Super Basins 19: Exploration in Ukraine

preparing for the day when Ukraine can rebuild 0

Friday, April 28, 2023, Webinar, Online

At our first Ukraine webinar on Apr 28, we will hear from Ivan Karpenko, head of regional exploration at Naftogaz Group (state-owned NOC) - leading a team of explorers looking for hydrocarbons in frontier deep-water Black sea and mature plays in Dnieper-Donets basin.

Ukraine has three major petroleum-rich regions - the Dniepr-Donets Basin, the offshore Black Sea, and the Carpathians. Geological settings vary widely in Ukraine - multiple conventional and unconventional plays, thermogenic and biogenic from shallow to ultra-deep.

This webinar is timed to come a few weeks before the international Ukraine Recovery Conference (URC 2023) in London on June 21-22. This is organised jointly by the governments of UK and Ukraine.

Comment from David Bamford:

In the past, several oil & gas Majors have either entered Ukraine – Shell and Chevron for example – or seriously thought about it – as BP did in the first couple of years of the 21st Century. I was coming up to retirement then but I remember we did a great deal of technical and commercial work but eventually chose not to proceed because the economics didn’t ‘work’ (which may be code for not figuring out how to re-patriate dollars from Ukraine to the UK!).

Now things are different.

We hope that we are not too far from the day when Russian troops leave Ukraine. Then there will need to be massive efforts to rebuild. It will help Ukraine greatly if it is able to develop its own hydrocarbon resources, preferably tied with CO2 sequestration projects.

And we can ask the question: at a minimum does Ukraine have the reserves and prospective resources to reconstruct itself in the short term or could it in fact become a major supplier of hydrocarbons, especially gas, to the rest of Europe?

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

Ivan Karpenko - Head of Regional Exploration - Naftogaz Group

Petroleum systems in Ukraine and associated exploration opportunities.

Talk Description.
Ukraine has three major petroleum-rich regions - the Dniepr-Donets Basin, the offshore Black Sea, and the Carpathians. Geological settings vary widely in Ukraine - multiple conventional and unconventional plays, thermogenic and biogenic from shallow to ultra-deep.
Ivan Karpenko Iis a Head of Regional Exploration at Naftogaz Group (state-owned NOC) - leading a team of explorers looking for hydrocarbons in frontier deep-water Black sea and mature plays in Dnieper-Donets basin. He has been at Naftogaz since 2016 as a senior upstream analyst, project manager and regional exploration team lead. He has also worked with PETROPLY and Regal Petroleum in Kiev. He has a Phd in Petroleum Systems of the Southern Border of Dnieper-Donets basin from Taras Shevchenko National University of Kiev.

Naftogaz Group
Naftogaz Group is the Ukrainian National Oil Company. It engages in a full cycle of field exploration and development, production and exploration drilling, storage of oil and gas, processing and distribution of oil products, natural gas and liquefied gas to consumers.
13:29

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.
13:30

Felipe Rodriguez - Independent consultant: Petroleum Systems Analysis - Independent consultant

Joining Q+A session


Felipe is a former head of the basin analysis department with Naftogaz of Ukraine based in Kiev (Aug 2021-Apr 2022) and formerly with BP ((2012-2021) where he supported the Egypt Exploration and Reservoir Development teams and participated in 2 offshore gas discoveries and 2 blocks access. He was also based in Moscow with BP, where he was involved in discovering the 15.5 TCF GIIP Zinichev field, the biggest discovery in the world of 2021. Before that he was in Madrid in Cepsa as Head of the Petroleum Systems Department and in Argentina in Repsol working in conventionals and in Vaca Muerta.

A dedicated Geoscientist with 21 years' of experience in the Oil & Gas industry. A proven track record of discoveries and execution of projects at different scales from regional exploration to reservoir development worldwide. Excels in basin modelling, geochemistry, play concept development, prospect risk assessment, field charge history and reservoir subsurface evaluation. Highly adaptable to different working environments with broad international experience. Fluent Spanish, English and French, intermediate Russian. A people focused individual, who works collaboratively with stakeholders and teams. A problem solving approach, coupled with commercial awareness, creativity, attention to detail and a drive to achieve, ensures high quality delivery of business objectives.

Independent consultant

Sponsors of this event

Registered Delegates

Mike Cooper
MD
1st Subsurface
United Kingdom
Kunihiro Tsuchida
Director
JOGMEC
Keith Holdaway
Advisory Industry Consultant: Global O&G
SAS Institute
United States
Justin McLaren
CEO
8hwe Ltd
United Kingdom
Christopher Tiratsoo
editor
Journal of Petroleum Geology
United Kingdom
Sunjay Sunjay
Geophysicist
Seismic imaging centre Geophysics BHU Varanasi India
India
ALASDAIR DUNCAN
DIRECTOR
ALBA ENERGY
Singapore
Ian Hutchinson
Director
Kraaivlei Konsulting
United Kingdom
Mike Rego
Managing Director
Septima Energy Pte. Ltd.
United Kingdom
Bill Beck

BLM
United States
Mark Jones
Director - Sales & Business Line
Logstor
United Kingdom
Denis MOUGENOT
Chief Geophysicist - retired as consultant
Sercel-retired
France
Robert Kennedy
Managing Director
Caithness Petroleum Limited
United Kingdom
Winston O'Young
Senior Policy & International Relations Officer
Ministry of Energy & Energy Industries/Senior Policy & International Relations Officer
Trinidad and Tobago
Aaron Lockwood
Software Sales Manager - EAME
Shearwater Geoservices
United Kingdom
David Boote

DBConsulting Ltd
United Kingdom
Robin Sutherland
Consultant
Monitor Exploration Limited
South Africa
David Owen

Shell
United Kingdom
Raffaele Di Cuia
Technical Director
Delta Energy Limited Ltd
Italy
Ian Cross
MD
Moyes & Co
United Kingdom
Tom Martin
Director
Shikra Consulting
United Kingdom
Dirk Bodnar
Manager
El Pilar Petrotechnical Consulting
United States
Ivan Karpenko
Project Manager
Naftogaz Group
Ukraine
Julia Kotulova
Senior Researcher
Slovak Academy of Sciences
Slovakia
LEA DI PAOLO
Basin geologist
Eni S.p.A.
Italy
Taras Popadynets
Head
NGO Geothermal Ukraine
Ukraine
Christian Bukovics
Senior Independent Director
Sound Energy Plc
United Kingdom
Martin Riddle
Technical Manager
Envoi
United Kingdom
Yuliia Demchuk

NGO “Geothermal Ukraine”
Ukraine
iin fransisca
Technical Advisor/ BD
SP Global commodity insights
Australia
Gehrig Schultz
COO Geoscience
EPI Group
United Kingdom
Keith Nunn
Managing Director
Nunngeo Consulting Ltd
United Kingdom
Richard Heath
Manager
SRC
United Kingdom
James Dodson
Director
Future Energy Consultants Ltd
United Kingdom
Katerina Krylova
VP Business Development
Ocean Infinity
United Kingdom
Shariva Darmaoen
Exploration Geologist
Staatsolie
Suriname
Gerry P LOURANTOS
CEO
G.P. LOURANTOS & PARTNERS
Angola
harald granser
Exploration Manager
Omv
Austria
Oxana Bristowe
Director
Stand4More
United Kingdom
anthony Lawrence
Director
Gaffney Cline and Associates Ltd
United Kingdom
Maximilian Richards
energy transition consultant
OPC
United Kingdom
Stefan Hossfeld
Geologist
TERRASYS Geophysics
Germany
John Leggate
Chairman
GRID
United Kingdom
Liam Holt
Geophysicist
Perenco
United Kingdom
Andrew Pepper
Director
This is Petroleum Systems.com
United States
Robert Gales
Chief Geoscientist
Halliburton
United States
Andrew Foulds
Director
Petrafiz Ltd
United Kingdom
Richard Newton
Geoscientist
Tullow Oil
United Kingdom
Wally Jakubowicz
Managing Director
Hampton Data Services
United Kingdom
Carlo Buscaglia
Subsurface Team Lead
Petrofac
United Kingdom
John Weston
Principal
Ulysses Petroleum Management
United Kingdom
James Howe

Howe Geology, LLC
United States
Diego Rivas
CEO
Petrosir LTD
Spain
Mark Foster
Business Development Manager
Verif-i SG Limited
United Kingdom
Robert Murphy
Consulting Geologist
Independent
Ireland
Frederic Yeterian
Director
Philax International (UK) Ltd
United Kingdom
Janice Weston
Consultant
Weston Stratigraphic Ltd
United Kingdom
Nick Steel
Consultant
Independent
United Kingdom
Richard Herbert
Director
R Herbert Associates
United Kingdom
Jon Gorrie

Wood Mackenzie
Canada
FELIPE RODRIGUEZ MONREAL
Basin and Petrroleum Systems Analysis Independent Consultant
Independent Consultant
United Kingdom
Chris Sladen
Founder
Reconnoitre Ltd
United Kingdom
Hugh Ebbutt
Associated Director
WSS Energy Consulting
United Kingdom
Abimbola Durogbitan
GM Geosciences
Independent Consultant/Nigerian Association of Petroleum Exolorationists UK/EUROPE COORDINATOR
United Kingdom
Steven McTiernan

Retired
United Kingdom
David Skeels
Director
Zemlex
United Kingdom