Asia Pacific Oil & Gas Conference and Exhibition

Sigra might be busy but we still want to meet you!

The final quarter of the year is looking exciting for the Sigra team with field work in the pipeline and three major conferences to attend as well.

Sigra will be turning its sights to the Oil and Gas industry exhibiting a booth at the Asia Pacific Oil and Gas Conference and Exhibition (APOGCE) in Brisbane from the 23rd to the 25th of October. Sigra’s focus at the conference will be on its ability to offer a total coal seam gas exploration and appraisal service. Sigra has many years of experience in the mining sector where it has gained a great deal of experience with low permeability coals. The energy market in Australia is looking to gas for answers and Sigra is poised to offer results in the way of specialist field, laboratory and consulting services. It can also assist existing producers by providing solutions to fines production.

2018 has proven to be a particularly interesting year for our rock mechanics laboratory and we want to share what we’ve learnt with the world. Sigra’s resident Reservoir Engineer and Senior Projects Manager will be heading to Singapore to present at the 10th Asian Rock Mechanics Symposium (ARMS10) from the 29th of October to the 3rd of November. You’ll find Sigra at booth A04 or on stage presenting on the “The Determination of Anisotropic and Nonlinear Properties of Rock Through Triaxial and Hydrostatic Testing.”

We want to keep talking rock mechanics/ geomechanics and the wider application of our work so much that Managing Director Dr. Ian Gray will also be presenting at AusRock 2018 in Sydney. The paper will focus on “The Practicalities of Effective Stress Measurement in Rock.” You’ll also have the chance to meet our new Business Development Manager who’ll be there to answer your questions.

Author: Ian Gray
Ian initially worked in Australia supervising the installation of the first gas drainage system at Central Colliery and then went on to work as Senior Geotechnical engineer building a mining wing to the consulting company DJ Douglas and Partners. In 1990 he became Principal Engineer, Mining Research with the Safety In Mines Testing and Resarch Station of the Department of Resource Industries of the Queensland Government. In this role he worked on frictional ignitions, mine explosions, windblasts, gas drainage and directional drilling including the first surface to in-seam operation in the country in 1991. In 1994 he started Sigra as a one man business. Since then the company has grown under his guidance to span mining, gas, civil, geotechnical work and a number of mechanical and electronic product developments.

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