Finding Oil in Central & South America

Developing the industry the right way in Mexico, Argentina, Brazil 0

Monday, October 29, 2018, London, The Geological Society

Central and South America - particularly Brazil and Mexico - are of very high international interest in the oil and gas industry - with Mexico's continuing offer of new acreage to the market, and Brazil's continuing deepwater plans. Also Argentina's shale operations gather attention.

In our 4th central and South America event, this October, we'll some of the most interesting developments.

To get a flavour of what the event will be like, you might like to have a look at the report of our 2017 event, which you can download here. It includes the delegates list.



This event continues from our past Mexico events held in:

October 2016
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agenda view the delegates list download the report

September 2015
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Agenda

9:30

Tim Davies - Group Exploration Asset Manager - Premier Oil

Chairman's introduction - Overview of Brazil, Mexico and the Falklands

Talk Description.
A broad overview of Brazil Mexico and the Falkland from the perspective of energy reforms, foriegin investment and the impact of socialist governments and nationalisation risk?
Currently Group Exploration Manager with Premier Oil responsible for Mexico, Brazil, Falklands, UK and New Ventures.
20 years in the industry with Conoco, Hess and Premier Oil.

PhD in turbidity current processes and high resolution sequence stratigraphy from Cardiff University – tad out of date now!

BSc Aberystwyth University when they used to do geology and look at the magnificent turbidite exposures on the beach in front of the college.

JV partners with Talos and Sierra in the recent Zama discovery in Mexico….


Premier Oil
Premier Oil plc is a leading independent oil and gas company with producing interests in the UK, Indonesia, Pakistan and Mauritania.

Exploration and appraisal is ongoing in the UK, South and South East Asia and Africa.
10:00

Toby Garwood - Exploration manager, Brazil and UK - Premier Oil

Brazil – Opportunity Whilst All Eyes on Mexico


Premier Oil
Premier Oil plc is a leading independent oil and gas company with producing interests in the UK, Indonesia, Pakistan and Mauritania.

Exploration and appraisal is ongoing in the UK, South and South East Asia and Africa.
10:35 Coffee & Tea; Exhibits

11:00

David Contreras - Regional Data Sales Manager, Africa, North & South America - Polarcus

New Lights on the Santos: How Multi-Azimuth is a game changer in Pre-salt Brazil

Talk Description.


David Contreras is currently the Regional Data Sales Manager for the EAME and NASA regions at Polarcus. With 9 years of full exposure to the Upstream business in a supermajor (Total) and now in the seismic sector, he has extensive experience in providing clients with robust geoscience and business advice to unlock the hydrocarbon potential of
mature and frontier basins.

He has worked in play-based New Ventures opportunities in the entire Atlantic Margin, the North Sea, the Eastern Mediterranean, East Africa & the Middle East. He’s responsible from all the Sales and Marketing activities of Polarcus multi-client library in the Western Hemisphere, to obtain industry pre-funding for new 3D Multi-clients projects in the pipeline and to advance the Green Agenda of the company with key accounts. He holds a Geophysical Engineering Degree and MSc in Petroleum Geology.

Polarcus
We have a pure play strategy focusing on the marine towed streamer seismic acquisition business, coupled with a strong commitment to minimize our environmental impact in the performance of our work. This clear strategy will ensure that our extensive experience and resources will be fully focused on the successful execution of seismic surveys, whether proprietary or multi- client, 3D or 4D, whilst leaving the lowest possible environmental footprint.
11:35

Hannah Kearns - geoscientist - Spectrum

Argentina Offshore Exploration Revival with Modern Seismic (Note:the video resolution has been lowered and the image is not a representation of seismic quality)

Talk Description.


Spectrum
Spectrum is established as a key player in the seismic services market. The company focuses on delivering high-quality Multi-Client seismic data and holds the world's largest 2D offshore library.

Spectrum is among the seismic industry's fastest growing companies. The Spectrum group provides innovative Multi-Client seismic surveys and high quality Seismic Imaging services to the global oil and gas industry from offices in the USA, Norway, UK, Brazil, Australia, Indonesia and Singapore.
12:10

Nick Panes - Senior Managing Director - Control Risks Group

Security for oil and gas companies in Mexico / South America

Talk Description.


Control Risks Group
We are a specialist global risk consultancy that helps organisations succeed in a volatile world. Through insight, intelligence and technology, we help you seize opportunities while remaining secure, compliant and resilient. When crises and complex issues arise, we help you recover.
12:45 Lunch and close

Sponsors of this event

Spectrum
Spectrum is established as a key player in the seismic services market. The company focuses on delivering high-quality Multi-Client seismic data and holds the world's largest 2D offshore library.

Spectrum is among the seismic industry's fastest growing companies. The Spectrum group provides innovative Multi-Client seismic surveys and high quality Seismic Imaging services to the global oil and gas industry from offices in the USA, Norway, UK, Brazil, Australia, Indonesia and Singapore.

Polarcus
We have a pure play strategy focusing on the marine towed streamer seismic acquisition business, coupled with a strong commitment to minimize our environmental impact in the performance of our work. This clear strategy will ensure that our extensive experience and resources will be fully focused on the successful execution of seismic surveys, whether proprietary or multi- client, 3D or 4D, whilst leaving the lowest possible environmental footprint.

Polarcus
We have a pure play strategy focusing on the marine towed streamer seismic acquisition business, coupled with a strong commitment to minimize our environmental impact in the performance of our work. This clear strategy will ensure that our extensive experience and resources will be fully focused on the successful execution of seismic surveys, whether proprietary or multi- client, 3D or 4D, whilst leaving the lowest possible environmental footprint.

Registered Delegates

David Roberts
Consultant
3-DMR
United Kingdom
Richard McIntyre
Sales Manager
Finding Petroleum
Mike Rego
Independent Consultant
PetroMall Ltd
United Kingdom
Geoffrey Boyd
Field Development Consultant
Antium FRONTFIELD
United Kingdom
Nick Norton
Senior Energy Advisor
Foreign Office
United Kingdom
Henry Dodwell
Consultant
PetroVannin
United Kingdom
Muktadir Ur Rahman
Director
Apex Consulting Ltd
United Kingdom
Jeremy Berry
BD Director
GCA
United Kingdom
David Contreras
Gegional Geoscience Manager
Polarcus
United Kingdom
David Craik
Consultant
Atlaslocal
United Kingdom
Nick Cameron
Geological Advisor
GeoInsight Limited
Toby Garwood
Exploration Manager - Africa/Mid East/Americas
Premier Oil
Simon Berkeley
Director
Berkeley Associates
United Kingdom
Jim House
Director
GeoSeis Ltd
United Kingdom
Tim Davies
Global Portfolio & NV Manager
Premier Oil
United Kingdom
David Sendra
Associate Consultant
BlackRockQI
United Kingdom
Toya Latham
Analyst
GlobalData
United Kingdom
Colin More

Prospect Geoscience
United Kingdom
Joe M Boztas
Director/Interpreter
Boz Seismic Services
United Kingdom
Edward Prescott
Chief Geophysicist
Impact Oil and Gas
United Kingdom
Kes Heffer
Director
Reservoir Dynamics Ltd
United Kingdom
Chris Matchette-Downes
MD & Owner
CaribX and MDOIL Limited
United Kingdom
Abbey Hunt
Geoscientist
Impact Oil and Gas
United Kingdom
Patrick Taylor
Director
RISC (UK) Limited
United Kingdom
Jo Firth
Senior Geophysicist
CGG
United Kingdom
Ahmed Elghorori
Geoscientist
Independant
United Kingdom
Stephen Corbin
Technical Director
RPS Energy
John Glass
MD
Cloverfield Consulting Ltd
United Kingdom
Mark Robinson
Consultant
Independent
United Kingdom
Esther Escobar
Petroleum Economist
RPS Group Plc
Diwin Amarasinghe
Geophysical Specialist
Consultant
United Kingdom
Nick Steel
Consultant
Independent
United Kingdom
David Jackson
Principal Geologist
Shearwater Geoservices
United Kingdom
Roger Doery
Consultant
Consultant
United Kingdom
Neil Simons
Consultant
Independent
United Kingdom
Debbie Collier
Risk Manager
Shell
United Kingdom
Arndt Peterhaensel
Geological Adviser
Consultant
United Kingdom
Manouchehr Takin

Independent consultant
United Kingdom
Glyn Roberts
Director
Spec Partners Ltd
United Kingdom
Peter Farrington
Geophysicist
Consultant Geophysicist
United Kingdom
Mike Hibbert
Independent consultant
Independent consultant
United Kingdom
Hannah Kearns
Geoscientist
Spectrum
United Kingdom
Simon Adamsdale
Director
Control Risks
Katerina Krylova
Business Development Manager
Interica
United Kingdom
Karyna Rodriguez
Director of Geoscience
Spectrum
United Kingdom
Nick Panes

Control Risks Group
Neville Brookes
Principal Commercial Geoscientist
Lloyd's Register
United Kingdom
Andy Harris

SpectrumGeo
United Kingdom
Richard Walker
Consultant Geophysicist
Cornhill Economics Ltd
United Kingdom
Colin Clarke
Geophysicist
Lloyd's Register
United Kingdom
Chris Wheaton
Director
Stifel
United Kingdom
Ian Newth
Director
Count Geophysics
United Kingdom
Rupert Simcox
Data Analyst
Lynx Information Systems
United Kingdom
Diveena Danabalan
Upstream Energy Analyst- Oil and Gas
The EIC
United Kingdom
Stephen Norman
Business Development Manager
DNV GL
United Kingdom
Paul Spencer
Senior Production & Seismic Data Manager
Lynx Information Systems Ltd
United Kingdom
John Weston
Tecnical Director
Tridevi Energy & Resources
United Kingdom
Iain Scott
Business Development
Exceed Energy
Andrew Foulds
Director
Petrafiz Ltd
United Kingdom
Julie Branston
Region Manager, EUR & Russia
WesternGeco
United Kingdom
Karl Jeffery
Editor
Finding Petroleum
United Kingdom
Mohit Khanna
Head of Subsurface
Petrofac
United Kingdom
Alastair Bee

Westwood Global Energy
United Kingdom
Avinga Pallangyo
Events Manager
Finding Petroleum