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Super Basins 17: New Southern North Sea (SNS) opportunities revealed

Following Penascola discovery by Shell in February 2023
Simon Kendall
» director
» E&P Data Licensing Ltd

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Friday, March 10, 2023

In this webinar, Simon Kendall will demonstrate how new thinking about Southern North Sea petroleum systems - different oil families, updated migration models - leads to new insights on the prospectivity of a what has, perhaps wrongly, been regarded as a very mature region for exploration.

Note from David Bamford:

All this 'stuff' - geochemistry, chrono-stratigraphy, sedimentology, basin analysis, depositional environment mapping etc - provides Context - the idea that a new basin or play might work and if so where, perhaps to the point of defining some 'leads'; it came and still comes largely from (masses of) publicly available data and insights subjected to proprietary analysis.

Finding (drillable) prospects then depends on adroit proprietary analysis and interpretation, centered on 3D seismic, sometimes multi-client preferably proprietary.

I think this is still the way the best explorers succeed, for example in Guyana, and meet investors (both internal and external) expectations that the work done is thorough, innovative, 'leading edge'.


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 Simon Kendall - director
E&P Data Licensing Ltd

Southern North Sea - new plays revealed

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Talk Description
In the Southern North Sea we see activity related to the Permian continue to pick up pace.

We all remember the prevailing orthodoxy - it was only a question of whether the Carboniferous had charged any structure in the basin.

Clearly with Wressle onshore and the Ossian discovery we can see that this simplistic view restricts new thinking in an old basis.

With our work we have seen 5 different oil families in the SNS basin and have developed a number of charge migration models that are supported by geochemical data in the basin.

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