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20 March 2015

Save the Date!

Last Year's Asia-Pacific Finalists from UNSW
9 March 2015

The SPE UNSW Student Paper Contest is on again!

Michal Iwaniuk examining well logs
25 February 2015

For the first time, a group of final year students from UNSW Petroleum Engineering are competing in the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) Imperial Barrel competition.

11 June 2015
6.00pm to 9.00pm
5 August 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.