Finding Petroleum Opportunities In The Middle East

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Tuesday, June 25, 2019, London, The Geological Society




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The Middle East is where the oil is, but is not necessarily where the business opportunities are, and the business opportunities may only be for the largest companies. So conventional wisdom goes. We’ll look at how this might be wrong – looking particularly around the Zagros, Lebanon and Egypt.




Read the report from our May 2018 Middle East event.

You can also view the agenda, delegates list, and report of our Middle East event in May 2017.

Agenda

9:30

Neil Hodgson - - TGS

Chairman's introduction


TGS
TGS is the world's largest geoscience data company, known for its asset-light, multi-client business model and global data library. Our primary business is to provide geoscience data to energy companies worldwide. We offer extensive global libraries that include seismic data, magnetic and gravity data, multibeam and coring data, digital well logs and production data. Additionally, the company offers advanced processing and imaging services, interpretation products and data integration solutions.
9:40

Neil Hodgson - - TGS

Lebanon 2nd Offshore Round -Access to Eastern Mediterranean Oil Province

Talk Description.


TGS
TGS is the world's largest geoscience data company, known for its asset-light, multi-client business model and global data library. Our primary business is to provide geoscience data to energy companies worldwide. We offer extensive global libraries that include seismic data, magnetic and gravity data, multibeam and coring data, digital well logs and production data. Additionally, the company offers advanced processing and imaging services, interpretation products and data integration solutions.
10:15

Andrew Freeman - analyst - Control Risks Group

Political stability and opportunity in Egypt, Israel and Lebanon


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.
10:50 Coffee & Tea; Exhibits

11:15

Jo Garland - director - Cambridge Carbonates

Underexplored opportunities in the Arabian Plate: application of palaeogeographic mapping and global analogues


Jo is a director and carbonate specialist at Cambridge Carbonates Ltd.

Following her PhD research in carbonates at Durham University, Jo’s industry career started in 1998 at Enterprise Oil where for 5 years she worked in exploration, production and operations. Her career then took her to Norway, where she was activity leader in Statoil’s carbonate exploration research programme.

Jo joined Cambridge Carbonates Ltd in 2004, and became a director of the company a year later. She works as a consultant carbonate geologist, with recent focus on the Middle East, SE Asia, Barents Sea, the Adriatic, fractured carbonate reservoirs and hydrothermal dolomites. She has a breadth of experience ranging from new ventures and exploration work, reservoir characterisation projects, seismic expression of carbonates, fieldwork, and analysing large datasets for global trends.

Cambridge Carbonates
Cambridge Carbonates Ltd. is a geological consultancy that provides expertise in carbonate and evaporite systems to the oil and gas industry. As well as offering a range of non-proprietary reports for purchase, Cambridge Carbonates deliver bespoke expertise to clients in regional studies, play evaluations and reservoir characterisation projects.
11:50

Alex Gow - Manager – Sales Engineering - Maxar

Benefits of subsidence modelling in field development in the Middle East


Maxar
As a global leader of advanced space technology solutions, Maxar is at the nexus of the new space economy, developing and sustaining the infrastructure and delivering the information, services, systems that unlock the promise of space for commercial and government markets. The operations of DigitalGlobe , SSL and Radiant Solutions were unified under the Maxar brand in February; MDA continues to operate as an independent business unit within the Maxar organization. As a trusted partner with 5,900 employees in over 30 global locations, Maxar provides vertically integrated capabilities and expertise including satellites, Earth imagery, robotics, geospatial data and analytics to help customers anticipate and address their most complex mission-critical challenges with confidence. Every day, billions of people rely on Maxar to communicate, share information and data, and deliver insights that Build a Better World. Maxar trades on the New York Stock Exchange and Toronto Stock Exchange as MAXR. For more information, visit www.maxar.com .
12:25

Mike King - Oil & Gas Manager - CGG NPA Satellite Mapping

Remote Sensing for Exploration in the Middle East

Talk Description.
The onshore and offshore environments in the Middle East provide an ideal stage for satellite remote sensing for oil exploration. This presentation will explore some of the techniques which can be employed in the region for accurate geological mapping and hydrocarbon seepage detention with examples from the Zagros, Red Sea, Eastern Mediterranean and the Arabian Gulf
Michael joined NPA Satellite Mapping as a Remote Sensing Geologist in 2004, before previously working briefly in the gold exploration business. He has a degree in Geology and a masters in Remote sensing and has been in the role as Oil and Gas manager at NPA since 2016.

CGG NPA Satellite Mapping
NPA have 30 years experience as one of the world's leading specialists in deriving geo-information from Earth Observation satellites

NPA provide world-leading expertise in earth observation, remote sensing and digital cartographic information. Supported by highly skilled staff and powerful digital processing technologies, NPA offer comprehensive services from satellite data acquisition and image processing, through interpretation and validation, to production of derived maps and reports.
13:00 Close: Lunch & Exhibits

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.

Maxar
As a global leader of advanced space technology solutions, Maxar is at the nexus of the new space economy, developing and sustaining the infrastructure and delivering the information, services, systems that unlock the promise of space for commercial and government markets. The operations of DigitalGlobe , SSL and Radiant Solutions were unified under the Maxar brand in February; MDA continues to operate as an independent business unit within the Maxar organization. As a trusted partner with 5,900 employees in over 30 global locations, Maxar provides vertically integrated capabilities and expertise including satellites, Earth imagery, robotics, geospatial data and analytics to help customers anticipate and address their most complex mission-critical challenges with confidence. Every day, billions of people rely on Maxar to communicate, share information and data, and deliver insights that Build a Better World. Maxar trades on the New York Stock Exchange and Toronto Stock Exchange as MAXR. For more information, visit www.maxar.com .

Cambridge Carbonates
Cambridge Carbonates Ltd. is a geological consultancy that provides expertise in carbonate and evaporite systems to the oil and gas industry. As well as offering a range of non-proprietary reports for purchase, Cambridge Carbonates deliver bespoke expertise to clients in regional studies, play evaluations and reservoir characterisation projects.

Registered Delegates

Mr Inaam Alkayat


Bryan Man
Oil and Gas Consultant
Enerqueste
United Kingdom
alessandro lanfranchi

Oolithica Geoscience Ltd
David Craik
Consultant
Atlaslocal
United Kingdom
Mark Lonergan
Senior Business Development Manager
EPI Group
United Kingdom
Abi Mirkhani
COO
OPG Supply
United Kingdom
David Sendra
Associate Consultant
BlackRockQI
United Kingdom
Avinga Pallangyo
Conference Manager
Finding Petroleum
Gerald Stein
Director
Pays International
United Kingdom
Lionel Therond
Director
Blue Oak Advisory
Karl Jeffery
Editor
Finding Petroleum
United Kingdom
Frederic Yeterian
Director
Philax International (UK) Ltd
United Kingdom
Oliver Roberts
Geoscientist
BP
Mohammad Al-Gailani

GeoDesign Ltd
United Kingdom
John Clure
Managing Director
Phoenix Hydrocarbon Resources Ltd
United Kingdom
Robyn Easton
Graduate geologist
BP
United Kingdom
Bryan Moseley
Geologist
Geologist
United Kingdom
Daniel Buckingham
INTERNATIONAL FINANCE BROKER.
Pronto Business Funding
United Kingdom
Robert FE Jones
Director
Caithness Petroleum
United Kingdom
Jim House
Director
GeoSeis Ltd
United Kingdom
Josh King
Analyst
RAB Capital
United Kingdom
Pete Gutteridge
Lead geologist
Cambridge Carbonates
Norman Hempstead
Director
Hempstead Geophysical Svcs
United Kingdom
Robert Snashall
Consultant
RGSConsult
United Kingdom
Joanna Garland
Director
Cambridge Carbonates Ltd
Kyle Hodge
Technical Research Analyst
IHS Markit
Martin Smith
Business Development Manager - Operations
RPS Energy
United Kingdom
Andrew Webb
Manager, Petroleum Reservoir and Economics
CGG
United Kingdom
Irina Mosina

Imperial College
United Kingdom
Chris Hayes
Well Operations Director
RPS Energy
United Kingdom
Leila Evans
Offshore Image Interpreter
CGG - NPA Satellite Mapping
United Kingdom
Nick Steel
Consultant
Independent
United Kingdom
Aaron Lockwood
Software Sales Manager - EAME
Shearwater Geoservices
United Kingdom
Jorge Gines
Senior structural geologist
CGG NPA Satellite Mapping
United Kingdom
Manouchehr Takin

Independent consultant
United Kingdom
Neil Hodgson
EVP Mediterranean and Middle East Region
Spectrum Geo Ltd
John Glass
MD
Cloverfield Consulting Ltd
United Kingdom
Katsuhiko Ishikawa
Director
Ishikawa Advisory Office Inc.
Chris Holmes
BDM
Stratum Reservoir
United Kingdom
Diwin Amarasinghe
Geophysical Specialist
Consultant
United Kingdom
Chris Gravestock

Landmark Exploration Insights
United Kingdom
Chris Anderson
Sales Director
TGS
United Kingdom
Peter Farrington
Geophysicist
Consultant Geophysicist
United Kingdom
Jon Wix

Lloyds Register
United Kingdom
Tim Browne

TGS
United Kingdom
Andrew Freeman
Analyst
Control Risks Group
Deborah Humphreville
Director energy, EMEAR
Maxar
United Kingdom
Vladimir Ayeli
O&G Investment Analyst
VAnalytiQ
United Kingdom
Ben Heather
conference producer
Digital Ship
Mike King
Oil & Gas Manager
NPA Satellite Mapping
United Kingdom
Reza Sedaghat
Director
Zagros Energy Ltd
United Kingdom
Alex Gow
Manager – Sales Engineering
DigitalGlobe
Christopher Toland
Geoscientist
Oolithica Geoscience