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SMi is proud to announce Unconventional Gas 2011!

 
This year’s event moves away from the traditional events in the sector and will instead investigate the up-and-coming unconventional gas projects and market places offering new shale, tight and CBM opportunities. This must-attend event hosts a line up of leading industry experts,  who will address the challenges of extracting value from what have been previously regarded as unfeasible and uneconomical fields. On-going projects from major international operators  will be examined exploring what the future holds for unconventional gas.  
 
Hear presentations from Ukrainian Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources, Realm Energy, Gujarat State Petroleum Corporation, Europa Oil & Gas, British Geological Survey the Aurealian Oil and Gas, & others.
 
In addition do not miss our interactive Workshop with MHA Petroleum Consulting: Reservoir Aspects of Unconventional Gas Resources: Coalbed Methane, Shales and Tight Gas!

SMi's Unconventional Gas 2011 is sponsored and supported by our knowledge partners:

 

                      RPS Energy

For sponsorship opportunities please contact Jules Omura on :+44 (0)207 827 6018 / jomura@smi-online.co.uk

See the Highlights from Unconventional Gas 2010:

Why attend Unconventional Gas 2011?
  • Explore global unconventional gas opportunites
  • Discover unconventional gas opportunities in the Middle East
  • Analyse developing acreage in the Western Sahara
  • Find out about unconventional opportunities in the Ukraine
  • Hear  technical updates from leading industry providers
  • Debate the opportunities and perceived threats of unconventional energy for national security policies
  • Study regional case studies from Asia-Pacific & Europe
  • Take part in one of Europe's longest running unconventional gas conference 

 

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Denis Peach

Denis Peach, Chief Scientist, British Geological Survey

9:10 Energy Security & the Role of Unconventional Gas

Denis Peach

Denis Peach, Chief Scientist, British Geological Survey

  • Unconventionals as a means for energy security
  • Recent developments
  • National energy demand and security of supply
  • Regulatory and environmental considerations
  • 9:50 Unconventional Resources and Planning

    Session Details TBC

    Alastair Scott

    Alastair Scott, Principal Consultant, RPS Energy

    Abhenderan Pather

    Abhenderan Pather, Senior Geoscientist, RPS Energy

    10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 Future Role of Unconventional Gas, International Developments and North American Shale Plays

    Laura Atkins

    Laura Atkins, Director of Petroleum Research, Hart Energy

  • Global outlook
  • North American shale plays – an overview
  • Role of technology in well development
  • Well economics
  • Well decline patterns
  • Environmental considerations
  • Other considerations
  • 11:40 Panel Debate: Unconventional Opportunities in the EMEA Region

    James Elston

    James Elston, Former CEO, Realm Energy

    Joseph Dutton

    Joseph Dutton, Analyst, Douglas-Westwood

    Abhenderan Pather

    Abhenderan Pather, Senior Geoscientist, RPS Energy

    12:20 Networking Lunch

    13:40 Coal Bed Methane and Shale Gas Outlook in the UK

    Graham Dean

    Graham Dean, Managing Director, Reach Coal Seam Gas

  • What has happened with CBM in the UK
  • What are the constraints to production
  • How much CBM will the UK produce and when
  • How does the geology of UK coalfields compare with elsewhere
  • 14:20 US Shale Gas: Will Development match Expectations?

    Kirk Sherr

    Kirk Sherr, President and Managing Director, Regester Larkin North America

  • Recent federal activity
  • State development and regulator highlights
  • The battle over “hearts and minds” of the public
  • Near term U.S. outlook
  • 15:00 Afternoon Tea

    15:30 Oilfield Service Markets for Unconventional Gas

    Joseph Dutton

    Joseph Dutton, Analyst, Douglas-Westwood

  • Primary drivers of activity in the sector
  • Segmentation of the market
  • Forecast of activity (expenditure) within the market segments and geographies
  • Supply chain constraints? Analysis of potential bottlenecks / supply chain opportunities.
  • 16:10 End of Day DECC Keynote - UK Licensing Rounds

    Toni Harvey

    Toni Harvey, Senior Geo Scientist, DECC (Dept of Energy and Climate Change)

    16:50 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    Denis Peach

    Denis Peach, Chief Scientist, British Geological Survey

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    James Elston

    James Elston, Former CEO, Realm Energy

    9:10 Communications & Public Affairs in a New Technology Project Environment

    Malcolm  Wells

    Malcolm Wells, Director, Malwell Corporate Projects

  • Importance of community engagement and good CSR
  • Non technical risk analysis
  • Pre, mid and post project stakeholder relations
  • Promoting the use of unconventional gas
  • 9:50 Unconventional Gas Opportunities in the Western Sahara

    Paul Barrett

    Paul Barrett, Managing Director, Europa Oil & Gas

  • Background to Western Sahara – Past, Present and the Possible Futures
  • Geology of the Tindouf Basin – Palaeozoic shale gas potential
  • Geology of the Atlantic Margin Basins – Mesozoic oil shale potential
  • Export strategies – getting product to market
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    10:50 Gas Shales in the Cambay Basin (Remote Presentation)

    Ratindra Nath Pandey

    Ratindra Nath Pandey, General Manager R and D, Gujarat State Petroleum Corp Ltd

  • An overview of gas shales in Cambay basin
  • Cambay as a key petroliferous basins of India
  • Utilizing hydrocarbon resources for the nation and the part unconventional can play
  • GSPC Strategy: Combining unconventional and conventional operations
  • Effective working partnerships with the Indian Government
  • 11:30 Status of Shale Exploration in Europe

    James Elston

    James Elston, Former CEO, Realm Energy

  • Winning the stakeholder debate
  • Deal analysis to date
  • Future deals
  • The AFE challenge –Volume3
  • Outlook for European shale market
  • 12:10 Panel Debate: The Future of Unconventional Gas; Risks, Challenges and Opportunities?

    James Elston

    James Elston, Former CEO, Realm Energy

    Julian Lee

    Julian Lee, Senior Energy Analyst , CGES Centre of Energy Studies

    Kirk Sherr

    Kirk Sherr, President and Managing Director, Regester Larkin North America

    Laura Atkins

    Laura Atkins, Director of Petroleum Research, Hart Energy

    12:50 Networking Lunch

    14:10 Russian and CIS Unconventional Resources

    Julian Lee

    Julian Lee, Senior Energy Analyst , CGES Centre of Energy Studies

  • Current and existing projects in the FSU
  • Unconventional energy as a means for energy security?
  • Unconventional potential in the Ukraine & Russia
  • Case Study: Coalbed methane resources in the Kuzbass region
  • 14:50 Closing Industry Statements; is the Future Bright for Unconventional Energy?

    5 minute closing statements from differing perspectives

    James Elston

    James Elston, Former CEO, Realm Energy

    Paul Barrett

    Paul Barrett, Managing Director, Europa Oil & Gas

    15:10 Afternoon Tea and Networking Session

    16:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

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