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Unconventional gas resources are expected to steer the future of the energy sector in the coming years.

SMi's 3rd annual Unconventional Gas conference will be taking a practical look at unconventional gas production challenges, where the pressure is on to reduce costs and still deliver positive results.

To make the most from the underlying commercial opportunities, companies must be agile in analysing their business needs and implement robust strategies to maximise the benefit from these resources. At the same time technologies and the supporting infrastructure have to be both efficient and economically viable to ensure success.

Europe’s leading Unconventional Gas conference brings together industry experts and project operators to discuss the drivers, constraints and opportunities for non-conventional operations. Strategic examples and practical case studies will provide you with the know-how to succeed by being able to identify potential pitfalls and coming up with suitable solutions.

 

 

 

  


 Introducing SMi-TV

Following on from  the successful launch of SMi-TV at SMi’s E&P 2010 conference, SMi-TV will again be present at SMi’s 3rd annual Unconventional Gas 2010 conference  taking place in London on the 15th & 16th of March 2010.

SMi -TV is the new multimedia arm of SMi Group which enables paying delegates and speakers access to recorded coverage of the conference they have attended as well as additional interviews with key industry players on current topical issues.

Attendees with access to the SMi-TV web site will be enabled to stream post-conference video footage for up to 12 months after the event, offering the opportunity  to relive interesting and relevant parts of the conference and view previously unseen footage.

 If you are interested in exploring opportunities with SMi TV please contact Dale Butler - dbutler@smi-online.co.uk

 

In summary, this unique 2 day conference will help you:

  • Understand the key strategies required to fully utilise the potential of unconventional gases
  • Improve your operations and still reduce operational costs with the use of effective front edge technologies
  • Learn from fellow operators about successes and mistakes made in building unconventional gas reserves
  • Develop project excellence within your teams by adopting best practices from leading industry expert
     

 Feedback from SMi's past Unconventional Gas conferences:

 “Great spread between micro and macro issues" 
                 Willem Smuts, Exploration Manager, Lengau Resources

“All the presentations very interesting, all the speakers were very good” 
                Alda Muttoni
, Exploration Manager, ENI E & P

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

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

 

  • CEOs
  • COOs
  • Managing Directors
  • Heads of Unconventional Gas
  • VPs and Heads of Exploration and Production
  • Geological Advisors
  • Project Advisors and Managers
  • Heads of Drilling
  • Commercial Managers

SMI's 2009 conference attracted over 100 attendees, from organisations including:

Repsol YPF · Devon Energy · ENI · ExxonMobil International · Total · BG · Chesapeake Energy · Shell International · EON · GDF Suez · Nexen Petroleum · Green Gas · CNX Gas Corporation · BP · Lengau Resources · Ashurst LLP · Barclays Capital · Hess Corporation · Silverston Energy · ConocoPhillips · Senergy · European Gas · Weatherford Laboratories · EDF · Dong Energy · TNO Geo Energy · Petroleum Development Oman · Composite Energy · Greenpark Energy · Surtron Technologies · Inflatable Packers · Toreador Resources · Scientific Drilling · Greenpark Energy · Surtron Technologies · Inflatable Packers · Toreador Resources · Scientific Drilling · Axis Well Technology · Reach Coal Seam Gas Limited · Buccleuch Estates · Jefferies International · Polymetra · Schlumberger · Vitol · Halliburton

 

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

James Elston

James Elston, CEO, Realm Energy

9:10 BG GROUP’S UNCONVENTIONAL GAS ACTIVITIES

Scott Reeves

Scott Reeves, Head of Unconventional Gas Resources, BG Group

  • BG's UGR Strategy
  • Australia CSG
  • US Gas Shales
  • Europe
  • 9:45 DEPLOYING RIGHT TECHNOLOGY TO OPTIMISE RESULTS AND COST EFFICIENCY: CBM PRODUCTION IN CHINA

    Randeep Grewal

    Randeep Grewal, Chairman and CEO, Green Dragon Gas

  • Managing a self sufficient in house drilling team
  • Enhancing production with multi-lateral horizontal drilling technology
  • Gas sales and distribution: significant well positioning strategies
  • Integrating technology throughout the CBM value chain: upstream, midstream and downstream
  • Reducing costs and achieving sustainable production and profitability
     
  • 10:20 Morning Coffee

    10:50 MOLOPO AUSTRALIA’S CBM EXPERIENCE IN US, AUSTRALIA, SOUTH AFRICA AND CHINA

    Anthony Bishop

    Anthony Bishop, CFO/Company secretary, Molopo Australia

  • Critical Factors for CBM – understanding the key fundamental parameters
  • Benefitting from new tools for exploration and production
  • Water Management, environment and land access
  • Current challenges and future outlook
  • 11:25 SHALE DEVELOPMENT IN EUROPE

    Satish Pai

    Satish Pai, Vice President Operations, Schlumberger

  • Doing business in France
  • CMM to electricity in France
  • CBM developments on the continent
  • 12:05 TOOLS AND TECHNIQUES FOR CBM EXPLORATION, WELL CONSTRUCTION AND MAINTENANCE

    Howard Kenworthy

    Howard Kenworthy, Commercial Director, Inflatable Packers International

  • Contrasting conventional gas well and water well tools and techniques'
  • Coal Bed Methane exploration
  • Coal Bed Methane well construction
  • Coal Bed Methane well maintenance, stimulation and abandonment
  • Worldwide examples
  • 12:45 Networking lunch

    13:55 CBM PROJECTS IN INDIA

  • CBM in India
  • GEECL: from pilot projects to full roll out: exploration, production, and distribution
  • Uses and benefits of CBM
  • India’s energy deficit
  • Prashant Modi

    Prashant Modi, President & Chief Operating Officer, Great Eastern Energy Corporation

    Yogendra Kumar Modi

    Yogendra Kumar Modi, Executive Chairman and CEO, Great Eastern Energy Corporation

    14:30 SHALE GAS RESEARCH PROJECTS: GEOEN AND GASH

  • Project Updates
  • Gas shales in European sedimentary basins
  • Coordinated databases
  • New European target horizons for shale gas research and exploration
  • New organic geochemical approaches
  • 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

    15:05 SHALE GAS PROSPECTS IN THE UK

    Nigel Smith

    Nigel Smith, Principal Geologist, Shale Gas and Coal Bed Methane, British Geological Survey

  • Prospective shale formations
  • Gas characteristics
  • Maturity
  • US analogues
  • 15:40 Afternoon Tea

    16:05 GAS SHALE PETROPHYSICS – WE SHALE OVERCOME

    Randy Miller

    Randy Miller, President, Integrated Reservoir Solutions, Core Laboratories

  • Key Parameters for Predicting Production from Gas Shales
  • Textures and Pore Types in Gas Shales
  • Core –log Calibration and Petrophysical Models
  • Reservoir Quality Assessment and Gas – In - Place Calculations
  • Comparison of Productive Gas Shales
  • 16:45 THE APPLICATION OF ADVANCED PERFORATING TECHNIQUES TO UNCONVENTIONAL GAS DEVELOPMENTS

    Matt Bell

    Matt Bell, President & CEO, GEODynamics

  • A general overview of UCG completion considerations
  • Specific challenges faced when perforating unconventional gas reservoirs
  • Alternative perforating methods and their relative merits for UCG
  • Field examples featuring the latest perforating technology
  • Opportunities for further study
  • Conclusions and learnings
  • 17:25 SHALE EXPLORATION FOR NEW ENTRANTS IN EUROPE

    James Elston

    James Elston, CEO, Realm Energy

  • Data access and legacy positions
  • Licensing, open door, rounds and competition
  • Services provision and developments
  • Markets / Infrastructure
  • Working programmes and economics
  • Financing exploration
  • 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, CEO, Realm Energy

    9:10 ALL SHALE PLAYS ARE NOT CLONES OF THE BARNETT SHALE…OR ARE THEY?

    KK Chong

    KK Chong, Chief Global Advisor - Tech Services, Halliburton

  • What it takes to establish a commercial shale play in new areas?
  • Bringing the North American technology, expertise and experience to Europe
  • Integrated resource play - petrophysical analysis and well productivity modelling
  • Shale Petrophysics for Stimulation Design Optimization
  • 9:50 IMPROVING RETURNS ON TIGHT GAS

    Abdulla Al Naim

    Abdulla Al Naim, Vice President - Exploration, Saudi Aramco

  • Applying the well performance mechanisms in tight gas reservoirs
  • Benefits of integrated asset modelling over traditional ‘carpet bombing’
  • Practical ways of increasing the overall asset efficiency in drilling, stimulation and logistics along with field surveillance and operations
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    10:25 Morning Coffee

    10:55 BNK PETROLEUM’S SHALE GAS PROJECTS IN EUROPE

    James Hill

    James Hill, Vice President of Exploration, BNK Petroleum (US)

  • European Shale Gas
  • BNK’s Polish Project

    o       Silurian Shale

  • Other European Basins
  • 11:30 STATOILHYDRO’S ENTRY INTO SHALE GAS: CASE STUDY

    Steinar Eikaas

    Steinar Eikaas, VP-Global Joint Ventures Shale Gas, Statoil

  • The strategic rationale for entering shale gas
  • Approach for finding the right entry opportunity
  • Developing operational shale gas skills within the organisation
  • Future growth: benefiting from the partnership internationally
     
  • 12:05 BASIN CENTERED GAS ACCUMULATIONS IN CENTRAL EUROPE AND AUSTRALIA

    Gyorgy Szabo

    Gyorgy Szabo, Chairman of the Board, Falcon Oil & Gas

  • Definition of the “Unconventional” resources: production outlook
  • Natural gas generation mechanism, petroleum systems, the renewal energy
  • Basin centered gas accumulations (BCGA) in the Pannonian (Central-Eastern Europe) and the Beetaloo Basins (NT Australia)
  • Applied techniques, stimulation, slick water vs. synthetic cross linked fluids
  • Commingled well completions: case studies
  • 12:40 Networking Lunch

    13:40 LANE ENERGY’S EXPERIENCE OF SHALE GAS PLAYS IN POLAND: PROJECT UPDATE

    Kamlesh Parmar

    Kamlesh Parmar, Director, Lane Energy Poland

  • Shale gas project in the Baltic Basin area of Northern Poland
  • Progress so far
  • Future planning and prospects
  • 14:15 SHALE GAS RESERVOIR ASSESSMENT: OVERVIEW AND CRITICAL DATA REQUIREMENTS

    Chad Hartman

    Chad Hartman, Chief Technical Advisor, Weatherford Laboratories

  • Basic Fundamentals

    o        Wellsite Core Acquisition

    o        Core Preservation Methods

  •  Fundamental Assessment Criteria

    o        Gas Content

    o        Gas Composition

    o        Gas Isotopic Composition

    o        Adsorbed Gas Storage Capacity

    o        Free Gas Storage Capacity

    o        Petrography/Geochemistry

    o        Initial Gas Saturation

    o        Matrix & Effective Permeability

    o        Geomechanics

  • 14:55 APPLYING LESSONS LEARNED IN EVALUATING THE BARNETT SHALE TO OTHER GLOBAL SHALE PLAYS

    Ramona Hovey

    Ramona Hovey, Senior Vice President, DrillingInfo

  • Understanding how mature resources plays may be key to understanding emerging plays
  • Effectively analyzing how operator and technology effects impact performance
  • 15:35 Afternoon Tea

    16:05 THE EVOLUTION OF UNCONVENTIONAL GAS RESOURCE; WHERE IT WILL POSSIBLY LEAD US?

    George Vassilellis

    George Vassilellis, Lead Reservoir Engineer, Gaffney, Cline & Associates

  • What is the essence of unconventional gas?
  • Development concepts
  • Relation to market trends
  • Regional challenges
  • Technology and understanding
  • 16:45 ESTIMATING SHALE GAS CONTENT, GETTING IT RIGHT

    Patrick Lowry

    Patrick Lowry, Director Dallas Consulting, RPS Energy

  • Identifying and quantifying gas storage components: porosity, organic content and fractures (and clays?)
  • Proper application of Langmuir isotherm parameters; dealing with temperature and pressure
  • Basin scale gas content calculation and identification of sweet spots
  • 17:25 TIGHT GAS RESERVOIR PROJECTS IN NETHERLANDS

    Fred Van Hulten

    Fred Van Hulten, Geologist, EBN


    ·          Quick introduction to tight gas producing formations in the Netherlands  

    o    Geological setting (gas fields in Rotliegend and Bunter)

    o    Comparison of tight gas reservoir potential with other non-conventional resources in the country

    o    Limited window of opportunity – aging infrastructure offshore

    ·          Brief quantification of reserves: update on tight gas reservoirs

    ·          Developments in the past few years

    o    Research

    o    Tax measures

    o    Technical trends

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    Critical Elements of Gas Shale Reservoir Characterization

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