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Unconventional Gas resources are expected to steer the future of the energy industry in the coming years.

The new investment opportunities and technological breakthroughs are now allowing companies to extract value out of what was previously seen as unfeasible and economically unviable. To make the most from the underlying opportunities offered by Unconventional Gas resources, companies must be agile in analysing their needs and implement robust strategies for the success of their business.

Join industry experts and colleagues at SMi's 4th annual Unconventional Gas on the 16th & 17th of March 2011 in London that will provide you all the necessary knowledge and strategies needed to extract great business from your unconventional gas projects.

Make sure that you book a place early and become part of Europe's largest and most prestigious event with top level experts joining us from all corners of the world

SMi's 2010 Unconventional Gas conference attracted over 170 attendees, from organisations including:

 

 

Statoil · BP · BNK Petroleum · Repsol YPF · Devon Energy · ENI · ExxonMobil International · Total · BG  · Shell International · EON · GDF Suez · Nexen Petroleum · Green Gas · 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· Schlumberger · Halliburton

 Please click below to view the highlights of the March 2010 Unconventional Gas conference

   

Here is a selection of interviews recorded at the March 2010 Unconventional Gas conference:

Anthony Bishop Interview Anthony Bishop
CFO/Company secretary,
Molopo Australia
Anthony joined Molopo in September 2008.  Mr. Bishop has over 17 years experience in the energy and finance industries.  His areas of expertise comprise mergers and acquisitions, financial markets, and finance Click here to gain access
James Elston Interview James Elston CEO, Realm Energy James has 19 years of broad ranging oil and gas experience in industry, banking and consulting. He has worked with the founders of Realm Energy - a European focussed Shale Player - since May 2009 Click here to gain access
James Hill Interview James Hill Vice President of Exploration,
BNK Petroleum
Mr. Hill started his career in geology when he joined the US Geological Survey in 1971. While at the USGS, a majority of his time was spent on research on the Monterey Shale ending with that being the focus of his Masters Thesis Click here to gain access

 

  • 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

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Alex Forbes

Alex Forbes, Managing Director, Forbes Communications

9:10 BG GROUP AND UNCONVENTIONAL GAS; ACTIVITY UPDATE

Keith Johnson

Keith Johnson, General Manager of Strategy and Portfolio Development, BG Group

  • BG’s UGR Strategy
  • Australia CSG – update
  • US Gas Shales – update
  • Other UGR initiatives
  • 9:50 STATOIL'S UNCONVENTIONAL PORTFOLIO

    Katie  Jackson

    Katie Jackson, Senior Vice President for Corporate Mergers & Acquisitions, Statoil

  • Why Unconventional technology is important
  • The strategic assumptions behind Statoil's unconventional portfolio
  • Portfolio characteristics
  • Future developments
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 EVALUATING UNCONVENTIONAL GAS POTENTIAL IN OMAN

    William Walton

    William Walton, Oman Deep Gas Opportunity Leader, Petroleum Development Oman

  • Unconventional Gas in Oman
  • Petroleum Development Oman's Tight Gas Projects
  • 11:40 INFLATABLE PACKER TECHNOLOGY FOR CBM

    Howard Kenworthy

    Howard Kenworthy, Commercial Director, Inflatable Packers International

  • Water Well Inflatable Packers as an alternative to oilfield inflatable packers
  • Different approaches to permeability testing from 3 different countries – case studies
  • Other inflatable packer applications for CBM production and environmental compliance
  • 12:20 Networking Lunch

    13:50 SHALE REVOLUTION IN EUROPE - BIFURCATION

    James Elston

    James Elston, CEO, Realm Energy

  • A Quiet Revolution
  • Shale into Fast Forward (or Not)
  • Poland/France Case studies
  • Deal analysis to date
  • Future Shale farm in deals?
  • The AFE challenge
  • Outlook
  • 14:30 PANEL DISCUSSION: Solving Infrastructure Deficiencies in Support of Project Developments

  • Practical support strategies
  • Overcoming logistical difficulties
  • What works?
  • James Elston

    James Elston, CEO, Realm Energy

    Joel Price

    Joel Price, Head of Petroleum Engineering , Aurelian Oil & Gas PLC

    15:10 Afternoon Tea

    15:30 SHALE GAS POTENTIAL IN NORTH AFRICA AND NEAR EAST

  • North Africa and the Near East from a regional perspective
  • Focus on Jordan
  • Focus on Morocco
  • Methods/ Results of Resource Calculation
  • Economic Considerations
  • Stewart Whiteley

    Stewart Whiteley, Managing Director, PETRENEL

    Jessica Hill

    Jessica Hill, Geologist, PETRENEL

    16:10 WARTSILA POWER PLANT CONCEPTS

    Marek  Sutkowski

    Marek Sutkowski , Senior Development Manager, Wartsila

  • Flexible Gas by Wire Solutions
  • High Efficiency
  • Gas Compression
  • Scalability and Easy Extension
  • 16:50 Chairman’s Closing Remarks & Close of Day One

    17:00 Networking Drinks Reception

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Alex Forbes

    Alex Forbes, Managing Director, Forbes Communications

    9:10 SHALE GAS : THE ROLE OF TECHNOLOGY

    Doug Bentley

    Doug Bentley, European Unconventional Gas Manager, Schlumberger

    This session will focus on Schlumberger’s focus on the Integration of Data to understand the two key drivers of “Shale Gas”

  • Reservoir Quality
  • Completion Quality

     In addition I will give some examples of Technology that allows for the development of Shale Gas to be cost effective.

  • 9:50 PANEL DISCUSSION: Is unconventional gas truly a game-changer for the long term? Or, as some have warned, just a flash in the pan?

  • These are still relatively early days for the unconventional gas industry, even in North America. How sure can we be that it is a sustainable resource over the long term?
  • How do the economics of unconventional gas stack up in what the IEA has described as a gas glut?
  • Will heavy-handed policy and regulation stifle the development of unconventional gas?
  • James Elston

    James Elston, CEO, Realm Energy

    Nick Grealy

    Nick Grealy, Publisher, No Hot Air

    10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 TIGHT GAS PROJECT UPDATE: SIEKIERKI TIGHT GAS PROJECT IN POLAND

    Joel Price

    Joel Price, Head of Petroleum Engineering , Aurelian Oil & Gas PLC

  • Tight Gas in the Rotligendes
  • Project Overview
  • MFHW application in Siekierki
  • Current status, including initial well test results
  • Next steps in appraisal and development
  • 11:40 SHALE AND COALBED GAS OPPORTUNITIES IN ASIA

    Jan Roelofsen

    Jan Roelofsen, Geologist, Senior Product Manager, International E&P Data, IHS

  • Overview of unconventional exploration activity
  • Results of recent analysis of shale and coal gas plays potential
  • Regulatory issues around unconventional gas exploration
  • Key drivers for future production
  • 12:20 Networking Lunch

    13:50 EXPECTATIONS AND CHALLENGES OF SHALE GAS EXPLORATION IN POLAND

    Pawel  Poprawa

    Pawel Poprawa, Chief Specialist & Head of Petroleum Geology Laboratory, Polish Geological Institute

  • Potential of Poland for shale gas exploration
  • Triggers of shale gas rush market in Poland
  • Challenges in implementation of shale gas projects to Poland and Europe
  • Commercial shale gas market constraints
  • 14:30 UNCONVENTIONAL GAS IN THE UK: THE NEXT STEPS

    John Blaymires

    John Blaymires, Chief Operating Officer, IGas

  • Overview of current status: Focus on CBM/Shale Gas
  • Key Drivers: Market, Commerciality, Technology
  • Main Challenges: Supply chain, land & planning, environmental, etc
  • The Way Forward: Initiation of full scale production in the UK
  • 15:10 DEALING WITH THE ENVIRONMENTAL OBJECTIONS OF SHALE GAS PRODUCTION

    Nick Grealy

    Nick Grealy, Publisher, No Hot Air

  • Myths and realities of the whole shale gas production process
  • Assessing the use of water and emerging technologies available to reduce or replace it
  • Improvements in well spacing
  • Full disclosure of all fracking chemicals
  • 15:50 Chairman’s Closing Remarks, Close of the Conference followed by Afternoon Tea

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