79th EAGE Conference & Exhibition 2017

Energy, Technology, Sustainability - Time to open a new Chapter

12 - 15 June
Paris, France
Call for papers

Dedicated Sessions

Kindly find below the Dedicated Sessions that will be part of the Technical Programme of the 79th EAGE Conference & Exhibition 2017.

IOR-EOR Session
Convenor E. Stenby (Technical University of Denmark)
Topic number 7.01

Petroleum Systems in the Middle East
Convenor M.R. Kamali (Research Institute of Petroleum Industry)
Topic number 7.02

Petroleum Systems of Sub-Saharan Africa
Convenor  J. Wendebourg (Total E&P Americas) 
Topic number 7.03

The session is dedicated to the identification, description and modeling of Sub-Saharan Africa’s onshore and offshore petroleum systems including the role of paleogeography, the presence and quality of source systems, the basins’ thermal history and fate of HC fluids, both conventional and unconventional.

Petroleum Systems of North Africa
Convenors J. Craig (Eni S.p.A. E&P)
  A. Cozzi (Eni S.p.A. E&P)
Topic number 7.04

Recent giant and supergiant discoveries have re-invigorated exploration in North Africa, an historic petroleum province with huge oil & gas reserves and significant remaining potential. Revisiting old and identifying new petroleum systems will be critical to maintaining North Africa’s key role in the future global energy scenario.

Oil and Gas History of Europe
Convenors J.-J. Biteau (Total)
  J.-J. Jarrige (Societe Geologique de France)
Topic number 7.05

This dedicated session aims at presenting different case studies of the petroleum exploration history of Europe starting during the nineteenth century up to present time.

Hydrodynamics and Seals in Europe - From Pore to Basin Scale
Convenors C.A.J. Wibberley (Total)
  J.M. Verweij (TNO)
Topic number 7.06

This session showcases state-of-the-art research into seals as dynamic, multi-scale elements in the petroleum system. Seal analysis now integrates the microstructural/core scale through prospect analysis (pre/post-drill) up to basin-scale modelling. Theoretical and applied approaches are encouraged, with particular focus on recent challenges of hydrodynamic and mechanical behavior of seals.

Best of Petroleum Geoscience
Coordinator P.A.F. Christie (Schlumberger)
Topic number 7.07 - invited speakers only

Petroleum Geoscience highlights integrated earth science in an applied context and this dedicated session will feature selected presentations of current and recently published articles covering all the sub-surface disciplines from geology and geophysics, through reservoir characterization, to flow simulation.

Shale Oil Production Resilience - Why and How?
Convenors P. Charlez (Total)
  M.C. Aoun (Institut Français des Relations Internationales)
Topic number 7.08

The collapse of prices over the last years has been followed by a dramatic drop in shale development activities. However, shale production has proved to be resilient with a slow decline when compared to the reduction in activities. The session aims at analyzing the main causes of this resilience and showing how it will positively or negatively impact the future of oil and gas markets.

Fractured Basement Plays
Convenor M.C. Poppelreiter (University Technology Petronas / Shell)
Topic number 7.09

Exploration Discoveries and Future Trends
Convenor B. Ritchie (BP)
Topic number 7.10

We invite submissions on the following topics:

  • Recent exploration discoveries
  • Future exploration trends
  • Existing and future hotspots in frontier basins
  • New plays in mature settings
  • Technological advances to unlock exploration potential
  • The present and future of unconventional oil and gas exploration
  • The role of regional interpretations in successful exploration strategies

Use of Contemporary Geoscience to Contain Uncertainty in Petroleum Resource Estimation
Convenor Ø. Bøe (Statoil ASA)
  S. Geiger (Heriot-Watt University)
Topic number 7.11

Estimation of reserves and resources for oil and gas fields can be improved by utilizing all data. This session will address how technology (like Permanent Reservoir Monitoring) and integrated geoscience (reservoir modelling and interpretation of data) can lead to improved resource and reserve estimates and also how the uncertainty can be reduced.

Deep Thermo-mechanical Modelling - A New Approach for Petroleum Systems De-risking?
Convenors C. Gout (Total)
  R. Huismans (Bergen University)
Topic number 7.12

Petroleum systems de-risking is often based on basin modeling. Recent advances in thermo-mechanical modeling at lithospheric scale like 3D simulation, resolution increase, coupling with external processes as erosion-transport-deposit, should improve BPSM boundary conditions, especially thermal, sedimentary system and basin geometry time evolution. Examples of large scale modeling constraining BPSM are expected.

Sedimentary Case Studies
Convenors B. Caline (Total)
  J.-L. Rubino (Total)
Topic number 7.15