New technologies for accessing, listening to, and producing from, your reservoir

A better relationship with your reservoir 0

Tuesday, January 24, 2012, Aberdeen, Aberdeen Marriott Hotel

On Jan 24th Finding Petroleum and Energy Ventures are bringing together Aberdeen's reservoir experts (geophysics, drilling, completions), technology buyers and investors, to talk about ways to get a better understanding of the reservoir.

It is no secret that a better working relationship with your reservoir is they key to improved production, but how can this be achieved?
The event is chaired and produced by David Bamford, a past head of exploration with BP, and the lead sponsor is Energy Ventures, one of the oil and gas industry's top investment houses.

By attending you can meet some of Aberdeen's top reservoir experts and technologists, learn from a selection of speakers and exhibitors, and enjoy a free buffet lunch at Aberdeen Marriott. With speakers offering revolutionary technology selected by our chairman and sponsors.

Free admission - limited places - register now to secure yours.

Introduction from conference producer David Bamford

Elsewhere
we take a controversial stance and say we should aim to prolong the life of North Sea’s facilities to the end of this Century, and incur the wrath of many AIM companies (and probably DECC) by asserting that this will have little to do with exploring for new fields.

We believe the vision of a longer life for the UKCS sector of the North Sea has four components:

  1. building amazingly effective and efficient supply chains so that operating costs per boe hit rock bottom, and
  2. deploy new technologies aggressively so that all existing discoveries can be developed, and so the recovery factor of all oil fields heads past 60%
  3. build a new business model that enables companies to utilize CO2 for improved recovery/EOR and, finally
  4. long-term, store CO2 in depleted reservoirs under existing facilities.

Our October Forum in Aberdeen addressed the first of these ideas.

This January Forum in Aberdeen will examine the second idea, and reveal new technologies for accessing, listening to, and producing from, your reservoir.

It is apparent that innovation and entrepreneurship lies in small-medium sized companies, not in the behemoths, and will bring together several such companies to talk about their ideas and how their technologies can make a difference.

Agenda

8:45 arrivals

9:30

David Bamford - - New Eyes Exploration

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.

New Eyes Exploration
New Eyes Exploration, founded by David Bamford, explores new ways to discover Oil and Gas.
9:40

Tony Laing - General Manager - Framo Engineering

Maximising Production using sub-sea technology


Framo Engineering
Framo Engineering is a Total System Supplier to the worldwide oil and gas industry, supplying leading market technology for subsea processing, multiphase boosting, and wet gas compression. Our firm commitment to the industry and our focus on HSE are made visible through modern and advanced facilities established for the engineering, manufacture and life-of-field support of the systems and products we deliver.
10:10

Tony Furniss - Sales Director - Welltec

Maximising production using 'robotics'


Welltec
Welltec design and manufacture advanced technology for both onshore and offshore wells. Welltec's technology provides certainty of execution in the most extreme well environments including in, among others: deepwater, subsea, extended reach, high-yield, heavy oil and unconventional gas wells. Their unique services optimize oil and gas production while also furthering their clients' efforts to reduce environmental risks, fuel consumption and carbon footprints.
10:40

Helio Santos - president - Safekick

Faster, safer, cheaper drilling

Talk Description.
The three key components for a successful project are planning, training and execution. Drilling a well is no different. When reviewing what can be done to improve the economics and safety records of the drilling industry it was realized that improvement on all three aspects are needed. A software platform has been developed with the goal of providing a simple tool, but very powerful on the background, for designing, training and monitoring the wells in real-time, focusing on displaying the well condition Below the Rig Floor. Using sophisticated and state-of-the-art mathematical and physical models combined with intelligent algorithms and a user friendly interface, the software displays valuable information to help the decision making process in normal drilling scenarios as well as during critical situations, i.e., when the BOP is closed during a well control event.

A very intuitive interface allows for a quick understanding of the situation, avoiding overloading the user with unnecessary information. Simulation While Drilling allows the user to check the effect of any planned change before implementing it, confirming it is safe to do so. By planning, training and monitoring the well using the same models and platform, the user can compare situations and understand whether there is anything in real-time deviating from the expected condition. Various critical calculations to help the rig crew and the well design engineer to evaluate the safety condition of the well are continuously displayed, such as Trip Margin, Kick Tolerance, and Overbalance.
Helio Santos is President of Safekick Limited. In his 28 years in the industry Mr Santos worked as a Drilling Engineer for Petrobras both onshore and offshore and led several projects in the Research and Development Center. He also has been with Impact Engineering Solutions as Vice-President of Technology, President of Impact Solutions Group, and President of Secure Drilling, which was acquired by Weatherford. Mr Santos earned BS and MS degrees in civil engineering from the Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro and a PhD degree in geological engineering from the University of Oklahoma. He has authored several SPE papers, holds two patents, and has served on SPE conference and Advanced Technology Workshops committees and serves on the JPT Editorial Committee.

Safekick
SafeKick is a streamlined, collaborative organization founded in late 2009 by a small group of already successful industry professionals seeking to provide solutions, rather than services, to our industry.

SafeKick started by trying to identify weaknesses, or gaps in existing products and practices, particularly those relating to critical downhole relationships during drilling operations.

Gaps were identified in three key areas:

Drilling personnel competency, particularly the ability to "think downhole" in an era of data overload.
Measurement and control of well parameters, particularly relating to mud properties, flow conditions and wellbore pressures.
Ability to visualize and understand current conditions through valuable information rather than raw data as needed for effective collaboration, with a notable lack of a common platform to convey the same information to individuals and companies, both local and remote.
None of these "gaps" are new, but our solutions are, involving products that use optimal combinations of software, hardware and web-based solutions.

Active participation at industry events, conferences and work groups, as well as frequent contact with potential end-users ensures continuing awareness of industry trends and needs.
11:10 Tea & Coffee

11:40

Jonathan Henderson - Managing director - Foster Findlay Associates (ffA)

What’s next for Seismic Interpretation?

Talk Description.
Synopsis
The challenges that we face in seismic interpretation are far from straightforward but can be stated very simply: There has been an explosion in the amount of data requiring interpretation and we are looking to get finer detail and detect more of the geological subtleties regarding our exploration assets and reservoirs than ever before. In effect, we are looking for smaller needles in an ever expanding haystack.

These are very similar problems to those faced in medical imaging and one part of the solution is also conceptually similar and that is to bring the computational analysis and the interpretation of the images much closer together. In medical imaging this is known as Computer Aided Diagnosis or Computer Assisted Diagnosis (CAD). CAD involves the use of image processing techniques to highlight regions in images that require more detailed examination by the clinical expert. Image analysis techniques can then be used to help delineate the potential lesion for further measurement to aid treatment planning. In much the same way we can use attribute analysis and high quality visualisation to highlight geological features and some cases isolate those features as geobodies. This is technology that has been around for some time.

What’s next in seismic interpretation is the result of tackling the limitations of these techniques by recognising that computational analysis and interpretation must be carried out simultaneously rather than sequentially. This is resulting in the development of a new
paradigm of “Data Driven – User Guided” interpretation.

The presentation will focus on the “Data Driven – User Guided” paradigm in post stack seismic interpretation but a similar path is being followed in the pre-stack domain and which has the potential to make it possible to seamlessly and very efficiently integrate pre-stack analysis into general interpretation workflows.

The benefits of this new paradigm are likely to be enormous because they provide geologists and geophysicists to understand much more about the geology that is expressed in their data and therefore develop a more rigorous and potentially more accurate interpretation whilst potentially reducing the interpretation cycle time. As with CAD in medical imaging, making computational analysis an integral part of the interpretation workflow is not about the computer doing the job of the interpreter it is about making sure that the interpreter can focus their expertise on understanding geology and hydrocarbon potential rather than on laborious data mining.

Some of the technologies that underpin this new paradigm will be on the market in 2012. One of the big advantages of the new paradigm is that it is formed through innovation in image analysis and user interface design allowing us to make use of accepted geological and geophysical knowledge. In consequence the barriers to adopting the new paradigm should be quite low and the potential for it to have an immediate business benefit is high.

Jonathan Henderson is a physicist with over 20 years of extensive experience in imaging and image analysis. His initial interests were in medical imaging, where he had worked on developing new methods for extracting and quantifying the information contained in x-rays and ultrasound scans. Since joining ffA in 2001, he has used his knowledge of medical image analysis to help the Company develop unique seismic image analysis technologies. Jonathan has been Managing Director of ffA for 5 years during which time the Company, its global customer base and its software portfolio have all expanded substantially.

Foster Findlay Associates (ffA)
Foster Findlay Associates Limited ('ffA') is a world leader in the development and commercialisation of 3D seismic image processing technology for the oil and gas industry.
ffA provides world-leading geological expression software and services to the majors, NOC's and independents worldwide
Its flagship application GeoTeric, bridges the gap between processing and 3D interpretation by directly translating geophysical data into geological information.
GeoTeric, gives the interpreter the power to make the most informed seismically driven decisions and provide the basis for increased well success across a variety of geological environments.
GeoTeric has powered 350 successful projects for more than 200 E&P companies worldwide.
ffA is a UK company with offices in Aberdeen, Perth, Houston, Rio de Janeiro, Kuala Lumpur, Newcastle upon Tyne, and London.
12:10

Hans Kristian Hegland - Vice President - Ziebel AS

Ziebel Distributed Sensing: Reservoir Live!


Ziebel AS
Ziebel is a group of innovative people with proven experience building business around new technologies.

Ziebel focuses on having strong management with relevant industry experience, and we have succeeded in engaging some of the most experienced personnel in our industry. We have knowledge and practical experience in all wellbore related technologies and methods, subsea technologies, reservoir and production engineering, QA, HSE, finance and management.

Ziebel has quickly grown into the leading technology and service company focusing on new technology and new methods for improved reservoir knowledge and drainage, where our game changing (and now commercial) intervention method Z-System is our main focus.
12:40

Ian Walker - - Fotech Solutions Ltd

Pipelines, Integrity and Infrastructure Monitoring


Fotech Solutions Ltd
Fotech provides distributed acoustic data to the energy and security sectors. Based in the UK, USA and Canada, the venture-capital-funded company brings together talents from the energy sector, academic research and information technology. With decades of expertise within these core industries, Fotech has managed to clearly identify primary markets for acoustic fibre technology and deliver a solution, known simply as Helios, for perimeter/pipeline security and oil&gas production monitoring.
13:10

Victoria Gammie - Senior Analyst. - Energy Ventures

Energy Venture's investments in oil & gas technology


Energy Ventures
Established in 2002, Energy Ventures manages/advises four venture funds with a total committed capital of NOK 2.3 billion. The company is headquartered in Stavanger, Norway, with offices in Aberdeen and Houston. The company's professionals have extensive industry, investment, transaction and stewardship experience as well as a wide-ranging network in the oil and gas industry.
13:20 Lunch & refreshments (event ends 2pm)

Sponsors of this event

Energy Ventures
Established in 2002, Energy Ventures manages/advises four venture funds with a total committed capital of NOK 2.3 billion. The company is headquartered in Stavanger, Norway, with offices in Aberdeen and Houston. The company's professionals have extensive industry, investment, transaction and stewardship experience as well as a wide-ranging network in the oil and gas industry.

Energy Intelligence
Energy Intelligence has been a leading independent provider of objective insight, unbiased analysis and reliable data for 60 years. With offices in New York, London, Houston, Dubai, Moscow, Washington, Singapore and Brussels, we provide decision-makers with critically important information on issues and events affecting the global energy complex.

Stingray Geophysical Ltd
Stingray Geophysical, a TGS Company, provides advanced Permanent Reservoir Monitoring (PRM) solutions to the global oil and gas industry, enabling increased production and recoverable reserves at lower through-life cost and risk through improved reservoir management strategies. By 'listening with light®' using Stingray's reliable, permanently installed fibre-optic sensing arrays, oil companies benefit from high quality, cost-effective and repeatable seismic on demand in all field scenarios. Together with its global network of trusted partners, and as a part of TGS, Stingray delivers complete, integrated seismic PRM from planning, through active and passive seismic acquisition, to processing and reservoir solutions.

Red Spider
We specialise in Remote Open Close Technology - downhole computer controlled valves that can be operated remotely, without the need for any intervention or control lines. We do this by integrating computerised control and power systems into state-of-the-art downhole barriers, dramatically reducing the risks and costs associated with downhole operations.

Red Spider
We specialise in Remote Open Close Technology - downhole computer controlled valves that can be operated remotely, without the need for any intervention or control lines. We do this by integrating computerised control and power systems into state-of-the-art downhole barriers, dramatically reducing the risks and costs associated with downhole operations.

Stingray Geophysical Ltd
Stingray Geophysical, a TGS Company, provides advanced Permanent Reservoir Monitoring (PRM) solutions to the global oil and gas industry, enabling increased production and recoverable reserves at lower through-life cost and risk through improved reservoir management strategies. By 'listening with light®' using Stingray's reliable, permanently installed fibre-optic sensing arrays, oil companies benefit from high quality, cost-effective and repeatable seismic on demand in all field scenarios. Together with its global network of trusted partners, and as a part of TGS, Stingray delivers complete, integrated seismic PRM from planning, through active and passive seismic acquisition, to processing and reservoir solutions.

Schlumberger
Schlumberger is the leading oilfield services provider, trusted to deliver superior results and improved E&P performance for oil and gas companies around the world. Through our well site operations and in our research and engineering facilities, we are working to develop products, services and solutions that optimize customer performance in a safe and environmentally sound manner.

Schlumberger
Schlumberger is the leading oilfield services provider, trusted to deliver superior results and improved E&P performance for oil and gas companies around the world. Through our well site operations and in our research and engineering facilities, we are working to develop products, services and solutions that optimize customer performance in a safe and environmentally sound manner.

Registered Delegates

Tony Grindrod
Trustee
AAPG Europe
United Kingdom
steve fenton
Enginneering manager
GE vetco gray
William Davie
Director
Precision Impulse
United Kingdom
Gerry Farrow
BD Coordinator
Aker Solutions
United Kingdom
Stuart Joss
Manager
Geotech Systems
John Harkness
General Manager
QuickWells Ltd
United Kingdom
Murray Howell
Business Development
Baker Hughes
Padmini Maheshwari
Subsurface Data Consultant
GTS-Geotech
United Kingdom
Stewart David
Technical Manager
Read Well Services Ltd
Truong Phan
Engineer
Baker Hughes
United Kingdom
ololade okunrinboye
Environmental Specialist
Halliburton
Alan Gerrard
Sales Engineer
Red Spider
United Kingdom
John Clark
Business Development Manager
Baker Hughes
Douglas Gow
Account Executive
Harris CapRock
United Kingdom
Euan Fraser
Sales Engineer
Red Spider Technology
United Kingdom
neil meldrum
Senior Business Development Manager
Baker Hughes - Gaffney Cline & Associates
Kevin Blyth
Global Business development
Harris CapRock Communications
United Kingdom
Steve Nicol
CEO
Red Spider Technology
Ebrahim Heydari
Senior Ptrophysicist
bakerhughes.com
Khafiz Muradov
Lecturer
Heriot Watt University
Martin Smith
Business Development Manager - Operations
RPS Energy
United Kingdom
Patrick Angier
director
Beer and Partners / Scotland Electronics International Ltd
Sam Murray
Business Development Executive
Hermes Datacomms
Helio Santos
President
Safekick
United Kingdom
Andy Duggan
Project Lead
BP
gary McDonald
Business Development Manager
HVAC & Refrigeration Engineering Ltd
Andrea Sbordone
Product Champion
Schlumberger
Kenny McAllister
CEO
Brinker Technology Ltd
United Kingdom
Kofi Nyadu
Process Engineer
Ingen Ideas
Mike Ramsay
C.E.O
Scotland Electronics (Int) Ltd
Hans Kristian Hegland
CEO
C6 Technologies AS
Norway
Claire Marlow
HR
Ingen-Ideas Ltd
Kevin OConnor
Business Development Manager
Scotland Electronics International Limited
Keith Mair
chairman
careco ltd
United Kingdom
Roy Calder
Sales Consulting Manager
Invensys Systems (UK) Ltd.
Fiona McDonald
Account Manager
Scottish Enterprise
United Kingdom
Adedokun Adenipekun
Senior Drilling Engineer
Centrica Energy
Mark Anju
Senior Technology Analyst
ITF
United Kingdom
Nick Gibson
VP Sales and Marketing
Sekal AS
United Kingdom
Max Leadley-Brown
Sales
Dassault Systemes UK Ltd
Michael Grocott
Technology Analyst
ITF
Charlie Anderson
Senior Project Supervisor
SPEX Services Ltd
United Kingdom
James Raison
Sales Manager
Deep Casing Tools
David Riddell
Technology Analyst
ITF
Ishfaq Ahmed
Head of Petroleum Engineering
SSE E&P UK Ltd
United Kingdom
karl jeffery
Editor
Digital Energy Journal
United Kingdom
Chris Black
Director
JAB
United Kingdom
Paul Howlett
Managing Director
Sudelac
Andy Sentance
Software Applications Specialist
Dynamic Graphics
United Kingdom
leah stewart
Subsurface Resourcer and Consultant
JAB-Recruitment
United Kingdom
Rob Ross
Client Solutions Director - PRM
TGS Reservoir Solutions
United Kingdom
Greg Herrera
Partner
Energy Ventures
Marianne Lipp
Director
KPMG
Scott Dunn
Product Line Manager
Weatherford
Rob Aitken
Client Account Manager
Expro
United Kingdom
Graham Arnold

Lloyds Banking Group
United Kingdom
Tony Furniss

Welltec
Jonathan Henderson
Managing Director
ffA
roger connon
Partner
McGrigors LLP
Kevin Cook
Account Manager
Welltec
Adam Marmaras
Event Organiser
Finding Petroleum
United Kingdom
Glen Burridge
Lead Consultant
NDB Consulting
United Kingdom
Mehdi Paydayesh
Geophysicist
Wipro
United Kingdom
John Finder
Sales Manager
Finding Petroleum / Digital Energy Journal
United Kingdom
David Lecore
Programme Manager
OGA
United Kingdom
Oludare Elebiju
G&G Subsurface Solutions Consultant
Wipro Technologies
United Kingdom
Ian Walker
BDM
Fotech
Stephen Sheal
Director
Park Brown International
Peter Marks
Data solutions lead, Drilling, Completions and Wells Practice
Wipro Technologies
United Kingdom
Tony Laing

Framo Engineering AS
David Bamford

Petromall Ltd
David Shanks
Technology development manager
Zenith Oilfield Technology