Professor Peter McCabe

Peter McCabe
Head of School - Aust School of Petroleum
Australian School of Petroleum
Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences

Research interests include: unconventional resources, architecture of sandstone reservoirs for oil and gas, sequence stratigraphy of nonmarine strata, depositional environments of coal and coal-bearing strata, and assessment of fossil fuel resources.

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Professor Peter McCabe

Research interests include: unconventional resources, architecture of sandstone reservoirs for oil and gas, sequence stratigraphy of nonmarine strata, depositional environments of coal and coal-bearing strata, and assessment of fossil fuel resources.

Appointments

Date Position Institution name
2014 South Australian State Chair of Petroleum Geology University of Adelaide
2012 - 2014 Professor of Applied Sedimentology Queensland University of Technology
2007 - 2012 Theme Leader CSIRO
1987 - 2007 Research Geologist US Geological Survey

Awards and Achievements

Date Type Title Institution Name Amount
1999 Wallace E. Pratt Memorial Award American Association of Petroleum Geologists,

Education

Date Institution name Country Title
1971 - 1975 University of Keele U.K. Ph.D.
1968 - 1971 University of Hull United Kingdom B.Sc.

Research Interests

Petroleum and Coal Geology, Stratigraphy

Journals

Year Citation
2017 Psaltis, S., Farrell, T., Burrage, K., Burrage, P., McCabe, P., Moroney, T. ... Bednarz, T. (2017). Using population of models to investigate and quantify gas production in a spatially heterogeneous coal seam gas field. Applied Mathematical Modelling, 49, 338-353. 10.1016/j.apm.2017.05.005
2015 Psaltis, S., Farrell, T., Burrage, K., Burrage, P., McCabe, P., Moroney, T. ... Mazumder, S. (2015). Mathematical modelling of gas production and compositional shift of a CSG (coal seam gas) field: local model development. Energy, 88, 621-635. 10.1016/j.energy.2015.05.107
2015 Wainman, C., McCabe, P., Crowley, J. & Nicoll, R. (2015). U-Pb zircon age of the Walloon Coal Measures in the Surat Basin, southeast Queensland: implications for paleogeography and basin subsidence. Australian Journal of Earth Sciences, 62, 7, 807-816. 10.1080/08120099.2015.1106975
2002 Griffith, L. A., McCabe, P. J. & Williams, C. A. (2002). Foreword - Fluvial systems through space and time: from source to sea. BULLETIN OF CANADIAN PETROLEUM GEOLOGY, 50, 1, 1-2. 10.2113/gscpgbull.50.1.1
2002 Ahlbrandt, T. & McCabe, P. (2002). Global petroleum resources: A view to the future. Geotimes, 47, 11, 14-18.
2001 McCabe, P. J. (2001). Sizing things up. GEOTIMES, 46, 8, 4-4.
2001 McCabe, P. (2001). Energy resources - cornucopia or empty barrel?: Reply. AAPG BULLETIN, 85, 6, 1093-1097.
1998 Qiang, J. & McCabe, P. (1998). Genetic features of petroleum systems in rift basins of eastern China. Marine and Petroleum Geology, 15, 4, 343-358. 10.1016/S0264-8172(98)00017-8
1998 McCabe, P. (1998). Energy resources - cornucopia or empty barrel?. AAPG Bulletin, 82, 11, 2110-2134.
1997 Robinson, J. & McCabe, P. (1997). Sandstone-body and shale-body dimensions in a braided fluvial system: Salt Wash Sandstone Member (Morrison formation), Garfield County, Utah. AAPG BULLETIN-AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF PETROLEUM GEOLOGISTS, 81, 8, 1267-1291.
1994 Shanley, K. & McCabe, P. (1994). Perspectives on the sequence stratigraphy of continental strata. American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin, 78, 4, 544-568.
1992 SHANLEY, K., McCABE, P. & HETTINGER, R. (1992). Tidal influence in Cretaceous fluvial strata from Utah, USA: a key to sequence stratigraphic interpretation. Sedimentology, 39, 5, 905-930. 10.1111/j.1365-3091.1992.tb02159.x
1992 KIRSCHBAUM, M. & McCABE, P. (1992). Controls on the accumulation of coal and on the development of anastomosed fluvial systems in the Cretaceous Dakota Formation of southern Utah. Sedimentology, 39, 4, 581-598. 10.1111/j.1365-3091.1992.tb02138.x
1992 McCabe, P. & Parrish, J. (1992). Tectonic and climatic controls on the distribution and quality of Cretaceous coals. Special Paper of the Geological Society of America, 267, 1-15. 10.1130/SPE267-p1
1992 McCabe, P. & Shanley, K. (1992). Organic control on shoreface stacking patterns: bogged down in the mire. Geology, 20, 8, 741-744. 10.1130/0091-7613(1992)020<0741:OCOSSP>2.3.CO;2
1992 Robinson Roberts, L. & McCabe, P. (1992). Peat accumulation in coastal-plain mires: a model for coals of the Fruitland Formation (Upper Cretaceous) of southern Colorado, USA. International Journal of Coal Geology, 21, 3, 115-138. 10.1016/0166-5162(92)90020-W
1991 MCCABE, P. & SHANLEY, K. (1991). AN ORGANIC CONTROL ON SHOREFACE STACKING PATTERNS - FINE TUNING SEQUENCE STRATIGRAPHIC CONTROLS. AAPG BULLETIN-AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF PETROLEUM GEOLOGISTS, 75, 3, 632-632.
1991 Shanley, K. & McCabe, P. (1991). Predicting facies architecture through sequence stratigraphy - an example from the Kaiparowits Plateau, Utah. Geology, 19, 7, 742-745. 10.1130/0091-7613(1991)019<0742:PFATSS>2.3.CO;2
1991 McCabe, P. (1991). Tectonic controls on coal accumulation. Bulletin - Societe Geologique de France, 162, 2, 277-282.
1990 MCCABE, P. J. (1990). COAL GEOLOGY. GEOTIMES, 35, 2, 20-20.
1989 MCCABE, P. & BREYER, J. (1989). ON THE SEDIMENTARY AND BOTANICAL FACTORS INFLUENCING PEAT ACCUMULATION IN THE MISSISSIPPI DELTA - DISCUSSION. JOURNAL OF THE GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY, 146, 877-880.
1989 McCabe, P., Breyer, J., Kosters, E., Cmura, G. & Bailey, A. (1989). Discussion on the sedimentary and botanical factors influencing peat accumulation in the Mississippi Delta: Journal, Vol. 144,1987, pp. 423-434. Journal of the Geological Society, 146, 5, 877-880. 10.1144/gsjgs.146.5.0877
1988 SANCHEZ, J. D. & MCCABE, P. J. (1988). TIDAL CHANNEL DEPOSITS IN UPPER CRETACEOUS OF NORTHERN KAIPAROWITS PLATEAU, UTAH. AAPG BULLETIN-AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF PETROLEUM GEOLOGISTS, 72, 2, 243-243.
1987 MACDONALD, D., MCCABE, P. & STROBL, R. (1987). COALS FORMED IN COASTAL ENVIRONMENTS WITHIN UPPER CRETACEOUS OF ALBERTA BASIN. AAPG BULLETIN-AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF PETROLEUM GEOLOGISTS, 71, 8, 1010-1010.
1987 McCabe, P. (1987). Facies studies of coal and coal-bearing strata. Geological Society Special Publication, 32, 1, 51-66. 10.1144/GSL.SP.1987.032.01.05
1986 Breyer, J. & McCabe, P. (1986). Coals associated with tidal sediments in the Wilcox Group ( Paleogene), south Texas ( USA).. Journal of Sedimentary Petrology, 56, 4, 510-519. 10.1306/212F8972-2B24-11D7-8648000102C1865D
1985 MCCABE, P. J. (1985). INFLUENCE OF STRIKE-SLIP MOVEMENT ON TERRESTRIAL SEDIMENTATION IN UPPER CARBONIFEROUS OF NOVA-SCOTIA AND NEW-BRUNSWICK. GEOPHYSICS, 50, 2, 287-287.
1984 MCCABE, P. J. (1984). INFLUENCE OF STRIKE-SLIP MOVEMENT ON TERRESTRIAL SEDIMENTATION IN UPPER CARBONIFEROUS OF NOVA-SCOTIA AND NEW-BRUNSWICK. AAPG BULLETIN-AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF PETROLEUM GEOLOGISTS, 68, 4, 505-505.
1981 MCCABE, P. J. (1981). TECTONIC EFFECTS ON MEANDERING RIVER DEPOSITS, CARBONIFEROUS, NOVA-SCOTIA, CANADA. AAPG BULLETIN-AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF PETROLEUM GEOLOGISTS, 65, 5, 955-955.
1980 MCCABE, P. J., MCCARTY, K. L. & PLUIM, S. B. (1980). TERRESTRIAL SEDIMENTATION ASSOCIATED WITH STRIKE-SLIP-FAULT MOVEMENT IN MIDDLE CARBONIFEROUS OF NOVA-SCOTIA, CANADA. AAPG BULLETIN-AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF PETROLEUM GEOLOGISTS, 64, 5, 747-748.
1980 Jones, C. & McCabe, P. (1980). Erosion surfaces within giant fluvial cross-beds of the Carboniferous in northern England.. Journal of Sedimentary Petrology, 50, 2, 613-620. 10.1306/212F7A63-2B24-11D7-8648000102C1865D
1978 MCCABE, P. J. (1978). COARSE-GRAINED DEPOSITS BY EPHEMERAL STREAMS IN CARBONIFEROUS OF MARITIME PROVINCES, CANADA. AAPG BULLETIN-AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF PETROLEUM GEOLOGISTS, 62, 3, 542-542.
1977 MCCABE, P. & JONES, C. (1977). FORMATION OF REACTIVATION SURFACES WITHIN SUPERIMPOSED DELTAS AND BEDFORMS. JOURNAL OF SEDIMENTARY PETROLOGY, 47, 2, 707-715.
1977 McCABE, P. (1977). Deep distributary channels and giant bedforms in the Upper Carboniferous of the Central Pennines, northern England. Sedimentology, 24, 2, 271-290. 10.1111/j.1365-3091.1977.tb00257.x
1976 MCCABE, P. J. (1976). KINDERSCOUTIAN DELTA (CARBONIFEROUS) OF NORTHERN ENGLAND - SLOPE INFLUENCED BY DENSITY CURRENTS. AAPG BULLETIN-AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF PETROLEUM GEOLOGISTS, 60, 4, 695-695.
1976 CANT, D. J. & MCCABE, P. J. (1976). EFFECTS OF ICE ON SEDIMENTS OF SANDY BRAIDED RIVER. AAPG BULLETIN-AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF PETROLEUM GEOLOGISTS, 60, 4, 655-655.
1975 McCabe, P. (1975). The structure of the viséan limestones between the craven faults, settle, Yorkshire: A discussion. Proceedings of the Yorkshire Geological Society, 40, 4, 563-565. 10.1144/pygs.40.4.563
1973 McCabe, P. & Waugh, B. (1973). Wenlock and Ludlow sedimentation in the Austwick and Horton-in-Ribblesdale Inlier, North-West Yorkshire. Proceedings of the Yorkshire Geological Society, 39, 4, 445-470. 10.1144/pygs.39.4.445
1972 McCabe, P. (1972). The wenlock and lower ludlow strata of the Austwick and Horton-In-Ribblesdale inlier of North - West Yorkshire. Proceedings of the Yorkshire Geological Society, 39, 2, 167-174. 10.1144/pygs.39.2.167

Books

Year Citation
1995 Shanley, K. & McCabe, P. (1995). Sequence stratigraphy of Turonian-Santonian strata, Kaiparowits Plateau, southern Utah, USA: implications for regional correlation and foreland basin evolution.
1993 Shanley, K. & McCabe, P. (1993). Alluvial architecture in a sequence stratigraphic framework: a case history from the Upper Cretaceous of southern Utah, USA.
1981 Gersib, G. & McCabe, P. (1981). Continental coal-bearing sediments of the Port Hood Formation ( Carboniferous), Cape Linzee, Nova Scotia, Canada..

Book Chapters

Year Citation
2010 Gautier, D., McCabe, P., Ogden, J. & Demayo, T. (2010). Resources, reserves, and consumption of energy. In T. E. Graedel & E. van der Voet (Eds.), Linkages of sustainability (pp. 323-340). United Kingdom: MIT Press.
2009 Shanley, K. & Mccabe, P. (2009). Alluvial architecture in a sequence stratigraphie framework: A case history from the Upper Cretaceous of southern Utah, USA. In The Geological Modelling of Hydrocarbon Reservoirs and Outcrop Analogues (pp. 21-55). 10.1002/9781444303957.ch2
2009 McCabe, P. (2009). Depositional Environments of Coal and Coal-Bearing Strata. In Sedimentology of Coal and Coal-Bearing Sequences (pp. 13-42). 10.1002/9781444303797.ch2

Conference Papers

Year Citation
2015 Salmachi, A., Wainman, C., Rajabi, M. & McCabe, P. (2015). Effect of volcanic intrusions and mineral matters on desorption characteristics of coals (Case Study). Asia Pacific Unconventional Resources Conference and Exhibition (15URCE). Brisbane, QLD. 10.2118/176841-MS

Conference Items

Year Citation
2017 Wainman, C. C. & McCabe, P. J. (2017). Overcoming challenges in nonmarine stratigraphy using a multidisciplinary approach: an example from Mesozoic basins of eastern Australia. European Geoscience Union. Vienna, Austria.
2017 Wainman, C. C. & mccabe, (2017). Using precise CA-TIMS ages of volcanic air-fall tuff beds in correlating the Walloon Coal Measures of the Surat Basin, Australia. Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association (APPEA) Conference. Perth, Australia.
2016 Wainman, C. C. & mccabe, (2016). The Correlation of Fluvio-Lacustrine Strata Using Volcanic Tuffs in the Jurassic Walloon Coal Measures, Surat Basin, Australia: A New Technique in the Exploration Tool Box. Geological Society of London Janet Watson Meeting 2016: The Future of Hydrocarbon Exploration. London, United Kingdom.
2016 Wainman, C. C. & McCabe, P. J. (2016). Correlation of Fluvio-Lacustrine Strata Using Volcanic Tuffs: New Insights From the Jurassic Walloon Coal Measures, Surat Basin, Australia. AAPG Annual Convention and Exhibition. Calgary, Canada.
2016 Wainman, C. C. & mccabe, (2016). Climate or Subsidence? Geologic Controls on the Stratigraphic Distribution of Coal Beds in the Jurassic Walloon Coal Measures, Surat Basin, Australia. AESC 2016 – Australian Earth Sciences Convention. Adelaide, Australia.
2016 Wainman, C. C. & mccabe, (2016). The Correlation of Fluvio-Lacustrine Strata with Dated Volcanic Tuffs: An Example from the Jurassic Walloon Coal Measures, Australia. Australian Earth Sciences Convention. Adelaide, Australia.
2015 Wainman, C. C. & McCabe, P. (2015). Mires in the dark: high latitude coals in the Jurassic Walloon Subgroup of the Surat Basin, Australia. AAPG ICE, 2015 International Conference & Exhibition. Melbourne, Australia.

Report for External Bodies

Year Citation
2013 Ryder, R., Qiang, J., McCabe, P., Nuccio, V. & Persits, F., (2013). Shahejie-Shahejie/Guantao/Wumishan and Carboniferous/Permian Coal-Paleozoic total petroleum systems in the Bohaiwan Basin, China, United States Geological Survey, United States of America,
Position
Head of School - Aust School of Petroleum
Phone
83138036
Fax
8313 4345
Campus
North Terrace
Building
Santos Petroleum Engineering Building
Room Number
2 17
Org Unit
Australian School of Petroleum

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