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Super Basins #4: Guyana & Suriname case study


....the latest 'Giant Fields' "Super basin" offers lessons as to how to find more of them!
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Friday, November 26, 2021
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The history of Exploration offshore Guyana, Suriname and French Guiana - and the crop of big discoveries and disappointments - offers profound lessons in how to find a "Super Basin", how to succeed and also how to fail!

Agenda

 
13:00 David Bamford - Director
Future Energy Partners Ltd

Welcome & Introduction


Talk Description
The last 10 years of Exploration offshore Guyana, Suriname and French Guiana demonstrate that, for success in finding "Super Basins", Explorers need many tools in their armoury. Here are a few:

  • Using the complexities of Plate Tectonics/Rifting to understand the interplay between - and timings of - the formation of basins, the input of reservoir, seal and trap facies into those basins.
  • Applying seismic stratigraphy to describe the chronostratigraphic history of a basin, and develop gross depostional environment mapping.
  • To model the suite of potential petroleum generating source formations to describe their maturation and petroleum expulsion.
  • To produce high quality seismic indicators such as Impedance and AVO images.

And there are no "short cuts" and there's too much 'lazy thinking' (IMHO!!).

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 technic
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13:15 Neil Hodgson & Karyna Rodriguez -
Searcher Seismic

Guyana & Suriname ==> lessons for the search for more "Super Basins"


Neil:
VP Geoscience

Karyna:
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
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13:40 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.

Finding Petroleum
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