Lunch'n Think Webinar: W(h)ither Exploration

....the demise of Exploration is over reported! 0

Friday, February 5, 2021, Webinar, Online

Conjecture around the Energy Transition has led to the demise of Exploration being much reported. And yet if we think about the ‘other Energy Transition’ – the essential task of lifting a billion plus people – in Africa and SE Asia for example – it’s clear that global energy demand is simply going to grow, that oil and especially gas will be crucial to meeting this demand, and that years of underinvestment have left us short of hundreds of billions of barrels and thousands of Tcf.

Future Exploration needs to find ‘advantaged’ barrels and gas molecules. By ‘advantaged’ we mean those that sit at the front of the cost curve and have the best ‘carbon credentials’.

Where might those be? And where are they certainly not?

These themes will be explored in this opening Lunch’n Think webinar.

The times in this schedule are UK time

Agenda

13:00

David Bamford - Director - Future Energy Partners Ltd

Getting on with Exploration, with Gas as a key target

Talk Description.
It is not difficult to demonstrate that a growing global energy demand requires the discovery by exploration of significant amounts of Oil and gas, out to 2050.

But a return to the ‘good old days’ – Business As Usual – is not appropriate, I believe.

In this Webinar, I will focus on how we find ‘Advantaged’ hydrocarbons, by which I mean those that sit at the front end of the cost curve and have high potential for emissions and flaring elimination.

This leads inexorably to the so-called “Super Basins” where there is a wealth of infrastructure and data (and petroleum systems are well understood), even if some of them may be termed “Mature Provinces”.

The Deliberate Search for ‘Advantaged Gas’ is an attractive concept!


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 joined the board of Premier Oil in May 2014.

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.

Future Energy Partners Ltd
Future Energy Partners (FEP) is a unique oil and gas advisory service which prides itself on technical excellence in selected fields and supplementing business management and leadership; in the face of uncertainty.

We offer truthful, professional opinion and advice; no playback of what you already know, and no spin.

FEP was founded by 4 senior industry practitioners who consider the challenges faced by today's oil and gas environment are going to require herculean acts of leadership and technical skill in a transforming, transitioning, industry, in order to maintain an energy supply that is sustainable and even recognisable compared to recent history.

Similarly nations developing an oil and gas industry face related challenges as they seek to maximise the benefits of this new wealth-creating opportunity - in a responsible manner.

Global reach

FEP actively participates in the facilitation and conduct of seminars and webinars worldwide, for example in conjunction with its associate partner Finding Petroleum.

Our presence reaches parts of the globe, such as: the UK, the USA, Sub-Saharan Africa, with partners wherever we work.
13:30 Q&A

13:40 Close

Sponsors of this event

Future Energy Partners Ltd
Future Energy Partners (FEP) is a unique oil and gas advisory service which prides itself on technical excellence in selected fields and supplementing business management and leadership; in the face of uncertainty.

We offer truthful, professional opinion and advice; no playback of what you already know, and no spin.

FEP was founded by 4 senior industry practitioners who consider the challenges faced by today's oil and gas environment are going to require herculean acts of leadership and technical skill in a transforming, transitioning, industry, in order to maintain an energy supply that is sustainable and even recognisable compared to recent history.

Similarly nations developing an oil and gas industry face related challenges as they seek to maximise the benefits of this new wealth-creating opportunity - in a responsible manner.

Global reach

FEP actively participates in the facilitation and conduct of seminars and webinars worldwide, for example in conjunction with its associate partner Finding Petroleum.

Our presence reaches parts of the globe, such as: the UK, the USA, Sub-Saharan Africa, with partners wherever we work.

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