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Latest News & Events

Dr Peyman Mostaghimi
14 September 2014

If there's one thing UNSW School of Petroleum Engineering lecturer Peyman Mostaghimi is passionate about it is the dynamics of fluids.

10 September 2014

Head of School Professor Christoph Arns has been selected as a finalist for the 2014 UNSW Innovations Awards in the Innovation Impact category for his work on digital core... read more

Professor Klaus Regenauer-Lieb
5 September 2014

UNSW School of Petroleum Engineering has announced that it will be welcoming a new Head of School later this year, Professor Klaus Regenauer-Lieb.

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.