Advances in Seismic

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Tuesday, January 25, 2011, London, The Geological Society

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Seismic technology is the main, some would say the only, means of interrogating the sub-surface in sufficient detail to allow insightful geological prediction and the precise location of wells.

The technology progresses via much incrementalism, interspersed with a few real breakthroughs. Now we are looking for more, especially innovative, ideas - most likely from imaginative, entrepreneurial smaller companies - that offer transformational reductions in risk, cost or cycle-time.

Offshore, conventional, multi-azimuth and wide-angle towed streamer 3D yields depth images of compelling quality whatever complexities of overburden and target geology we are confronted with.

Onshore it is a different story, with comparable quality awaiting the development of super lightweight, low power consumption, high channel, wireless land seismic surveys. Our presenters from Shell and Wireless Seismic have compelling stories to tell - 2011 may indeed be the start of a new era, not simply a new decade!

Agenda

9:00 Arrivals and Registration

9:30

David Bamford - Director - Finding Petroleum

Welcome & Introduction



David Bamford is well known around the oil & gas industry both as an explorer and a geophysicist. He holds a Physics degree from the University of Bristol and a Ph.D in Geological Sciences from the University of Birmingham.

Since 2004, he has been a non-executive director at Tullow Oil plc, being recruited for this position especially for his exploration knowledge. He serves on the Nominations and Remuneration Committees, and was chairman of the latter, and Senior Independent Director, for 3 years prior to his retire from the board at the end of April 2014.

He was on the board of Premier Oil from May 2014 to May 2016.

He retired from BP plc in 2003, his last four positions being Chief Geophysicist (1990-1995), Business Unit Leader (General Manager) for first West Africa and then Norway (1995-1999), and finally Head of Exploration until 2003.

He has served on the boards of Paras Ltd, a small exploration and IS/IT consulting company in which he held 22% equity, until its sale to RPS Energy in 2008 and Welltec a/s, a Danish well engineering company, as the nominee of the private equity investor Riverside.

From 2012 to 201 he was on the board of ASX-quoted Australia Oriental Energy as a non-executive director.

He was a founder of Richmond Energy Partners, a small oil & gas research house, and several media companies that focus on the oil & gas sector, and has served as an advisor to Alliance Bernstein, Opus Executive, the Parkmead Group plc, and Kimmeridge Energy LLP. Since retiring from BP, he has undertaken asset and company valuation projects for investment banks, hedge funds and small oil companies.

Finding Petroleum
Finding Petroleum was established to help the oil and gas industry network, and stay up to date on the latest technological developments. It does this via hosting regular events and with an online social network of nearly 10,000 members.
9:40

Chris Page - - PGS

Offset and Azimuth Diversity – A Recipe for Complex Imaging


PGS
PGS is a leading, international, marine geophysical company. Our business is technology driven and we provide a range of products and services including MultiClient data, as well as tailored acquisition, and imaging.

Our large, modern data library comprises ~850 000 sq. km 3D and ~670 000 km of 2D seismic data that targets areas of high prospectivity, where oil companies have potential to access acreage. Around 44% of the 3D data in our library and 60% of the 2D data have been acquired with multisensor GeoStreamer® technology. That proportion is growing.

PGS is the industry's most experienced provider of multisensor broadband data.

Worldwide, PGS operates three larger sales and imaging hubs in Europe and North America, and has local offices in 13 countries. The PGS headquarters is in Oslo, Norway and the PGS share is listed on the Oslo stock exchange (OSE: PGS).

PGS activities are organized into three business areas.
.Sales & Imaging promotes and sells seismic services including tailored acquisition contracts, MultiClient library data, and imaging services .New Ventures designs and markets new MultiClient campaigns and manages strategic projects .Operations & Technology plans, manages and executes all our acquisition projects, and develops new technology solutions
10:15

speaker from - - Vialogy

New Markers for Direct Fluid Discrimination Using Seismic Interferometry


Vialogy
ViaLogy was founded in 1999 as a spin-off of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Jet Propulsion Laboratories operated by the California Institute of Technology. The lynchpin of its activities was the furtherance of a unique technology, Quantum Resonance Interferometry (QRI™), originally developed to detect, enhance and characterize weak signals in high background noise and interference environments.

Today, ViaLogy is focused on bringing to clients in the upstream oil and natural gas sector its analytical service offering, QuantumRD®. Another key company technology, Sensor Policy Manager™ integrates sensors in large-scale military base-security and force protection applications within the emerging Physical Security Information Management (PSIM) market.
10:50 Coffee & Tea

11:15

David Bamford - - New Eyes Exploration

Improving onshore exploration - faster, cheaper 3D please!


David Bamford is well known around the oil & gas industry both as an explorer and a geophysicist. He holds a Physics degree from the University of Bristol and a Ph.D in Geological Sciences from the University of Birmingham.

Since 2004, he has been a non-executive director at Tullow Oil plc, being recruited for this position especially for his exploration knowledge. He serves on the Nominations and Remuneration Committees, and was chairman of the latter, and Senior Independent Director, for 3 years prior to his retire from the board at the end of April 2014.

He was on the board of Premier Oil from May 2014 to May 2016.

He retired from BP plc in 2003, his last four positions being Chief Geophysicist (1990-1995), Business Unit Leader (General Manager) for first West Africa and then Norway (1995-1999), and finally Head of Exploration until 2003.

He has served on the boards of Paras Ltd, a small exploration and IS/IT consulting company in which he held 22% equity, until its sale to RPS Energy in 2008 and Welltec a/s, a Danish well engineering company, as the nominee of the private equity investor Riverside.
From 2012 to 201 he was on the board of ASX-quoted Australia Oriental Energy as a non-executive director.

He was a founder of Richmond Energy Partners, a small oil & gas research house, and several media companies that focus on the oil & gas sector, and has served as an advisor to Alliance Bernstein, Opus Executive, the Parkmead Group plc, and Kimmeridge Energy LLP. Since retiring from BP, he has undertaken asset and company valuation projects for investment banks, hedge funds and small oil companies.

New Eyes Exploration
New Eyes Exploration, founded by David Bamford, explores new ways to discover Oil and Gas.
11:50

Wim Walk - manager geophysics measurement technologies - Shell

Shell's ambitions for onshore seismic


Shell
Royal Dutch Shell plc, commonly known as Shell, is a global oil and gas company headquartered in The Hague, Netherlands and with its registered office in London, United Kingdom. It is the fifth-largest company in the world (and the second-largest energy company) according to a composite measure by Forbes magazine and one of the six oil and gas "supermajors". It is vertically integrated and is active in every area of the oil and gas industry, including exploration and production, refining, distribution and marketing, petrochemicals, power generation and trading. It also has major renewable energy activities, including in biofuels, hydrogen, solar and wind power.
12:25

Gary Jones - Chairman - Wireless Seismic

Wireless Seismic Acquisition: Real Time Data Matters


Gary Jones joined Wireless Seismic's Board of Directors in 2010 after serving as President of WesternGeco, a division of Schlumberger, one of the world's largest geophysical contractors. He has also held a variety of other executive positions with Western Geophysical and Baker Hughes. Mr. Jones currently serves on the Board of Directors at Ingrain and has recently served as non-executive Chairman of Ingrain, Novadrill and ARKeX. He has a B.Sc., Geological engineering and a M.Sc., Geophysics, from the University of Arizona.

Wireless Seismic
Wireless Seismic, Inc. was founded in 2006 with a single purpose: to design and develop a wireless recording system that collects and transmits seismic data in real time. Today, Wireless seismic's second generation system - the RT System 2 - is a reality. In the seismic data acquisition system marketplace of conventional cable systems and new nodal cable-less systems, it is the only wireless system capable of scaling to 10,000 + channels that can make that claim.
13:00 Lunch + more coffee & tea

Sponsors of this event

Verif-i
Verif-i is a major provider of a full range of QA/QC consultancy services, HSE Audits, MMO/PAM representatives and seismic project management and supervision. In addition we offer innovative instrumentation products and leading acquisition technical services including field and laboratory technical audits. We give our clients the most cost effective acquisition services and technology by actively and efficiently responding to your needs. We achieve this by developing with you long term business relationships and supplying the best onshore, offshore and in-house consultancy project management via our extensive consultant portfolio together with the best in acquisition testing technology.

RPS Energy
RPS Energy provides a range of technical, commercial and project management support services to the international energy industry, covering geoscience, engineering and HS&E, with offices around the world.

Registered Delegates

Hugh Ebbutt
Director
A T Kearney
United Kingdom
Dragan Susac
Business Development Director
Geofizika dd
M. Al-Chalabi
Head
Petrotech Consultancy
United Kingdom
Tony Grindrod
Trustee
AAPG Europe
United Kingdom
Lin Kenealy
Sales and Marketing Director
GeoGuide Consultants Limited
United Kingdom
Alan Vigner
MultiClient Sales Supervisor
PGS
United Kingdom
Paul Murphy
Key Account Manager, Oil and Gas Division
Airbus Defence and Space
United Kingdom
Amanda Hyam
Marine Wildlife Manager
GeoGuide Consultants LTD
United Kingdom
John Clure
Managing Director
Phoenix Hydrocarbon Resources Ltd
United Kingdom
Bernard Wayne
Chief Geophysicist
Azimuth
United Kingdom
Richard Martin
MD
GeoGuide Consultants Ltd
United Kingdom
Neil Oates
Chief Geophysicist
Premier Oil
United Kingdom
Toby Ross
Analyst
Baillie Gifford
Martin Hodge
Business Development & Project Geophysicist
Geokinetics
United Kingdom
zahid dhakam
consultant
private
United Kingdom
EMIL JANSON
SALES + MARKETING MANAGER
BERGEN OILFIELD SERVICES UK LTD
United Kingdom
Sian Grant
Marketing Geophysicist
Geokinetics Processing Uk
Abdulrahman Fakhroo
Exploration & Drilling Manager
QPI
Dominique Gruintjes
Project Manager
Bisnez Project Management
tamir tal
COO
Geomage Ltd
Nigel Quinton
Consultant
QX Energy Limited
United Kingdom
OLIVER WHITFIELD

Buried Hill
Christopher Farlow
Dr Geophyist
Geophysical consultant
United Kingdom
Mark Redway

RAB Capital
Rob Jones
Head of Exploration
Cairn Energy Plc
Colin O'Brien
MD
Geophysics International Ltd
United Kingdom
Josh King
Analyst
RAB Capital
United Kingdom
Peter Williams
Leader - Exploration
CalEnergy Resources Ltd
Ania Wojtus
Business Development Manager
global3digital
Gavin Wilson

RAB Capital
Guy Howell
Consultant
Carbon Free
Amelia de Coster
sale rep
Gore Surveys
Netherlands
Robert Waterhouse
Director
Rosha Resources Ltd
United Kingdom
Chris Atkinson

CaribX
Norman Hempstead
Director
Hempstead Geophysical Svcs
United Kingdom
Martin Smith
Business Development Manager - Operations
RPS Energy
United Kingdom
Chris Gumm
Business Development
CGX
United Kingdom
Tim Gibbons
Managing Director
Hoolock Consulting
United Kingdom
Derek Campbell
Technical Director - Land Seismic
RPS Energy
United Kingdom
Jonathan Charles
Head of Oil & Gas
Conduit PR
David Jenkins
Director
Hurricane Energy plc
United Kingdom
Alec Crawford
Senior Associate Engineer
RPS Energy
Dave Howe
geophysicist
consultant
United Kingdom
Alan Evans
Managing Director
Hydro Projects Limited
United Kingdom
Chris Page
Seismic Processing Manager
RPS Energy
United Kingdom
Ian Jack
Mostly Retired
Consultant
United Kingdom
Helen Evans
Operations Manager
Hydro Projects Ltd
United Kingdom
Stan Schlesinger
Seismic Project Manager
RPS Energy Ltd
Colin David
Business Development
Consultant
United Kingdom
Michael Doherty
Chairman
Impact Oil & Gas Limited
United Kingdom
Denis Mougenot
chief geophysicist
Sercel
France
Charles Czajkowski
Consultant
Consultant
United Kingdom
Lucy Slater

Independent geophysics consultant
United Kingdom
Wim Walk
Manager
Shell
Netherlands
Robert (Bob) Parker
Consultant
Consultant
Dalibor Mikulic
busines development and sales director
INOVA Geophysical
Robin Lanning
Senior Geophysical Data Consultant
Shell International E&P
UK
Peter Farrington
Geophysicist
Consultant Geophysicist
United Kingdom
Philip Selley
Senior Partner
Intouch Business LLP
Neil Ritson
Chairman
Solo Oil
United Kingdom
Tracey Dancy
Managing Director
Dancy Dynamics Ltd
United Kingdom
Stuart Mathys

JPMorgan
Frank Jackson
MD
Sustainable Energy Projects
United Kingdom
Iain Packham
Reporter
Dow Jones Newswires
United Kingdom
Kevin Lawes
Seismic Design & Processing Consultant
KL Geophysics Ltd
United Kingdom
Martin Bett

TBC
United Kingdom
Catherine Xu
Student
Durham University
United Kingdom
Arndt Peterhaensel
Geologist
Lukoil Overseas
United Kingdom
Fiona Payne
Business Development
Tessella
Ed Tree
Geophysical Consultant
Ed Tree Consulting
United Kingdom
Sarah Davis

Lukoil Overseas UK
United Kingdom
Stephen Pharez
Chief Geoscientist - Reservoir Solutions
TGS
United Kingdom
Mike Dean
Director
EIC Risk Consulting
Kira Begunova
Chief Specialist in Reservoir Modeling
Lukoil Overseas UK Ltd
United Kingdom
Guillaume Bouffard
Vice President, Business Development
The Oil Council
Toyin Solanke
Consultant
Eknalos GeoTek
United Kingdom
Stephen Cain
Leading Specialist in Geology
Lukoil Overseas UK Ltd
United Kingdom
LUCKY IMAGBE
Lecturer
UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER UK
NIGERIA
Michael Simpson
Oil and Gas Researcher
Elk Investments
United Kingdom
Andrew Hayman

Lynx Information Systems
United Kingdom
Warren Miller
Business Development
Verif-i
Martin Blindheim
Managing Director
Energy Growth Partners Limited
United Kingdom
Michael Fulton
Senior Partner
Michael Fulton Partnership
Ben Davies
Technical Support
Verif-i Limited
Tom Cowley
Analyst
Energy Invest Group
United Kingdom
Jonathan White
Technical Manager - Geophsyics
Nautilus Ltd
Simon Hill
Managing Director
Verif-i Limited
United Kingdom
Jim Sledzik
Partner
Energy Ventures
David Khaw
Portfolio Manager
Northern Trust Global Investments
United Kingdom
Chris Woodward
Technical Director
Verif-i Ltd
Martin Riddle
Technical Manager
Envoi
United Kingdom
Helen Turnell
Principal Consultant
NR Global Consulting Ltd
United Kingdom
Terry Bond
Chairman
ViaLogy PLC
United Kingdom
Richard Bayes
Geophysicist
EOG Resources
United Kingdom
Martine Davis
Business Development Manager
NVentures
United Kingdom
Robert Lane
Managing Director
Vision Project Services (UK) Ltd
United Kingdom
Richard Thompson
Director
EPI Limited
United Kingdom
John Simmons
Director
ON Communication
United Kingdom
Giles Watts
Consultant
Watts Geoscience Consulting
United Kingdom
Mick Small
Director
Exploration Partners International Ltd
Elizabeth Lloyd

OPC Ltd
mike sheppard
Director
West Coast Designs Ltd
Adam Marmaras
Event Organiser
Finding Petroleum
United Kingdom
Sara Price
Principal Consultant
OTM Consulting Ltd
Peter Vermeer
Research Manager
WesternGeco
United Kingdom
Adam Marmaras
Event Organiser
Finding Petroleum
United Kingdom
Yasmin D'Este
Business Development Director
Petroleum Geo Services
United Kingdom
Larry Velasco
Research Geophysicist
Westerngeco
United Kingdom
Karl Jeffery
Editor
Finding Petroleum
United Kingdom
Steven Kalavity
Marine Contract Sales Supervisor
Petroleum Geo-Services
United Kingdom
Alastair Bee

Westwood Global Energy
United Kingdom
David Webber
Seismic Operations Supervisor
GBPetroleum
Tariq Shafiq
Managing Director
Petrolog & Associates
Gary Jones
Board Member
Wireless Seismic, Ingrain
George Walker
Consultant
GEOCOM
United Kingdom
David Bamford

Petromall Ltd
Ben Couzens
Seeking New Opportunities
www.CV.Couzens.biz
United Kingdom