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27 August 2014

This year's SPE UNSW Student Chapter Annual Awards Dinner is set to be a great night with a record number of tickets sold and a excellent group of sponsors confirmed.

UNSW Petroleum Engineering students and contest finalists Jay Zou, Bahi Mashat and Shuangmei Zou
20 August 2014

Three students from the UNSW School of Petroleum Engineering have made the Asia-Pacific Finals of the... read more

18 June 2014

The School of Petroleum Engineering would like to congratulate the graduating class of 2014.

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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.