Steve Moss

Steve Moss


  • The University of Western Australia (M004), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


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Ph.D. in Sedimentology & Basin Analysis (1992) from University of Durham, U.K. into “Burial diagenesis, organic maturation and tectonic loading in the French Subalpine Chains, S.E. France”.  Four years post-doctoral with the Royal Holloway based, industry funded Southeast Asia Research Group.  Lectureship in Sedimentology and Petroleum Geology in the School of Applied Geology at Curtin University.  Joined petroleum industry in 1997.  Worked for Santos, Apache, Woodside Energy Ltd (Middle East and Africa team), ENI Australia, IKODA Pty Ltd and Robertson Research Australia Pty Ltd on numerous exploration, appraisal and development projects.  

Involved in drilling of over 65 exploration/appraisal/development wells in Australia to date from rank wildcat to nearfield exploration and also appraisal/development opportunities. Involved in the discovery and appraisal of numerous oil and gas fields.

Geographic experience includes: Carnarvon, Browse, Bonaparte, Otway, Gippsland, Canning, Cooper/Eromanga, Great Australian Bight Basins (all Australian), Taranaki, Great South, East Coast Basins (all New Zealand), Mahakam Delta/Makassar Straits, Madura, Sumatran basins (all Indonesian), Sarawak, Sabah, Sandakan (Malaysia), Eastern Indonesia, SE Asia regionally, deepwater basins in Gambia, Senegal & Guinea-Bissau co-operation zone and Ghana (all West African) and Lamu Basin (offshore Kenya).

Thirty publications in international refereed journals on sedimentology, diagenesis, basin analysis and structural geology.  Co-Editor of the 2002 West Australian Basins III Symposium Volume and CD, 2013 West Australian Basins IV Symposium CD, 2019 West Australian Basins V Symposium.

Awarded APPEA Best Paper (Exploration and Production) Award at the APPEA Conference 2003. Recipient of the PESA Meritorious Service Award.


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy

Education/Academic qualification

Geology, Phd, “Burial diagenesis, organic maturation and tectonic loading in the French Subalpine Chains, S.E. France”

1 Jun 19891 Sept 1992

Award Date: 1 Sept 1992

Geology, Bsc (Hons) First Class, Geology Degree

1 Sept 19861 Jun 1989

Award Date: 1 Jun 1989

Industry keywords

  • Energy

Research expertise keywords

  • Sedimentology
  • Stratigraphy and basin analysis
  • Tectonics
  • Diagenesis
  • Sequence stratigraphy