Director’s CV

DR TIM A MOORE

 

EDUCATION

Doctor of Philosophy, Coal Geology/Sedimentology, University of Kentucky, January 1990
Master of Science, Coal Geology/Sedimentology, University of Kentucky, August 1986
Bachelor of Science, Geology, University of Maryland, December 1981

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

DIRECTOR & OWNER, September 2010 to present, Cipher Coal Consulting Ltd.

Advise and comment to coal and coalbed methane companies on aspects of geology, exploration design and project management. Completed or on going projects have been located in New Zealand, Australia, Vietnam, China, Indonesia, Singapore, Scotland, Botswana, United States and Poland. See company website and blog for full list of clients and current activities.

Specific Long-Term Roles:

  • Principal Advisor – Subsurface: Sinopec Oil & Gas Australia Pty Ltd; Brisbane Australia; Provision of insightful senior level analysis of geological and associated technical issues relating to Sinopec Oil & Gas Australia upstream coal seam gas business as part of the APLNG (CSG to LNG) business (September 2013 – November 2015).
  • Principal Geologist/Asset Geologist: Australian Pacific LNG (APLNG); Brisbane Australia; Work within the Upstream Operator (Origin Energy) as asset geologist for a 1000 km2 area within the Surat Basin; responsible for understanding, updating and inputting geological parameters into decision making for development drilling (November 2014 – October 2015).
  • Senior Advisor/Chief Geologist: Ephindo Energy Ltd.; Jakarta, Indonesia; Day to day running of coal seam gas exploration and development program in Borneo and Sumatra; mentoring young geologists and main liaison with all government Ministries over regulatory compliance (May 2011 – February 2013).
  • Senior Advisor: Dart Energy Ltd.; Stirling, Scotland [UK]; Principle advising senior geologist on coal seam gas and shale gas plays in Scotland, the wider UK and European assets (September 2010 – August 2011).

 

ADJUNCT ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, March 2016 to present, School of Earth, Environmental and Biological Sciences, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia.

Lecturing in coalbed methane, coal geology, technology and sedimentology to undergraduate and graduate students. Advise and conduct research focused on coalbed methane and depositional environment development in organic-rich basins. Encourage Earth Science research and teaching cooperation between China University of Mining Technology and Queensland University of Technology.

 

Distinguished Visiting Professor, January 2018 to present, School of Geology and Resources, China University of Mining and Technology, Xuzhou, China

Guest lectures on the geology, biological evolution and environmental affects of hydrocarbons. Supervise select graduate students and conduct research in modern and ancient hydrocarbon accumulating environments.

 

ADJUNCT ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, November 1999 to January 2015, Department of Geological Sciences, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand.

Teach second, third and fourth year courses relating to coal and hydrocarbons in the Australiasian region. Direct MSc and PhD students and act as co-supervisor. During the 2002-2003 academic year primary supervisor for three MSc students and two PhD students. Topics include trace element distribution in Greymouth coal seams, hydrological modelling of coalbed methane de-watering, hydrocarbon potential of the Kaitangata coalfield and geochemical modelling of acid generating systems, among other projects. During the Academic years 2005 – 2009 supervised 1 MSc and 1 PhD on coalbed methane studies in New Zealand coals.

 

Country Manager, Indonesia, February 2009 to Septemeber 2010, P.T. Arrow Energy Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia, Supervisor: Nick Davies then Simon Potter (CEO – Arrow Energy).

Manage all aspects of coalbed methane development for Arrow Energy in Indonesia. Oversee prospect identification, evaluation, government relations and maintain good working interests with joint venture partners in the region. Manage a core team of 12 professionals with an annual budget of more than $US8 million. Act as Director on two Indonesian Arrow subsidiary companies.

 

Vice President Technical Services, November 2007 to April 2009, Arrow Energy, Brisbane Australia, Supervisor: Nick Davies (CEO).

Evaluate, manage and define CBM projects in China, Indonesia, and Vietnam. Primary focus of building teams in each country, bring technical evaluation standards to highest levels and training new staff for key positions. Budget in excess of $US2 million pa.

 

Manager, Research, Project Leader Coal Seam Gas, December 2002 to November 2007, Solid Energy NZ Ltd., P.O. Box 1303, Christchurch, New Zealand.  Andy Matheson, supervisor.

Identify, define, assess, prioritise, propose and manage research projects that are consistent with the company’s long-term objectives and strategies. Provide strong technical input and review as required for all research projects, including ‘core mining business’ projects and environmental projects. Manage five research staff and numerous contractors with budget responsibilities over $5 million pa. Manage all aspects of Solid Energy’s coal seam gas projects including exploration, development and reporting to Board on all budgetary aspects. Act as operator to the JV in projects and manage staff in these projects of 4 full time people plus numerous contractors. Budget in excess of $NZ8 million pa.

 

Manager, Consulting Business and Christchurch Operations, June 1996 to December 2002, CRL Energy Ltd., P.O. Box 29-415, Christchurch, New Zealand.  Dr Rob Whitney, General Manager, supervisor.

Senior Executive of CRL Energy, participating in monthly operational and strategy meetings. Oversee all consulting activities within the business including development of new programmes and completion of on-going projects. Responsible for creation of new client and research opportunities both domestically as well as internationally. Continue own research on coal properties and geological aspects of coal formation. Monitor all budgets and accounts concerning the consulting side of the business (in excess of $600K pa) and manager seven people.

 

Senior Research Geologist, March 1994 to June 1996, Coal Research Limited, P.O. Box 31-244, Lower Hutt, New Zealand.  Dr Trevor W. Matheson, Operations Manager, supervisor.

Prepare and execute programmes of research into peat and coal geology to meet New Zealand research priorities.  Implement studies which are multidiscipline in the study of organic deposits worldwide.  Be an innovator in production and conveying of new programmes, ideas and concepts to industry, academia and government organisations.  Seek funding from New Zealand and overseas sources for the better understanding, and thus utilisation, of coal deposits.

 

Head, Coal Section, July 1992 to February 1994, Geological Survey of Wyoming, P.O. Box 3008 University Station, Laramie Wyoming.  Gary B. Glass, supervisor.

Formulate, implement, manage and supervise all Agency programs related to coal.  Develop scientific programs which would help understand coal from a modern depositional perspective.  Satisfy program goals with information, advice or products (publishable maps and reports) generated by office, laboratory or field investigations.  Serve the State as an expert in coal geology and related coal activity.  Write quarterly reports summarising the States coal activities.  Supervision of two employees.

 

Post-Doctoral Fellow, February 1991 to May 1992, Department of Geology, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand.  Dr. J. Newman, supervisor.

Sedimentology and basin analysis of Tertiary and Cretaceous coal basins in the central North Island and development of models with modern analogues.  Palaeobotanical analysis of Cretaceous and Eocene coals in the South Island.  Application of SEM imaging and standard sedimentary grain-size analysis to coal petrographic methodology.  Assist 4th year and post-graduate students in sedimentalogical and palaeobotanical research.

 

National Research Council Fellow, January 1990 to February 1991, U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Va., Dr. C.B. Cecil, supervisor.

Development of models for modern and ancient peat accumulation in the Indonesian region in terms of organic soil characteristics, degradation of peat material, geochemistry, and vegetation.  Models based on petrographic and chemical data collected from two peat deposits in that region.  Statistical evaluation of the similarities between peat and coal deposits in terms of bed geometry, macroscopic appearance, organic composition and grain size.

 

Research Fellow, June 1986 to December 1989, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky.  Prof. J.C. Ferm, director.

Development of innovative organic petrographic techniques for analysis of Indonesian Tertiary coal and peat beds.  Special emphasis on the relationship between composition and size of organic particles to macroscopic coal types within and between coal beds of different depositional settings.  Statistical analysis of sampling design to quantify amount of work performed versus accuracy of estimates.  Development of coal point-counting program for use in data collection and analysis.

 

Research Assistant, August 1984 to May 1986, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky. Profs. W.H. Blackburn and S.M. Rimmer, directors.

Characterisation of two Carboniferous coal beds in the Appalachian Basin using elemental, chemical, and petrographic analyses.

 

Geologist, January 1979 to August 1984, U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Va. R.W. Stanton, supervisor.

Assist in research in paleoenvironment interpretation, coal compositional changes, and organic metamorphism.  Supervisor of petrographic laboratory and two technicians.

 

DIRECTORSHIPS

  • The Australian Cooperative Research Centre for Greenhouse Gases (CO2CRC) (alternate) 2005 -2007
  • Sangatta West CBM Inc, Jakarta, Indonesia; February 2009 to 2010
  • P.T. Arrow Energy Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia; April 2009 to 2010
  • Southland Energy Ltd., New Zealand; May 2011 to May 2015
  • Cipher Coal Consulting Ltd., New Zealand; July 2010 to December 2017
  • Cipher Coal Consulting, Australia; October 2015 to present

 

CURRENT ACTIVE UNIVERSITY COLLABORATIONS

  • China University of Mining Technology, School of Resources & Geoscience, Xuzhou, Jiangsu, China. From 2015. Main Collaborators Prof Qin Yong & Prof C. Wei.
    • Special Lectures
    • Guidance of graduate student projects
    • Jurassic organic-rich depositional environments of the Xinjiang Autonomous Region, People’s Republic of China
    • Climate and basin development through the Badowan and Xishsanyao Formations
  • Gadjah Mada University, Department of Geological Engineering, Yogyakarta, Indonesia. From 2013. Main Collaborator: Prof D. Hendra Amijaya.
    • Special Lectures
    • Studies on origin and provenance of organic material in the Kutai Lake area, East Kalimantan
    • Climatic signatures recorded in peat mires of Indonesia

 

TEACHING ACTIVITIES

Guest Lecturer for Economic and Basin Development courses, School of Earth, Environmental and Biological Sciences, Queensland University of Technology, September 2014 to Present.

Lecturer for Geology 483 Coal and Petroleum Geology, Department of Geological Sciences, University of Canterbury, July 2001 – Present.

Co-Lecturer for Geology 331 Basin Analysis (8 lectures and four labs, Department of Geological Sciences, University of Canterbury, July 2001 – October 2007.

Co- Lecturer for Geology 332 Basin Analysis and Tectonics (3 lectures, 2 labs), Department of Geological Sciences, University of Canterbury, August 1999 to 2000.

Co- Lecturer for Geology 467 – Coal Geology, Department of Geological Sciences, University of Canterbury, March – July 1999 – July 2000.

Co- Lecturer for Geology 337 Economic Geology and Geophysical Exploration (4 lectures, 3 labs), Department of Geological Sciences, University of Canterbury, April 1999 – 2000.

Co- Lecturer for Geology 322 Basin Analysis (4 lectures, 3 labs), Department of Geological Sciences, University of Canterbury, March  – November 1998.

Co- Lecturer for Geology 322 Economic Geology (6 lectures, 4 labs), Department of Geological Sciences, University of Canterbury, March  – November 1998.

Lecturer for Botany 5690 Special Topics in Systematics: Palaeobotany and Palaeoecology of Coal, Department of Botany, University of Wyoming, January – April 1993.

 

THESIS SUPERVISION

Shearer, J.C., 1992, Sedimentology, coal chemistry and petrography of the Cretaceous Morley Coal Measures and the Eocene Beaumont Coal Measures Ohai Coalfield, South Island, New Zealand. PhD Thesis, Department of Geological Sciences, University of Canterbury (associate supervisor).

Nas, C., 1994, Spatial variations in the thickness and coal quality of the Sangatta Seam, Kutei Basin, Kalimantan, Indonesia. PhD Thesis, Department of Geological Sciences, University of Wollongong (associate supervisor and reviewer).

Hayes, L.E., 1999, Paleomire reconstruction of selected Brunner Coal Measure Seams, South Island, New Zealand, MSc Thesis, Department of Geological Sciences, University of Canterbury (associate supervisor)

Kokay, M., 1999, Trace analysis of toxic elements in Strongman No. 2 Coal: Environmental impacts of combustion. Honors Thesis, Environmental Science, University of Canterbury (associate supervisor)

Nash, T., 2001, Integration of disparate meta-data and geological data for the Sullivan Mine area, Westland, New Zealand, Department of Geography, University of Canterbury (associate supervisor)

Zhongshen Li, 2002, Trace metal distribution in the Greymouth Coalfield, PhD thesis, Department of Geological Sciences, University of Canterbury (Principle Supervisor)

Lomas, S., 2003, Hydrocarbon geology and maturation of the Kaitangata coalfield, Otago, New Zealand, MSc thesis, Department of Geological Sciences, University of Canterbury (Principle Supervisor).

de Joux, A., 2003, Developing a geochemical model for acid mine drainage for the Sullivan Mine, Westland, New Zealand, MSc thesis, Department of Geological Sciences, University of Canterbury (Principle Supervisor).

Ettmuller, F., 2003, The integrated CL method and the Paparoa Trough, a New approach to provenance analysis, BSc Honours, Department of Geological Sciences, University of Canterbury (associate supervisor)

Hall, S., 2003, Delineation of structural controls on sediment packages in the Huntly coalfield, Waikato, New Zealand, MSc thesis, Department of Geological Sciences, University of Canterbury (Principle Supervisor).

Butland, C.I., 2006, Coal seam gas properties in the Greymouth, Ohai and Huntly Coalfields, New Zealand, MSc thesis, Department of Geological Sciences, University of Canterbury (Principle Supervisor).

Mares, T., 2009, Fracture and micropore controls on coal seam gas flow in the Huntly Coalfield, PhD thesis, Department of Geological Sciences, University of Canterbury (Principle Supervisor).

Cody, E., 2015, Sedimentology and hydrocarbon potential of the Paparoa Coal Measure Lacustrine Mudstones, MSc Thesis, University of Canterbury, Department of Geological Sciences

 

OUTSIDE REVIEWER OF THESES

  • University of Auckland (New Zealand) (MSc) – 2002
  • University of New South Wales (Australia) (PhD) – 2007
  • University of New South Wales (Australia) (PhD) -2012
  • Massey University (New Zealand) (PhD) – 2013

 

CHAIRPERSON AND MEMBER OF SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEES

Co-chairperson for the 1994 Annual Meeting of The Society for Organic Petrology, Jackson, Wyoming, September 24 – 28 1994.

Co-chairperson for the 1994 Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America Coal Symposium Origin of Compositional Characteristics in Tertiary Coals: Palaeoecology, Palaeobotany and Palynology, Seattle, Washington, October 29th 1994.

Chairperson and Convenor for the 1997 47th International Committee for Coal and Organic Petrology Meeting, Wellington, New Zealand

Overseas co-ordinator and technical editor for Southeast Asian Coal Geology Conference, Bandung, Indonesia, June 19-21, 2000

Co-chairperson for the 2004 Annual Meeting of The Society for Organic Petrology, Sydney, Australia, 27-29 October 2004.

Committee Member, 2015, AAPG Geosciences Technology Workshops. Opportunities and Advancements in Coal Bed Methane in the Asia Pacific, Brisbane, Australia, 12-13 February 2015. 

Convenor for the 2015 Annual Meeting and Conference of The Society for Organic Petrology, 20-27 September 2015 Yogyakarta, Indonesia

 

Vice-President, The Society for Organic Petrology, July 1998 – July 1999.

President-Elect, The Society for Organic Petrology, September 2000 – September 2001.

President, The Society for Organic Petrology, September 2001 – September 2002.

 

Editorial Board Member, International Journal of Coal Geology, January 2000 – Present.

Editorial Board Member, Indonesian Journal of Geology, 2012 to Present.

Editorial Board Member, Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, August 2002 – August 2005.

Editorial Board Member, Adsorption Science & Technology, August 2016 – Present

 

Chair, Mineral Wealth Strategic Portfolio, Foundation for Research, Science and Technology, 2003-2004.

Advisory Committee Member, CO2 Sequestration Research directions in New Zealand, Foundation for Research, Science and Technology, 2006-2007.

The Society for Organic Petrology Spackman Award Committee Member, 2009 to 2015.

Chair, Industry Advisory Committee, Queensland University of Technology, August 2016 to Present.

Distinguished Service Award Co-Chair, The Society for Organic Petrology, 2017.

 

EDITORSHIPS

Co-Guest Editor, ORIGIN OF COMPOSITIONAL CHARACTERISTICS IN TERTIARY COALS: PALAEOECOLOGY, PALAEOBOTANY AND PALYNOLOGY, special volume of papers in the International Journal of Coal Geology, v. 28 (2-4), 1995.

Co- Guest Editor, GEOTECHNICAL AND ENVIROTECHNICAL ISSUES RELATED TO COAL MINING, special volume of papers in the International Journal of Coal Geology, v. 45 (2-3), 2001.

Co-Editor, CORRELATIONS AND CONNECTIONS, special volume of papers of the Gondwana 11 Conference, August 2002, Gondwana Research, v. 7, 2004

Editor-in-Chief, METAL CONTAMINANTS IN NEW ZEALAND, SOURCES, TREATMENTS, AND EFFECTS ON ECOLOGY AND HUMAN HEALTH, Caxton Press, 2005, 490 pp.

Chief Guest Editor, HYDROGEN FROM COAL, special volume of papers in the International Journal of Coal Geology, v. 65 (3-4), 2006.

Co-Guest Editor, TSOP PROCEEDINGS, special volume of papers in the International Journal of Coal Geology, v. 70 (1-3), 2007.

Chief Guest Editor, Hydrocarbons in the Tropics, special volume of papers in the International Journal of Coal Geology, for the 32nd Annual Meeting of The Society for Organic Petrology, 2016, v. 166.

 

FIELD TRIP LEADER AND CO-LEADER

1987 Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists, Coal Division field trip #3
1988 Geological Society of America Coal Geology Division field trip
1990 28th International Geological Congress U.S. Rocky Mountains Tertiary Coals T-132 field trip
1994 11th Annual TSOP meeting field trip, Wind River, Bighorn and Powder River Basins (Wyoming State Geological Survey Public Information Circular No. 33)
2015 32nd Annual TSOP meeting field trip, Kalimantan Timur (Borneo), Indonesia

 

GRANTS AND GRANT APPLICATIONS

National Coal Resource Data System (NCRDS) Grant (NCRDS FY93, 15-808), U.S. Geological Survey, $US15,000, Principal Investigator, granted July 1993.

National Coal Resource Data System (NCRDS) Grant (NCRDS FY94), U.S. Geological Survey, (FY1994) $US15,000, Principal Investigator, granted July 1994 and transferred to present Head of Coal Section.

Programme Development Group, Coal Producers Federation, Correlation of visual coal types with selected quality parameters in New Zealand coals (December 1994 – March 1995) $NZ12,800, Principal Investigator, granted September 1994.

Foundation for Research Science and Technology, Cretaceous coal character of the West Coast, New Zealand (July 1994 – June 30 1995), $NZ60,000, Principal Investigator.

Foundation for Research Science and Technology, Coal character and depositional environment in Eocene age West Coast Deposits (July 1995 – June 1998), $NZ65,700 pa, Principal Investigator.

Foundation for Research Science and Technology, Artificial maturation of low-rank New Zealand coals: Implications for oil generation from coal (July 1995 – June 1998), $NZ26,900 pa, Principal Investigator.

Ministry of Research, Science and Technology, Travel grant for new collaborations; Project: Formation of organic components in coal beds (August – September 1995), $NZ3,504.

Programme Development Group, Coal Producers Federation, Macroscopic coal character in the Waikato Coal Measures and its use in modeling seam properties (February – June 1996) $NZ16,000, Principal Investigator, granted December 1995

Foundation for Research Science and Techology, Mitigation of Trace Elements and Sulphur in Coal (July 1996 – June 1998), $NZ125,000 pa, Principal Investigator

Lottery Grants Board, New Zealand, Equipment: Epifluorescence unit for Nikon microscope. (September 1996), $NZ6,000.

Foundation for Research Science and Technology, Mitigation of Trace Elements and Sulphur in Coal (July 1998 – June 2001), $NZ97,000 pa, Principal Investigator

Foundation for Research Science and Technology, Geological Controls on Highwall Stability (July 1999 – June 2001), $NZ120,000 pa, Principal Investigator.

Brian Mason Scientific and Technical Trust Fund.  Vegetation survey of Sponge Swamp. (December 1998 – March 1999), $NZ3,600 pa, Co-Principal Investigator.

Technology New Zealand, Development of new technologies for coalbed methane extraction from low-rank coals (September 2001 to September 2004), $333,000 (plus additional industrial contribution of $800,000), Principal Investigator.

 

INVITED SPEAKER

1990 U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, U.S.A. (Branch of Coal Geology Seminar)
1991 Department of Geology, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand
1992 U.S. Geological Survey, Denver, Colorado, U.S.A., (Branch of Coal Geology Seminar)
1992 Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Office of the Geologic Division, Columbus, Ohio
1992 U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, U.S.A. (Branch of Coal Geology Seminar)
1992 American Institute of Professional Geologists, Luncheon Speaker, Casper, Wyoming
1992 Wyoming Geological Association, Luncheon Speaker, Casper, Wyoming
1993 Department of Botany, University of Wyoming, Seminar Speaker, Laramie, Wyoming
1993 Department of Geology, University of Canterbury, Guest Speaker, Christchurch New Zealand
1993 Australasian Institute of Mining & Metallurgy, Guest Speaker, Christchurch New Zealand.
1993 Wyoming Geological Association 50th Ann. Field Conference Meeting, Casper, Wyoming
1994 Department of Geology, Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
1994 Annual Exploration Staff Meeting, BHP-Indonesia, Pelabuhanratu, Indonesia
1994 Symp. on Peat & Coal deposits, BHP-Minerals and Geol. Survey of Bangladesh, Dhaka
1995 P.T. Adaro Indonesia, Kalimantan Selatan, Indonesia
1996 Kaltim Prima Coal, Kalimantan Timur, Indonesia
1997 U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Va., U.S.A
1997 Asia Coal 1997 Conference, Singapore
1999 Department of Geological Sciences, University of Canterbury
1999 Australasian Institute of Mining & Metallurgy, Guest Speaker, Wellington, New Zealand
2002 Australasian Institute of Mining & Metallurgy, invited speaker to Annual meeting, Auckland, NZ
2003 Geological Society of Australia, Coal Geology Division, Invited Speaker to special symposium, Brisbane, Australia
2005 Indonesian Association of Geologists, Bandung, Indonesia
2006 APEC Symposium on Low Rank Coals, Bandung, Indonesia
2007 AAPG NZ Members, October 15th, Wellington, New Zealand
2008 International Geological Congress, August, Oslo, Norway.
2008 U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Va., USA
2009 Ozmine Conference, February, Jakarta, Indonesia
2009 CoalTrans Asia, June, Bali, Indonesia
2012 IndoCBM Conference and Exhibition, April, Jakarta, Indonesia
2012 International Geological Congress, August, Brisbane, Australia
2012 Unconventional Gas Conference, November, Bali, Indonesia
2013 Unconventional Gas Conference, November, Jakarta, Indonesia
2016 Geological Agency of Indonesia, Bandung, Indonesia.
2017 Geological Agency of Indonesia, Bandung, Indonesia.
2017 China University of Geosciences, Beijing, China
2018 Geological Agency of Indonesia, Bandung, Indonesia, “The future of coal research in a global green energy environment: New intersections”
2018 University of Del Los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia, 3rd Workshop on Sustainable Coal Mining in Colombia: Challenges and Opportunities

 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

The Society for Organic Petrology (past President & Vice President)
International Committee of Coal and Organic Petrology
Past-Member, The Royal Society of New Zealand
Geoscience Society of New Zealand
Indonesian Petroleum Association
American Association of Petroleum Geologists
The Society of Petroleum Engineers
Australasia Institute of Mining and Metallurgy
Petroleum Exploration Society of Australia
Bowen Basin Geology Group

 

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Indonesian: working spoken Indonesian, some reading and writing ability.
Spanish: limited spoken Spanish, some reading and writing ability.

 

AWARDS & DISTINCTIONS

2017: First Prize in the Marine Category of the Elemental Group Photographic Competition “Sunda Kelapa Rigging”, at the 2017 New Zealand Petroleum Conference, Wellington, New Zealand
2016: The Society for Organic Petrology (TSOP) Distinguished Service Award, 2015-2016.
2016: First Prize in the Marine Category of the Elemental Group Photographic Competition “Waiting for Berth”, at the 2016 New Zealand Petroleum Conference, Wellington, New Zealand
2013-2016: Top downloaded paper from the International J. Coal Geology, May 2013 – March 2014 [Within the top 5 downloaded papers May 2013 – present] (“Coalbed methane: A review”)
2013: Best Paper Professional Overall, Indonesian Petroleum Association Conference, Jakarta (‘The enigma of the Pinang Dome (Kalimantan Timur): A review of its origin, significance and influence on coal rank and coalbed methane properties’)
2010: Best Paper Professional Overall, Indonesian Petroleum Conference, Jakarta (‘Critical reservoir properties for low-rank coalbed methane resources of Indonesia’)
1994: Awarded Outstanding Service and Contribution certificate, Geological Survey of Wyoming
1991: Recipient of the Mason Trust Fund Award, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, NZ.
1983: Recipient of Outstanding Performance Award, U.S. Geological Survey

 

PUBLICATIONS

Internationally Refereed Articles: 53
Reports, Proceedings: 115
Conference Abstracts: 68

Papers published in the following international journals:

Energy & Fuels; Fuel; Geological Society of America Special Papers; Indonesian Journal on Geoscience; International Geology Review; International Journal of Coal Geology; Journal of Geology; Journal Sedimentary Petrology; Journal of Asian Earth Science; New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics; Organic Geochemistry; Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology and Palaeoecology; Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology.

Acted as reviewer for manuscripts in the following journals:
Adsorption Science & Technology; American Chemical Society; Applied Geochemistry; Australian Journal of Earth Science; Chinese Journal of Chemistry; Energy & Fuels; Fuel; Environmental Engineering and Management Journal; Geofluids; Geological Journal; Global and Planetary Change; International Journal of Coal Geology; Indonesian Journal on Geoscience; Institute of Technology Bandung Journal; Journal of Geophysical Engineering; Journal of Asian Earth Science; Journal of Marine & Petroleum Geology; Journal of Natural Gas Science & Engineering; Journal of Earth Science; National Institute of Standards & Technology; National Science Foundation (USA); Nature Communications; New Zealand Journal of Geology & Geophysics; Polish Institute, National Science Centre; Sedimentary Geology.