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Finding & Exploiting new petroleum resources in Europe


The next phase of Exploration and Exploitation in Europe
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Emily Rees
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Steve Brown
» CEO
» The Steam Oil Production Company Ltd

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Thursday, March 10, 2016
London
The Geological Society



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Wherever there is a prolific source rock, our industry has developed the technical capacity to move away from ‘conventional reservoirs – whether sandstone or carbonate – with good porosity/permeability characteristics, and extract petroleum wherever it is ‘reservoired’.

The North American industry has been leading this charge, notably on ‘tight gas’ and shale oil/gas of course.

Some questions follow:

  1. Where are the world-class source rocks that will deliver new resources in – or close to – Europe?
  2. Is there an extensive fractured ‘basement’ province West of the Shetlands or is the main recent discovery (Lancaster) of this type a one-off?
  3. ‘Heavy’ oil is abundant in the North Sea. What do we have to do to get it ‘moving’?
  4. What needs to happen to move the many smaller discoveries in the North Sea from uneconomic or ‘marginal’ to developable?
  5. What needs to change so that we can explore for and exploit ‘shale oil or gas’ resources in Europe, instead of just talking about it?

This event will attempt to answer these questions, and others, to indeed bring deeper knowledge, to perceive the wider opportunities.

Please get in touch with me if you have something to say!

David Bamford

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Note: This event continues from our past 'European Resources' event held in

March 2015 - see the agenda - see the delegates list

Agenda

 
9:30 Neil McMahon - Director of Research
Kimmeridge Energy

Chairman's introduction and overview


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Dr. McMahon is the Director of Research at Kimmeridge Energy and is responsible for private investments, particularly outside the US, and for developing Kimmeridge’s geological research and screening capabilities. Prior to this role, Dr. McMahon was a Senior Equity Research Analyst for the Global Integrated Oils at Sanford C. Bernstein, where he was ranked 1st in the 2009 Institutional Investor Survey, for the third time. Dr. McMahon covered 18 of the largest integrated oils and refiners. He joined Sanford C. Bernstein in 2002.

Before joining Sanford C. Bernstein, Dr. McMahon was an Engagement Manager at McKinsey, based in both Houston and London, where he had been since 1999. At McKinsey he mainly advised petroleum and electric power and natural gas clients and undertook proprietary research within McKinsey’s industry practices. Prior to McKinsey, Dr. McMahon worked in the oil industry as a geoscientist with British Petroleum (BP) and British Gas (BG) before moving into consulting with Arthur D. Little where he became a manager in its Global Energy Practice.

Dr. McMahon received an honors degree from The University of Edinburgh in Geology and Geophysics where he later undertook further research to complete a BP sponsored Ph.D. in 1995. Dr. McMahon has also published a number of technical and management-oriented papers in leading oil and gas industry journals, and currently sits on the board of Durham University’s energy research group.

Kimmeridge Energy
Founded in 2012, Kimmeridge Energy invests directly in unconventional oil and gas projects and asset
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9:40 Emily Rees - Geoscientist
Landmark Exploration Insights

Carboniferous Basin Fill and Systems Tract Evolution: A Model for Source Rock Development


Talk Description
The Carboniferous basins of the UK initially developed in an extensional setting, and include a wide range of depositional environments. They go through a distinct evolutionary pattern, from isolated shallow marine basins with carbonate platforms, to deep water organic rich depocentres, to over- and under-filled clastic margins with prograding deltas, and finally to coal-rich swamp environments. Each extensional basin within the UK onshore has its own distinct characteristics with regards to how the basin filled, and the nature of this basin fill has implications for the development of source rock across the UK, and hence the prospectivity of Carboniferous extensional systems in the onshore.
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10:15 Dr Robert Trice - CEO
Hurricane Energy

The fractured basement play West of the Shetlands


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As Hurricane’s founder, Robert has over 25 years’ oil industry experience. He has combined specialist technical expertise in fractured reservoirs’ characterisation and evaluation. He has a PhD in Geology from Birkbeck College, University of London and gained the bulk of his geoscience experience with Enterprise Oil and Shell. He has worked in field development, exploration, well-site operations and geological consultancy. Robert has held the position of Visiting Professor at Trondheim University (Norway) and has published and presented on subjects related to fractured reservoirs and exploration for stratigraphic traps.

It is Robert’s vision that lies behind Hurricane, providing clear strategic direction as the company develops and he takes the lead in all aspects of the scientific and technical heart of the company.

Hurricane Energy
Hurricane is a new generation of oil company that exists to discover, appraise and develop oil from
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10:50 Steve Brown - CEO
The Steam Oil Production Company Ltd

North Sea Heavy Oil:: Steam Flooding – Twice the oil in half the time


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Steve Brown is a founder and the CEO of The Steam Oil Production Company Ltd. He is a petroleum engineer with over thirty years of experience. He has a degree in Chemical Engineering from Peterhouse, Cambridge and started his career as a petrophysicist with BP. At BP he worked on Forties Bravo and the development of Harding and Andrew as well as in BP's corporate planning department. He has also worked for Halliburton and Petrofac as well as founding Challenge Energy, Exile Resources and Setanta Energy.

The Steam Oil Production Company Ltd
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11:25 Coffee break
11:45 Neil McMahon - Director of Research
Kimmeridge Energy

Kimmeridge Clay and Posidonia Shale


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Dr. McMahon is the Director of Research at Kimmeridge Energy and is responsible for private investments, particularly outside the US, and for developing Kimmeridge’s geological research and screening capabilities. Prior to this role, Dr. McMahon was a Senior Equity Research Analyst for the Global Integrated Oils at Sanford C. Bernstein, where he was ranked 1st in the 2009 Institutional Investor Survey, for the third time. Dr. McMahon covered 18 of the largest integrated oils and refiners. He joined Sanford C. Bernstein in 2002.

Before joining Sanford C. Bernstein, Dr. McMahon was an Engagement Manager at McKinsey, based in both Houston and London, where he had been since 1999. At McKinsey he mainly advised petroleum and electric power and natural gas clients and undertook proprietary research within McKinsey’s industry practices. Prior to McKinsey, Dr. McMahon worked in the oil industry as a geoscientist with British Petroleum (BP) and British Gas (BG) before moving into consulting with Arthur D. Little where he became a manager in its Global Energy Practice.

Dr. McMahon received an honors degree from The University of Edinburgh in Geology and Geophysics where he later undertook further research to complete a BP sponsored Ph.D. in 1995. Dr. McMahon has also published a number of technical and management-oriented papers in leading oil and gas industry journals, and currently sits on the board of Durham University’s energy research group.

Kimmeridge Energy
Founded in 2012, Kimmeridge Energy invests directly in unconventional oil and gas projects and asset
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12:45 Aleksei Gabnasyrov - Unconventionals
LUKOIL

Domanik Shale


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13:15 Raffle Prize, lunch
14:00 Close

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