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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.

David Bamford - Director
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 Nomina
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Julian Pickering - Director
Dr Julian Pickering has a degree in Applied Physics from Brunel University, London and a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Cambridge University, where he was a BP scholar. He has worked for BP for 32 years and has held major posts including the Head of Digital Technology for Global Drilling and Completions and the Head of the Field of the Future Facilities Programme. He left BP in March 2010 an
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karl jeffery - editor
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
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Adam Marmaras - Event Co-Ordinator
Adam Marmaras is a co-founder of Finding Petroleum.
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Joseph Pape - Exploration Consultant
After receiving his BSc in Joint Honours Physics/Geology at the University of Manchester, Joseph Pape completed a MSc in Geophysics from the University of Durham. He launched his 34 year long career with BP as a Geophysicist, working largely on frontier evaluation from London, Norway, Canada and Brazil. He developed particular expertise in seismic stratigraphy, publishing in AAPG memoirs and runni
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Tony Grindrod - Trainer
Tony has more than 40 years experience in the international oil and gas industry. Originally with supermajors based in The Hague, Houston and Perth (Australia) he worked on projects in the North Sea, Venezuela, Australia and the USA (onshore and offshore). Subsequently, he developed and delivered short courses with JAPEC and Actis Geoscience to inform engineers, IT specialists, politicians, banker
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Dick Selley - Senior Research Fellow and Emeritus Professor
Dick Selley is a Senior Research Fellow and Emeritus Professor of Petroleum Geology at Imperial College, London. Dick has been involved in the exploration for petroleum in the UK and abroad for 50 years both employed in industry, as an academic researcher and as an independent consultant. It is over 25 years since he drew attention to the UK’s shale gas resources, first to HMG and then to the wide
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Helen Turnell - Trainer
Dr Helen Turnell is a Geoscientist working as an independent consultant for a variety of companies and also lectures (part-time) at London South Bank University, Petroleum Engineering. Previously she worked 25 years for BP as a geophysicist covering technology applications, licence management working in many different countries and finally moved to Corporate roles addressing Group process improvem
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Duncan Macgregor - African petroleum geology leader
Dr Duncan Macgregor is a well know author and presenter on regional African petroleum geology. He has worked in numerous consultancy and employment roles on African exploration for over 20 years for a number of major and independent companies, building up a unrivalled knowledge on basins across the continent. He has published over 20 papers and has been the Technical Director of the PESGB Africa C
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Jim House - Seismic Expert
After a joint degree in Physics & Geology Jim started his career with GSI in the early 1980’s working offshore on seismic vessels. He then spent twenty years with Schlumberger in many roles both in the field and office. While with Schlumberger Jim developed an award winning training program in multi disciple seismic. After leaving Schlumberger Jim set up his own technical training and consulting b
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Dr. Marcus T Richards - Formerly Group CEO of Dana Petroleum plc
After three very successful years leading Dana Petroleum plc., Marcus Richards stepped down as Group Chief Executive at the end of 2013. Marcus joined the company following its takeover by the Korea National Oil Corporation in late 2010, transforming it from an investor-led business into a fully-fledged exploration, development and production company. Dana now operates in Europe, Africa and the Mi
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Opportunities in mature provinces

Wednesday, February 21, 2018, London

Mature Provinces like the North Sea can offer significant opportunities for innovative companies in a low oil or gas price world - much infrastructure has already been built and the location of the great majority of resources/reserves is known.