Professor Peter McCabe

Professor Peter McCabe 

Areas of specialisation

  • Petroleum geology
  • Sedimentology and stratigraphy
  • Basin analysis
  • Petroleum system analysis
  • Unconventional resources - shale, tight sandstone, coal seam gas
  • Resource assessment and global oil and gas resources
  • Australia’s petroleum geology - onshore and offshore

Qualifications

  • 1975: Ph.D. Geology University of Keele, U.K
  • 1971: Bachelor Science - Geology, University of Hull, U.K

Committees and Boards

American Geological Institute:

  • Past President 2009
  • President 2008
  • President-Elect 2007

Society for Sedimentary Geology (SEPM):

  • President 2002 - 2003
  • President-elect 2001 - 2002
  • Sedimentology Councilor 1999 - 2001

American Association of Petroleum Geologists:

  • Technical Program Co-Chair, International Conference, Melbourne 2015
  • Technical Program Co-Chair, International Conference, Singapore 2012
  • Secretary/Treasurer of the Energy Minerals Division 1995 - 1997

Publications

  • Over 100 referred journal and abstract publications

Experience and appointments

  • 2014 - present: South Australian State Chair of Petroleum Geology and Head of School, Australian School of Petroleum, University of Adelaide
  • 2014 - present: Member of the Independent Science Panel for the Great Australian Bight Program
  • 2013 - present: Member of the Queensland Government's Independent Science Panel reviewing the Condamine River gas seeps
  • 2012 - 2014: Queensland University of Technology: Professor of Applied Sedimentology
  • 2007 - 2012: CSIRO, Sydney: Theme Leader, Oil and Gas Exploration and Production
  • 1997 - 2007: US Geological Survey, Colorado, USA: Senior Research Geologist
  • 1983  -1987: Alberta Research Council, Edmonton, Canada: Manager, Coal Geology
  • 1980 - 1983: Exxon Production Research, Houston, TX, USA: Research Geologist
  • 1977 - 1980: University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE, USA: Assistant Professor
  • 1975 - 1977: McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada: Postdoctoral Fellow