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Super Basin 16: E-M technology

Lunch'n does E-M fit into 'Thorough Exploration'?
Daniel Baltar
» Global Exploration Advisor

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Friday, March 3, 2023

Last week (5th December) I was at an amazingly well-attended BP Geoscientists reunion. In the course of it I was reminded of a couple of things:

Firstly that it was once expected/demanded that the company did not ‘miss out’ on any major new basin anywhere in the world. It did seem like this no longer applied…..

Secondly, our investors (both internal and external) expected that the work we did was thorough, innovative, ‘leading edge’. Not just based on the latest shiny seismic processing algorithms….

Finding Petroleum has become focused on webinars and I’m in the process of setting up our program for next year.
I'm very much focused on the components of what I'd call "Thorough Exploration".....

Broadly what we do covers two categories, either regional exploration (Caribbean, SubSaharan Africa – a couple of exploration ‘hotspots’ in the hands of Exxon, Hess, Shell, Total) or technology/methodology.

On the latter, we’re putting together a series going from Source Rocks (Jan 27th), Petroleum Systems (done on Oct 7th), Attributes/AVO from 3D Seismic (February 17th), E-M (March 3rd - this one), hopefully eFTG later in March.

Our webinars are nearly always on Fridays at 1pm, for an hour via Zoom.

The centrepiece of this one will be a presentation by Daniel Baltar of EMGS on “CSEM in exploration, from rock physics to exploration performance”.

Daniel is Global Interpretation Advisor at EMGS ASA.

David Bamford

This event is at 1pm UK time


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

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13:10 Daniel Baltar - Global Exploration Advisor

CSEM in exploration, from rock physics to exploration performance

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Daniel Baltar is the Global Exploration Advisor for EMGS ASA.

Is responsible for the integration of CSEM measurements in existing workflows and business models. Previously he founded Cycle Petroleum and was its exploration director from 2018 to 2021. He has had a lead role in the integration of EM data into the exploration workflow, starting with Pemex's campaign in the deep-water Gulf of Mexico, the largest CSEM acquisition in the history of the technology. Furthermore he has developed and published some of the key integration algorithms and workflows bridging exploration performance, play and prospect evaluation, and resistivity rock physics analysis. Also Daniel has worked as an explorationist and seismic QI in many different basins and depositional environments. Also, he has experience in digitalization, pore pressure prediction and shallow hazard analysis. He holds an MSc in Hydrocarbon Exploration and Production form ISE/Heriot-Watt and a degree in Physics.

EMGS is a Norwegian, leading market share Geophysical company focused on the acquisition, processing
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.

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