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Part II – The Mahakam River Delta: Geological Time Travel in East Kalimantan. The Society for Organic Petrology Field Trip

The morning was smoky and hazy as we made our way to the docks from the hotel. A forecasted El Niño year was already being felt in East Kalimantan (Borneo) as evidenced by the fires through out the region. Still, we were all looking forward to going out on the infamous (at least in geological […]

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Geological Time Travel in East Kalimantan (Borneo): Part I – Fresh Water Lakes

We sped across the surface of Lake Semayang with the bottom only inches below us. Using traditional long boats – with light but powerful engines – twenty-seven of us were headed for Semayang village, on the north central ‘coast’ of the lake. We were there as part of a geological field trip examining modern environments […]

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The Society for Organic Petrology Conference – Starting Soon!

We are nearly there! – The 32nd Annual Conference of The Society for Organic Petrology will be held in a few days time. The Organising Committee wishes to thank all the speakers and poster presenters for all their hard work and for all attending participants for their presence. We know that during this current economic […]

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FIELD TRIP – MAHAKAM DELTA, EAST KALIMANTAN (BORNEO), INDONESIA

The Society for Organic Petrology Annual Meeting: Hydrocarbons in the Tropics – On the Edge Field Trip  The 2015 TSOP Post-Conference field trip is scheduled to take place from Thursday, 24th September to Sunday  27th September.  SEE LINK: www.tsop.org for more about the society, the 2015 Annual Meeting in Yogyakarta and the field trip to Kalimantan We […]

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Journal Article on Coalbed Methane in Kalimantan, Indonesia

Internationally refereed articles on coalbed methane in Indonesia are rare. However, an article addressing heat flow effects on a coalbed methane reservoir in East Kalimantan, Indonesia has recently been published*. You may well ask, so what? Indeed a good question; here is the context. There are many of us who have been sitting at the […]

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The Enigma of the Pinang Dome, Kalimantan (Borneo), Indonesia

  It’s always surprising to be caught out by an assumption. In this case I was writing a first draft of a paper on the effects of rank change (that is, change in organic maturation) on a coalbed methane reservoir. The study area, known locally as the Pinang Dome, is located in Kalimantan (Borneo), Indonesia. […]

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The Society for Organic Petrology Conference: Yogyakarta, Indonesia 2015

In 2015 The Society for Organic Petrology (TSOP) will hold its annual conference in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. This is great news as it will help highlight and educate the international science community on Indonesia’s extensive and varied hydrocarbon resources. The conference organizers are Dr Tim A. Moore (Cipher & University of Canterbury, Christchurch), Dr Chairul Nas […]

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The Society of Organic Petrology (TSOP) Annual Meeting, Beijing, China

Tim Moore of Cipher, was recently in Beijing presenting a paper* at the annual meeting of The Society for Organic Petrology (TSOP). The society is one of only two internationally recognized organizations dedicated to understanding coal and organic rich rocks and petroleum (the other organization being the International Committee on Coal and Organic Petrology [ICCP]).  […]

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Talks at the International Geological Congress

The International Geological Congress (IGC) was held in Brisbane from 5 to 10 August and there were lots of sessions on coal and energy. The IGC is held every four years and takes the flavor of the city and host country. Without a doubt the mining culture of Australia permeated the congress with the end […]

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