville is currently Formation Evaluation Advisor to NMR Services Australia. After completing a BSc (Hons) degree in Geology and Mineralogy at the University of Queensland, Australia in 1989, Tom worked as an exploration and development geologist for several Australian oil and gas companies before joining Schlumberger as a petrophysicist in 1996. In the following twenty years Tom held a variety of technical and management positions in operations, engineering, and research with Schlumberger around the World, before leaving to join NMR Services Australia in 2017. Tom is co-author on over twenty peer-reviewed technical papers, papers in conference proceedings, and other technical publications. Tom is also co-inventor on eleven awarded U.S. patents.
Glenn Pears is Principal Consultant at Mira Geoscience and a highly experienced geophysicist providing expertise in data integration and interpretation projects. Strengths are in geologically constrained geophysical interpretation and inversion using GOCAD, data assessment, QA/QC and executing integrated interpretations.
Lynn Pryer is a Principal Structural Geologist and Head of Consulting Services at Frogtech Geoscience, where she has worked for the past 20 years consulting to industry while developing the trademark SEEBASE® workflow and product line. She has designed and managed projects with petroleum companies, mining companies and governments. The comprehensive workflow developed at Frogtech Geoscience is applicable to all geological systems and investigations and is especially useful for predicting tectonic controls on basin evolution. Lynn holds a BSc and MSc from McMaster University (Canada, 1984, 1986), a PhD from the University of Toronto (Canada, 1993) and completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Research School of Earth Sciences at the ANU (Australian National University). She worked for the Geological Survey of Canada and the Ontario Geological Survey (Minerals Division) before moving to Australia.
James Reid is Principal Consultant at Mira Geoscience with over 20 years practical experience in AEM data processing and interpretation and ground electrical geophysics for both mineral exploration and groundwater targets.
Neil Rutherford is a geological and geochemical consultant with over 40 years' experience in mineral exploration and ore body evaluation with specialist experience in precious metals, base metals and uranium. He conducts a number of "in-house" workshops for companies in geochemistry.
Adjunct Prof Greg Smith
Greg has over 35 years of experience in petroleum geology, geophysics and geochemistry involving research, technical and managerial positions at Exxon, ARCO, BHP, Woodside/Shell and in the Herman Research Laboratory. Initially this was focused on research into 3D modelling of basins, sediments and organic geochemistry, followed by a successful period in petroleum exploration including several major discoveries, and moving onto field development and production for many large projects.
Douglas Waples received his PhD in 1971 in physical organic chemistry from Stanford University, and immediately shifted his interest to petroleum geochemistry. His work experience has included stints in research laboratories at Chevron, Mobil, and the Japan National Oil Corporation, a faculty position at the Colorado School of Mines, and 30 years as an independent consultant in oil exploration. He has participated in the development of several commercial software programs and is one of the founders of modern basin modelling. More recently, he has been responsible for the development of source-rock kinetics as a revolutionary technology capable of functioning as a new and direct indicator of hydrocarbon generation and thermal maturity, and as a means of identifying distinct organofacies.
Doug has exploration experience in both conventional and unconventional plays in the US, Canada, and many other parts of the world, especially Southeast Asia. Long-term work relationships include Petronas Carigali (Malaysia), PTTEP (Thailand), Pemex (Mexico), Maersk (Denmark), JNOC (Japan), and Statoil (Norway).
Doug has taught training courses in petroleum geochemistry and basin modelling in more than 20 countries on six continents, in both English and Spanish.