Tuesday, May 28, 1:00pm

Mr Ric Daniel

Research Officer - Seals and MICP data, NCPGG, The University of Adelaide

Adelaide University No.1 - What happened?  


With the impending move of the NCPGG to North Terrace, it is time to discover what really happened on those rain soaked days in May/June, 2001. How easy was it to become bogged while drilling and completing the Adelaide University No.1 borehole, which is adjacent the new Santos Petroleum Engineering Building? How does the rock sequence compare with the Maslin's Beach section and what is the thickness of the coal that was intersected during drilling? How does the actual rock sequence drilled compare with the projected sequence? What sort of casings were used, why and to what depths are they set? These questions and more will be addressed during this talk.

Biography of the Speaker

Ric Daniel has taught undergraduate palaeontology and sedimentology for over 15 years including at Adelaide and Flinders Universities. He has worked in the oil industry, primarily as a senior drilling fluids engineer for 12 years. He utilised a wide range of mud types for sometimes difficult drilling situations in areas including, USA; Indonesia; North Sea; Northwest Shelf and Cooper Basin, Australia. He has submitted a PhD thesis on the spatial distribution and composition of recent marginal shelf carbonates, Eyre Peninsula, South Australia. Ric joined the NCPGG in 2001 as a research officer for seals data resources and mercury injection capillary pressure porosimetry (MICP).