Opportunities in the Eastern Mediterranean

Energean, PGS, TGS and Macgeology - reviewing opporunities post Zohr 0

Friday, September 20, 2019, London, The Geological Society

Our Finding Petroleum "Opportunities in the Eastern Mediterranean" event on Sept 20 includes talks from Energean Oil and Gas, PGS, TGS and MacGeology.

Laura Hardiman, Development manager with Energean Oil and Gas, will give an overview on Energean's activities in the Eastern Med. Energean must be the Eastern Med's most interesting oil and gas company, with 13 licences, including producing assets in Greece, major development and exploration assets offshore Israel and exploration acreage comprised of two exploration licenses in Western Greece, and two blocks offshore Montenegro. Energean actively assesses further opportunities in the Mediterranean region.

Mark Hamilton, senior geophysicist with PGS, will give a review of exploration opportunities and opportunity in the eastern Med. Karyna Rodriguez, VP Geoscience with TGS, will give a grand tour of post-Zohr Mediterranean Prospectivity.

Duncan Macgregor of Macgeology will give a talk on Biogenic Gas Systems of the Eastern Mediterranean. This will include the physical and biological models applicable to biogenic gas generation, trapping and preservation with reference to recent discoveries in the Eastern Mediterranean, including the Zohr and Tamar fields. Mr Macgregor has 35 years experience in new venture and exploration geology, including 20 years with BP. He has specific expertise in the African plate, including the Eastern Mediterranean.

Limited seats still available for £50.

This event continues from our:Opportunities in the Eastern Mediterranean event in September 2018 - you can download the report by clicking on the cover below

Download the report from our 2018 event

Agenda

9:25

Karl Jeffery - editor - Finding Petroleum

Chair's introduction


Karl Jeffery is editor and co-founder of Digital Energy Journal, and conference producer of Finding Petroleum. He is also publisher of Carbon Capture Journal and Tanker Operator, and co-founder of Digital Ship, a publishing and events company covering digital technology for the deep sea maritime industry. He has a BEng in chemical engineering from Nottingham University

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.
9:30

Dr Konstantinos Lagos - Senior Lecturer in International Business & Economics - Sheffield Hallam University

Managing petroleum business: An overview to oil and gas exploration and development in the Eastern Mediterranean


Sheffield Hallam University
9:40

Dr Khaled Kesseba - Lecturer and Researcher in International Business - Sheffield Hallam University

Managing petroleum business: An overview to oil and gas exploration and development in the Eastern Mediterranean (part 2)


Sheffield Hallam University
9:50

Laura Hardiman - Development manager - Energean Oil and Gas

Energean’s activities in the Eastern Med


Energean Oil and Gas
Energean Oil & Gas (LSE:ENOG) is an independent E&P company focused on developing resources in the Eastern Mediterranean, where it holds 13 licenses and operates assets with a production track record of more than 37 years.
10:25

Mark Hamilton - Manager, New Ventures - PGS

Exploration opportunities and prospectivity in the eastern Mediterranean


PGS
PGS is a leading, international, marine geophysical company. Our business is technology driven and we provide a range of products and services including MultiClient data, as well as tailored acquisition, and imaging.

Our large, modern data library comprises ~850 000 sq. km 3D and ~670 000 km of 2D seismic data that targets areas of high prospectivity, where oil companies have potential to access acreage. Around 44% of the 3D data in our library and 60% of the 2D data have been acquired with multisensor GeoStreamer® technology. That proportion is growing.

PGS is the industry's most experienced provider of multisensor broadband data.

Worldwide, PGS operates three larger sales and imaging hubs in Europe and North America, and has local offices in 13 countries. The PGS headquarters is in Oslo, Norway and the PGS share is listed on the Oslo stock exchange (OSE: PGS).

PGS activities are organized into three business areas.
.Sales & Imaging promotes and sells seismic services including tailored acquisition contracts, MultiClient library data, and imaging services .New Ventures designs and markets new MultiClient campaigns and manages strategic projects .Operations & Technology plans, manages and executes all our acquisition projects, and develops new technology solutions
11:00 Coffee & Tea; Exhibits

11:25

Karyna Rodriguez - - Searcher Seismic

Grand Tour of post-Zohr Mediterranean Prospectivity


Petroleum geoscientist with 25 years of multidisciplinary experience in global offshore and onshore exploration inclined projects. She worked in companies like BG and PEMEX gaining diverse experience from regional play and prospect generation and evaluation, to working closely with high level management on their portfolio strategies.

Searcher Seismic
Searcher provides high quality exploration data and leading edge tech to the global exploration industries.

Our data library includes seismic, potential fields, multi-beam, coring and well data derived from geophysical and geological projects that we operate world wide.
12:00

Duncan Macgregor - - MacGeology

Biogenic Gas Systems of the Eastern Mediterranean

Talk Description.
This century has seen a surge in biogenic gas discoveries worldwide, particularly in deepwater settings, with fields having been found of much larger scale and therefore of much greater commercial significance than previously found.

This talk reviews and revises the physical and biological models applicable to biogenic gas generation, trapping and preservation with reference to recent discoveries in the Eastern Mediterranean, including the Zohr and Tamar fields.

Key success factors are shown to contrast strongly with those for exploration for thermogenic petroleum and include: low seabed temperature and high seabed pressure, low geothermal gradient, a supply of type iii kerogen, high sedimentation rate, early seal compaction and perhaps most crucially of all, syn-sedimentary trap formation. Comparison can be made of these factors between the Zohr and Tamar systems and predicted systems in frontier regions such as Lebanon and Greece.

A key issue affecting field size and therefore commerciality is the often complex relationship between generation and trap formation, which controls degree of trap fill, including the effects of the Messinian lowstand. However, this has the upside that trap volume remains available for thermogenic petroleum generated from deeper source rocks.

The interplay between biogenic and thermogenic systems may thus be a strong control on the commerciality of new fields, which are generally likely to be smaller than the giants found to date.
MacGeology
Macgeology is the personal company of Duncan Macgregor, a well known consultant petroleum geologist specialising in the regional petroleum geology of African and its conjugate margins. I have non-exclusive contracts with Neftex and Surestream but short time availability to conduct the following:

SHORT TERM CONSULTANCY WORK , e.g. datarooms, second opinions
TRAINING COURSES
WORKSHOPS AND PEER REVIEWS
12:30

Mike Cooper - Technical director - 1st Subsurface Oilfield Management

The fields and discoveries of the Eastern Mediterranean. The changing reserves story

Talk Description.
With a starting point of the 2019 BP Statistical Review entries for Mediterranean countries (reserves, production etc), the talk will review the current and near-future evolution of hydrocarbon reserves in the Eastern Mediterranean.

We will briefly review some of the trends and highlights of hydrocarbon exploration in the region. Key future drilling activity, licensing round activity , project developments and LNG progress.

With over 150 fields and discoveries in the Eastern Mediterranean region alone, some key findings are addressed.

TROVE characterises and collates all the field, discovery and prospects based on open-source data, allowing rapid search and analysis of this rapidly-evolving and prolific hydrocarbon province.
Mike Cooper is Managing Director at 1st Subsurface, a multidisciplinary consultancy specialising in subsurface management, exploration and asset strategy. 1st Subsurface supplies the TROVE oil and gas industry databases. These databases contain detailed geoscience & technical data on every field, discovery and open-source prospect for the basins covered.

1st Subsurface Oilfield Management
1st Subsurface Oilfield Management is a multidisciplinary consultancy specialising in subsurface oilfield management, exploration and asset strategy. We are the creators of TROVE Oil and Gas industry databases
13:00 Lunch & close

Sponsors of this event

PGS
PGS is a leading, international, marine geophysical company. Our business is technology driven and we provide a range of products and services including MultiClient data, as well as tailored acquisition, and imaging.

Our large, modern data library comprises ~850 000 sq. km 3D and ~670 000 km of 2D seismic data that targets areas of high prospectivity, where oil companies have potential to access acreage. Around 44% of the 3D data in our library and 60% of the 2D data have been acquired with multisensor GeoStreamer® technology. That proportion is growing.

PGS is the industry's most experienced provider of multisensor broadband data.

Worldwide, PGS operates three larger sales and imaging hubs in Europe and North America, and has local offices in 13 countries. The PGS headquarters is in Oslo, Norway and the PGS share is listed on the Oslo stock exchange (OSE: PGS).

PGS activities are organized into three business areas.
.Sales & Imaging promotes and sells seismic services including tailored acquisition contracts, MultiClient library data, and imaging services .New Ventures designs and markets new MultiClient campaigns and manages strategic projects .Operations & Technology plans, manages and executes all our acquisition projects, and develops new technology solutions

TGS
TGS is the world's largest geoscience data company, known for its asset-light, multi-client business model and global data library. Our primary business is to provide geoscience data to energy companies worldwide. We offer extensive global libraries that include seismic data, magnetic and gravity data, multibeam and coring data, digital well logs and production data. Additionally, the company offers advanced processing and imaging services, interpretation products and data integration solutions.

Registered Delegates

Jeremy Lockett
Associate
1st Subsurface
Avinga Pallangyo
Events Coordinator
Finding Petroleum
Dave Waters
Director and Geoscience Consultant
Paetoro Consulting UK Ltd
United Kingdom
Mike Cooper
MD
1st Subsurface
United Kingdom
Karl Jeffery
Editor
Finding Petroleum
United Kingdom
Kevin Shrimpton

PGS
Alexander Estrin

Alesther Ltd.
United Kingdom
Greg Coleman
CEO
Future Energy Partners
United Kingdom
Susanne Lehndorfer
Operations Geophysicist
PGS
David Craik
Consultant
Atlaslocal
United Kingdom
Mark Reynald
Geoscientist
Halliburton
United Kingdom
Mark Hamilton
Manager, New Ventures
PGS
Jeff Weston
Business Development / QC Manager
Bridgeporth Ltd
Patrick Lynch
Landmark Senior Account Manager
Halliburton
United Kingdom
John Clure
Managing Director
Phoenix Hydrocarbon Resources Ltd
United Kingdom
Robert Kennedy
Managing Director
Caithness Petroleum Limited
United Kingdom
David Jenkins
Director
Hurricane Energy plc
United Kingdom
Martin Smith
Business Development Manager - Operations
RPS Energy
United Kingdom
Julia Morgan
Assistant Geologist
Cambridge Carbonates Ltd
Alexander Cobley
Middle Field Researcher
IHS Markit
United Kingdom
Chris Hayes
Well Operations Director
RPS Energy
United Kingdom
Thomas Obidairo
VP
CGG
Nick Steel
Consultant
Independent
United Kingdom
Marcela Alonso
New Ventures Lead
Schlumberger -WesternGeco
Grégor Duval
Technical Manager Geosciences
CGG - Multi-Client & New Ventures
United Kingdom
Elisabeth Gillbard
Senior Geologist
Ion
Mike Rego
Managing Director
Septima Energy Pte. Ltd.
United Kingdom
Sean Humphreys

CGG Robertson
John Griffith
Upstream Advisor
JJG Consulting International Ltd
United Kingdom
Stephen Grice
Sales Manager
Shearwater GeoServices
United Kingdom
Adrian Robinson
New Ventures Manager
Chevron
United Kingdom
Sigrún Stanton
Regional Geoscientist
Landmark Exploration Insights
United Kingdom
Dr Khaled Kesseba
Lecturer and Researcher in International Business
Sheffield Hallam University
Fearghal Hayes
General Manager Geoscience, Europe Africa
CNOOC International
United Kingdom
Peter Allen
Consultant
Layla Resources
United Kingdom
Dr Konstantinos Lagos
Senior Lecturer in International Business & Economics
Sheffield Hallam University
Diwin Amarasinghe
Geophysical Specialist
Consultant
United Kingdom
Jon Wix

Lloyds Register
United Kingdom
Andy Harris

SpectrumGeo
United Kingdom
Micky Allen
consultant
consultant
United Kingdom
Stephen Morse
Technical Director
Lyme Bay Consulting
United Kingdom
Chris Holmes
Sales Manager
Stratum Reservoir
United Kingdom
Peter Farrington
Geophysicist
Consultant Geophysicist
United Kingdom
Rupert Simcox
Data Analyst
Lynx Information Systems
United Kingdom
Felicia Winter
Interpretation Geophysicist/
TGS
Ian Newth
Director
Count Geophysics
United Kingdom
Duncan Macgregor
Consultant Geologist
MacGeology
United Kingdom
Karyna Rodriguez
Director of Geoscience
TGS
United Kingdom
Lisa Randall
Data Analyst, NW Europe
Drillinginfo
United Kingdom
Adrian Gregory
Principal Consultant
MORE Consultancy Ltd
United Kingdom
Tim Browne

TGS
United Kingdom
Laura Hardiman
Development Manager
Energean plc
Gavin Elliot
Senior Geologist
New Age Ltd
United Kingdom
Paolo Esestime
Exploration Advisor
TGS
United Kingdom
Bryan Man
Oil and Gas Consultant
Enerqueste
United Kingdom
Jonathan ffrench
Geophysicist
Noble Energy
United Kingdom
Azza Salem
Proprietary Business Developer
TGS
Henry Lang
Director UK and Africa
Ensure Environmental Consulting Ltd
United Kingdom
Mike King
Oil & Gas Manager
NPA Satellite Mapping
United Kingdom
Chris Anderson
Sales Director
TGS
United Kingdom
Hugo Haynes
E&P Analyst
Enverus
Katerina Krylova
VP Business Development
Ocean Infinity
United Kingdom
Iain Esau

Upstream
United Kingdom
Martin Riddle
Technical Manager
Envoi
United Kingdom
Senem Uygun van Rijsewijk
Senior Business Development Manager
Ocean Infinity
Julie Branston
Region Manager, EUR & Russia
WesternGeco
United Kingdom
Simon Fleckner
Geoscientist
Envoi Ltd
United Kingdom
alessandro lanfranchi

Oolithica Geoscience Ltd
Ili Afifuddin
Business Development
Westwood Energy
Mark Lonergan
Senior Business Development Manager
EPI Group
United Kingdom
Abi Mirkhani
COO
OPG Supply
United Kingdom
Hugh Ebbutt
Associated Director
WSS Energy Consulting
United Kingdom