Award Winner – Best Extended Abstract

20 May 2020

APPEA is pleased to announce the winner of the ‘Best Extended Abstract’ for inclusion in the 2020 APPEA Journal:


Congratulations to Melissa Thompson from Santos for her paper,

‘Dorado Discovery – unlocking a major new oil and gas play in the Bedout Sub-basin’







Author Biography

Melissa Thompson

Melissa Thompson has more than 27 years of experience in the petroleum industry with independent E&P companies in both Australia and internationally, working a variety of basins.  With a broad exploration skill set, she has led successful exploration teams in opening up new plays and petroleum systems on the NWS and in North Africa.  She has led the exploration efforts in the Bedout from the first modern well under Apache/Quadrant and is currently Exploration Manager – Bedout for Santos.  Melissa holds a Bachelor of Science (Petroleum Geology Hons I) from Sydney University, Australia and is a member of PESA.

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