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Students and staff of the School of Petroleum Engineering
26 November 2014

The 2014 Thesis Showcase and Final Year Farewell held on Friday, 21 November 2014 was a celebration of the hard work of our final year students in all their studies but particularly their thesis project.

Awards Dinner guests seated at the Crystal Ballroom, Luna Park
3 November 2014

The SPE UNSW Student Chapter Annual Awards Dinner was a stunning success with almost 250 students, staff, industry representatives and family attending.

Professor Christoph Arns and Vice Chancellor, Professor Fred Hilmer
20 October 2014

The revolutionary rock sampling technology developed by UNSW and ANU, that has achieved significant commercial success, was the big winner in the 2014 UNSW Innovation Awards.

6 January 2015
9.00am to 4.00pm

Huge Projects

Jody Lowry

Jody Lowry — Reservoir Engineer with BHP Billiton Petroleum

Here in Houston our team is responsible for the shale oil development within BHP Billiton, this huge project is seeing significant investment in the next few years with a vast number of wells being drilled.  It’s a whole new world in Houston working unconventional oil, but I am certainly enjoying it so far and looking forward to the challenges ahead.


Biggest Resource Investments

Val Pinczewski

Val Pinczewski, Professor of Petroleum Engineering

The investments currently being made in developing Australia’s conventional gas and coal-seam gas reserves are some of the biggest  resource investments in the history  of the country and are set to make Australia one of the world’s largest liquefied natural gas exporters, if not  the biggest. With massive emerging economies in China, India and South-East Asia, the demand for energy is expected to increase significantly over the coming decades and the massive investments in the development of gas both in Australia and worldwide are aimed at addressing this demand. Australia is well on the way to becoming a gas economy.