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Super Basins 6: let's find gas, lots of it!

....encouraging countries to pursue domestic exploration for gas
Neil Hodgson
» VP geoscience
» Searcher Seismic
David Bamford
» Director
» Future Energy Partners Ltd

Full Agenda

Friday, March 25, 2022

There’s lots of compelling reasons for countries to encourage domestic exploration for gas:

There’s less GHG emissions if customers in the country use gas from the country, rather than imported LNG.

The ‘balance of payments’ is better if a country’s money is spent in the country!

Big steps are being made with Carbon Capture & Storage, leading to a time when gas production/power supply is decarbonised, directly or via hydrogen, or indirectly as offsets.

More broadly, regional gas production will support eg Sub-Saharan Africa in lifting hundreds of millions of people out of Energy Poverty.

This webinar will look at basins that offer the potential for new gas discoveries, either as a boost for an existing Super Basin or in the creation of a new one – think of offshore Mauretania and Senegal for example.

David Bamford

This webinar is at 1pm UK time (GMT)


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 Neil Hodgson - VP geoscience
Searcher Seismic

The Deliberate Search for Gas

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Talk Description
The Deliberate Search for Gas
Neil Hodgson is VP Searcher Seismic, a company which provides high quality exploration data and leading edge tech to the global exploration industries. He is formerly executive VP geoscience with Spectrum ASA, and exploration manager at Matra Petroleum, Premier Oil and GB Group.

Searcher Seismic
Searcher provides high quality exploration data and leading edge tech to the global exploration indu
13:40 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.

Future Energy Partners Ltd
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