Dr John Kaldi


Telephone: +61 8 8303 4291
Facsimile: +61 8 8303 4345
Email: jkaldi@ncpgg.adelaide.edu.au

John Kaldi is a scientist and educator of wide international repute. He was born, and spent his early childhood, in Budapest, Hungary, then emigrated to Britain and the United States. John attended Queens College, City University of New York, studying for the Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Geology. He received a Ph.D from Cambridge University, England, in 1980. His dissertation topic was the Sedimentology of Permian Carbonates of Northeast England. From 1980 to 1982 Dr. Kaldi worked as a Research Geologist for the Saskatchewan Geological Survey in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, specializing in Mississippian Carbonate reservoirs. In 1982 he moved to Calgary to work for Shell Canada as a Senior Research Geologist, focusing on production geology in carbonates. Dr. Kaldi joined ARCO Oil and Gas Co. in Plano, Texas, in 1987 as a Senior Reservoir Geologist. Between 1991 and 1995, he was a Geological Specialist with ARCO, Indonesia, in Jakarta, working mainly on the evaluation of reservoirs, seals and pay in offshore northwest Java. In 1995, he became the Development Geologist responsible for ARCO Indonesia's 2 TCF Pagerungan gas field. In 1997 Dr. Kaldi joined VICO Indonesia as Chief Geologist. In early 1998, he accepted the position of Director, National Centre for Petroleum Geology and Geophysics in Adelaide.

Society Memberships:

* American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)
* Indonesian Petroleum Association (IPA)
* Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists (CSPG)
* Saskatchewan Geological Society (SGS)
* Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE)
* Society of Economic Paleontologists and Mineralogists (SEPM)
* International Association of Sedimentologists (IAS)
* Petroleum Exploration Society of Australia (PESA)

Professional Interests and Activities:

John Kaldi's specialities include carbonate sedimentology and diagenesis, seal evaluation, reservoir geology and multi-disciplinary studies, and he has more than 30 publications on these topics. He was an organizer of the AAPG Hedberg Conference on Seals and Traps, has served as Book Review Editor for JSP, Associate Editor for Bull. CSPG, and has been Technical Program Chairman for the IPA. He has been a member of the AAPG Grants-In-Aid Committee and is a member of the International Liason and Development Geology Committees for AAPG. His course on "Evaluating Reservoirs, Seals and Pay" has been presented to AAPG, IPA, PESA and NZAPG audiences several times. He recently received an AAPG Special Commendation Award for Significant Contributions to Petroleum Geology.

Adelaide University Professorial Inaugural Lecture, May 2002,   Download PDF   (~3 MB)