Transforming Subsurface Science!

Competitive advantage lies in applying new technologies not re-doing old ones! 0

Monday, April 18, 2016, London, The Geological Society


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Ultimately, subsurface Science can be summarised as “drilling profitable wells”.

The key is to learn how to do this in a predictable, repeatable way (as opposed to drilling ‘on trend’; in a pattern; or effectively randomly).
We can classify the available methodologies as one of:

Rule-Driven Interpretation
Well-established ‘rules’ have been proven for Stratigraphy, Structural Geology, Sedimentology and describing Petroleum Systems (especially by creating GDE, CRS and CCRS maps). Nowadays these ‘rules’ are most commonly applied through seismic data, especially 3D seismic data.

The key ‘technologies’ are a) large quantities of inexpensive multi-client 3D seismic and b) commoditised interpretation workstations.

In truth, this methodology has now become completely commoditised: little commercial advantage accrues from getting it right, simply disadvantage flows from incompetent execution.

Thus, if future competitive advantage is to be found, it must lie in either Data Mining – applying Analytics to data sets that are so large that they do not allow easy interpretations by humans - or Modelling & Inversion – especially those using and/or integrating more powerful geophysical technologies than towed streamer 3D seismic!

Thus it is on these two topics that we seek presentations at our April 18th Forum.

Please contact David Bamford if you have an idea or two you wish to share!

To receive a sponsorship or exhibit proposal please contact our sales manager Richard McIntyre on rmcintyre@d-e-j.com, tel +44 208 150 5296

Note - we are exploring a similar topic in Aberdeen on May 4, in our conference "Subsurface IT and competitive advantage"

Agenda

9:30

Dr Duncan Irving - Practice Partner, oil and gas - Teradata

Welcome & Introduction


Duncan Irving is the Oil & Gas Consulting Team Lead, EMEA & APAC with Teradata. Duncan joined Teradata from the University of Manchester where he instructed in geophysical interpretation and geocomputational methods for the last seven years. He was involved in consulting and research projects involving user interactions with massive subsurface datasets and more general upstream data management, and he continues to maintain research links as an honorary lecturer. One long term project was with Teradata and he drove the development of Teradata's capabilities in the Upstream Oil and Gas area. This time provided him with a deep understanding of the capabilities of Teradata and how they can best be used in the petroleum industry.
He is a geophysicist and also has a PhD in glacial geophysics and geotechnical engineering (why frozen ground moves faster during climate warming and how this affects infrastructure). Duncan lives in the hills outside Manchester with his wife and three children. He is a mountaineer, fell runner and is a card-carrying member of the CAMpaign for Real Ale.

Teradata
Teradata is the world's largest company solely focused on creating enterprise agility through database software, enterprise data warehousing, and analytics. It's our passion and it's all we do. For the Oil & Gas Industry it must be "now", it must be safe, and it has to scale. Whether it is upstream reservoir data analytics, production and refining real-time data analysis, operations management, or back-office ERP provisioning Teradata has the technology platform, scalability, people and approach that will allow you to do more with your data - today.
9:35

Alan Smith - - Luchelan Ltd

How using faster, cheaper and better ways of managing data can help geoscientists achieve competitive advantage

Talk Description.

  • Why wait for your data when you can get to it in a matter of minutes
  • Systems which enable fast delivery of bulk seismic data direct to your workstation
  • The future - take your workstation to the data


Interim manager at CIO level specialising in strategy development and planning in the oil and gas E&P industry. Experience includes Data Management, Information Management, Knowledge Management, Business process analysis, system selection and implementation management, project and programme management.

Specialties: Expert knowledge of E&P industry systems and processes, Interim management roles undertaken as IS Manager / Departmental CIO in E&P organisations

Luchelan Ltd

10:10

Cyrille Reiser - Reservoir Characterisation Director - PGS

The benefits of broadband seismic for rock property, quantitative interpretation and prospect de-risking


Technical competences:
- Seismic data pre-conditioning
- Basic Petrophysical Interpretation
- Time Interpretation (mainly stratigraphic interpretation)
- AVO Analysis
- Seismic inversion (deterministic and stochastic)
- Litho/Fluid prediction
- Seismic anisotropy estimation
- Pore Pressure Prediction

Specialties:Management, Technical supervision, Sales and Marketing, Business development, Recruitment

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
10:35

Andrew Zolnai - Owner - Zolnai.ca

Mind mapping on steroids

Talk Description.
•new venture in resource management to use ‘business process first’ approach

•use 'mind mapping on steroids' as a talking point to help asset teams determine or enhance workflows in resource planning & operation

•Outcomes include, but not restricted to, innovative and affordable 3D and web solutions

•a ‘freemium’ model helps start with small wins, and then ramp up to successful implementations

Andrew Zolnai promotes web mapping and volunteer geo info at Zolnai.ca. For almost a decade in EMEA he held geospatial lead and subsurface integration positions. The prior decade in the US he was petroleum manager with Esri and senior consultant Landmark Halliburton. His first decade in Canada he held various positions in petroleum data management, GIS and field mapping. He is Certified Petroleum Geologist with over a dozen refereed and industry publications.

Zolnai.ca
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11:10 Coffee

11:30

Waclaw (Wally) Jakubowicz - Managing Director - Hampton Data

Getting unstructured & analogue data within the “mining and analytics” window

Talk Description.
- Legacy data mountain > 100 yrs high
- 80% of worlds producing fields > 30 years old i.e from a pre-digital age
- Optimal, Secondary, Tertiary , Enhanced Recovery techniques require access to all historical legacy data & information
- High % of such data is analogue, unstructured and unindexed; therefore unused/by-passed as too difficult to find/integrate/mine
- The Major Oil Co’s have massive legacy data archives full of lost knowledge & insight that could be used to validate and evaluate new hydrocarbon plays
- Legacy data is often key in any M&A due diligence process and asset valuation. It allows full data/information audit/validation.

Shared LAN file systems continue to be an integral part of most operational E&P project IM/DM environments,
and the main file I/O and exchange location. They also contain that legacy hard to discover data.

Data mining requires structure and currently intensive data preparation (clean up).

The paper gives an insight as to how such legacy can be first discovered, then prepared for data mining & analytics.

Hampton Data
Hampton Data Services (HDS) was established in 1991, as a geotechnical data processing company specialising in legacy data. HDS's mission is to provide the highest quality, comprehensive, auditable, Data Management and Information services aimed at delivering interpretation-ready data, on time, to its customers' geoscientists.

The success of this initial strategy speaks for itself, ensuring that HDS is now the chosen service provider for many of the industry's major players. This in turn has enabled HDS to expand and diversify into being a provider of a comprehensive range of software and service solutions. With an highly experienced team, multi-lingual geoscientists, system engineers, software developers, and support staff, HDS is fully committed to providing you with the right solution for your data.
12:05

Dr Duncan Irving - Practice Partner, oil and gas - Teradata

Data Science versus Geoscience in E&P: "And", not "Or"


Duncan Irving is the Oil & Gas Consulting Team Lead, EMEA & APAC with Teradata. Duncan joined Teradata from the University of Manchester where he instructed in geophysical interpretation and geocomputational methods for the last seven years. He was involved in consulting and research projects involving user interactions with massive subsurface datasets and more general upstream data management, and he continues to maintain research links as an honorary lecturer. One long term project was with Teradata and he drove the development of Teradata's capabilities in the Upstream Oil and Gas area. This time provided him with a deep understanding of the capabilities of Teradata and how they can best be used in the petroleum industry.
He is a geophysicist and also has a PhD in glacial geophysics and geotechnical engineering (why frozen ground moves faster during climate warming and how this affects infrastructure). Duncan lives in the hills outside Manchester with his wife and three children. He is a mountaineer, fell runner and is a card-carrying member of the CAMpaign for Real Ale.

Teradata
Teradata is the world's largest company solely focused on creating enterprise agility through database software, enterprise data warehousing, and analytics. It's our passion and it's all we do. For the Oil & Gas Industry it must be "now", it must be safe, and it has to scale. Whether it is upstream reservoir data analytics, production and refining real-time data analysis, operations management, or back-office ERP provisioning Teradata has the technology platform, scalability, people and approach that will allow you to do more with your data - today.
12:40

Luther Birdzell - Founder & CEO - Oil& Gas Analytics

Operationalising Analytics in the Upstream


Luther Birdzell is a seasoned technologist with a fifteen-year track record of delivering transformational value at the confluence of process and technology.

Oil& Gas Analytics
OAG Analytics delivers the value of big data, machine learning, and predictive analytics to the upstream oil and gas business. Our purpose-built workflow creates competitive advantage for oil companies, lenders, and private equity firms by using advanced analytics to value and optimize upstream assets.
13:15 Raffle Prize: Lunch & Exhibits

Sponsors of this event

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Teradata
Teradata is the world's largest company solely focused on creating enterprise agility through database software, enterprise data warehousing, and analytics. It's our passion and it's all we do. For the Oil & Gas Industry it must be "now", it must be safe, and it has to scale. Whether it is upstream reservoir data analytics, production and refining real-time data analysis, operations management, or back-office ERP provisioning Teradata has the technology platform, scalability, people and approach that will allow you to do more with your data - today.

Oil& Gas Analytics
OAG Analytics delivers the value of big data, machine learning, and predictive analytics to the upstream oil and gas business. Our purpose-built workflow creates competitive advantage for oil companies, lenders, and private equity firms by using advanced analytics to value and optimize upstream assets.

McKenzie Art
Alexandra McKenzie is resident artist for Finding Petroleum and Digital Energy Journal and specialises in oil and gas, shipping and heavy engineering art.

You can see her work on the websites and programs for Finding Petroleum events and on the cover of Digital Energy Journal.

Limited edition artwork is available on sale at the Finding Petroleum event - including the artwork used on the current edition of Digital Energy Journal, available as a hand coloured lino print.

She is available for commissions, including for corporate offices, homes, banners and publications - as an interesting conversation piece or to develop interest in your products.

You can meet Alex at coffee time and lunch in the Geological Society library.

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

Hampton Data
Hampton Data Services (HDS) was established in 1991, as a geotechnical data processing company specialising in legacy data. HDS's mission is to provide the highest quality, comprehensive, auditable, Data Management and Information services aimed at delivering interpretation-ready data, on time, to its customers' geoscientists.

The success of this initial strategy speaks for itself, ensuring that HDS is now the chosen service provider for many of the industry's major players. This in turn has enabled HDS to expand and diversify into being a provider of a comprehensive range of software and service solutions. With an highly experienced team, multi-lingual geoscientists, system engineers, software developers, and support staff, HDS is fully committed to providing you with the right solution for your data.

Zolnai.ca
We help you sketch out your information supply chain. Map your people, processes & Technology in a single web dashboard.

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Flare Solutions Limited
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Samuel Vye
Business Development
nextGeo
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Ashleigh Hewitt
Director / Consultant Geophysicist
A.S.H. Exploration Services Ltd
United Kingdom
Jerome Foreman
Principle Geoscientist
Foreman Consultants
United Kingdom
Chris Kennett

NEXTGEO LTD.
United Kingdom
Jonathan Gaylor
LNG Business Development
Affinity
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Jim House
Director
GeoSeis Ltd
United Kingdom
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Alexander Estrin

Alesther Ltd.
United Kingdom
Alexander Chalke
Partner
Grosvenor Clive & Stokes
United Kingdom
Luther Birdzell
CEO
OAG Analytics
Stephen Rippington
Director and Consultant
Astute Geoscience Ltd
United Kingdom
Faouzi Khene

GXT
United Kingdom
Robert Parker
Consultant
Parker
United Kingdom
Christian Richards
Sales Manager
AustinBridgeporth
United Kingdom
Waclaw Jakubowicz
Managing Director
Hampton Data Services
Sebastien Duc
Exploration Manager, Middle East & North Africa
Perenco
Maria Mackey
Energy Sector
AWS
United Kingdom
Norman Hempstead
Director
Hempstead Geophysical Svcs
United Kingdom
howard dewhirst
managing director
Petroalbion P/L
United Kingdom
Andrew Harber
Consultant Acquisition Ceophysicist
Barnes Geophysical Services Ltd.
United Kingdom
Tim Gibbons
Managing Director
Hoolock Consulting
United Kingdom
Carlo Buscaglia
Subsurface Team Lead
Petrofac
United Kingdom
John Boucher
Director
Beagle Geoscience
United Kingdom
Matthew Thompson
Geologist
Hurricane Energy
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Ewan Rossiter
Consultant Geoscientist
PetroVannin
United Kingdom
Joe M Boztas
Director/Interpreter
Boz Seismic Services
United Kingdom
Mohamed Khiar
Geoscientist
IHS Global
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Cyrille Reiser
Reservoir Characterisation Director
PGS
United Kingdom
Ken Agu
Executive Director
Bresson Energy Limited
United Kingdom
Kevin Phillips
Principle Basin Research Geologist
Ihs Markit
United Kingdom
Robert Holden

PGS
Bryn Austin
Director & Geological/Geophysical Consultant
Brynterpretation Ltd
United Kingdom
Peter Dolan
Founding Non-Executive Director
Ikon Science Limited
United Kingdom
Steve Pitman
VP Corporate Marketing
PGS
United Kingdom
Jeremy Trenchard
Consulting manager
Cegal
United Kingdom
Keely Harris
Asset Manager
Impact Oil & Gas
United Kingdom
Cyrille Reiser
Reservoir Characterisation Director
PGS
United Kingdom
Adam Thomas
Senior Consultant
CGG
United Kingdom
Chris Godsave
Technical Support Manager
Impact Oil and Gas
United Kingdom
Denis Potapov
SCRM Manager
PGS
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John Glass
Consultant Geologist
Cloverfield Consulting Ltd
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Siebe Breed
Exploration Geologist
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Pronto Business Funding
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Clymenia Consulting
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QITeam International Ltd
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QX Energy Limited
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Diwin Amarasinghe
Geophysical Specialist
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Manouchehr Takin

Independent consultant
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David Webber
Seismic Operations Supervisor
Sceptre Oil & Gas
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Tim Willans

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Abimbola Durogbitan
Principal Geoscientist Consultant
Independent Consultant/Nigerian Association of Petroleum Exolorationists UK/EUROPE COORDINATOR
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Schlumberger
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JJG Consulting International Ltd
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Shikra Consulting
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Independent Director
JKX Oil&Gas Plc
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Silixa
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Director
JXT
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Head of Software
Silixa Ltd
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Director
Kalki Consultants Limited
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Charles Gassier
consultant
Strategic Fit
United Kingdom
Nigel Flood
Multiclient Sales Manager, Med,N/NW Africa
Dolphin Geophysical
Peter Allen
consultant
layla resources
United Kingdom
Glen Burridge

StrategicFit
Howard Davies
Business Dev Manager
DownUnder GeoSolutions
United Kingdom
Genni Wetherell
Junior Geologist
LGO Energy PLC
United Kingdom
Duncan Irving
Practice Partner, Oil & Gas
Teradata
Ben Dewhirst
Geologist
Echo Energy plc
United Kingdom
Neville Hall
Director/Consultant
Llahven Data Management & Compliance
United Kingdom
Duncan Irving
Practice Partner, Oil & Gas
Teradata
Martin Riddle
Technical Manager
Envoi
United Kingdom
Alan Smith
Director
Luchelan Limited
United Kingdom
Peter Roberts
Business Development Manager
Tessella
United Kingdom
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Senior Geoscientist
ERC Equipoise Ltd
United Kingdom
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Marketing and Sales Manager
Lynx Information Systems
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General Manager
Troika International
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Jonathan Moore
Product Manager
Evaluate Energy Ltd.
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Data Processing, Time Imaging & Data Management Geophysicist
MoveOut Data Seismic Services
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University of Manchester
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Editor
Finding Petroleum
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Business Consultant
Moveout Data Seismic Services Ltd
United Kingdom
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Senior Geophysicist
WesternGeco
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Sales Manager
Finding Petroleum
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Neftex
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Westwood Global Energy
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Neftex
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Neoseismic Ltd
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