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TICORA Geosciences will host a Drinks Reception at the close of Day One


 

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Do you want to solidify your position in the Unconventional Gas market?  Are you active in Unconventional Gas in North America or Canada, but considering expanding your operations into Europe or Asia?  SMi is proud to present the first European conference exploring the great commercial potential offered by Unconventional Gas resources.  

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This conference offers an exceptional range of case studies highlighting the prospects for Unconventional Gas around the world.  Bringing together industry leaders, financial experts and companies that are driving forward the technical innovation and commercialisation of Coal Bed Methane and Tight Gas, this is an unmissable opportunity to improve your understanding of the drivers, constraints and opportunities for non-conventional operations.

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Join fellow industry experts to analyse the outlook for emerging Coal Bed Methane and Tight Gas plays in Europe and Asia
Discover how leading industry experts are making non-conventional operations a commercial success
Hear Case Studies from commercially successful projects in Europe and Asia

Learn about Greenpark Energy's JI with Marathon Oil
Understand the social, political and financial issues driving Unconventional Gas projects
Expand your knowledge of drilling, stimulation and completion techniques
Improve your understanding of reserve evaluation and certification
Increase you knowledge of Risk Management Challenges
Benefit from a concentrated forum of networking opportunities and information gathering

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Confirmed Speakers:

· Nick Davies, CEO, Arrow Energy NL

· Stephen Jewell, COO, Composite Energy

· Randeep S. Grewal, Chairman and CEO, Green Dragon Gas

· Dr David Marchioni, VP Exploration & Director, Pacific Asia China Energy Inc.

· Dr James Edwards, Senior Vice-President, Special Projects, Falcon Oil and Gas

· Anthony J. McClure, Managing Director, European Gas Ltd.

· Dr Stephen Staley, Managing Director, Independent Resources plc.

· George Giard, Chief Executive Officer, Greenpark Energy

· Gavin Ward, Exploration Manager, Ascent Resources

· Alan Campbell, Senior Vice President, Corporate Development, Finavera Gas

· John Kontak, President, Batavia Energy Inc.

Confirmed workshop speakers:

  • Matt Mavor, Director, Unconventional Reservoir Services, TICORA Geosciences
  • Timothy L. Hower, P. E. President, Petroleum Engineer. MHA Petroleum Consultants
  • · Charles Bloomquist, Executive Chairman, Batavia Energy Inc

    · Dr Harvey Price, Vice President, Batavia Energy Inc

    · James Elston, Director, Palladian Energy Advisory

    · Rhodri Thomas, Managing Consultant, Wood Mackenzie

    · Scott Stevens, Senior Vice President, Advanced Resources International Inc.

    · Bryan Emslie, President, McDaniel International Inc

    · Michael Mercer, Upstream Broker, Marsh Marine and Energy Practice

    · Jonathan Lightfoot, CBM & Shale Gas Business Development, Scientific Drilling

    · Hans de Pater, Managing Director, Pinnacle Technologies Delft

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    Confirmed Speakers:

    · Nick Davies, CEO, Arrow Energy NL

    · Stephen Jewell, COO, Composite Energy

    · Randeep S. Grewal, Chairman and CEO, Green Dragon Gas

    · Dr David Marchioni, VP Exploration & Director, Pacific Asia China Energy Inc.

    · Dr James Edwards, Senior Vice-President, Special Projects, Falcon Oil and Gas

    · Anthony J. McClure, Managing Director, European Gas Ltd.

    · Dr Stephen Staley, Managing Director, Independent Resources plc.

    · George Giard, Chief Executive Officer, Greenpark Energy

    · Gavin Ward, Exploration Manager, Ascent Resources

    · Alan Campbell, Senior Vice President, Corporate Development, Finavera Gas

    · John Kontak, President, Batavia Energy Inc.

    Confirmed workshop speakers:

  • Matt Mavor, Director, Unconventional Reservoir Services, TICORA Geosciences
  • Timothy L. Hower, P. E. President, Petroleum Engineer. MHA Petroleum Consultants
  • · Charles Bloomquist, Executive Chairman, Batavia Energy Inc

    · Dr Harvey Price, Vice President, Batavia Energy Inc

    · James Elston, Director, Palladian Energy Advisory

    · Rhodri Thomas, Managing Consultant, Wood Mackenzie

    · Scott Stevens, Senior Vice President, Advanced Resources International Inc.

    · Bryan Emslie, President, McDaniel International Inc

    · Michael Mercer, Upstream Broker, Marsh Marine and Energy Practice

    · Jonathan Lightfoot, CBM & Shale Gas Business Development, Scientific Drilling

    · Hans de Pater, Managing Director, Pinnacle Technologies Delft

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    Confirmed Speakers:

    · Nick Davies, CEO, Arrow Energy NL

    · Stephen Jewell, COO, Composite Energy

    · Randeep S. Grewal, Chairman and CEO, Green Dragon Gas

    · Dr David Marchioni, VP Exploration & Director, Pacific Asia China Energy Inc.

    · Dr James Edwards, Senior Vice-President, Special Projects, Falcon Oil and Gas

    · Anthony J. McClure, Managing Director, European Gas Ltd.

    · Dr Stephen Staley, Managing Director, Independent Resources plc.

    · George Giard, Chief Executive Officer, Greenpark Energy

    · Gavin Ward, Exploration Manager, Ascent Resources

    · Alan Campbell, Senior Vice President, Corporate Development, Finavera Gas

    · John Kontak, President, Batavia Energy Inc.

    Confirmed workshop speakers:

  • Matt Mavor, Director, Unconventional Reservoir Services, TICORA Geosciences
  • Timothy L. Hower, P. E. President, Petroleum Engineer. MHA Petroleum Consultants
  • · Charles Bloomquist, Executive Chairman, Batavia Energy Inc

    · Dr Harvey Price, Vice President, Batavia Energy Inc

    · Sami Haidar, Director, Fracture Technologies Ltd.

    · James Elston, Director, Palladian Energy Advisory

    · Rhodri Thomas, Managing Consultant, Wood Mackenzie

    · Scott Stevens, Senior Vice President, Advanced Resources International Inc.

    · Bryan Emslie, President, McDaniel International Inc

    · Michael Mercer, Upstream Broker, Marsh Marine and Energy Practice

    · Jonathan Lightfoot, CBM & Shale Gas Business Development, Scientific Drilling

    · Hans de Pater, Managing Director, Pinnacle Technologies Delft

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    Conference programme

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    James Elston

    James Elston, Director, Palladian Energy

    9:10 OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES IN UNCONVENTIONAL GAS OUTSIDE NORTH AMERICA

    Rhodri Thomas

    Rhodri Thomas, Managing Consultant, Wood Mackenzie Ltd

  • An overview of global opportunities and resources
  • Market conditions and economic factors
  • Other factors that are critical for the successful development of Unconventional Gas
  • 9:50 THE UK'S FIRST PILOT COAL BED METHANE DEVELOPMENT

    Stephen Jewell

    Stephen Jewell, Chief Operating Officer, Composite Energy Ltd

  • Drilling challenges and solutions
  • Well pumping and water disposal
  • Land and planning issues
  • Gas Sales
  • Future development
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 GREENPARK ENERGY'S ROLE IN CBM DEVELOPMENTS

    George Giard

    George Giard, Chief Executive Officer, Greenpark Energy Ltd

  • Ensuring maximum returns on project investment
  • Turning promising exploration and pilot production activities into sustainable CBM projects
  • Successfully negotiating the regulatory framework in the UK
  • How Greenpark’s role in the industry has helped it to acquire the largest onshore oil & gas mineral rights acreage position in the UK.
  • Entering into JVs to fully exploit CBM resources
  • The future for CBM in the EU
  • 11:40 COAL BED METHANE AND COAL MINE METHANE IN FRANCE

    Anthony McClure

    Anthony McClure, Executive Director, European Gas Ltd

  • Doing business in France
  • Challenges technical/services
  • Development
  • Opportunities
  • 12:20 COAL BED METHANE IN ITALY

    Dr Stephen Staley

    Dr Stephen Staley, Managing Director, Independent Resources plc

  • Italian environment for CBM – resource, regulatory, fiscal, commercial & infrastructure
  • Initial challenges
  • Potential for enhanced CBM recovery
  • 13:00 Networking Lunch

    14:20 TIGHT GAS IN THE LOUGH ALLEN NATURAL GAS FIELD

    Alan  Campbell

    Alan Campbell, Senior Vice President, Corporate Development, Finavera Gas

  • The energy dynamic in Ireland - demand for Unconventional Resources
  • Managing the cost of Tight Gas exploration
  • Minimising exploration risk
  • The economics of drilling and completion
  • 15:00 CASE STUDY: ASCENT RESOURCES' EXPERIENCE IN THE LOW PERMEABILITY PANNONIAN AND MIOCENE GAS RESERVOIRS IN THE AREA OF EASTERN SLOVENIA

    Gavin Ward

    Gavin Ward, Exploration Manager, Ascent Resources Plc

  • Reservoir characterisation
  • Historical fracture stimulation results
  • Reservoir Modeling
  • Project Design
  • Results?
  • 15:40 Afternoon Tea

    16:10 AN UNCONVENTIONAL RESOURCE PLAY IN HUNGARY

    Dr James Edwards

    Dr James Edwards, Senior Vice-President, Special Projects, Falcon Oil & Gas Ltd.

  • About Falcon and its wholly owned subsidiary TXM Oil And Gas Ltd. 
  • Results of Falcon’s work program from project inception to present
  • Overview of BCGA concept as it applies to the Mako Trough
  • Brief discussion of BCGA analogs
  • Resource delineation, evaluation and development programs
  • Time, cost and logistics related to the project

  • 16:50 AN OVERVIEW OF TIGHT GAS RESERVOIRS IN THE NORTH SEA

    Wayne Harnden

    Wayne Harnden, Petroluem Engineer, Fracture Technologies Ltd.

  • Case history.
  • Economics.
  • Advances in reservoir modelling (to assess production from multi-fractured techniques)
  • 17:30 RISK MANAGEMENT CHALLENGES IN UNCONVENTIONAL GAS

    Michael Mercer

    Michael Mercer, Upstream Broker, Marine and Energy Practice, Marsh

  • Management of risk associated with unconventional gas production
  • Attitude of the London Insurance Market towards coverage
  • Forecasted industry developments and resultant impact upon buyers
  • Case study; Gas hydrates loss and lessons learnt
  • 18:10 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    James Elston

    James Elston, Director, Palladian Energy

    18:20 Post Conference Drinks Reception Sponsored by TICORA Geosciences

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    James Elston

    James Elston, Director, Palladian Energy

    9:10 MULTIPLE APPROACHES TO MITIGATING RISK IN CBM EXPLORATION IN CHINA

    Dr David Marchioni

    Dr David Marchioni, VP Exploration & Director, Pacific Asia China Energy Inc

  • Local leadership & staffing
  • Good relations with Government and CUCBM
  • Decision to Pursue Degasification Contracts
  • Financing shift to Asia
  • 9:50 CBM IN CHINA

    Randeep Grewal

    Randeep Grewal , Chairman & CEO, Green Dragon

  • CBM, the environmentally friendly energy source
  • Assessing the commercial viability of CBM reserves
  • The impact of price de-regulation on gas in China
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 CBM OUTLOOK FOR CHINA AND INDONESIA

    Scott Stevens

    Scott Stevens, Senior Vice President, Advanced Resources International Inc

  • How horizontal drilling, new pipelines, and higher gas prices are transforming the economics of CBM development in China
  • Indonesia’s 450 Tcf of estimated gas in place: where are the sweet spots and what will be the best development approaches?
  • Latest results of exploration & development programs in these two potential Asian CBM giants.
  • 11:40 COALBED METHANE GAS IN INDONESIA

  • CBM in the South Sumatra Basin, and other Important Basins
  • The Contract Award - Process and Terms
  • The Testing or Pilot Phase - technical and operational
  • Development, Production, and Infrastructure
  • John Kontak

    John Kontak, President, Batavia Energy Inc.

    Charles Bloomquist

    Charles Bloomquist, Executive Chairman, Batavia Energy Inc.

    Dr Harvey Price

    Dr Harvey Price, Vice President, Batavia Energy Inc.

    12:20 CREATION OF A SUCCESSFUL AUSTRALIAN CBM BUSINESS MODEL AND ITS APPLICATION TO ASIAN MARKETS

    Nick Davies

    Nick Davies, CEO, Arrow Energy

  • Lessons learned in Australia - the key to commercial success
  • CBM opportunities in Asia
  • Applying the Australian business model to Asian markets
  • 13:00 Networking Lunch

    14:20 FINANCING CBM PROJECTS AND COMPANIES

    James Elston

    James Elston, Director, Palladian Energy

  • How do you value CBM propositions of differing maturities?
  • What are the options for financing CBM projects?
  • Obtaining public and private equity finance at differing company maturities
  • Obtaining debt Finance for full project development
  • 15:00 CERTIFICATION OF UNCONVENTIONAL GAS RESERVES AND RESOURCES

    Bryan  Emslie

    Bryan Emslie, President, McDaniel International Inc

  • Overview of reserves and resources definitions applied to unconventional gas certifications
  • Drilling, testing and economic data required for reserves assignments
  • Stages of resource classification from discovery to commercial production
  • Important differences between certifying conventional gas and unconventional gas resources
  • 15:40 Afternoon Tea

    16:10 DRILLING SIDEWAYS FOR CBM

    Jonathan Lightfoot

    Jonathan Lightfoot, CBM & Shale Gas Business Development, Scientific Drilling

  • An overview of Drilling systems and Techniques used for CBM horizontal drilling.
  • Navigation Technology used for critical well placement in thin zone CBM horizontals.
  • 16:50 MAPPING HYDRAULIC FRACTURE STIMULATION IN LOW PERMEABILITY NATURALLY FRACTURED RESERVOIRS

    Bart  Vos

    Bart Vos, Business Development Manager, EAME, Pinnacle Technologies Delft

  • Hydraulic fracturing – the key to economic production
  • Optimising the interaction of the hydraulic fracture with existing natural fracture network
  • Successfully mapping complex fracturing
  • Utilising mapping results to optimise completion techniques
  • Case Study: results of micro-seismic mapping of large fracture treatments in the Barnett Shale
  • 17:30 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

    James Elston

    James Elston, Director, Palladian Energy

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    Workshops

    Overview of Coal Bed Methane Reservoirs
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    Overview of Coal Bed Methane Reservoirs

    The Hatton, at etc. venues
    12th March 2008
    London, United Kingdom

    Coal Bed Methane - Progressing from Resources to Reserves
    Workshop

    Coal Bed Methane - Progressing from Resources to Reserves

    The Hatton, at etc. venues
    12th March 2008
    London, United Kingdom

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