Transforming Sub-Surface Interpretation

..…lifting it into the second decade of the 21stC! 0

Wednesday, June 10, 2015, Stavanger, Norwegian Petroleum Museum

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Introduction from conference chairman David Bamford

This is a conference for people who believe we can improve NOCS exploration, appraisal, development and reservoir management performance through better understanding of the subsurface - which can be achieved through better use of available technologies for data acquisition, multi-measurement integration, analytics, interpretation and visualisation.

With the recent plunge in oil prices, mature producing provinces are even more challenged by poor economic returns. And exploration anywhere is seen as offering poor value for money…….

In part this is due to exponentiating costs – as some would assert, the expropriation of cash flow by oil field service companies. This is a topic for “another day”!

In part it is due to the failure of oil & gas companies to grow reserves, whether by:
· Exploration for new fields
· Exploitation of existing discoveries
· Reservoir Management of recently developed fields
· Deployment of IOR/EOR technologies.

And yet we have a multitude, a “wall”, of data that in principle allows us to better describe basins, plays, prospects and discoveries, and to better describe and monitor producing fields, and the individual reservoirs therein.

In addition to massive amounts of public data, we can transform our (subsurface) capabilities by using new data acquisition technologies - some would call them 'disruptive' technologies. Looking back at our Finding Petroleum events in 2014, the key 'disruptions' now on our radars are:

Integrating, analysing, visualising and correctly interpreting all this data, these multi-measurements, goes way beyond the 'lowest common denominator' un-networked desktop applications available today where the world of innovation has been replaced by ‘one size fits all’.

I have always believed that the best insights are found when everybody – for example, geologists, geophysicists, petrophysicists, reservoir engineers, commercial folk – are looking at the same thing, and working on the problem at hand as a team.

David Bamford

Agenda

9:14 Welcome & Introduction:

9:15

David Bamford - Director - Future Energy Partners Ltd

New Technologies can transform our sub-surface insights!

Talk Description.
The last two or three years have revealed some profound “technical” issues:

Exploration has everywhere been very unsuccessful over the last 2-3 years, both in success rate and in the discovery of “giants”.
· We have reached the ‘end of the road’ with regional towed streamer 3D as our main exploration tool.

“Reservoir Risk” is a key contributor to the failure of Development projects; too much uncertainty is carried beyond Appraisal and FEED into project design and execution..
· New technologies are needed to reduce uncertainties.

Poor understanding of reservoir dynamics has led to unsatisfactory IOR/EOR projects.
· ‘Richer’ surveillance will improve our understanding of reservoir dynamics.


We need some “Disruptive” technologies:

A bit of a generalisation but “disruptive” transformations in our ability to explore, appraise and manage reservoirs are almost always related to step changes in our ability to acquire subsurface data. What did 2014 bring?


Offshore Nodes ‘came of age’: the key change was the demonstration that the operational problems often associated with seabed kit have been solved. Onshore Nodes may be just over the horizon, from a combination of wireless technology and UAVs. Are cables finally for binning?

Non-Seismic Geophysics: not exactly ‘new news’ but Full Tensor Gravimetry (FTG) came into widespread use onshore (and offshore, too).

Fibre Optics: demonstrated real potential for 24/7 downhole seismic, including Permanent Reservoir Monitoring (see also below), Production Monitoring.

And finally one that wasn’t: we need to figure out why Permanent Reservoir Monitoring has been so slow to take off?
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.
9:45

John Moses - Sales and Marketing Director (EAME) - Seabed Geosolutions

Seabed Nodes and Seabed Cables


Seabed Geosolutions
Seabed Geosolutions is a global provider of integrated seabed seismic solutions, delivering value in every stage of the geophysical cycle through a total project management approach designed to meet client objectives efficiently, safely and effectively. Our pioneering seabed technologies acquire high quality, full azimuth, multicomponent data with a focus on 4D reservoir monitoring and challenging environments such as obstructed areas and undershoots.
10:20

Gaud Pouliquen - Technical analyst - Geosoft

Improving exploration effectiveness in the subsalt: Hybrid gravity inversion


Geosoft
Geosoft solutions advance exploration of the Earth's subsurface. We provide solutions for exploration industries, government and the earth sciences, specialising in: earth mapping, earth modelling, GIS mapping, exploration information management and unexploded ordnance (UXO) detection.
10:55 Coffee & Tea; Exhibits:

11:15

Christian Gramm - geophysicist - Equinor

Revolutionising Gravity and Magnetic Data Management


Equinor
Equinor is an international energy company present in more than 30 countries worldwide, including several of the world's most important oil and gas provinces. ... We are engaged in exploration, development and production of oil and gas, as well as wind and solar power.
11:50

Johan Steffensen - Business Leader Workstation - Lenovo

Lenovo and CGG: Improved workflows for seismic interpretation


Lenovo
Lenovo has operations in more than 60 countries and sells its products in around 160 countries. Lenovo's principal facilities are in Beijing, Morrisville and Singapore, with research centers in those locations, as well as Shanghai, Shenzhen, Xiamen, and Chengdu in China, and Yamato in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. It operates a joint venture with EMC, LenovoEMC, which sells network-attached storage solutions.
12:25

Dag Bakkejord - Senior Reservoir Engineer - Schlumberger

Preserving geological scale – An insight into high resolution modeling and simulation


Dag is a Senior Reservoir Engineer in Schlumberger, and is currently responsible for the Reservoir Engineering business in Scandinavia. He is team lead for the Reservoir Engineers located in this region and has experience as a technical consultant for the reservoir simulators ECLIPSE and INTERSECT, and related workflows in Petrel. He has a MSc in Petroleum Engineering from NTNU

Schlumberger
Schlumberger is the leading oilfield services provider, trusted to deliver superior results and improved E&P performance for oil and gas companies around the world. Through our well site operations and in our research and engineering facilities, we are working to develop products, services and solutions that optimize customer performance in a safe and environmentally sound manner.
12:40

Rania Carballares - Senior Geologist - Schlumberger

Preserving geological scale – An insight into high resolution modeling and simulation Part 2


More than 8 years of experience in the Oil & Gas Industry. Senior Geologist in Schlumberger. Experience as Petrel Support, Instructor and Consultant within various E&P companies. She holds a M.Sc in Petroleum Geoscience B.Sc in Petroleum Engineering

Schlumberger
Schlumberger is the leading oilfield services provider, trusted to deliver superior results and improved E&P performance for oil and gas companies around the world. Through our well site operations and in our research and engineering facilities, we are working to develop products, services and solutions that optimize customer performance in a safe and environmentally sound manner.
13:00 Lunch & Exhibits

14:00 Close

Sponsors of this event

Seabed Geosolutions
Seabed Geosolutions is a global provider of integrated seabed seismic solutions, delivering value in every stage of the geophysical cycle through a total project management approach designed to meet client objectives efficiently, safely and effectively. Our pioneering seabed technologies acquire high quality, full azimuth, multicomponent data with a focus on 4D reservoir monitoring and challenging environments such as obstructed areas and undershoots.

Lenovo
Lenovo has operations in more than 60 countries and sells its products in around 160 countries. Lenovo's principal facilities are in Beijing, Morrisville and Singapore, with research centers in those locations, as well as Shanghai, Shenzhen, Xiamen, and Chengdu in China, and Yamato in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. It operates a joint venture with EMC, LenovoEMC, which sells network-attached storage solutions.

Lenovo
Lenovo has operations in more than 60 countries and sells its products in around 160 countries. Lenovo's principal facilities are in Beijing, Morrisville and Singapore, with research centers in those locations, as well as Shanghai, Shenzhen, Xiamen, and Chengdu in China, and Yamato in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. It operates a joint venture with EMC, LenovoEMC, which sells network-attached storage solutions.

Digital Energy Journal
Founded in 2006, Digital Energy Journal is the world's leading magazine for digital technology in the upstream oil and gas industry, covering developments in exploration, drilling and production, covering IT infrastructure, software, automation and people. We produce 6 issues per year, distributed by print and pdf, and an e-mail newsletter every Friday. Digital Energy Journal the official publication of Finding Petroleum. Subscriptions are GBP 250 a year.

Schlumberger
Schlumberger is the leading oilfield services provider, trusted to deliver superior results and improved E&P performance for oil and gas companies around the world. Through our well site operations and in our research and engineering facilities, we are working to develop products, services and solutions that optimize customer performance in a safe and environmentally sound manner.

Registered Delegates

ILDIKO LANGAKER
Survey Management
Baker Hughes
Tyson Bridger
Commercial Strategy
IHS
Ricardo Colmenares
Technical Sales Manager
Schlumberger
Mille Nielsen
Survey Management
Baker Hughes
Johan Steffensen
Business Leader Workstation
Lenovo
Robyn Shaw
Geosolutions DP Supervisor
Schlumberger
Kieran Parrett
Survey Management
Baker Hughes
Gediminas Valantinas
Senior production engineer
Lotos Upstream
Rania Carballares
Senior Geologist
Schlumberger
Norway
Paul Mathias Fiskaaen
VP O&G
CGI Norway AS
Norway
Barbara Zarebska
Senior Reservoir Engineer
Lotos Upstream
Miriam Hohner
Petrophysicist
Schlumberger
Norway
Panas Kalliantas

DEJ
Floris Doorenbos
Graduate Geologist
N/A
United Kingdom
Linda Stuberg
Geophysicist
Schlumberger
Norway
Trond Bergoe
Chief Geologist
Envision as
David Bamford
Director
New Eyes Exploration Ltd
UK
John Moses

Seabed Geosolutions
Karl Jeffery
Editor
Finding Petroleum / Digital Energy Journal
United Kingdom
Ewa Pawlus
Geophysicist
PGNiG
Christian Gramm
Geophysicist
Statoil
Per-Ingar Auberg
Geoscience Advisor
First Geo
Erik Monsen
Project manager Innovation and Business Development
Prekubator TTO
Norway
Remi-Erempagamo Meindinyo
PhD Candidate
UiS
Norway
Erik Havarstein
Manager Geophysical Operations
Geograf
Norway
Dag Bakkejord
Senior Reservoir Engineer
Schlumberger
Yichen Yang

UiS
Norway
Gaud Pouliquen
Technical analyst
Geosoft
United Kingdom
Cedric Nicou
Wireline Geophysics Domain Champion
Schlumberger
Norway
Thanusha Naidoo
PhD research fellow
University of Stavanger
Norway
Ole Evensen
Global Upostream BDE
IBM
Anne Oevreeide
Technical Manager
Schlumberger
Thanh nguyen
student
university of stavanger
Oystein Haaland
WW Business Development Executive, C & P
IBM
Jorn Tore Paulsen
Account Manager
Schlumberger
Charlotte Botter
PhD candidate in Geosciences
University of Stavanger
Carl Ruben Ericson

IBM
Trine Kvist-Lassen
Geophysicist
Schlumberger
Norway
Baard Elvik
Senior Drilling Engineer
Weatherford
Stephen Suttie
Senior Sales Executive
IHS