Super Basins 12: The 'Top 10' Source Rocks?

Lunch'n Learn.....where in the World? 0

Friday, January 27, 2023, Webinar, Online

Unfortunately our proposed Nov 25th webinar on the Kimmeridge Clay has turned into a bit of a 'dud' with limited enthusiasm from potential presenters.
Maybe two or three alternative reasons for this:

  1. It's my fault for not tracking down the right people.
  2. Folk don't actually believe that UKCS Exploration is about to take off again after years of marginalisation by the UK government, and its regulator the OGA.
  3. It's a broader issue with respect to UKCS E&P with companies spooked by the Windfall Tax and the promise of more to come.....

Perhaps all 3 have played a part.

However, consistent with what companies and eg BRINDEX are saying will happen, we are going to take the lead in 'looking elsewhere' for exploration opportunities, for example the Caribbean and SubSaharan Africa (and the US Onshore).

And my thought about relevant technologies remains that Exxon (and their partners in Guyana) have given us an object lesson on how to explore, applicable not only in Deep Water:

1. Identify the potential for highly productive Source Rocks.
2. Understand the resulting Petroleum Systems.
3, Make adroit use of 3D Seismic and Attributes/AVO.

This new Webinar is about 1:
https://www.findingpetroleum.com/event/Super-Basins-12-The-Top-10-Source-Rocks/bdc22.aspx

Andy Pepper gave us a masterclass on 2. back in October:
https://www.findingpetroleum.com/event/Super-Basins-10-Petroleum-Systems-of-the-Middle-East/cdbbf.aspx

....and I have in my head a plan for 3. soon!

David Bamford

Agenda

13:00

Karl Jeffery - editor - Finding Petroleum

Welcome & 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.
13:10

Mike Cooper - Technical director - 1st Subsurface Oilfield Management

Source Rocks - a Premier League? (Title TBC)


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
13:30

Neil Hodgson & Karyna Rodriguez - - Searcher Seismic

Detecting Source Rocks with Seismic


Neil:
VP Geoscience

Karyna:
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.
13:50

David Bamford - Director - Future Energy Partners Ltd

Q&A followed by Close no later than 14:15


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.

Sponsors of this event

Registered Delegates

Martin Cox
Director
ABerdeen Drilling Management Ltd
United Kingdom
Kerri Wilson
Senior Petroleum Geologist
Getech
United Kingdom
Andrew Foulds
Director
Petrafiz Ltd
United Kingdom
Gordon Stove
Co-Founder & Managing Director
Adrok
United Kingdom
Lawrie Cowliff
Geoscientist
Halliburton
United Kingdom
Carlo Buscaglia
Subsurface Team Lead
Petrofac
United Kingdom
ALASDAIR DUNCAN
DIRECTOR
ALBA ENERGY
Singapore
Mischa Gehlen
Petroleum Geochemist
IGI Ltd
United Kingdom
Mike Rego
Independent Consultant
PetroMall Ltd
United Kingdom
OLIVER WHITFIELD

Buried Hill
United Kingdom
Ray McBride
Petroleum Geochemist
IGI Ltd
United Kingdom
Kevin Sylvester
Director
Pinnacle Energy Limited
United Kingdom
Muhammad Usman
Reservoir Engineer
CGG
United Kingdom
Neil Simons
Consultant
Independent
United Kingdom
Richard Herbert
Director
R Herbert Associates
Canada
Diwin Amarasinghe
Geophysical Specialist
Consultant
United Kingdom
John Griffith
Upstream Advisor
JJG Consulting International Ltd
United Kingdom
Steven McTiernan

Retired
United Kingdom
Colin Clarke
Geophysicist
Consulting Geoscience
United Kingdom
Christopher Tiratsoo
editor
Journal of Petroleum Geology
United Kingdom
Denis MOUGENOT
Chief Geophysicist - retired as consultant
Sercel-retired
France
David Boote

DBConsulting Ltd
United Kingdom
Inna Kampoli
Phd
Macquarie university
Australia
Tom Martin
Director
Shikra Consulting
United Kingdom
karl jeffery
Editor
Digital Energy Journal
United Kingdom
Stuart Harker
Director
MPG Consultancy
United Kingdom
Julia Kotulova
Senior Researcher
Solavk Academy of Sciences
Slovakia
karl jeffery
Editor
Digital Energy Journal
United Kingdom
FELIPE RODRIGUEZ MONREAL
Head of Basin Analysis Department
Naftogaz
United Kingdom
Suraj Gowardipe
SEO Executive
Sotaog, LLC
Dirk Bodnar
Manager
El Pilar Petrotechnical Consulting
United States
Keith Nunn
Managing Director
Nunngeo Consulting Ltd
United Kingdom
Ali Karagul
Senior Operations Geophysicist
TotalEnergies E&P
United Kingdom
Swapan Sahoo
Principal Geologist
Equinor
United States
harald granser
Exploration Manager
Omv
Austria
Giles Watts
Consultant
Watts Geoscience Consulting
United Kingdom
Karl Jeffery
Editor
Finding Petroleum / Digital Energy Journal
United Kingdom
Laurence Ormerod
Chairman
Ormerod Consulting Ltd
United Kingdom
Adrian Temple-Brown
Researcher and Activist
Wiltshire Climate Alliance
United Kingdom
Gerry P LOURANTOS
CEO
G.P. LOURANTOS & PARTNERS
Angola
Liam Holt
Geophysicist
Perenco
United Kingdom