Upcoming Events


Creating Your Energy Future

Terry Palisch, SPE President

When: Thursday, 11 April, 2024. 2pm 

Location: UNSW, Tyree Building, Lower Ground. 

Registration: RSVP 

Energy and our industry are critical to the future. Terry will review the importance of energy, and how the engineers and scientists in our industry are uniquely positioned to solve the challenge of providing humanity with the affordable, reliable, secure and sustainable energy they need to thrive. He will go on to discuss the theme of his SPE Presidency – Creating Our Energy Future – in which he reviews the importance of SPE membership to our members’ professional development. 

We invite you to attend a special presentation by Terry Palisch, followed by SPE sponsored afternoon tea.   


Distinguished Lecturer: Rawdon Seager

When: Friday, May 10, 2024

Location: TBC 

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After the lecture, members will understand the importance of carbon capture and storage in the transition to a lower carbon future, and know how to evaluate quantities consistently using the SRMS. As part of the international effort to combat global warming, significant attention is being given to ways to sequester (store for the long-term) carbon dioxide, which is a major contributor to the greenhouse effect. It is therefore critical that there is a universal means to record the storable quantities by recognizing the maturity of the projects to be implemented and the confidence that can be placed in the estimated volumes to be sequestered. This talk will look at some of the ways in which carbon dioxide can be stored and provide a review of the CO2 Storage Resources Management System (SRMS) framework prepared by the Society of Petroleum Engineers to classify and categorize the storable quantities. 

 The talk will cover:

  • An overview of carbon capture, utilization and storage, including the role of greenhouse gasses in global warming
  • Discussion of typical modes of storage of carbon dioxide in saline aquifers and depleted oil and gas fields
  • Review of the CO2 Storage Resources Management System (SRMS), including principles and key definitions
  • Discussion of economics and evaluation methods
  • A hypothetical example