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Bryan Lovell, Earth Sciences, Cambridge Challenged by Carbon: The Oil Industry and Climate Change
 
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Wednesday, September 15, 2010 London The Geological Society Earth scientists have long been leading actors in oil exploration and production. They now have additional roles to play in the petroleum industry. One of these new responsibilities is setting out clearly to the widest possible audience the geological arguments for controlling the release of carbon to the atmosphere by human use of fossil fuels. Tackling the carbon challenge requires a depth of public conviction that will come from observational science, rather than from models of imperfectly understood Earth systems. The development in the last century of techniques for dividing geological time into thousands rather than millions of years enables us to bring previous warming events such as that at 55 Ma onto a human timescale (Norris and Rohl, 1999). The cause or causes of the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum (PETM) remain uncertain, but its effects on life are clear enough to show that this 55 Ma warming event is not something we would wish to repeat through our own agency. A transient uplift event in the nascent North Atlantic Ocean may have triggered the PETM (Nisbet and others, 2009). We do know that this transient uplift at 55 Ma led to the formation of the Forties Sandstones in the early North Sea. The oil industry was offered four useful things by that 55 Ma uplift; a reservoir for four billions of barrels of oil, a warning of the deleterious effects for humankind of burning that oil, an example of a potential storage site for carbon captured from coal-fired power stations (Lovell, 2009), and a mechanism for rapid changes in relative sea-level in non-glacial times (Lovell, 2010).
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Jon Gluyas, Durham University, Enhanced oil recovery using CO2 -- The North Sea, an opportunity?
 
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Wednesday, September 15, 2010 London The Geological Society Carbon dioxide has long been used to enhance the recovery (EOR) of oil from fields within West Texas. Published data indicate that the process can recover 10% of initial oil in place on top of that already won from primary depletion and secondary water flood. Experience has shown that 1 tonne of injected CO2 can deliver 2.5 to 5bbl oil. Typical project lengths are in the order of 15 to 20 years. For the UK we have no experience of using CO2 for EOR in the North Sea -- although in the late 1970s BP did a small trial at one of their onshore fields and, of course, Statoil has 10 years worth of experience on the NOCS gained from the Sleipner project, in which separated CO2 is being injected into a deep aquifer. Published figures from the UK's Department of Energy & Climate Change indicate that the ultimate UK oil reserve, using the current primary and secondary recovery, is in the order of 30 billion barrels. Data on the initial oil in place is less readily available but we can calculate such a figure from the published information on recovery factor, which is around 45%. From this we can estimate the STOIIP on the UKCS to be around 67 billion barrels. Using CO2-EOR an additional 10% of recovered STOIIP equates to 6.7 billion barrels. Given that the West Texas analogue may not be good and a number of the fields may not be suitable for this method of EOR either for technical or logistical reasons let us more than halve the figure and suggest that it may be possible to recover an additional 3 billion barrels of oil from the major UK North Sea fields. That such a volume of oil could deliver substantial fillip to the UK Treasury at a time of acute need is without doubt but this is only part of the story. A CO2-EOR industry would also enable the processes of CO2 capture, transport, injection and monitoring to be properly developed and the infrastructure to be constructed -- ready for full CCS. The UK could lead the world in such offshore technology and then export such know-how. And the source of CO2? Take every molecule of industrially produced CO2 from Aberdeen to Hull and there is just about enough to satisfy the potential requirements. The technical difficulties and commercial hurdles for the first such North Sea CO2-EOR projects are huge; so too are the rewards.
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Mike Doherty, Impact Oil and Gas Ltd, Exploring offshore South Africa's eastern coast
 
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Finding Opportunities in Southern Africa Reviewing the potential oil and gas industry in Southern Africa Wednesday, January 09, 2013 London The Geological Society Impact Oil & Gas Limited has built up a substantial exploration acreage position consisting of 76,000 km2 of frontier exploration blocks along the eastern coastline of South Africa. The acreage includes the Tugela Cone; the Transkei/Algoa transform margin blocks and the inshore West Bredasdorp blocks -- just to the west of the PetroSA producing fields in the Mossel Bay area. Impact's presentation will deal with its experience in acquiring this acreage and its exploration programmes to date. In particular, the challenges in seismic acquisition will be discussed and the solutions found to optimise data quality. Data examples from Impact's acreage over the Tugela Cone will be presented together with Impact's ideas of the hydrocarbon potential of its entire acreage. The final part of the presentation will cover Impact's plans for further exploration in the area.
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David Hill, OptaSense Ltd, Fibre-Optic Distributed Acoustic Sensing for Borehole and Surface Seismic
 
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Advances in Seismic Technology Thursday, February 06, 2014 London The Geological Society
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David Phillips, HSBC, Costs, Conversion & Construction
 
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Costs, Conversion & Construction - Opportunities Across the Floating Production Value Chain Tuesday, June 04, 2013 London The Geological Society
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David Bamford, Finding Petroleum, Chairman's introduction - Finding Opportunities in Southern Africa
 
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Finding Opportunities in Southern Africa Reviewing the potential oil and gas industry in Southern Africa Wednesday, January 09, 2013 London The Geological Society
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Gregor Duval, CGG, New insights brought by broadband seismic data...
 
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Finding petroleum in the South Atlantic New insights brought by broadband seismic data on the Brazil -- Angola conjugate margins Tuesday, November 05, 2013 London The Geological Society
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Dr Keith Myers, Richmond Energy Partners, REP's Wildcat Data Base and exploration...
 
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REP's Wildcat Data Base and exploration along the West Africa Transform Margin & beyond! Tuesday, November 05, 2013 London The Geological Society
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Mike Rego, Aminex, Understanding the source rock story
 
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Tuesday, April 09, 2013 London The Geological Society Finding big oil fields in East Africa ..onshore, yes, but are there any offshore?! Understanding the source rock story
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Fiona MacAulay, Rockhopper Exploration, Twelve Months in the Life of a Small Oil Company
 
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Global Hotspots Tuesday, April 22, 2014 London The Geological Society
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Darren Burrows, CGG, Improving Seismic using FALCON Gravity Gradiometry
 
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Leading edge exploration in Africa Wednesday, March 26, 2014 London The Geological Society
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Paul Carey, GETECH Ltd, The Petroleum Geology of South Africa
 
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Finding Opportunities in Southern Africa Reviewing the potential oil and gas industry in Southern Africa. Wednesday, January 09, 2013 London The Geological Society
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Gardiner Hill, CCSA & BP, Introduction to moderated session & panel discussion
 
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Extending the life of the North Sea - building a CO2 utilisation and storage industry Wednesday, January 18, 2012 London The Geological Society
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Matthew Turner, IHS, Global Unconventional Resources
 
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Wednesday, October 02, 2013 London The Geological Society
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Chris Walker, Fairfield Nodal, Deepwater Seismic Nodes - Where Are We Now?
 
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Wednesday, September 24, 2014 London The Geological Society The viability of deep-water autonomous 4C marine ocean bottom nodes OBN has been robustly established as the seismic solution of choice for obtaining high quality full azimuth images for producing fields in areas with complex overburdens (Smit et al, SEG 2008, Chou et al, SEG, 2010). Since its first use for the baseline 4D survey for the Atlantis field in the GoM in 1995/6 more than 35 surveys have been acquired in the Gulf of Mexico, North Sea and West Africa. Impressive 4D results – 6% NRMS – have been reported by Shell (Stopin et al, EAGE, 2011) and recently the technology has been used to monitor the performance of water injection wells, an application which may well have widespread further demand. New clock technology has improved the operating lifetime of the nodes and this, coupled with the ability to control the nodes remotely, can provide a semi-permanent reservoir surveillance capability that is inherently more flexible and has lower costs than cable based permanent seismic reservoir monitoring systems.
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Sven Inge Ødegård, eDrilling Solutions,  Using drilling simulators
 
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People and the digital oilfield Thursday, October 20, 2011 Stavanger Norwegian Petroleum Museum Sven Inge is Project Manager for the Intellectus Training Simulator. Sven Inge has been working with Drilling control and information systems for the last 15 years. He has for the last 5 years been working as a Project Manager for the eDrilling and Intellectus concept. Sven Inge has a Master degree in Cybernetics from the University in Stavanger.
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Mike Bowman, Geological influences on the development, and performance, of deep water fields
 
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Thursday, September 19, 2013 London The Geological Society
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Oswald Clint, Bernstein Research, Future global LNG flows and the realities of East African gas
 
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Finding Opportunities in Southern Africa Reviewing the potential oil and gas industry in Southern Africa. Wednesday, January 09, 2013 London The Geological Society
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Panel Discussion, Shale gas and shale oil in the UK and Europe - mirage or miracle?
 
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Wednesday, October 02, 2013 London The Geological Society 3 x 10 minutes presentations by: ANO - a virtual presence! Neil McMahon, Director, Kimmeridge Energy Frances Morris-Jones, Business Development Director, 3Legs Resources followed by: 30 minute Q&A led by the Chairman
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Chris Walker, Fairfield Nodal, Blended Sources and Node Acquisition...
 
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Blended Sources and Node Acquisition - the Future of Ocean Bottom Seismic? Advances in Seismic Technology Thursday, February 06, 2014 London The Geological Society
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David Hill, OptaSense Ltd, Life-of-well optimisation using fibre-optic Distributed Acoustic Sensing
 
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New E&P Technologies Wednesday, November 26, 2014 London Inmarsat Conference Centre
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Martin Shaw, MOAMS, Safety lessons from maritime operations, especially tankers
 
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Tuesday, May 22, 2012 London The Geological Society
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Gilbert Yevi, Tullow Oil, Tullow's Jubilee Field Development
 
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Tuesday, June 04, 2013 London The Geological Society
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Catherine Hill, Getech, The Tectonic Evolution of Africa
 
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Leading edge exploration in Africa Wednesday, March 26, 2014 London, The Geological Society
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Peter Parry, Bain & Co. ' Operational Excellence: The projects and mature assets challenge'
 
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Performance Excellence 12th June Geological Society
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Sigve Aspelund, Ocean Rig, Offshore safety related to computer interfaces and information
 
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People and the digital oilfield Thursday, October 20, 2011 Stavanger Norwegian Petroleum Museum Sigve Hamilton Aspelund is a QHSE engineer, petroleum engineer, IT communication expert and scientist. Before working at Ocean Rig he was Analyzing Business Consultant at Aspelund Consulting & Energy Offshore Development. Personal profile: Adaptation accomplished realist, outstanding organizational skills and business sense, desire to achieve concrete results toward perfectionism, prefer hard work, ultimate realist, possess practical properties combined with highly developed intelligence, sees quickly new opportunities and use this to his own benefit, hard working, fair, very independent, convinced that morality is more important than anything else, resourceful, action-oriented person, eager to expand own knowledge, expect to reach targets, responsible, industrious, resolute and energetic, natural leader and has a natural talent as a presenter
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Fractional Flow
 
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The movie shows fractional flow of oil and water in a generic water-wet porous medium.
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Neil McMahon
 
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Neil McMahon talks at a Finding Petroleum event
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John Flavell Smith, Wireless Seismic, Scalability Proven!
 
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Advances in Seismic Technology Thursday, February 06, 2014 London The Geological Society
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Hamish Wilson, SLR, Welcome & Introduction
 
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Tuesday, October 30, 2012 London The Geological Society The North Atlantic - where are the big fields hiding?
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Neil McMahon & Ben Dell, Kimmeridge Clay: the first offshore Unconventional play
 
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Tuesday, October 7, 2014 London Royal Society of Chemistry International exploration for Unconventionals
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Stephen Trueblood, Sasol, Inhassoro: the southernmost oil field in the East African Rift system?
 
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Tuesday, April 09, 2013 London The Geological Society Finding big oil fields in East Africa ..onshore, yes, but are there any offshore?! Inhassoro: the southernmost oil field in the East African Rift system?
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Neil Hodgson,  Spectrum, Croatia - Oil province in the centre of Europe
 
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Global Hotspots Tuesday, April 22, 2014 London The Geological Society
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Per Magnus Nysveen, Rystad Energy, A long term global forecast for...
 
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Wednesday, October 10, 2012 London The Geological Society Per Magnus Nysveen,Rystad Energy, A long term global forecast for the extraction of oil and gas from shale formations
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Daryl Fullerton - PIDX's project for supplier performance management
 
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Optimal supply chains Tuesday, October 25, 2011 Aberdeen Marriott Hotel Talk Description. Importance of Supplier Performance Mgt and the impact the PIDX Supplier KPI Standard will have on data collection costs within the Upstream Oil & Gas Industry
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Alastair Fraser, Imperial College, The Arctic: Opportunities, Challenges and Risks
 
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Exploring in the Arctic Tuesday, October 11, 2011 London The Geological Society
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Kieran Bowen, Neftex, Continental Scale Earth Modelling in DecisionSpace 5000.10
 
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New E&P Technologies Wednesday, November 26, 2014 London Inmarsat Conference Centre
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Graham Scotton, PetroMall, The 'bust' between Project Managers, IPA benchmarking, CEOs and Boards
 
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Getting Developments Right? Wednesday, December 10, 2014 London The Geological Society
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Paul Main, Infield Systems Ltd, The Southern Africa oil & gas sector: analysis and forecast
 
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Finding Opportunities in Southern Africa Reviewing the potential oil and gas industry in Southern Africa Wednesday, January 09, 2013 London The Geological Society This presentation will review current operations offshore in Southern and Eastern Africa, and new opportunties in both these areas, and conclude with a services market analysis for subsea wells, pipeline installations, control line installations, platforms and finally CAPEX.
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Tony Fitzpatrick, Schlumberger, An Overview of RESQML™
 
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An Overview of RESQML™, the Reservoir and Earth Modeling Data Exchange Standard Wednesday, April 20, 2011 London Hallam Conference Centre
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Gaynor Paton, ffA, Geological Expression -- A new approach to volume interpretation
 
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Wednesday, March 21, 2012 London The Geological Society
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Jane Wheelwright, Dynamic Graphics, Visualization and Analysis of 4D seismic
 
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Tuesday, November 27, 2012 London The Geological Society Managing declining fields with geophysics Monitoring reservoirs in production - business opportunity or blind alley?
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John Flavell Smith, Wireless Seismic, Wireless Seismic accelerates!
 
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Thursday, March 07, 2013 London The Geological Society The next generation of exploration technologies Wireless Seismic accelerates!
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Craig Koch, PGS, South West Africa: Frontiers and Prospects
 
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Finding petroleum in the South Atlantic Tuesday, November 05, 2013 London The Geological Society
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Petromall, Panel Discussion, The Middle East - how do western companies prosper there?
 
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Finding opportunities in the Middle East and the Levant Thursday, December 12, 2013 London The Geological Society
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Jay Leonard, Platte River Associates, Shale Gas & Oil Sweet-Spot Identification
 
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Wednesday, October 02, 2013 London The Geological Society
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Ruth Lux & Rupert Sutton, Strategic Analysis, Middle East and North Africa
 
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Middle East and North Africa -- The Levantine Region: A Region in Transition and what does this signify for the Oil and Gas sector? Finding opportunities in the Middle East and the Levant Thursday, December 12, 2013 London The Geological Society
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James Buckley, CGG, Pre-salt exploration in the Santos Basin
 
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Global "Hotspots" - where can we find big oil & gas fields Tuesday, May 14, 2013 London The Geological Society
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Henry Lang, Golder Associates, Subsurface & Environmental Risk Management
 
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Wednesday, October 02, 2013 London The Geological Society
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