Super Basins #4: Guyana & Suriname case study

....the latest 'Giant Fields' "Super basin" offers lessons as to how to find more of them! 0

Friday, November 26, 2021, Webinar, Online

The history of Exploration offshore Guyana, Suriname and French Guiana - and the crop of big discoveries and disappointments - offers profound lessons in how to find a "Super Basin", how to succeed and also how to fail!

Agenda

13:00

David Bamford - Director - Future Energy Partners Ltd

Welcome & Introduction

Talk Description.
The last 10 years of Exploration offshore Guyana, Suriname and French Guiana demonstrate that, for success in finding "Super Basins", Explorers need many tools in their armoury. Here are a few:

  • Using the complexities of Plate Tectonics/Rifting to understand the interplay between - and timings of - the formation of basins, the input of reservoir, seal and trap facies into those basins.
  • Applying seismic stratigraphy to describe the chronostratigraphic history of a basin, and develop gross depostional environment mapping.
  • To model the suite of potential petroleum generating source formations to describe their maturation and petroleum expulsion.
  • To produce high quality seismic indicators such as Impedance and AVO images.

And there are no "short cuts" and there's too much 'lazy thinking' (IMHO!!).
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.

13:15

Neil Hodgson & Karyna Rodriguez - - Searcher Seismic

Guyana & Suriname ==> lessons for the search for more "Super Basins"

Talk Description.


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.
13:40

David Bamford - Director - Finding Petroleum

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 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.

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Ian Cloke
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Director
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Carlo Buscaglia
Subsurface Team Lead
Petrofac
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Patrick Barnard
Director
APT UK
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Cody Schulte
Editor
IHS Markit
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Matthew Pyett
Sales & Services Manager, AMME
PGS
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Chris Walker
Chief Geophysicist
BGP Offshore
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mohamed khiar
Geoscientist
IHSMARKIT
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Frederic Yeterian
Director
Philax International (UK) Ltd
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Adrian Robinson
New Ventures Manager
Chevron
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Edward Prescott
Chief Geophysicist
Impact Oil and Gas
United Kingdom
Kevin Sylvester
Director
Pinnacle Energy Limited
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Robert Murphy
Consulting Geologist
Consulting Geologist
Ireland
Abbey Hunt
Geoscientist
Impact Oil and Gas
United Kingdom
Denis MOUGENOT
Chief Geophysicist - retired as consultant
Sercel-retired
France
David Boote

DBConsulting Ltd
United Kingdom
Neil Simons
Consultant
Independent
United Kingdom
Aaron Lockwood
Software Sales Manager - EAME
Shearwater Geoservices
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Raffaele Di Cuia
Technical Director
Delta Energy Limited Ltd
United Kingdom
Abimbola Durogbitan
GM Geosciences
Independent Consultant/Nigerian Association of Petroleum Exolorationists UK/EUROPE COORDINATOR
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David Owen

Shell
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Dirk Bodnar
Manager
El Pilar Petrotechnical Consulting
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Nick Johnson
Managing Director
JUC Ltd
United Kingdom
Sigve Hamilton Aspelund
Independent consultant
Sigve Hamilton Aspelund
Norway
Daniel Flores
CEO
EPSEMIPE EIRL
Peru
Mark Jones
Global Sales Director - Oil and Gas
Logstor
United Kingdom
sharon kuhn
petrophysicist
staatsolie n.v.
Murray Johnson
geologist
Europa Oil & Gas
United Kingdom
Adrian Gregory
Principal Consultant
MORE Consultancy Ltd
United Kingdom
Shahied Chandoe
Geophysicist
Staatsolie Suriname
Suriname
Greg Coleman
CEO
Future Energy Partners
United Kingdom
Maureen Macaulay
Dir Business Development
Moyes & Co
Andy Harris
Sales Manager
TGS
United Kingdom
Barbara Holzweber

Gaffney Cline & Associates
Markus Harting
CEO
MPP-Energy
United Arab Emirates (UAE)
Tahir Mehmood Chaudhry
Consultant Geoscientist
TMAG Oil & Gas U.K., Ltd
United Kingdom
Robert FE Jones
Director
Geoko Ltd
United Kingdom
FELIPE RODRIGUEZ MONREAL
Head of Basin Analysis Department
Naftogaz
Ukraine
Ugur Algan
Director
Volantice Ltd.
United Kingdom
Lawrie Cowliff
Geoscientist
Halliburton
United Kingdom
Neil Mundell
Geophysical Advisor
New Age
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Wolfgang Nachtmann

WONA E&P Consultants
Austria