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The Field Trippers outside the Schlumberger facility
30 September 2014

The group started the day with a visit to Schlumberger, the world's leading service company. Their base in Newburn stores and maintains equipment used all the way from Queensland to the North-West Shelf.

30 September 2014

Before the hard work starts and with today being a public holiday in WA, we had the day to explore the coastal town of Fremantle.

SPE UNSW Student Chapter logo
28 September 2014

After months of planning, organisation and anticipation, it is finally here! The annual SPE UNSW Chapter Field Trip is taking 16 undergraduate Petroleum Engineering students to Perth.

2 October 2014
1.00pm to 3.00pm
23 October 2014
30 October 2014

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.