Recent Advances in Exploration Technology
De-risking Gone Wrong? How to Increase Commercial Success Rates.


Program – Day 1

Session 1Learnings from NCS & UKCSChairman: Halfdan CarstensGeoPublishing AS
08:5551 years of riskingHalfdan CarstensGeoPublishing AS
BackgroundGEO 3/2017: Den første oljen
09:00KeynoteImproving by learning from the past - Statistics volumes pre/post drillingWenche Tjelta JohansenNPD
09:30KeynoteExploration Stewardship: Selecting the optimum targets from the UK’s national prospect portfolioNick RichardsonOil & Gas Authority "The reasons for dry wells"
10:00Coffee break
10:30Session 2The geophysical toolboxChairman: Erik Ødegaard Statoil ASA
10:30Dos and don’ts in AVO analysis – a few quick reminders…Erik ØdegaardStatoil ASA
10:50Rex Virtual Drilling - Turning seismic noise into hydrocarbon treasuresHans LidgrenRex Technology Management
11:10Zumba vs. Cara – From failure to success in geophysical QI deriskingPer AvsethG&G Resources / NTNUR
11:30Coffee break
11:45Integrated Risk and Volume for 2017 Barents Sea Exploration Program Pål T. GabrielsenEMGS "Bad news for Korpfjell"
12:00TopSeis - a novel approach in seismic marine acquisition and imaging (Frigg/Gamma)Vetle VinjeCGG "Går bananas med ny teknologi"
12:15An Efficient Workflow for Predicting Reservoir Properties Directly from AVO Seismic Data Using Rock PhysicsÅsmund DrottningRock Physics Technology
13:30Session 3The geochemical toolboxChairman: Daniel StoddartGeo Eight AS
13:30An overview of geochemical explorationDaniel StoddartGeo Eight AS
13:40Unlocking complex migration on the Norwegian Continental ShelfWim LekensGeoprovider
13:55Derisking Shallow Prospects in the Barents Sea Using Calibrated Seep DataStephane PolteauVBPR
14:10Hydrocarbon phase prediction - easy to make difficult to testØyvind SyltaMigris
14:25Coffee break
14:45Basin modelling and geochemistry as tools during risk assessment. A case study from the Norwegian North SeaLuiyin BerbesiStatoil ASA
15:00‘Geochemical’ pre-drill derisking and value of Geochemcial data and knowledge - exemplified by the Wisting and Cara discoveriesRichard OlstadPandion Energy
15:15Luno II: Reservoir Geochemistry and Charge ModellingRolando di PrimioLundin Norway "En ny skalp i beltet"
15:40Panel discussionThe toolboxModerators: Halfdan Carstens / Dag Helland-HansenGeoPublishing / Aker BP
Erik Ødegård
Richard Olstad
Daniel Stoddart
Per Avseth
Pål T. Gabrielsen
Statoil ASA
Pandion Energy
Geo Eight AS
G&G Resources
16:30End day 1
17:00Field trip: The Ordovician sedimentary rocks of the Oslo RiftMorten Bergan Bayerngas Norge "Field trip" "Kortreist ekskursjonslokalitet"
19:00Spring MINIBreak
MINIBreak speechRichard Sinding-Larsen


Program – Day 2

08:25Session 4De-risking - from the insideChairman: Idar KjørlaugMOECO
08:30KeynoteLessons from NCS drilling performance 2008-2017Keith MyersWestwood Global Energy "Too many dry wells"
08:50KeynoteImpact of exploration risk on company strategies and business plansAnders WittemannWittemann Consulting
09:10De-risking Faroe styleElisabeth FemsteinevikFaroe "Brasse: Størst hittil"
09:20Risk process in Aker BPErik HoltarAker BP
09:50Coffee break
10:15Session 5Case studies – Learning from de-risking in practiceCharimen: Vetle Vinje / Berit OsnesCGG / PGS
10:20The potential for recognizing exhumation events in sedimentary basins by use of geophysical data – current and new techniques that might reduce uncertaintyKenneth DuffautNTNU
10:35North East Greenland-a hostile icy environment for seismic. How to ever get a 3D cube here -the answer is 2DCUBEDWill BradburyTGS
11:50Derisking the Agat play using a standardized well, seismic and reservoir attribute databaseAurelien van WeldenCGG
11:05Imaging and Interpretation of Jurassic Reservoir Sequences in the Wisting-Korpfjell Areas Using High-Resolution P-Cable Seismic DataMikal TrulsvikVBPR "Milliarder av fat i vente"
11:30Prospectivity Analysis in the Eastern Barents Sea: identification of leads through state-of-the-art depth imaging workflowsLaurent FeuilleauboisPGS
11:45The silver bullet – that wasn’t. Or how to walk away from a super-giant field in Europe.R. John AncockInterGEOconsult "The silver bullet – that wasn’t"
12:55Session 6New ways of workingChairmen: Kristin Dale / Anette Broch Mathisen TvedtG&G Resources / Petrolia & NGF
13:00Improving hydrocarbon exploration & production through crowdsourcing, collaborative thought generation and knowledge sharingKees JongepierDraupner Energy
Machine-Learning to Reduce UncertaintyEirik Larsen / Diderich BuchEarth Science Analytics / Headwave
13:40Session 7Case studies – Learning from de-risking in practiceChairmen: Kristin Dale / Anette Broch Mathisen TvedtG&G Resources / Petrolia & NGF
KeynoteDe-risking the UK’s Basement Play: Case Study from Lancaster FieldDr. Robert TriceHurricane Energy "Gigantfunn for Hurricane"
14:15Updated risk analysis of prospects in the Barents Sea South-East by implementation of CSEM dataEkaterina GavrilovaRN Nordic Oil AS "Bad news for Korpfjell"
14:30Well 7130/4-1 Ørnen – Proving a working hydrocarbon system in Permian spiculitesLars HübertLime Petroleum "Skuffelse før det nye året"
14:4536/7-4 Cara Discovery – de-risking done rightJan Åge GregerENGIE E&P Norge AS "Fake news korrigert"
15:00End day 2


The conference and exhibition are organised by the Geological Society of Norway and GeoPublishing AS.