Prof John Kaldi


John Kaldi is a Professor of Petroleum Geology and Engineering at the Australian School of Petroleum, University of Adelaide, and holds the South Australia State Chair in Carbon Capture & Storage (CCS).

He is also an Adjunct Professor at Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB), Indonesia, and Visiting Distinguished Professor at Universiti Teknologi Petronas (UTP) in Perak, Malaysia. John’s prior career includes being the inaugural Head of the Australian School of Petroleum (ASP) and earlier, Director of the National Centre for Petroleum Geology and Geophysics (NCPGG) at University of Adelaide.

Prior to academia, John spent 18 years in the Petroleum Industry in both technical and managerial roles with Shell, Arco and Vico. He has received Distinguished Service, Honorary member and Special Commendation awards from the American Association of Petroleum Geologist (AAPG) and was AAPG Asia Pacific President (2009‐2012), AAPG’s International Vice‐ President (2013‐2015) and recently elected as AAPG House of Delegates Chairman. John has served as Distinguished Lecturer for various professional organisations, including SPE (2013‐ 2014), AAPG (2002; 2009), IPA (1995), and PESA (1996).

John is an accomplished short course instructor, providing training to industry, government and professional societies on Production Geology, Reservoir and Seal Evaluation, Capillary Pressure Principles and Carbon Capture & Storage. He has been the author and presenter of over 150 journal articles and technical conference papers.

Participating Session:

Plenary Session: New Frontiers:

Exploring Frontier Basins and Rejuvenating Old Ones - Successful Exploration with New Technology and Innovation

DAY 2 | 30 OCTOBER 2019
Plenary Theatre

Prof John Kaldi

Date: 25 – 28 OCTOBER 2019


4-days pre-conference fieldtrip that provides the setting of modern reef systems of Pulau
Seribu. This fieldtrip will provide details of the sedimentology and components of carbonate
Sediment and reef building organisms specific to Kepulauan Seribu, which is typical reefs of the region.

Good understanding on depositional environment and facies variation in carbonate rock is an important aspect of the study. Carbonate reservoir’s properties are the direct results of their depositional fabric and diagenesis process. Hence, the proposed fieldworks aims to provide an opportunity for participants to enhance knowledge on carbonate depositional environments, sedimentary facies and related secondary processes that controlled and characterised the carbonate reservoir’s properties.


Kepulauan Seribu is a cluster of about 128 small islands in the Bay of Jakarta in the Java Sea.
Participants will be based at Pulau Putri Resort throughout the stay at Kepulauan Seribu. It is located approximately 45 km north of Jakarta and can be reached in one hour and a half by speed boat.

Study of carbonates in Kepulauan Seribu offers the opportunity to observe and investigate modern carbonate sediments, reef building processes and evolution, facies distribution, build-up geometries and early diagenetic processes. Carbonates in this area exhibit characteristics that can be associated with global trends for Oligocene – Miocene rocks and provide useful analogues for carbonate fields in Central Luconia region.

Othman Ali bin Mahmud Head,
Stratigraphy & Sedimentology Department, EGRS, PETRONAS


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