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Tuesday, January 25, 2011
London
The Geological Society

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Seismic technology is the main, some would say the only, means of interrogating the sub-surface in sufficient detail to allow insightful geological prediction and the precise location of wells.

The technology progresses via much incrementalism, interspersed with a few real breakthroughs. Now we are looking for more, especially innovative, ideas - most likely from imaginative, entrepreneurial smaller companies - that offer transformational reductions in risk, cost or cycle-time.

Offshore, conventional, multi-azimuth and wide-angle towed streamer 3D yields depth images of compelling quality whatever complexities of overburden and target geology we are confronted with.

Onshore it is a different story, with comparable quality awaiting the development of super lightweight, low power consumption, high channel, wireless land seismic surveys. Our presenters from Shell and Wireless Seismic have compelling stories to tell - 2011 may indeed be the start of a new era, not simply a new decade!



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Agenda

 
9:00 Arrivals and Registration
9:30 David Bamford - Director
Finding Petroleum

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.

Finding Petroleum
Finding Petroleum was established to help the oil and gas industry network, and stay up to date on t
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9:40 Chris Page -
PGS

Offset and Azimuth Diversity – A Recipe for Complex Imaging


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PGS is a leading, international, marine geophysical company. Our business is technology driven and w
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10:15 speaker from -
Vialogy

New Markers for Direct Fluid Discrimination Using Seismic Interferometry


ViaLogy was founded in 1999 as a spin-off of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA
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10:50 Coffee & Tea
11:15 David Bamford -
New Eyes Exploration

Improving onshore exploration - faster, cheaper 3D please!


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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.
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11:50 Wim Walk - manager geophysics measurement technologies
Shell

Shell's ambitions for onshore seismic


Royal Dutch Shell plc, commonly known as Shell, is a global oil and gas company headquartered in The
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12:25 Gary Jones - Chairman
Wireless Seismic

Wireless Seismic Acquisition: Real Time Data Matters


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Gary Jones joined Wireless Seismic's Board of Directors in 2010 after serving as President of WesternGeco, a division of Schlumberger, one of the world's largest geophysical contractors. He has also held a variety of other executive positions with Western Geophysical and Baker Hughes. Mr. Jones currently serves on the Board of Directors at Ingrain and has recently served as non-executive Chairman of Ingrain, Novadrill and ARKeX. He has a B.Sc., Geological engineering and a M.Sc., Geophysics, from the University of Arizona.

Wireless Seismic
Wireless Seismic, Inc. was founded in 2006 with a single purpose: to design and develop a wireless r
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13:00 Lunch + more coffee & tea

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