Integration of Geology, Seismic and Geochemistry for Improved Interpretation
Answering the most important question exploration companies ask themselves: How can I avoid a dry hole?
Despite major advances in seismic and other exploration technologies, the success ratio for oil and gas exploration or wildcat drilling worldwide has remained low. The low discovery ratio is due mainly to a scarcity of easy-to-explore targets that have forced companies to venture into riskier areas such as deep offshore, inhospitable regions and frontier basins. Also companies are undertaking risky exploration for fractured, tight and unconventional reservoirs. Some of these risks have been offset by new drilling and fracturing techniques. Therefore there is a greater need for coordinated approaches utilising geochemistry, seismic and geology survey (including satellite imagery).
While development of enhanced recovery projects is increasing, major environmental problems can occur without adequate suitability assessments and monitoring by seismic, satellite interpretation and soil gas surveys. The technical update will cover the cost-effective exploration of hydrocarbons and monitoring of CO₂EOR projects for leakage of CO₂ using geochemical soil gas surveys in conjunction with seismic and geology survey.
Technical Update Format:
The Technical Update will use a combination of presentations and table discussions to provide an interactive learning environment that allows for discussions and comments. Delegates will be able to interact in the classroom to simulate case studies applicable in the region and to understand best-practices being used in other emerging oil and gas markets. Supporting materials include a comprehensive manual, supporting Powerpoint and handouts.
Registration will be at 8.00 on Day One. The technical update will run for 2 Days commencing at 8.30 and finishing at 14.30. There will be two 30 minute refreshment breaks and lunch will be served at the end of each day.