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Mr Ernest Swierczek

Telephone +61 8 8313 4304
Position PhD Candidate
Building Santos Petroleum Engineering Building
Floor/Room 2
Campus North Terrace
Org Unit Australian School of Petroleum

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Biography/ Background

Ernest Swierczek is a PhD candidate at the Australian School of Petroleum (ASP), University of Adelaide. Ernest obtained a Master of Petroleum Geology degree from the AGH University of Science and Technology, in Krakow, in 2006, where he studied the petroleum prospectivity of the Skole Nappe in the Polish Eastern Carpathian Foredeep Basin. Before he started his research project at the ASP, Ernest worked as project geologist for Archimedes Consulting in Adelaide (2007–2010). Ernest’s PhD research interests are in seismic interpretation, 3D structural modelling of inversion structures, fault mechanics, and petroleum geomechanics.


Awards & Achievements

Australian Postgraduate Scholarship

2013 PESA SA "Best Paper" Award


 Swierczek E., Backe G., Holford S., Tenthorey E. and Mitchell A. "3D seismic analysis of complex faulting patterns above the Snapper Field, Gippsland Basin: implications for CO2 storage" Australian Journal of Earth Science, 2015, 62

• Swierczek E., Zhen-Dong C., Holford S., Backe G., King R. and Mitchell A. "Quantifying fault reactivation risk in the western Gippsland Basin using geomechanical modelling" The APPEA Journal May 2013, 53, 255-272

• Backe, G., Swierczek, E., MacDonald, J., Bailey, A., Tassone, D., Aabul Khair, H., Holford, S.P. & King, R. 2012. Seismic attributes and structural interpretation - it takes two to tango..... The APPEA Journal, 52, 437-454.

King R., Holford S., Hillis R., Tuitt A., Swierczek E., Backe G., Tassone D. and Tingay M. "Reassessing the in-situ stress regime of Australia's petroleum basins" The APPEA Journal, 52, 2012, 415-426

Swierczek E., Backe G., Holford, S.P. and Mitchell A. "3D seismic analysis of the geometrics of the Rosedale Fault System, Western Gippsland Basin, Victoria" Extended abstract, The APPEA Journal, 52, 2012

Entry last updated: Friday, 2 Jan 2015

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