Virtual workshops registration fees

Registration Category Conference Delegates Non-conference Delegates

Full day workshop                                        

AUD $120 AUD $200

Half day workshop                                 

AUD $80 AUD $130

Please note there is a minimum number of attendees required for any of the workshops to run and it a particular workshop do not meet the minimum number, it will be cancelled. You will be given the option to transfer your workshop registration to a different workshop or will be refunded.

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Workshop only registration

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Workshop Information

Monday 13 September

VOXI: Integrating geological and geophysical data with constrained 3D inversion (Full day workshop)

Organisation: Seequent

Time: 1000 – 1800 (AEST) / 0800 – 1600 (AWST)

Speakers: Mark Lowe (Seequent)


A short-course for using VOXI Earth Modelling to develop constrained geophysical inversions to aid in geological modelling.

Who should attend: 

Geophysicists, Geologists, Geoscientists

– Participants will be required to bring their own laptop running Windows.
– Software, Course Data and Training Manuals will be provided.

Learning outcomes:

• How to use VOXI Inversion and Forward modelling workflows for your projects
• Setting up your model and data space
• Integrating geological and geophysical data to constrain inversion
• Interpretation of geophysical models for geological modelling

Important note:
Registration for the VOXI workshop closes on Monday 6 September.


Tuesday 14 September

Geoscience for CO2 geological storage (Full day workshop)

Organisation: Curtin University

Time: 0900 – 1700 (AEST) / 0700 – 1500 (AWST)

Co-chairs: Boris Gurevich (Curtin University), Kevin Dodds (ANLEC R&D), Sandeep Sharma (Carbon Projects Pty Ltd), Roman Pevzner (Curtin University).

Speakers: Chris Consoli (GCCSI), Neeraj Gupta (Battelle), Rick Chalaturnyk (University of Alberta), Nick Hoffman (Carbonet), Darren Greer (CTSCo), Deidre Brooks (WA DMIRS), Kevin Dodds (ANLEC R&D), Andy Ross (CSIRO), Sam Jackson (CSIRO), Roman Pevzner (Curtin University), Januka Attanayake (University of Melbourne).


Geological storage of carbon dioxide is recognised by the IPCC, IEA and other august bodies as a critical strategy for decarbonisation of industry and meeting the deep emissions reductions required in energy-intensive industries to limit warming to 1.5°C. Over the last two decades, Australia has become one of world leaders in carbon capture and storage (CCS), with the world’s largest CO2 storage project on Barrow Island, with research and demonstration projects such as CO2CRC Otway, CarbonNet in the Gippsland Basin, the CTSCo Surat Basin storage project and associated research projects through ANLEC R&D. This full-day workshop will review Australian and overseas experience in characterisation and monitoring of CO2 storage with practical application of novel technologies such as fibre optics for seismic acquisition and discuss the way forward in scaling up CCS technology.

Who should attend: 

Geoscientists and engineers interested in geological, geophysical and geoengineering aspects of carbon storage.


Speaker  Organisation Presentation Title
Chris Consoli Global CCS Institute Global Status of CCS: Deployment in a net zero world
Neeraj Gupta Battelle Overview of CCUS activities in the US
Rick Chalaturnyk University of Alberta Aquistore: CO2 measurement, monitoring and verification project
Nick Hoffman Carbonet Use of pressure and salinity data to confirm seal integrity for CO2 storage in Gippsland
Darren Greer CTSCo CTSCo’s Surat Basin CCS Project
Deidre Brooks WA Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety Geology of the SW Hub CCS Research Project
Kevin Dodds ANLEC R&D Global scene in storage monitoring
Andy Ross CSIRO Marine monitoring and verification for CCS projects: Learnings from coastal Gippsland deployments
Sam Jackson CSIRO Pressure tomography for CO2 plume monitoring: An update from the Otway Stage 3 field project
Roman Pevzner Curtin University Active and passive seismic monitoring
Januka Attanayake University of Melbourne A baseline seismic monitoring network for the prospective Pelican CO2 Storage Site in the Shallow Marine Gippsland Basin
Unlocking the value of structural geology (Full day workshop)

Organisation: SRK Consulting and Seequent

Time: 1000 – 1800 (AEST) / 0800 – 1600 (AWST)

Speakers: Mr Ben Jupp (SRK Consulting), Ms Kathryn Gall (Seequent)


In this course you will learn some of the fundamentals of 3D geological and mineralisation model building in Leapfrog and how to integrate structural geology into your modelling workflow. 

CPD hours: One-day course | 8 CPD hours

Who should attend: 

Geologists seeking to learn the importance of structural geology and apply structural geology in 3D modelling in Leapfrog.

Leapfrog Fundamentals Training or a sound background in Leapfrog modelling is highly recommended prior to attending this course

A laptop with windows and the latest Leapfrog Geo software is essential for the duration of this course

Learning outcomes:

Part 1: Introduction to 3D Structural Modelling in Leapfrog

  • Learn how to import all necessary project data into Leapfrog with an aim to integrate, interpret and visualise data in 3D
  • Review workflows available to make sense of structural data gathered with the goal of producing better geological models
  • Practical experience creating using Leapfrog’s Structural tools such as form interpolants, Stereonets and structural trends

Part 2: Using Structural Data & 3D Modelling

  • Practical experience building 3D models in Leapfrog Geo
  • A better understanding of structure and deposit geology through 3D integration and modelling
  • How to interpret structural data to gain a better understanding of controls for modelling mineralisation

Course material, software downloads and specifications:

  • A computer is required for the training with windows operating system 
  • An external mouse to navigate the software is essential and a second screen is optimal for viewing the training and following along simultaneously. 
  • Training data will be provided for the course.  
  • Minimum specifications for computers can be found here: 
  • Download the latest version of Leapfrog Geo 2021.1, Leapfrog Geo here: 
  • Licences will be made available during the course via Seequent ID.  You will require an internet connection to install the licence
Frontiers of AEM inversion and interpretation for minerals, energy and groundwater applications (Full day workshop)

Organisation: Geoscience Australia

Time: 0900 – 1700 (AEST) / 0700 – 1500 (AWST)

Speakers: Lindsey Heagy (University of British Columbia, Vancouver), Jovan Silic et al. (Intrepid Geophysics), Burke Minsley (USGS), Aaron Davis (CSIRO), Anandaroop Ray (Geoscience Australia), Neil Foley (University of Montana), Tim Munday (CSIRO), Kok Piang Tan (Geoscience Australia), Andrew McPherson (Geoscience Australia), Sebastian Wong, (Geoscience Australia), Neil Symington (Geoscience Australia), Anders vest Christiansen (Aarhus Hydrogeophysics), Andrea Viezzoli (Aarhus Geophysics).


This workshop will connect the theoretical background of electromagnetic geophysics to the interpretation of AEM imaging products. The benefits, limitations and future directions of various inversion techniques will be discussed followed by a series of examples and case-studies across regional, mineral and groundwater applications. The workshop is envisioned in two parts:

Morning – Modern inversion, inference and uncertainty estimation methods presented by academia, industry, CSIRO and Geoscience Australia (GA)

Afternoon – Interpretation case studies from GA, industry, CSIRO and academia

Who should attend: 

Industry, academic and Government Agency geoscientists who employ airborne EM datasets to answer regional-to-national-scale problems for mineral and groundwater investigations.

Learning outcomes

– Provide an overview of the inversion techniques available
– Provide participants with an understanding of the uncertainties involved with different inversion-modelling approaches
– Novel interpretation products and applications stemming from GA’s work with AusAEM and groundwater data
– Worldwide AEM investigation and interpretation outcomes from Antarctic permafrost to Australian desert

Applied machine learning for geoscientists (Full day workshop)

Organisation: Solve Geosolutions

Time: 1030 – 1730 (AEST) / 0830 – 1530 (AWST) 

Chairs: Ms Luisa Herrmann (Solve Geosolutions), Mr Mark Grujic (Solve Geosolutions)

Speakers: Tom Carmichael (Solve Geosolutions), Rob Chatterjee (The University of Queensland), Ian Anderson (Oz Minerals), Eun-Jung Holden (University of Western Australia), Russ Eley (Rio Tinto), Sara van de Moosdijk (AWS), Liam Webb (Datarock)


Machine Learning (ML) in geoscience has left the realm of curiosity; the mining and mineral exploration industries have adopted the advances that the field provides, from exploration through to ore body knowledge, mine planning and operations.

Join us to gain insight into core ML concepts in the context of geoscience. Gain an understanding of the possibilities and pitfalls of applied ML via a mix of theory, emerging research, case-studies and first-hand accounts from industry and external guest-speakers. The day will end with a panel discussion where you will have the opportunity to ask all your questions about applied machine learning in geoscience.

This one-day workshop aims to leave you with the confidence to identify aspects of a geoscientific workflow that can be augmented by relevant ML technologies, while being more aware of common ML fallacies in the context of geoscience.

Who should attend: 

Geoscientists and mining professionals who are:

  1. Interested in learning more about the use of ML in their subdiscipline.
  2. Already involved with ML processes and want to better understand and critique their models.
  3. Wanting to understand the high-level mining and exploration problems that are suited to ML.


Learning outcomes:

  1. An introduction to ML, with a focus on its role in Mining and Exploration, now and into the future.
  2. An understanding of how ML is being applied in the mining and exploration industry, in academia and in other industries, through current examples.
  3. A chance to ask questions in a chaired, panel discussion around the strategy, ethics and future of ML in geoscience.
Petrophysics Formation Evaluation Introduction (Half day workshop)

Organisation: Haliburton Australia

Time: 1300 (AEST) / 1100 (AWST)

Speaker: Samir Marzouk (Haliburton Australia)


Formation evaluation is the science and “art” of taking multiple wellbore measurements (all of which are indirect) and constructing an integrated description of formation properties.

The Introduction to Petrophysics Formation Evaluation half-day workshop, will give participants an overview of well logging, basic rock properties, borehole environment, measurement tools and interpretation concepts.

Who should attend:
Geologist, Well site Geologist, Geophysicist and Petrophysicist.

Learning outcomes:
Participants will be able to understand, read, describe and interpret the following:

  • Data preparation
  • Data QC
  • Borehole Environment
  • Lithology

Friday 17 September

Ancient rocks, ancient culture, and you: Enhancing Australian First Nations engagement and participation in Australian geoscience programs (Half day workshop)

Organisation: AuScope, Geoscience Australia & CSIRO Mineral Resources

Time: 1230 – 1600 (AEST)

Speaker: Ms Jo Condon (AuScope|NCRIS)


How can we be more inclusive of Australian First Nations Peoples in designing, undertaking, and reflecting on Australian geoscientific programs for mutual and environmental benefit?

This workshop invites you to learn about initiatives and requirements to support inclusive and cross-cultural outcomes in Australian geoscientific programs. Together, we will consider examples of successful cross-cultural engagements and discuss best practice engagement for working together on traditional lands in the city and the field. We will also explore ways that we can each enact meaningful allyship with Australian First Nations Peoples.

This workshop will be Australian First Nations Peoples led and supported by AuScope, Geoscience Australia, and CSIRO Mineral Resources.

If you require financial assistance to attend this workshop, please get in touch with our workshop organising committee.