FESAus undertake various projects inline with its mission.
The most significant project in 2010 was hosting the SPWLA 2010 51st International Symposium
Currently active projects are:
Due to our many varied commitments, these projects have taken a long-term character, but remain of great interest and actuality.
If you have a specific interest in any topic related to Standards or Best Practices, we may be interested in working with you on this. Contact us!
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Every year, FESAus awards the Hugh Crocker Scholarship to a full time MSc or PhD student in Australia, who is undertaking a project: with relevance to Formation Evaluation, and that has strong scholastic merit.
Students undertaking projets in the following areas of study are encouraged to apply:
- Reservoir Characterisation
- Seismic-based Geophysics
- Unconventional Resources
- … or anything related to Formation Evaluation.
Applications are judged on technical merit, quality of submission and the potential of the candidate’s overall contribution to and impact on the formation evaluation community.
The recipient receives a substantial monetary award (currently AUD 5,000), and the opportunity to present the project at the FESAus monthly technical meeting.
Applications close: 31st September 2016
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Previous winners of the Hugh Crocker Scholarship:
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- 2015: Not awarded.
- 2014: Mojtaba Rajabi, for his research on “Present Day Stress Field Australia”
- 2013: Michael Gray, from the Australian School of Petroleum (University of Adelaide) for his research on “Evaluation of seal potential for carbon dioxide storage in the present day near-shore coastal zone: Gippsland Basin, Australia.”.
- 2012: Igor Shikov, from the University of New South Wales, for his research on “The use of Low Field NMR for Unconventional Resources” (webcast).
- 2011: Medhi Alizadeh, from the University of New South Wales, in support of his research on “Numerical Rock Physics: an Image-Based Analysis of Stress-Dependent Permeability of Analog Reservoir Rocks”.
- 2010: Sefer Yanici, PhD candidate at the University of New South Wales, in support of his research on “Understanding non-Archie Behaviour at low water saturations using micro-CT analysis and Laboratory experiments”. Sefer presented an overview of his research at the FESAus Technical Meeting in Perth, on 1st March 2011 (webcast).
- 2009: Alon Arad, PhD Candidate at the Australian National Univesity (ANU) Research School of Earth Sciences, in support of his on-going research on Finite element modeling of geophysical and petrophysical properties of reservoir core. His award was presented at the SPWLA-2010 Conference in Perth.
- 2008: Judith McRobb, of the University of Adelaide, for her work on Improved Interpretation of Cooper Basin Facies.
- 2007: Megan Halbert, of the Curtin University of Technology School of Science and Technology, for work on Rock Physics Workflows & Inversion Feasibility Templates.
Become a member (or renew your current membership)
If you have an interest in Formation Evaluation and a link to Australia, we invite you to join the Formation Evaluation Society of Australia. For a very small yearly fee you will:
- be the first to know about the monthly technical meetings, the courses, and other events relating to Formation Evaluation in Australia,
- benefit from preferred rates for most of these events,
- be able to access member-only content such as recent webcasts of technical meetings,
- gain privileged access to a network of professionals and students of Formation Evaluation, from industry and academia.
Signing up and renewal are all done online, by selecting here the option that correspond to your situation:
- Become a FESAus member if you are not presently one (same for all including employed, students, retired, independents, etc)
- Become a FESAus member if you are not presently one but are an Australia-based SPWLA member in good standing
- Renew your current or just-lapsed FESAus membership (requires login)
- Renew your current or just-lapsed FESAus membership if you are an Australia-based SPWLA member in good standing (requires login)2016 only:
Membership to SPWLA for full-time students is fully sponsored by Baker-Hughes – follow instructions here.
SPWLA members: As the Australian Chapter of the Society of Petrophysicists and Well Log Analysts (SPWLA), FESAus encourages and will support you to become a member of SPWLA also. If you are already a member of SPWLA in good standing for the membership period (see next point), and you are based in Australia, then your FESAus membership is free; however you must still register with FESAus, which is done online by clicking the 2nd link above.
Membership period: when you join the Society, your membership is for the current calendar year if you sign up by 30 September, and it is for the remainder of the year and the entire following year if you sign up after 30 September. Subsequent renewals are by calendar years.
Membership lapse: at the end of a calendar year, an email will be sent you to invite you to renew your membership. If you do not renew it, your membership account will be cancelled after a few months.
Membership renewal: membership renewal process is similar to the signup process, but without the need to create new username and password. Make sure you login first before clicking here to RENEW.
SPWLA members click here to renew your FESAus membership and follow instructions.
SPWLA membership vs. FESAus membership: to clarify, SPWLA membership entitles Australia-based members to FESAus membership upon request (2nd link above), but FESAus membership does not give you membership in SPWLA and you need to apply to SPWLA separately become an SPWLA member.
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From 2009, the Formation Evaluation Society of Australia has initiated a “Distinguished Lectures” series to bring landmark lectures to audiences across Australia outside of Perth.
2011 Distinguished Lecturer #1: Dr. Joseph Hamilton
A FESAus roadshow featuring the topic “Clay” (as presented in Perth in 2010) and was presented Dr. Joseph Hamilton in Brisbane, Canberra, Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide during August 2011.
Joseph is Senior Reservoir Minerologist with Ammtec Ltd with a BSc from London University and a DPhil from Oxford University. From 1975 to 1988 he held research positions as a geochemist at Columbia, Glasglow and Cambridge Universities. From 1988 to 2003 he held various positions as a geochemist at management positions in CSIRO and in the Australian Petroleum CRC. This period was followed by two years of the running the Petroleum Geoscience Unit of the University of the West Indies. Subsequently he returned to Australia and is now Senior Reservoir Minerologist with AMMTEC. During his career he has received four best paper awards from international conferences an has more than 100 published papers.
2011 Distinguished Lecturer #2: Cherie Sims
Cherie presented her SPE paper entitled “Unveiling Invisible Pay” at a series of joint FESAus/PESA lectures in Canberra, Brisbane and Adelaide during April 2011.
Cherie is a Petrophysicist with Shell Development Australia.
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