IADC Critical Issues for Unconventionals Europe 2013- report


It was two amazing days in beautiful city called Warsaw, many interesting lectures about unconventional resources of oil and gas, provided by the best of the best professionals, coming from all over the world – it could be the last sentence of our report from IADC Critical Issues for Unconventionals Europe 2013 Conference.

Taking part in that event was a great opportunity to find out what is going to be important during exploration and exploitation of unconventional resources in Europe. There is a vast variety of problems which could occur during every single process, because unconventional resources demand unconventional methods.  Usage of those unconventional methods requires continuous increase of skills and knowledge people who are using them. At the conference all of participants could take part in the discussion, they could ask questions and share their experiences connected with topic of ongoing lecture.

Lecturers from companies such as Chevron or Schlumberger shared with other participants whole cross-section of challenges which occurred during their work with unconventional resources in US and Europe. They have also shown differences between exploration those resources in the US and Europe. Due to professionals discussion it seems that exploitation of European basins would be tougher not only because of different geological conditions but also because of more restrictive law.

For us, students it was a great opportunity to find out on which particular issue we should focus during our education. That event broaden our horizons in every single piece of unconventionals, such as: HSE, technical or social issues.

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