Kerry Smith (nee Lewis)

Kerry Smith is a Senior Exploration Geologist currently working in the Australia Exploration Division at Woodside Energy, Perth WA.

Kerry Smith (nee Lewis)

Kerry Smith (nee Lewis) is a Senior Exploration Geologist currently working in the Australia Exploration Division at Woodside Energy, Perth WA. She obtained her Bachelor of Science degree majoring in Geology in 1995, and then completed her honours thesis in 1996 at the University of Melbourne.

From 1997 to 1998 Kerry worked with the Papua New Guinea exploration team at BP Developments in Melbourne during the Moran and Hides oil and gas discoveries. Since joining Woodside Energy in 1998 she worked with the Development Division for the North West Shelf before joining the Northern Australia team for the drilling of the Blacktip and Sandbar exploration wells.

Following this, Kerry worked for 12 months in Woodside’s sequence stratigraphic studies group before joining the North Africa exploration team from 2002 to 2006. This involved extensive travel to Europe and North Africa. Kerry has worked in the Australian Exploration Division for the past 6 years, focusing on evaluation of exploration acreage adjacent to the Pluto gas discovery, evaluation of new business opportunities in Australia, as well as regional studies of the Exmouth Plateau. She is currently involved with a regional petroleum systems (charge) study in the Dampier sub-basin in order to better understand hydrocarbon migration pathways and fluid type in the core NWS acreage.

Field trips during this time include trips to the Karoo sub basin (South Africa), New Zealand, Kalbarri and Queensland. In September 2012, Kerry traveled to the AAPG conference in Singapore followed by a 5-day field trip through Borneo.