Super Basins 5: There are two in the U.K., the North Sea and West of Shetlands

.....where's their next 'growth spurt', have they been neglected? 0

Friday, February 4, 2022, Webinar, Online

One of the features of Super Basins is that they can be regenerated, ‘born again’, via enthusiasm, persistence, new technologies, new insights.

We have in the UKCS two Super Basins – in the North Sea and the West of Shetlands.

Our question is, have they reached their ‘glass ceiling’ or could:
• New ‘Total Petroleum Systems’ insights
and/or
• Exploitation of the ~400 or so ‘marginal discoveries’ in the UKCS
and/or
• Exploitation of the Kimmeridge Clay as an Unconventional resource

breath fresh life into these two hydrocarbon provinces?

And who is going to champion this regeneration?

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.
13:05

Nick Terrell - Chair - Exploration Task Force

The opportunity for responsible investment in UKCS Upstream

Talk Description.
---conclusions of the UK Exploration Task Force
Nick is Chair of the UK Exploration Task Force (XTF), a joint industry and regulatory organisation comprising exploration leaders in the oil and gas and emerging carbon storage sectors. The XTF is one of several UK Task Forces within the UK North Sea Transition Forum, the tripartite body which provides senior government and industry leadership for the offshore oil and gas industry.
Nick has c. 20 years of broad industry leadership experience in a range of upstream energy focused roles. He is co-founded of Carbon Catalyst, an independent company focused exclusively on reducing CO? emissions via Carbon Capture & Storage. He is also UK Country Manager for Finder Energy, an oil and gas exploration company based in Perth, Australia, and recent new entrant to the UK North Sea.
Previously, he was Managing Director and co-founder of North Sea operator Azinor Catalyst, which he sold to Finder Energy in 2020. Prior to this he was Exploration Director at US independent Endeavour Energy, board member of OGUK and President of the PESGB.
Nick has a MSc in Petroleum Geoscience from Imperial College London.

Exploration Task Force
The Exploration Task Force's role is maintaining UKCS Exploration and Appraisal activity, making the most of the UK’s own energy resources in support of the transition towards a net zero carbon future and beyond.

It is one of 7 Task Forces:

The seven Task Forces are:

Asset Stewardship Task Force
Decommissioning and Repurposing Taskforce
Efficiency Task Force
Exploration Task Force
Supply Chain and Exports Task Force
Technology Leadership Board
Wells Task Force

The North Sea Transition Steering Group have oversight of the Task Forces, ensuring there is no duplication or gaps in the work being undertaken by the task forces and that task force activities support the OGA Strategy.

The North Sea Transition Forum (NSTF) is hosted and chaired by the Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) and is the tripartite body which provides senior government and industry leadership for the offshore oil and gas industry. It is attended by ministers and officials from both the UK and Scottish governments, trade unions, regulators and senior representatives from the upstream oil and gas industry.
13:25

Julian Moore - technical director - Applied Petroleum Technology

Unpacking the UKCS Total Petroleum Systems (Title TBC)


PhD from Newcastle on fluid flow properties of mudstones; 12 years in BP largely in exploration - experience in Africa, New Ventures, Unconventional resources, ex-pat in India and Assurance. The last 3 and half years I have been technical director of APT UK working on a variety of petroleum system and geochemistry projects for a global portfolio of clients. Currently consulting for PetroSA on source characterisation in Block 9.

Applied Petroleum Technology
APT’s highly qualified geochemists draw on experience gained in services companies, research organizations and leading oil companies. They are available to supplement clients’ exploration teams within well evaluation, license projects, concession rounds and regional evaluations.

Our consultants will take full responsibility in the planning of geochemistry programmes for exploration wells, production wells and licensing projects, and can bring valuable input to the concession process. They will also take care of daily routine tasks, and will be available for short or long term involvement.
13:45

David Bamford - Director - Finding Petroleum

Q&A



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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