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Super Basins 10: Petroleum Systems of the Middle East

Lunch'n Learn...will there be a Middle East 2.0 for petroleum?
Andrew Pepper
» Director & Founder
» This !s Petroleum Systems LLC

Full Agenda

Friday, October 7, 2022

Can anything new be said about the magnificent – but surely very well known – source rocks of the Middle East after more than a 100 years of study?


We are learning about Petroleum Systems all the time as new basins offer up their petroleum; perhaps the shale oil and gas basins of the onshore United States offer the best example of figuring out and applying new ideas!

So a simple and obvious idea would be that a better understanding of the Middle East’s Petroleum Systems would reveal a tranche of conventional oil and gas opportunities that have not yet been understood, drilled or produced. Infrastructure-led E&P……

But think of the US analogue where basins that had produced major amounts of conventional petroleum and were clearly in decline became the host of equally significant unconventional oil and/or gas production via the adroit application of technologies such as horizontal drilling and fracking. Leading the USA to be once again the leading oil & gas producer in the world….

We’ll think about that in this webinar!


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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13:05 Andrew Pepper - Director & Founder
This !s Petroleum Systems LLC

New Insights on the Petroleum Systems of the Middle East (Title TBC)

Andrew Pepper has 39 years of experience in
petroleum geology and petroleum systems
analysis (geochemistry and basin modeling).

He is currently director of This !s Petroleum
Systems LLC, based in Fredericksburg, Texas.
He is a geologist, formerly holding positions as petroleum systems network leader at BP, chief geologist and director of new ventures at Hess Corporation, and vice president of geoscience and vice president of unconventional
exploration at BHP Petroleum.

Andrew’s interests are in regional geology, petroleum systems analysis, and unconventional
reservoirs. He has a bachelor’s degree, first
class, in geological sciences from the University of Leeds, United Kingdom, where he is currently a visiting academic.

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13:45 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.

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