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.