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Super Basins 12: The 'Top 10' Source Rocks?

Lunch'n Learn.....where in the World?
Mike Cooper
» Technical director
» 1st Subsurface Oilfield Management
Neil Hodgson & Karyna Rodriguez
» Searcher Seismic

Full Agenda

Friday, January 27, 2023

We are going to take the lead in looking for exploration opportunities in less explored parts of the world, for example the Caribbean and SubSaharan Africa (and the US Onshore).

My thought about relevant technologies remains that Exxon (and their partners in Guyana) have given us an object lesson on how to explore, applicable not only in Deep Water:

1. Identify the potential for highly productive Source Rocks.
2. Understand the resulting Petroleum Systems.
3, Make adroit use of 3D Seismic and Attributes/AVO.

This new Webinar is about 1:

Andy Pepper gave us a masterclass on 2. back in October:

David Bamford

This event is at 1pm UK time


13:00 Karl Jeffery - editor
Finding Petroleum

Welcome & Introduction

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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
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13:10 Mike Cooper - Technical director
1st Subsurface Oilfield Management

Source Rocks - a Premier League? (Title TBC)

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Mike Cooper is Managing Director at 1st Subsurface, a multidisciplinary consultancy specialising in subsurface management, exploration and asset strategy. 1st Subsurface supplies the TROVE oil and gas industry databases. These databases contain detailed geoscience & technical data on every field, discovery and open-source prospect for the basins covered.

1st Subsurface Oilfield Management
1st Subsurface Oilfield Management is a multidisciplinary consultancy specialising in subsurface oil
13:30 Neil Hodgson & Karyna Rodriguez -
Searcher Seismic

Detecting Source Rocks with Seismic

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VP Geoscience

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 indu
13:50 David Bamford - Director
Future Energy Partners Ltd

Q&A followed by Close no later than 14:15

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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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