40th Sydney Basin Symposium

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Date(s) - 27/04/2017 - 28/04/2017
All Day

The Mercure Resort



40th Sydney Basin Symposium



27–28 April 2017



The Mercure Resort
2090 Broke Road Pokolbin, NSW 2320


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.


Delegate Registration options & pricing

Registration Options
2 Day Delegate Registration $300.00
Day 1 only Delegate Registration     $200.00
Day 2 only Delegate Registration  $200.00
Delegate Dinner $80.00
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
Student (full-time) Dinner $80.00


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