40th Sydney Basin Symposium

The theme of the 40th Symposium is "Weathering Change", focussing upon both the changing times in the industry, changing environmental considerations, and the sedimentary nature of the basin

Scientific Program: Weathering Change

In 2017 the Sydney Basin Symposium will celebrate its 40th Anniversary. Initiated by the University of Newcastle in 1966, the long-running series of symposia on ‘Advances in the Study of the Sydney Basin’ has become a well established focal point for the discussion of research findings and other studies of academic, industrial and community interest for one of the most significant geological provinces in Australia.

The Sydney Basin forms part of the Sydney-Gunnedah Bowen Basin, a major foreland basin system which extends from southern coastal New South Wales to Central Queensland. This Permo-Triassic basin is bounded by older Palaeozoic rocks of the Lachlan Fold Belt, to the south and west, and the New England Fold belt to the northeast. The basin has both an onshore and offshore component which extends to the edge of the continental shelf. Three major cities are located in the region - Sydney, Newcastle and Wollongong. There has been a long history of coal exploration and mining within the basin, with several thousand boreholes that have been drilled. Petroleum exploration has been modest but the basin is considered prospective for oil, gas, coal seam methane and oil shale.


A wide range of topics are presented at the ‘Sydney Basin Symposium’, including:

  • Coal Geology
  • Climate change
  • Community Engagement and Social Responsibility
  • Environmental
  • Exploration
  • Gas and petroleum geology
  • Geophysics
  • Hydrogeology
  • Igneous geology
  • Mine engineering
  • Mine geology (mining and extractive industries)
  • Mine management and rehabilitation
  • State of the industry now and in the future
  • Structural geology

The Sydney Basin Symposium will be held in the Semillon Room of the Mercure Hunter Valley Gardens Resort. Refer to the section of Additional Information on the right.

Delegate Registration options & pricing

Registration Options                                       Price

2 Day Delegate Registration                            $300.00

Day 1 only Delegate Registration                    $200.00

Day 2 only Delegate Registration                    $200.00

2 Day Student (full-time) Registration             $130.00

Day 1 only Student (full-time) Registration     $  65.00

Day 1 only Student (full-time) Registration     $  65.00

Delegate Dinner - For Delegates wishing to participate in the Conference Dinner & Drinks held on 27th April 2017 please add the Dinner option to your registration when registering.
Delegate Dinner                                               $  80.00
Student (full-time) Dinner                               $   80.00

Once you have selected your symposium registration options and answered the questions please scroll to the top of the page and click on the cart next to your name to process and register for the event.

Wednesday 26th April 2017

All attendees are welcome to meet/socialise in the Elements Bar (Restaurant also available) of the Mercure Resort on the evening of Wednesday 26th April 2017.
  

Delegate Discount Accommodation Details:

Mercure Resort Hunter Valley Gardens
Delegates who book directly with the resort can receive $169.00 bed and breakfast rate per night (valid for Wednesday 26th & Thursday 27th April 2017). Note: this is based on single occupancy room.
T +61 02 4998 2000

When
27/04/2017 8:00 AM - 28/04/2017 4:10 PM
Where
Mercure Resort Hunter Valley Gardens 2090 Broke Road Pokolbin, NSW 2320 AUSTRALIA
   
 
27/04/2017 8:15 AM

Time
8:15 AM - 9:00 AM
27/04/2017 8:15 AM

27/04/2017 9:00 AM

27/04/2017 9:05 AM

Time
9:15 AM - 9:35 AM
27/04/2017 9:15 AM

Exploration in the Southern Highlands.
Category
NSW Basins Regional Geology - Part 1
Time
9:35 AM - 9:55 AM
27/04/2017 9:35 AM

Dating of marine incursions in the Sydney, Gunnedah and Bowen basins via U-Pb zircon CA-IDTIMS dating of intercalated tuffs: updating the Permian sea-level curve for eastern Australia.
Category
NSW Basins Regional Geology - Part 1
Time
9:55 AM - 10:15 AM
27/04/2017 9:55 AM

Correlations and revelations in the Western Coalfield.
Category
NSW Basins Regional Geology - Part 1
Time
10:15 AM - 10:35 AM
27/04/2017 10:15 AM

Time
10:35 AM - 11:05 AM
27/04/2017 10:35 AM

Structure of the Southern Sydney Basin.
Category
NSW Basins Regional Geology - Part 2
Time
11:05 AM - 11:25 AM
27/04/2017 11:05 AM

Sydney Basin Geological Synthesis.
Category
NSW Basins Regional Geology - Part 2
Time
11:25 AM - 11:45 AM
27/04/2017 11:25 AM

The New England Connection: Revisited.
Category
NSW Basins Regional Geology - Part 2
Time
11:45 AM - 12:05 PM
27/04/2017 11:45 AM

Cisuralian Coals of the Mullaley Sub-Basin.
Category
NSW Basins Regional Geology - Part 2
Time
12:05 PM - 12:25 PM
27/04/2017 12:05 PM

Time
12:25 PM - 1:30 PM
27/04/2017 12:25 PM

Empirical observations of applied Seismic to coal exploration within the Hunter Valley.
Category
Structural Geology
Time
1:30 PM - 1:50 PM
27/04/2017 1:30 PM

Seismic diffraction imaging for enhanced small structure detection.
Category
Structural Geology
Time
1:50 PM - 2:10 PM
27/04/2017 1:50 PM

Fault Characterisation.
Category
Structural Geology
Time
2:10 PM - 2:30 PM
27/04/2017 2:10 PM

Application of acoustic scanner data in determining end wall stability.  A case study from an operating coal mine in the Hunter Valley, New South Wales.
Category
Structural Geology
Time
2:30 PM - 2:50 PM
27/04/2017 2:30 PM

Time
2:50 PM - 3:20 PM
27/04/2017 2:50 PM

Improved Strength Parameters and Applications for Spoil Dump Design at Meandu Mine, Queensland, Australia.
Category
Mining geology
Time
3:20 PM - 3:40 PM
27/04/2017 3:20 PM

The Narrabri Underground Mine: An update.
Category
Mining geology
Time
3:40 PM - 4:00 PM
27/04/2017 3:40 PM

Greta Coal Measures near Blandford, Werrie Basin.
Category
Mining Geology
Time
4:00 PM - 4:20 PM
27/04/2017 4:00 PM

Sedimentary and structural geometry in understanding mining hazards.
Category
Mining Geology
Time
4:20 PM - 4:40 PM
27/04/2017 4:20 PM

On-site Inorganic Analysis of Coal Seams Using a Hand-held Field-portable XRF Analyser.
Category
Mining Geology
Time
4:40 PM - 5:00 PM
27/04/2017 4:40 PM

Time
5:00 PM - 5:10 PM
27/04/2017 5:00 PM

27/04/2017 5:10 PM

Time
6:30 PM - 10:30 PM
27/04/2017 6:30 PM

28/04/2017 8:15 AM

Time
8:40 AM - 9:00 AM
28/04/2017 8:40 AM

The Yarrabee Tuff- it really was a blast.
Category
Coal Geology - Basinwide
Time
9:00 AM - 9:20 AM
28/04/2017 9:00 AM

Eskers
Category
Coal Geology - Basinwide
Time
9:20 AM - 9:40 AM
28/04/2017 9:20 AM

Re-adjusting the paleodrainage in the Surat Basin infill: dynamic platform tilting wanted.
Category
Coal Geology - Basinwide
Time
9:40 AM - 10:00 AM
28/04/2017 9:40 AM

Palynological records of marine incursions in the Sydney-Gunnedah- Bowen Basin – Preliminary investigation.
Category
Coal Geology - Basinwide
Time
10:00 AM - 10:20 AM
28/04/2017 10:00 AM

Spatial variability of organic δ13C in sediments of the Upper Permian, Bowen and Sydney Basins.
Category
Coal Geology - Basinwide
Time
10:20 AM - 10:40 AM
28/04/2017 10:20 AM

Time
10:40 AM - 11:10 AM
28/04/2017 10:40 AM

Quantitative Quality Profiling of Coal Seams using a Laboratory-based XRF Core-Scanner.
Category
Coal Quality / Mineralogy
Time
11:10 AM - 11:30 AM
28/04/2017 11:10 AM

Coal Quality Borecore Washability Predictions – Reprocessed Data Outcomes.
Category
Coal Quality / Mineralogy
Time
11:30 AM - 11:50 AM
28/04/2017 11:30 AM

Coal borecore washability unification
Category
Coal Quality / Mineralogy
Time
11:50 AM - 12:10 PM
28/04/2017 11:50 AM

Online meter to measure the particle density of feed to coal prep plants
Category
Coal Quality / Mineralogy
Time
12:10 PM - 12:30 PM
28/04/2017 12:10 PM

Time
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
28/04/2017 12:30 PM

Spontaneous combustion behaviour of coal from the Greta Seam.
Category
Enviromental / Hydrogeology
Time
1:30 PM - 1:50 PM
28/04/2017 1:30 PM

Quantifying coal in urban dust samples.
Category
Enviromental / Hydrogeology
Time
1:50 PM - 2:10 PM
28/04/2017 1:50 PM

Water in Mining.
Category
Enviromental / Hydrogeology
Time
2:10 PM - 2:30 PM
28/04/2017 2:10 PM

Category
Enviromental / Hydrogeology
Time
2:30 PM - 2:50 PM
28/04/2017 2:30 PM

Time
2:50 PM - 3:20 PM
28/04/2017 2:50 PM

Targeting Future Energy Resources in NSW – Advanced Mineralogical and Morphological Characterisation of Graphite-bearing Deposits.
Category
State of Industry / Future
Time
3:20 PM - 3:40 PM
28/04/2017 3:20 PM

Automatic Determination of Lithology Boundaries from Downhole Geophysical Logs.
Category
State of Industry / Future
Time
3:40 PM - 4:00 PM
28/04/2017 3:40 PM

New-generation resource characterisation.
Category
State of Industry / Future
Time
4:00 PM - 4:20 PM
28/04/2017 4:00 PM

A New Disaggregated Industry Dynamic is emerging with Restructuring of Australian Coal Industry.
Category
State of Industry / Future
Time
4:20 PM - 4:40 PM
28/04/2017 4:20 PM

28/04/2017 4:40 PM

Time
5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
28/04/2017 5:00 PM

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Additional Information:

Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea is included with your delegate registration.

Trade Displays are located in the foyer of the Semillon Centre (refer to attachment below)

Lots of free parking nearby (refer to attachment below)
For further information about this event visit: http://www.sydneybasinsymposium.net
The Symposium Flyer is in the attachment below.
Symposium Program
(Adobe PDF File)