New Geophysical Approaches

machine learning, transferring cloud geoscience data, mud gas analysis, dielectric resonance 0

Tuesday, April 30, 2019, London, The Geological Society

Our New Geophysical Approaches forum on Apr 30 looks at machine learning in geophysics, transferring cloud geoscience data between different software packages, experiences with atomic dielectric resonance technologies, advanced mud gas analysis (from old data), and a talk from Austin Bridgeporth on using gravmag / EM to support seismic in onshore surveying.

There are big advances happening in how companies are gathering and working with geoscience data - as you'll find out on April 30.



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Agenda

9:30

David Bamford - Director - Finding Petroleum

Chairman's 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 the latest technological developments. It does this via hosting regular events and with an online social network of nearly 10,000 members.
9:45

Mark Davies - CEO - Austin Bridgeporth Ltd

A new approach to onshore exploration where seismic struggles using the latest airborne gravity gradiometry and ground magnetotellurics technology

Talk Description.
Seismic imaging quality can be challenged by issues at both the surface and sub-surface levels. At the surface, seismic data acquisition can be limited or precluded completely due to environmental sensitivities or due to difficult terrain. In the sub-surface, seismic imaging quality can be reduced by geological challenges such as shallow carbonates, complex thrusting or very deep basement. We present a new approach using next generation airborne gravity gradiometry (the enhanced Full Tensor Gravity Gradiometer – or eFTG) and ground magnetotellurics (MT) techniques to aid onshore exploration where seismic struggles
Austin Bridgeporth Ltd
AustinBridgeporth comprises two global providers of geoscience services. Austin Exploration, who have been delivering land and marine potential field acquisition services since 1976 and have an extensive data library of land and marine gravity and magnetic data covering the Americas, Asia, Africa and Europe. While Bridgeporth was formed in 2011 by a group of highly experienced geoscientists to provide airborne and land geophysical data acquisition, processing and integrated interpretation services utilising gravity gradiometry, gravity, magnetics, LiDAR and magnetotelluric techniques for natural resource exploration. AustinBridgeporth brings a team of talented professionals with extensive geoscience technology skills in areas that include marine, land and airborne data acquisition, QC, processing, interpretation, project management, and software development
10:20

Dr Dave Waters - - Paetoro Consulting for Adrok Ltd

A review of atomic dielectric resonance technologies for oil and gas onshore UK


Paetoro Consulting for Adrok Ltd
10:55 Coffee & Tea; Exhibits

11:20

Trym Rognmo - project leader for advanced mud-gas and well studies - Geoprovider

Advanced mud gas analysis - old data - new insights


Trym is project leader for advanced mud-gas and well studies at GeoProvider AS.
In his earlier career with Schlumberger, he gained hands on technical and operational experience as a post-well operations coordinator, providing well data management, QC and technical support. For the past 3 years he has been applying this knowledge to exploration, petroleum system analysis and shows evaluations.

Geoprovider
GeoProvider provides high-quality, cost-effective, matched & merged multi-client data. We utilize the existing seismic and well data, extracting its maximum value and offering our clients the best multi-client product in terms of quality and price.

We broadband re-process seismic data from field tapes, significantly improving overall imaging, resolution and structural definition, delivering outstanding results even on vintage datasets.
11:55

Dave Wallis - senior advisor - Energistics

RESQML and cloud geophysics data

Talk Description.
A use-case of a cross-vendor reservoir model enrichment workflow - made simpler and more reliable with industry-developed data transfer standards
Energistics
Energistics is a not for profit organisation to help facilitate information sharing and business process integration in the oil and gas industry. It has 97 members, including all of the oil majors and major oil service companies. It is also manages the WITSML and PRODML data exchange standards for drilling and production, and provides a neutral forum for collaborative learning and sharing.
12:30

Tim Gibbons - - Hoolock Consulting

How can machine learning improve geophysical interpretation


Hoolock Consulting
Hoolock Consulting works with our customers to improve the effectiveness of their sales teams. We do this by focusing on which customers they target, which opportunities they chase and what processes they use.

We also practise what we preach by continuing to sell software for geoscientists
13:00 Lunch and close

Sponsors of this event

Digital Energy Journal
Founded in 2006, Digital Energy Journal is the world's leading magazine for digital technology in the upstream oil and gas industry, covering developments in exploration, drilling and production, covering IT infrastructure, software, automation and people. We produce 6 issues per year, distributed by print and pdf, and an e-mail newsletter every Friday. Digital Energy Journal the official publication of Finding Petroleum. Subscriptions are GBP 250 a year.

Austin Bridgeporth Ltd
AustinBridgeporth comprises two global providers of geoscience services. Austin Exploration, who have been delivering land and marine potential field acquisition services since 1976 and have an extensive data library of land and marine gravity and magnetic data covering the Americas, Asia, Africa and Europe. While Bridgeporth was formed in 2011 by a group of highly experienced geoscientists to provide airborne and land geophysical data acquisition, processing and integrated interpretation services utilising gravity gradiometry, gravity, magnetics, LiDAR and magnetotelluric techniques for natural resource exploration. AustinBridgeporth brings a team of talented professionals with extensive geoscience technology skills in areas that include marine, land and airborne data acquisition, QC, processing, interpretation, project management, and software development

Austin Bridgeporth Ltd
AustinBridgeporth comprises two global providers of geoscience services. Austin Exploration, who have been delivering land and marine potential field acquisition services since 1976 and have an extensive data library of land and marine gravity and magnetic data covering the Americas, Asia, Africa and Europe. While Bridgeporth was formed in 2011 by a group of highly experienced geoscientists to provide airborne and land geophysical data acquisition, processing and integrated interpretation services utilising gravity gradiometry, gravity, magnetics, LiDAR and magnetotelluric techniques for natural resource exploration. AustinBridgeporth brings a team of talented professionals with extensive geoscience technology skills in areas that include marine, land and airborne data acquisition, QC, processing, interpretation, project management, and software development

Geoprovider
GeoProvider provides high-quality, cost-effective, matched & merged multi-client data. We utilize the existing seismic and well data, extracting its maximum value and offering our clients the best multi-client product in terms of quality and price.

We broadband re-process seismic data from field tapes, significantly improving overall imaging, resolution and structural definition, delivering outstanding results even on vintage datasets.

Adrok
Adrok Group, based in Edinburgh, provides subsurface imaging and mapping solutions, using its atomic dielectric resonance (ADR) scanner, to help understand the structure and content of the subsurface. The same technology has been used to analyse and classify blood, and image the human body.

Registered Delegates

Hugh Ebbutt
Director
A T Kearney
United Kingdom
Grahame Grover
Director
Cumbre Consulting
United Kingdom
Paul Spencer
Senior Production & Seismic Data Manager
Lynx Information Systems Ltd
United Kingdom
Paul Murphy
Key Account Manager, Oil and Gas Division
Airbus Defence and Space
United Kingdom
Raffaele Di Cuia
Technical Director
Delta Energy Limited Ltd
United Kingdom
Mike Larsen
Director
Metastream Ltd
United Kingdom
Peter Browning-Stamp
Geoscientist
Ardent Oil
United Kingdom
Dave Wallis
Senior Advisor
Energistics
United Kingdom
David Bamford
Director
New Eyes Exploration Ltd
UK
HARRY DAVIS
EXPLORATION & NV MANAGER
ASSALA ENERGY
Martin Riddle
Technical Manager
Envoi
United Kingdom
Alan Poole

OGA
United Kingdom
Jeremy Lynch
Principal Geophysicist
Assala Energy
United Kingdom
Karl Jeffery
Editor
Finding Petroleum
United Kingdom
Abi Mirkhani
COO
OPG Supply
United Kingdom
Bryan Cockrell
Geologist
Assala Energy
United Kingdom
Avinga Pallangyo
Events Manager
Finding Petroleum
Dave Waters
Director and Geoscience Consultant
Paetoro Consulting UK Ltd
United Kingdom
Christian Richards
Sales Manager
AustinBridgeporth
United Kingdom
Robert FE Jones
Director
Geoko Ltd
United Kingdom
Frederic Yeterian
Director
Philax International (UK) Ltd
United Kingdom
Phil Jones
Chief Technology Officer
AustinBridgeporth
sian grant
Business Development Manager
Geoprovider
John Clure
Managing Director
Phoenix Hydrocarbon Resources Ltd
United Kingdom
Simon Berkeley
Director
Berkeley Associates
United Kingdom
Trym Rognmo
Project Leader
Geoprovider
Tim Archer
Managing Director
Reid Geophysics Limited
United Kingdom
David Sendra
Associate Consultant
BlackRockQI
United Kingdom
Tim Gibbons
Managing Director
Hoolock Consulting
United Kingdom
Benjamin Panting

Royal Holloway, University of London
Joe M Boztas
Director/Interpreter
Boz Seismic Services
United Kingdom
Mark Robinson
Consultant
Independent
United Kingdom
Martin Smith
Business Development Manager - Operations
RPS Energy
United Kingdom
Mark Davies
CEO and Founder
Bridgeporth
Christian Bukovics
CEO
Irbis Energy Ltd
United Kingdom
Aaron Lockwood
Software Sales Manager - EAME
Shearwater Geoservices
United Kingdom
Robert Kennedy
Managing Director
Caithness Petroleum Limited
United Kingdom
Richard Walker
Geophysical Advisor
Lir Resources / Consultant
United Kingdom
Tom Martin
Director
Shikra Consulting
United Kingdom
Nick Pillar
Manager of Geophysics
Canadian Overseas Petroleum Ltd
United Kingdom
Tom Meyer
Fellow
Lockheed Martin
Gehrig Schultz
CEO
Surus Geo B. V.
United Kingdom
John Glass
MD
Cloverfield Consulting Ltd
United Kingdom
Jim Archibald
General Manager
Lockheed Martin
Isa Wars
Commercial Associate
Tessella
Diwin Amarasinghe
Geophysical Specialist
Consultant
United Kingdom
Datta Kulkarni

LTI
United Kingdom
Tim Browne

TGS
United Kingdom
Ian Newth
Director
Count Geophysics
United Kingdom