Gillian Hamson obtained her honours degree then joined the Woodside Engergy Graduate Program.
Gillian Hamson studied for her BA (History)/BSs (Geology) double degree at the University of Melbourne in 1999-2003. Her honours thesis (2004) involved fieldwork in Timor Leste in order to investigate the tectonic evolution of the island.
Upon graduation, Gillian moved to Perth to join the Woodside Energy Graduate Program in 2005. Over the next three years, she rotated through four teams, working on international exploration and Australian development projects. While on the graduate program she traveled to the Hague for training with Shell, and went on geology field trips to Queensland, the Spanish Pyrenees and the Karoo Basin in South Africa.
After completing the graduate program at Woodside, Gill moved into the Browse LNG Development Team, working on the world class gas fields Calliance and Brecknock. Following this, Gillian transferred to the Enfield Oil Team, working with 4D seismic as well as planning and drilling horizontal production wells. A highlight was working offshore geosteering such wells, ensuring the wells were accurately drilled in the right place. Gill presented her work on Enfield at the American Association of Petroleum Geologists Annual Convention and Exhibition in Long Beach, California in 2012.