Non-seismic Geophysical Technologies and Non-Conventional Seismic

Update on where electromagnetics, in well fibre optic seismic, and more are adding value 0

Wednesday, October 11, 2017, London, The Geological Society



On October 11th we'll take a look at updates in non-seismic geophysics technology, looking in particular at electromagnetics, in-well fibre optic, and ways to integrate the data together and get value from it.

The event will include an afternoon workshop, free for all delegates, with updates on electromagnetic technology in oil and gas, sponsored and led by EMGS, one of the world's leading electromagnetics companies.

This event follows our:

New Geophysical Approaches event in Mar 2017
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New Geophysical Technologies event in Feb 2016
View the agenda view the attendees list view the report

Non Seismic Geophysics event in London in Feb 2015
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Agenda

9:30

Karl Jeffery - editor - Finding Petroleum

Welcome & Introduction

Talk Description.


Karl Jeffery is editor and co-founder of Digital Energy Journal, and conference producer of Finding Petroleum. He is also publisher of Carbon Capture Journal and Tanker Operator, and co-founder of Digital Ship, a publishing and events company covering digital technology for the deep sea maritime industry. He has a BEng in chemical engineering from Nottingham University

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

Daniel Baltar - Director/Founder - FoxGeo Exploration

Prediction of well results by using CSEM data

Talk Description.
Oil companies constantly seek to improve the exploration well performance by obtaining a more reliable prediction on prospect risk and volume.

It is well documented that there often is a large mismatch between the predicted resource volume and the actual outcome. EMGS’ Exploration Solution, which integrates CSEM data into the exploration evaluation workflow, improves the prediction performance. Seismic data provides good structural and geometrical control.

Therefore, we often see accurate evaluations on reservoir and trap chance factors. However, the charge and seal properties, which directly links to the presence of hydrocarbons in the reservoir, often has a large uncertainty if using seismic data only. Recoverable volume estimations are hardly ever correct, especially due to the high uncertainty related to the net reservoir area and thickness.

CSEM data provides a resistivity image of the subsurface, where resistivity is sensitive to the reservoir hydrocarbon saturation. Integrating CSEM data will therefore improve the risk assessment on charge and seal, and limit the recoverable volume distribution uncertainty due to its natural sensitivity to net pay area and thickness.

We will here demonstrate such results by comparing our pre-drill predictions and post well evaluations of wells drilled during 2017.

Daniel Baltar is the Director/Founder of FoxGeo Exploration was formerly Global Exploration Advisor for EMGS ASA.
He has been responsible for the integration of EM data into Pemex’s exploration workflow in the deep-water Gulf of Mexico, after dozens of prospects being consistently evaluated; this workflow takes credit for Pemex’s recent and outstanding deep water exploration success. Previously, Daniel has worked as an explorationist and seismic QI in many different basins and depositional environments. Also, he has experience in pore pressure prediction and shallow hazard analysis. He holds an MSc in Hydrocarbon Exploration and Production form ISE/Heriot-Watt and a degree in Physics.

FoxGeo Exploration
10:15

Garth Naldrett - Chief Product Officer - Silixa

Fibre optic acoustic sensing (seismic) in wells

Talk Description.

  • Why many geophysicists now accept that quality of seismic data recorded on fibre optics in wells is equivalent to that of geophones
  • The impact of fibre technology on conventional seismic
  • Case studies of where fibre is used in carbon sequestrtation, microseismic and hydraulic projects – also inter-well pressure connectivity


Silixa
Silixa provides sensing solutions based on its pioneering distributed sensing technology. Silixa's intelligent Distributed Acoustic Sensor, iDAS, technology enables high quality digital recording of acoustic waves at every point along many kilometres of optical fibre cable up to frequency >100kHz with a wide dynamic range (>120dB). Silixa's distributed temperature sensor ULTIMA DTS offers the finest temperature of 0.01oC and spatial resolutions of 25cm over a wide operating temperature range.

10:50 Coffee & Tea; Exhibits

11:20

Markus Krieger - Managing director - Terrasys Geophysics

(15 min talk) Reducing exploration cost and subsurface uncertainty by integrating non seismic data

Talk Description.
- using a range of different data types can reduce model ambiguity
- seismically focussed exploration strategies may be too short sighted in some cases - due to limited representation of the range of geoscientific model parameters, and high survey and processing costs
- many exploration methods are used widely by the mineral exploration industry but not by the oil and gas industry
Markus H. Krieger is Co-Founder and Managing Director of TERRASYS Geophysics and holds an MSc in Geophysics from Hamburg University.

Due to his background in applied geophysics he moved the company to become a service provider for the oil & gas industry, focusing on integrated interpretation from a non-seismic perspective. Always striving to facilitate the most advanced solutions to TERRASYS’ clients, he kept good connections to the scientific community and established a strategic R&D culture at the company with a highly motivated team of geoscientists.

Markus still sees a large demand for developing adequate interpretation tools for a multi-physics approach in order to address increasingly complex geological scenarios. He is always interested in discussing and implementing fresh ideas for a better understanding of the subsurface.

Markus is member of AAPG, AGU, ASEG, BDG, DGG, DGMK, EAGE, EGU, HGS, IAMG, PESGB and SEG.

Terrasys Geophysics
Based in Hamburg and Houston as independent consultancy, TERRASYS Geophysics offers interpretation services to the international E&P industry, focusing on non-seismic technologies since 1993.
Utilizing integrated workflows in close cooperation with our clients' experts, TERRASYS combines advanced 3D ground/marine/airborne gravity, magnetic, EM and full tensor gradient interpretations with geological and geophysical constraints, aiming to reduce subsurface uncertainty and exploration risk.
Worldwide studies involved plays, prospects, and reservoirs with complex targets and tectonics; they showed how advanced multi-disciplinary modelling and joint inversion techniques help to achieve reliable geological solutions, such as precise salt geometries and constrained velocity models, e.g. for optimized prestack depth migrations.
11:45 Panel discussion with morning speakers - inspiring people to take more interest in non conventional geophysics
Talk Description.

  • How do we encourage the industry to take more interest in non conventional geophysics?
  • Do we need a more creative and curious working atmosphere, and how can we get there?
  • Is the answer to encourage people to take a more ‘portfolio’ approach to reservoirs, using all available data to get the best possible picture of how reservoirs are being produced?


12:00 Lunch & Exhibits, followed by Afternoon EMGS workshop

12:45 EMGS workshop on electromagnetic surveying

12:46

Lodve Berre - senior geoscientist - EMGS

Workshop session 1: CSEM in exploration – from information to prediction

Talk Description.
How can CSEM data help to be more successful in exploration? This is of particular interest in a low oil price environment. How can we integrated CSEM data to be part of an exploration decision process?
1. Exploration value generation: how CSEM can help
2. Approaches to embedding CSEM information into a conventional
prospect evaluation workflow
3. 3D EM-derived resistivity measurements: Main concepts
4. Value of CSEM information
EMGS
EMGS is a Norwegian, leading market share Geophysical company focused on the acquisition, processing, inversion and interpretation of 3D marine controlled source electro-magnetic (CSEM) data. To date that they have acquired over 850 commercial surveys worldwide and have over 110,000 km sq of 3D multi-client data covering many of the world's petroleum basins. The company has developed methods and tools to enable clients to integrate CSEM data into existing seismic and other geophysical datasets. When applied systematically across a CSEM sensitive portfolio. The new information provided by CSEM has the effect of polarizing existing evaluations, making CSEM a valuable tool in exploration venture evaluation. EMGS work in frontier regions and mature basins, from the Arctic to southeast Asia, and from offices across the world.
13:45

Daniel Baltar - Director/Founder - FoxGeo Exploration

Workshop session 2: From measurement to information

Talk Description.
We will go through the CSEM basics, how data is acquired, processed and imaged.
1. Equipment and data acquisition
2. Processing & imaging
3. Calibration and information confidence
4. Spatial resolution & depth constraint
Daniel Baltar is the Director/Founder of FoxGeo Exploration was formerly Global Exploration Advisor for EMGS ASA.
He has been responsible for the integration of EM data into Pemex’s exploration workflow in the deep-water Gulf of Mexico, after dozens of prospects being consistently evaluated; this workflow takes credit for Pemex’s recent and outstanding deep water exploration success. Previously, Daniel has worked as an explorationist and seismic QI in many different basins and depositional environments. Also, he has experience in pore pressure prediction and shallow hazard analysis. He holds an MSc in Hydrocarbon Exploration and Production form ISE/Heriot-Watt and a degree in Physics.

FoxGeo Exploration
14:50 Coffee

15:00

Daniel Baltar - Director/Founder - FoxGeo Exploration

Workshop session 3: Reservoir description by using CSEM data

Talk Description.
Reservoir description by using CSEM data
EMGS and/or its clients will present pilot projects where CSEM data is used for near-field exploration and appraisal decisions. What information does CSEM data carry of reservoir quality? What can you say about the water-oil contact? How can you effectively map your resource potential within a license at a very early stage?
Daniel Baltar is the Director/Founder of FoxGeo Exploration was formerly Global Exploration Advisor for EMGS ASA.
He has been responsible for the integration of EM data into Pemex’s exploration workflow in the deep-water Gulf of Mexico, after dozens of prospects being consistently evaluated; this workflow takes credit for Pemex’s recent and outstanding deep water exploration success. Previously, Daniel has worked as an explorationist and seismic QI in many different basins and depositional environments. Also, he has experience in pore pressure prediction and shallow hazard analysis. He holds an MSc in Hydrocarbon Exploration and Production form ISE/Heriot-Watt and a degree in Physics.

FoxGeo Exploration
16:00 Wine / close

Sponsors of this event

EMGS
EMGS is a Norwegian, leading market share Geophysical company focused on the acquisition, processing, inversion and interpretation of 3D marine controlled source electro-magnetic (CSEM) data. To date that they have acquired over 850 commercial surveys worldwide and have over 110,000 km sq of 3D multi-client data covering many of the world's petroleum basins. The company has developed methods and tools to enable clients to integrate CSEM data into existing seismic and other geophysical datasets. When applied systematically across a CSEM sensitive portfolio. The new information provided by CSEM has the effect of polarizing existing evaluations, making CSEM a valuable tool in exploration venture evaluation. EMGS work in frontier regions and mature basins, from the Arctic to southeast Asia, and from offices across the world.

Silixa
Silixa provides sensing solutions based on its pioneering distributed sensing technology. Silixa's intelligent Distributed Acoustic Sensor, iDAS, technology enables high quality digital recording of acoustic waves at every point along many kilometres of optical fibre cable up to frequency >100kHz with a wide dynamic range (>120dB). Silixa's distributed temperature sensor ULTIMA DTS offers the finest temperature of 0.01oC and spatial resolutions of 25cm over a wide operating temperature range.

Terrasys Geophysics
Based in Hamburg and Houston as independent consultancy, TERRASYS Geophysics offers interpretation services to the international E&P industry, focusing on non-seismic technologies since 1993.
Utilizing integrated workflows in close cooperation with our clients' experts, TERRASYS combines advanced 3D ground/marine/airborne gravity, magnetic, EM and full tensor gradient interpretations with geological and geophysical constraints, aiming to reduce subsurface uncertainty and exploration risk.
Worldwide studies involved plays, prospects, and reservoirs with complex targets and tectonics; they showed how advanced multi-disciplinary modelling and joint inversion techniques help to achieve reliable geological solutions, such as precise salt geometries and constrained velocity models, e.g. for optimized prestack depth migrations.

Registered Delegates

David Roberts
Consultant
3-DMR
United Kingdom
Daniel Baltar
Global Exploration Advisor
Fox Geo Exploration
Henry Dodwell
Consultant
PetroVannin
United Kingdom
Christian Richards
Sales Manager
AustinBridgeporth
United Kingdom
Jim House
Director
GeoSeis Ltd
United Kingdom
Joshua May
New Ventures - Africa
PGS
United Kingdom
Bernard Wayne
Chief Geophysicist
Azimuth
United Kingdom
Chaminda Sandanayake

Glencore
Allan McKay
EM Processing and Interpretation Manager
PGS
Joe M Boztas
Director/Interpreter
Boz Seismic Services
United Kingdom
Geoff Marsden
Processing Geophysicist
GM Geophysical
United Kingdom
Iain Buchan

Polarcus
United Kingdom
Tony Bourne
Potential Fields Geophysicist
BP
United Kingdom
Alexander Chalke
Partner
Grosvenor Clive & Stokes
United Kingdom
Dave Forecast
sales supervisor
Polarcus
Robert FE Jones
Director
Caithness Petroleum
United Kingdom
Clare Smith
Geoscientist
Hansa Hydrocarbons
United Kingdom
Colin More

Prospect Geoscience
United Kingdom
Robert Kennedy
Commercial Director
Caithness Petroleum Limited
United Kingdom
Norman Hempstead
Director
Hempstead Geophysical Svcs
United Kingdom
Lucy Macgregor
Chief Technology Officer
Rock Solid Images
Nick Pillar
Manager of Geophysics
Canadian Overseas Petroleum Ltd
United Kingdom
Neil Simons
Consultant
Independent
United Kingdom
Jon Nicholls
Business Development Manager
Rock Solid Images
James Andrew
Busines Development Mgr EAME
CGG
United Kingdom
Christophe Ramananjaona
Consultant
Isloux Geophysics Ltd
France
Martin Smith
Business Development Manager - Operations
RPS Energy
United Kingdom
Micky Allen
consultant
consultant
United Kingdom
Christian Bukovics
Independent Director
JKX Oil&Gas Plc
United Kingdom
David Webber
Seismic Operations Supervisor
Sceptre Oil & Gas
United Kingdom
Peter Farrington
Geophysicist
Consultant Geophysicist
United Kingdom
Peter Allen
consultant
layla resources
United Kingdom
Tom Martin
Director
Shikra Consulting
United Kingdom
Richard Walker
Consultant Geophysicist
Cornhill Economics Ltd
United Kingdom
Jon Wix

Lloyds Register
United Kingdom
Garth Naldrett
Chief Product Officer
Silixa
United Kingdom
Ian Newth
Director
Count Geophysics
United Kingdom
Kai Gruschwitz
Senior Geophysical Advisor
Lukoil
United Kingdom
Glyn Roberts
Director
Spec Partners Ltd
United Kingdom
Grahame Grover
Director
Cumbre Consulting
United Kingdom
Helen Turnell
Principal Consultant
NR Global Consulting Ltd
United Kingdom
Anne-Mette Cheese
Exploration Geologist
Svenska Petroleum AB
United Kingdom
Stephen Norman
Business Development Manager
DNV GL
United Kingdom
Abi Mirkhani
COO
OPG Supply
United Kingdom
Phil Houston
Founder / CEO
TalEng
United Kingdom
Brian Donnelly
Consultant Geophysicist
Donnelly
United Kingdom
Dave Waters
Director and Geoscience Consultant
Paetoro Consulting UK Ltd
United Kingdom
Stefan Hossfeld
Geologist
TERRASYS Geophysics
Lodve Berre
Senior Geoscientist
EMGS
Robert Parker
Consultant
Parker
United Kingdom
Markus Krieger
Managing Director
TERRASYS Geophysics
Charles Thomas
SEnior Vice PResident Africa & UKCS
EMGS
United Kingdom
Johnni Cestari

Perenco
John Weston
Tecnical Director
Tridevi Energy & Resources
United Kingdom
Izebrand Huizenga

ExxonMobil
Simon Russell
Senior Geophysicist
Perenco
Gareth O'Brien
Geophysicist
Tullow Oil
Ireland
Robert Warren

ExxonMobil
Vincent Sheppard
Chief Geophysicist
petrofac
United Kingdom
Alastair Bee

Westwood Global Energy
United Kingdom
Avinga Pallangyo
Conference Manager
Finding Petroleum
Mike Rego
Independent Consultant
PetroMall Ltd
United Kingdom
Jake Berryman
Senior Geophysicist
WyeDean
Karl Jeffery
Editor
Finding Petroleum
United Kingdom