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Upstream Tech 2014


...holding a tin cup below a Niagara Falls of data!
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Mike Blackmore
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SPECIAL FULL DAY EVENT

Friday, May 23, 2014
London
Royal Society of Chemistry

Technology now offers us a huge diversity of data, from satellites (SAR, gravity), from planes (conventional gravity and magnetics, and especially FTG), all sorts of seismic - 3D and 3C, 4D/Permanent Reservoir Monitoring, passive seismic, CSEM, 24/7 fibre optic measurements along complete well bores, and so on and so forth.

However, our ability to acquire such multi-measurements has completely outpaced our abilities firstly to integrate these diverse data sets and then to interpret them in a 'joined up' way. In fact, only half tongue in cheek, I have recommended that the most useful integration method is that using lots of tracing paper and an old-fashioned light table! Back to the 1980s!

We are "holding a tin cup below a Niagara Falls of data!"

This one day event addresses the issues of integration and interpretation in turn, and I hope that at the end of the day, we will have perceived a way forward, if dimly!

Please come and join us.
David Bamford

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Media pack for this event

Agenda

 
9:00 Arrivals and Registration. Tea & Coffee
9:30 David Bamford - Director
Finding Petroleum

Welcome & Introduction: Integration of diverse data sets



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
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9:40 Oliver Morris - Technical Manager
Landmark Exploration Insights

Solving the 'big data' problem for basins and plays


Talk Description
Within this presentation different types of data, generally grouped under ‘Big’ and ‘Small’ will be discussed and how they are incorporated into the Neftex Earth Model suite of products. The right skills needed to become a data scientist will be explored along with various skill, technology and legal hurdles that we face in managing and integrating data at Neftex. We shall explorer climate modelling and climate proxies through conventional ‘Small’ data and ‘Big’ data techniques and evaluate their benefits and limitations. Concluding with some forward plans on how to integrate data.
Oliver Morris, is a member of the executive committee at Neftex Petroleum Consultants Limited, in Abingdon, UK where he leads the Technical Services team. Since joining Neftex over six years ago, he has been responsible for product delivery to a wide range of oil and gas companies globally. He also manages in-house database development. Previously, he worked for an Environmental Engineering company working on analytical databases and GIS modelling. He is a graduate of Environmental Science from Lancaster University.

Landmark Exploration Insights
Landmark Exploration Insights (formerly Neftex), is a product family within Landmark, a business lin
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10:15 Michael Kemper - Director, Research Innovation & Development
Ikon Science

Gridless Geomodelling


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Talk Description
In this presentation we present gridless geomodelling, or at worst, just-in-time gridding. Virtually all geomodelling tools grid, or mesh, the subsurface, and these models are so-called geocellular. We all know that for dynamic flow modelling some (finite element/volume) mesh is required – we call that a flow simulator. But why grid a static geological model? We shall explore when gridding is indeed needed, and when not. We shall also point out the significant advantages of geomodelling without an a priori grid. Finally we shall show that gridless geomodelling has some significant rewards for close-the-loop 4D reservoir monitoring workflows.
Ikon Science is a global geoprediction technology company providing industry leadership in the predi
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10:50 Coffee & Tea; Exhibits
11:15 Dr Duncan Irving - Practice Partner, oil and gas
Teradata

Big Data in the reservoir: buzzword bingo for E&P and how it can help run an oilfield


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
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11:50 Mike Blackmore - Enterprise Architecture Director
Oracle Corporation

Integrated Operations - Taming the “Big Data” tiger to attain operational excellence


Talk Description
Navigating the white-waters of upstream E&P data is a common difficulty facing both large and small E&P companies alike.

In this session we explore new approaches in managing the impact of "Big Data" on Integrated Operations, discuss cost effective strategies to exploit the ever growing E&P data and discover innovative ways in leveraging data standards and information technologies for the next generation "Collaborative Work Environment"

Mike joined Oracle as an Enterprise Architect in 2012 after a 24 year with in the Telecommunications industry. Mike’s Enterprise Architecture experience crosses industries and domains and therefore Mike engages across all of Oracle’s EMEA customers. Mike’s career in IT has encompassed almost every aspect of enterprise technology domains including roles in IT Security, as Chief Designer for Group Systems, Data & Integration Architect for the Enterprise and finally as the Enterprise Architect for an EA led enterprise wide IT transformation programme. Mike is passionate about Enterprise Architecture and now specialises in Big Data, its security and adoption patterns with a particularly acute understanding of Governance and the cultural change it implicitly requires.

When not immersing himself in technology at work Mike immerses himself in technology at home or can be found on the water or near a car.

Oracle Corporation
Oracle provides the world’s most complete, open, and integrated business software and hardware syste
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12:25 Martin Hilgeman - Global HPC/Big Data Specialist
Dell Corporation Limited

Accelerate exploration – the power to do more!


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Competing in the global marketplace requires exact exploration and analysis that provides the data for critical investment decisions to be made. Continuous exploration and the rapid pace at which data needs to be processed is driving the reliance on technology innovations to generate, capture, transfer, store and analyse data from a multitude of sources in real time. Join us as we explore how to integrate these key technologies into existing environments. Learn how Dell has tested and validated HPC & Big data solutions for you, helping you focus your resources on the research that will help you gain insights and drive discovery. Ultimately enabling your business to be more efficient, competitive and profitable.
Martin Hilgeman (1973, Woerden, The Netherlands) has an advanced master's degree in Physical and Organic chemistry obtained at the VU University of Amsterdam. Prior to Dell he has worked as a Predictive Analytics Enterprise Architect at IBM and also at SGI as a consultant and member of the technical staff in the applications engineering group, where his main involvement was in porting, optimization and parallelization of computational chemistry and material sciences applications for MIPS, Intel Itanium 2 and Intel em64t platforms. Martin joined Dell in 2011, where he is acting as a technical lead for the High Performance Computing (HPC) benchmarking group. His particular interests are in application optimization, accelerators, architecture considerations for task placement, MPI single sided messaging and optimization of collectives.

Dell Corporation Limited
For nearly 30 years, Dell has played a critical role in transforming computing, enabling more afford
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13:00 Lunch: Exhibits
14:00 David Bamford - Director
Finding Petroleum

Introduction: Interpretation of fully integrated data sets



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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14:05 David M Roberts - Consultant
3-DMR

Visualisation and Visual Integration 2014


Talk Description
This presentation comprises an overview of the use of visualisation in the oil industry. It includes examples of both the technical and business value of visualisation, and also many examples of visual integration (sometimes referred to as co-visualisation) using both exploration and development datasets. Visual integration is a powerful technique which the author believes is still vastly under-utilised in the oil industry. Visualisation and visual integration examples will be shown which have been contributed by several oil companies and all the major geoscience software vendors.
David M Roberts worked for BP Exploration for 31 years as a geophysicist and was the companies global visualisation champion for the last 10 years of his time with the company. Dave retired from BP in 2005 and has been happily consulting in the area of visualisation, visual integration and very fast 3D seismic interpretation since then. His business is called 3-DMR and he has clients all over the world.

3-DMR
Consultant in Visualisation, Visual Integration, Seismic Interpretation,
and Exploration and De
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14:40 Jane Wheelwright - Technical Application Specialist
Dynamic Graphics

The Power of 4D Data Integration and Analysis in Reservoir Management


Talk Description
Co-visualization and analysis of 4D multidisciplinary data should be standard practice in our industry. The tools exist and this talk aims to show, using a live demonstration, the value of integrating all available data, analyzing the relationships between disparate data sets and highlighting some less common data types such as microseismic and lidar. For Reservoir Management it is critical that not only can all relevant data be visualized at any point in time but also that the relationships between datasets can be quantified and used in planning.
Dynamic Graphics, Inc. partners with clients to solve spatial analysis problems in the petroleum, en
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15:15 Coffee & Tea; Exhibits
15:30 Jocelyn Lomer - Managing Director
cereno

20 million B.C. to 2014 Human collaboration – What’s new?


Talk Description
That due to millions of years of evolution human collaboration is best delivered by a face to face meeting with cognitive artefacts. Secondly that the closer the human machine collaborative interface emulates a real meeting with cognitive artefacts the better the cognition. The better the cognition the better the innovation and the more likely the avoidance of mis-communication and consequent error.
Real-time collaboration with nuVa for the digital oilfield

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16:05 Bill Green - Global Account Director
Hermes Data Communications

Tsunami Communications - A Familiar Analogy?


Bill Green has had a varied career in telecommunications for over 25 years, none more varied than leading a team of engineers to Indonesia to recover communications after the Tsunami of 2004. Bill will describe the operation in the aftermath of the largest reported natural disaster in history and draw analogies of how this experience compares with and has informed Bill’s approach to providing remote site communications in the oil & gas sector, supporting both seismic data transfer as well as back office functions and crew welfare.

Hermes Data Communications
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