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Finding Petroleum Opportunities In The Middle East

How companies are finding opportunities in Iraq, Lebanon / Israel / Cyprus triangle - Saudi Arabia
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Richard Herbert
» Petroleos Monterrey
Thomas Jewell
» Product Manager, Eastern FSU
» Landmark Exploration Insights
Benoit Vincent
» Consultant Geologist
» Cambridge Carbonates
Kes Heffer
» Reservoir Dynamics

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Tuesday, May 16, 2017
The Geological Society

Our Middle East forum on May 16 reviews how companies are finding opportunities in the Middle East - as part of the search for lower 'cost of supply' oil. This includes majors, independents, service and engineering companies.

What are the exploration opportunities nowadays in Iraq - especially Kurdistan - and what's this about offshore Iraq; what could they be if Iran were to become accessible again?

And what's going on in the Lebanon - Israel - Cyprus 'triangle'? Do the real opportunities still lie in developing dicovered resources (in the Zagros for example)?

Also, the UK's Department of International Trade has Oil & Gas High Value Campaigns under way in Iraq and Saudi Arabia, focussing on the excellent opportunities that exist in both countries for UK oil field service and engineering companies, as they seek to increase their reserves bases and therefore production potential.

Note: This event continues from our past event held in May 2016 -
See the agenda and report- see the delegates list

Also our past Middle East event in Oct 2015
See the agenda and report see the delegates list

Please contact me if you want to present!

David Bamford


9:30 David Bamford - Director
Finding Petroleum

Welcome & Introduction

9:40 Richard Herbert - CTO
Petroleos Monterrey

Exploration opportunities around the Middle East (Title TBC)

Richard Herbert is a former COO, Exploration with BP, retiring from that position in 2016. Before that he was Executive Vice-President Exploration with TNK-BP (since 2003). He was initially with BP.

Petroleos Monterrey
Petróleos Monterrey is a recently created company focused on the exploration and production of hydro
10:15 Thomas Jewell - Product Manager, Eastern FSU
Landmark Exploration Insights

Potential of Stratigraphic Traps in the Middle East

Thomas Jewell joined Neftex in early 2011 as a geoscientist in the North American Arctic team. Following this, he joined the Eastern Former Soviet Union team and is now the Product Manager and is tasked with leading the geoscience of the region.
Thomas has a 2.1 MSci degree in Geology and Geophysics from Imperial College London. His thesis focussed on whether fluvial style and architecture can be predicted by current sequence stratigraphic models.

Landmark Exploration Insights
Landmark Exploration Insights (formerly Neftex), is a product family within Landmark, a business lin
10:50 Coffee & Tea; Exhibits
11:15 Benoit Vincent - Consultant Geologist
Cambridge Carbonates

Fracture porosity in carbonates (Title TBC)

Cambridge Carbonates Ltd. is a geological consultancy that provides expertise in carbonate and evapo
11:50 Kes Heffer -
Reservoir Dynamics

Reservoir engineering of fractured systems

Talk Description
.....from mass balance to dual-porosity simulation
Kes Heffer received an MA in Natural Sciences from the University of Cambridge in 1970 and an MSc in Petroleum Reservoir Engineering from Imperial College, London in 1971. He worked for BP for 29 years, initially in worldwide operations as a petroleum/reservoir engineer, and latterly in research into issues of reservoir description. Since 1999 he has been an Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Petroleum Engineering at Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh, and has conducted research and consultancy work through Reservoir Dynamics Ltd. His current main research interest is the rôle of geomechanics in the processes of fluid flow in reservoirs, and the degree to which these approach a critical point.

Reservoir Dynamics
Reservoir Dynamics Ltd conducts research and provides consultancy services on the topics of geomecha
12:10 Speaker from -
Oil company

Kurdistan (Title TBC)

13:00 Close: followed by lunch and exhibits

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