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How much Unconventional Gas is there around the world?  What is the status of projects in Europe, China, India and other emerging markets?  What are the barriers to the development of Coal Bed Methane, Tight Gas or Shale Gas reserves 

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Europe’s leading Unconventional Gas conference brings together industry experts and project operators to discuss the drivers, constraints and opportunities for non-conventional operations.  Featuring case studies and updates from projects in 9 countries this is an unmissable opportunity to improve your understanding of the prospects and challenges for this emerging industry.  

 

 

 

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· Comprehensive overview of CBM, Tight Gas and Shale activities in Europe and other emerging markets
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· Project updates - find out what progress has been made in the last 12 months and what challenges remain to be faced
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· Explore regulatory issues, supply chain challenges and institutional barriers to the development of CBM in Europe

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· Analyse the opportunities for Shale Gas in Europe and the barriers to project development

Feedback from SMi's inaugural Unconventional Gas conference in March 2008:

“Excellent cross section of talks”
Stephen Jewell, Chief Operating Officer, Composite Energy Ltd

“Excellent topics, relevant to current interest in CBM, good networking opportunities.”
Alistair McIntyre, Project Manager, Marathon International Petroleum

 

 

· CEO

· COO

· Drilling Manager

· Managing Director

· Project Manager

· Group Head-Mergers

 

 

 

· CBM Business Manager

· Business Development

· Exploration Manager

· Commercial Manager

· Development Manager

 

 

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Our inaugural conference in March 2008 attracted over 100 attendees, from companies including:

Advanced Resources International Inc  •  Afpenn Lupane Developments Ltd  •  Arrow Energy  •  Arrow Energy  •  Ascent Resources Plc  •  Baker   •  Batavia Energy  •  BG Group  •  BP  •  Buccleuch Estates  •  Cedigaz News Report  •  Centrica  •  Composite Energy  •  Concargo  •  Core Laboratories Sales  •  EconoMatters  •  EDP Partners  •  Enerflax  •  European Holdings  •  European Gas  •  Exxon Mobil  •  Falcon Oil & Gas  •  Finavera Gas  •  Fracture Technologies  •  G M A Resources  •  Gaz de France  •  Gaz de France Norge  •  Green Dragon Gas  •  Greenpark Energy  •  Hungarian Horizon Energy  •  IMC Geophysics  •  Independent Resources  •  Inflatable Packers International  •  Intertec Testing Services  •  Johnson Matthey  •  LRM  •  Macquarie Bank  •  Marathon Oil  •  Marsh  •  McDaniel International  •  MHA Petroleum Consultants  •  Nexen Petroleum UK  •  Pacific Asia China Energy  •  Palladian Energy  •  Panther Eureka  •  Petron Resources  •  PetroSA  •  Pinnacle Technologies  •  Platts  •  Pure International  •  Schlumberger  •  Scientific Drilling  •  Shell  •  Surtron Technologies  •  TICORA Geosciences  •  Vermilion Resources  •  Weatherford  •  Wood Group Pressure Control  •  Wood Mackenzie  •  ZIMNRG Plc

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

James Elston

James Elston, Director, Palladian Energy

9:10 UNCONVENTIONAL GAS - GAINING MOMENTUM IN NEW AREAS

Rhodri Thomas

Rhodri Thomas, Europe & Sub-Saharan Africa Upstream Research Manager, Wood Mackenzie Ltd

  • Where have been the major developments in global unconventional gas over the last 12 months?
  • What are the key challenges being faced?
  • What is the outlook for unconventional gas around the world?
  • Which companies are taking the lead?
  • 9:50 CBM EXPERIENCES IN NORTH AMERICA

    Rick Toothman

    Rick Toothman, Vice President - International Development, CNX Gas Corporation

  • Evolution from Coal Mining Subsidiary to Stand Alone CBM Developer
  • Production Methods and Benefits
  • Lessons that European players can take from North America
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 COAL BED METHANE IN THE UK

    Andrew Austin

    Andrew Austin, CEO, IGas

  • Update
  • Operating as a public company
    - Listing
    - Regulation
    - Investor relations
  • Conclusions
  • 11:40 UK CBM - GAINING MOMENTUM

    Graham Dean

    Graham Dean, Managing Director, Reach Coal Seam Gas Limited

  • 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
  • 12:20 Networking Lunch

    13:50 PROJECT UPDATE: CBM IN UK

    Alistair Mcintyre

    Alistair Mcintyre, CBM Project Manager, Marathon Oil U K Ltd

  • Progress of Greenpark/Marathon CBM JV
  • Challenges towards commercialising CBM
  • Outlook & Future Plans
  • 14:20 PROJECT UPDATE: CBM IN SCOTLAND

    Stephen Jewell

    Stephen Jewell, Chief Operating Officer, Composite Energy Ltd

  • Update on Scottish Pilot Development
  • Well design philosophy and reservoir objectives
  • Surface facilities and export options
  • 14:50 COAL BED METHANE AND COAL MINE METHANE DEVELOPMENTS IN FRANCE AND BELGIUM

    Anthony McClure

    Anthony McClure, Executive Director, European Gas Ltd

  • Do business on the continent
  • Production commencement at Gaznor
  • Major resource expansion
  • Production testing in tight coals at Lorraine
  • 15:20 Afternoon Tea

    15:50 COAL BED METHANE IN ITALY

    Stephen Staley

    Stephen Staley, Managing Director, Independent Resources plc

  • Project update and progress report
  • Regulatory Issues
  • Challenges
  • Outlook
  • 16:20 PANEL SESION: CBM IN EUROPE

  • Regulatory Issues
  • Supply chain challenges
  • Institutional challenges to the development of CBM in Europe
  • Need for price support
  • Sustainable development and the need for Environmental regulation
  • Anthony McClure

    Anthony McClure, Executive Director, European Gas Ltd

    Stephen Jewell

    Stephen Jewell, Chief Operating Officer, Composite Energy Ltd

    Stephen Staley

    Stephen Staley, Managing Director, Independent Resources plc

    Alistair Mcintyre

    Alistair Mcintyre, CBM Project Manager, Marathon Oil U K Ltd

    17:20 AN INNOVATIVE APPROACH FOR COAL GAS RESOURCE, PRODUCTION PERFORMANCE AND FIELD DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS

  • Core-Free CDPSM (Critical Desorption Pressure)  
    - Theory Behind Technology
    - When and Where to Apply Technology
    - Packaging the Technology
  • Field Testing
    - Surface Measurements
    - Downhole Measurements
  • Field Applications
    - Resource & Production Performance Potential
    - Land Management
    - Exploration Programs
    - Pilot Tests
    - Development Programs
  • Chad Hartman

    Chad Hartman, Chief Technical Advisor, TICORA Geosciences/Weatherford Laboratories

    Matt Bjorum

    Matt Bjorum, Director Core-Free CDP, TICORA Geosciences/Weatherford Laboratories

    18:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    James Elston

    James Elston, Director, Palladian Energy

    9:10 FINANCING UNCONVENTIONAL GAS: THE INVESTOR'S PERSPECTIVE

    Ken Hersh

    Ken Hersh, Managing Partner, Natural Gas Partners

  • Deal structures and preferences
  • Risk/return parameters
  • Properly setting expectation
  • 9:50 FINANCING UNCONVENTIONAL GAS COMPANIES

    James Elston

    James Elston, Director, Palladian Energy

  • What makes a commercial UCG project?
  • How do you value UCG propositions of differing maturities?
  • What are the options for financing UCG projects?
  • Obtaining public and private equity finance at differing company maturities
  • The path to debt Finance for full project development
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 THE MAKÓ TROUGH, A LARGE UNCONVENTIONAL PLAY IN HUNGARY

    Rod Wallis

    Rod Wallis, COO, Falcon Oil & Gas Ltd.

  • Falcon Oil & Gas operations in southern Hungary – tight low permeability sands and fractured shales
  • Partnership with ExxonMobil and MOL
    - Production license
    - Expenditure
    - Operational activity
  • Drilling and testing: plans for 2008 and 2009
  • Outlook for  economic viability of this play
  • 11:40 AN OVERVIEW OF DRILLING SYSTEMS AND TECHNIQUES USED FOR SHALE AND TIGHT GAS DRILLING

    Jonathan Lightfoot

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

  • Drilling Techniques
  • Well Placement
  • Navigation Technology
  • BHA components and Design
  • Wellbore Survey
  • 12:20 Networking Lunch

    13:50 SHALE GAS PERSPECTIVES, EUROPE

  • Unconventional fossil energy needs of Europe
  • Shale gas stateside
  • Black shales in Europe sensu lato
  • Coordinated databases
  • Process understanding in time and space
  • New tools for exploration and production
  • Brian Horsfield

    Brian Horsfield, Research Director, GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences

    Hans-Martin Schulz

    Hans-Martin Schulz, Senior Research Scientist, GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences

    14:30 SHALE GAS POTENTIAL AND OMV'S ACTIVITIES IN THE VIENNA BASIN, AUSTRIA

    Ashiq Hussain

    Ashiq Hussain, Senior Vice President EP-Exploration & Reservoir Management, OMV Exploration and Production

  • Basin settings
  • Deep drilling in the Vienna Basin
  • Potential reward
  • Technical challenges
  • OMV's activities
     
  • 15:50 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Conference Followed by Afternoon Tea

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    Workshops

    Reservoir Aspects of Unconventional Gas Resources: Coalbed Methane, Shales and Tight Gas
    Workshop

    Reservoir Aspects of Unconventional Gas Resources: Coalbed Methane, Shales and Tight Gas

    Crowne Plaza Hotel - St James
    1st April 2009
    London, United Kingdom

    Horizontal Drilling Technology and Techniques for Coalbed Methane
    Workshop

    Horizontal Drilling Technology and Techniques for Coalbed Methane

    Crowne Plaza Hotel - St James
    1st April 2009
    London, United Kingdom

    Copthorne Tara Hotel

    Scarsdale Place
    Kensington
    London W8 5SR
    United Kingdom

    Copthorne Tara Hotel

    The Copthorne Tara Hotel London Kensington is an elegant contemporary four-star hotel in prestigious Kensington, located just a two minutes walk from High Street Kensington underground station, making exploring easy. The hotel offers well-appointed and comfortable guest rooms combining Standard, Superior and Club accommodation. Club rooms offer iconic views over the city and include Club Lounge access for complimentary breakfast and refreshments. Guests can sample the authentic Singaporean, Malaysian and Chinese cuisine at Bugis Street, traditional pub fare at the Brasserie Restaurant & Bar or relax with a delicious drink at West8 Cocktail Lounge & Bar.

    The Copthorne Tara Hotel boasts 745 square meters of flexible meeting space, consisting of the Shannon Suite and the Liffey Suite, ideal for hosting conferences, weddings and social events. Facilities include access to the business centre 24 hours a day, fully equipped fitness room, gift shop, theatre desk and Bureau de Change. With ample onsite parking outside the London congestion charge zone and excellent transport links via Heathrow Airport, the hotel is the perfect location for business or leisure stays. The hotel is within close proximity to the shops of High Street Kensington, Knightsbridge and Westfield London, Olympia Conference Centre, Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Palace and Hyde Park.

     

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