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2nd Annual Ireland Oil & Gas 2014 Summit

2nd Annual Ireland Oil & Gas 2014 Summit

Good news for Ireland’s oil and gas industry as key companies experience jump in share prices!

The 2nd Annual Ireland Oil & Gas 2014 Summit, organised by London leading business intelligence International Research Networks, and taking place on 4th-5th June in Dublin, will allow you to meet the key companies currently active in Ireland, thereby offering exclusive insights on the latest developments of the oil & gas industry in the country. London, UK (PRWEB UK) 15 May 2014 — Good news for Ireland’s oil and gas industry as key companies experience jump in share prices.

Shares in the Irish exploration firm, Fastnet Oil & Gas, jumped by nearly 6% at the end of last month, after the company revealed that initial result readings from 3D seismic surveys of its ‘Mizzen’ and ‘Deep Kinsale’ prospects identified 22 “structures”, or indications of oil. Fastnet Oil & Gas will present for the second year running at the Ireland Oil & Gas Summit, where they will shed light on their Celtic Sea assets. This meeting will be held at the Conrad Hotel in Dublin on the 4th-5th June this year, at a time when new licencing rounds for offshore Ireland are due to be announced. On the morning of the first day will be a high-level presentation by Ciarán Ó hÓbáin, the Principal Officer of the Petroleum Affairs Division from Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources and Environment of the Republic of Ireland.

The second edition of this senior level Summit, organised by leading business-intelligence group International Research Networks, will allow you to meet all the key companies active in Ireland at present. Some of the companies speaking at the Summit this year include:

Providence Resources; Petrel Resources; Irish Offshore Operators Association (IOOA); Nalcor Energy – Oiland Gas; Lansdowne Oil and Gas; Europa Oil & Gas; Fastnet Oil & Gas; Woodside Energy; Sosina Exploration; Clannah Natural Energy/Belize Natural Energy; Commission for Energy Regulations, Republic ofIreland; Geological Survey of Northern Ireland, Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment; Scottish Parliament; Aberdeen City Council; Infrastrata; Enterprise Ireland, Irish Maritime and Energy Resource Cluster (IMERC, Energy Institute Republic of Ireland; Veritas Academy.

More information can be found on the website www.irelandsummit.com.

Contact Information
Lola Bourget
+44 2071111615

Academic Competition of Negotiation about Oil & Gas

Academic Competition of Negotiation about Oil & Gas

When:June 6-7 – qualifications, June 13 – final , 2014

Where: AGH University of Science and Technology, Cracow, Poland

Registration document

Website: https://www.facebook.com/naftagazwitawas

Negotiation skills are very important in our lives. In school , at work, while we discussing project or tricking someone into their case. Also in recruitment process we can observe that negotiation skills are very good to know the candidate, check his knowledge , ability to work in a team and the ability to think analytically.

Scientific Circle KIWON and ambassadors of GEOTALENT would like to organize STUDENT NEGOTATION ROUND “Nafta, Gaz Wita Was” associated with the petroleum industry and gas company – the first such event in Krakow!

The competition consist of two stages: qualification ( two days) and final (one day ). Top teams would have to deal with a scenario in English. Before competition we want to carry out a free training and workshops with experts in the field of negotiation and public speaking: dr. Andrzej Sikora and dr. Krzysztof Sarnecki (in collaboration with AKADOS ). Topics negotiating are associated with concessions, construction of gas pipelines, international relations Russia – EU and local population.

source of the slider image: http://impactsocialmedia.net/

Report from Morocco Oil & Gas 2014 Summit

Report from Morocco Oil & Gas 2014 Summit

The Morocco Oil & Gas 2014 Summit was held at the Hotel Pullman Palmeraie in Marrakech on 7th – 8th May 2014.

The Summit has been organised by International Research Networks, a leading business intelligence group, transmitting information through the medium of highly topical Conferences, Summits, Round Tables, Reviews and Publications.

The Summit, fully endorsed by the National Office of Hydrocarbons and Mines (ONHYM), attracted more than 250 delegates from international oil companies. H.E Abdelkader Amara, Minister of Energy, Mines, Water and Environment of Morocco, opened the event. He referred to potential measures for further increasing Morocco’s attractiveness in his speech.

The Keynote Address was delivered by Ms. Amina Benkhadra, General Director of ONHYM. She stated that 2013 and 2014 have been an unprecedented period of growth for Morocco’s upstream activity, and the ONHYM is continuing its promotional work. Two or three additional agreements could possibly be signed by the end of 2014 in addition to 31 exploration contracts currently in force, as well as five reconnaissance agreements.

Day 1 of the Summit, included insightful presentations by the senior directors of ONHYM, highlighting Morocco’s offshore and onshore exploration opportunities, hydrocarbon legislation and promising petroleum systems. The insights were given by experts in the field including Mr Mohamed Nahim, Exploration Director at ONHYM; Mr Redouane Hajjaj, Head of the Petroleum Agreements Management Department; and Mr Abdellah Ait Salem, Basin Evaluation Division Manager.

Amongst the major operators in Morocco, Ben Conley, Morocco Asset Manager at Cairn Energy, and Duncan Wallace, Exploration Manager at Chariot Oil & Gas, presented on their exploration plans and activities, including offshore and onshore activities. Later that day, Rick Eisenberg, Africa Frontier Exploration and Appraisal Manager, and Carl Atallah, Vice President and Country Manager of Platinum Sponsor Chevron discussed opportunities in Morocco and what it takes to be successful in frontier exploration in the country. The American major is due to start seismic shooting promptly and plans to multiply drilling offshore Agadir. Mr Atallah stated that part of their appeal is that this area has not been explored before. He then added “exploration is a risky business, and even in a success case, it will be a very long time before Morocco sees the kind of benefits associated with oil and gas production.”

After a full day of exclusive insights and networking, the delegation were taken to a Networking Reception, sponsored by Genel Energy, allowing participants to pursue business conversations with senior representatives from the Ministry of Energy, Mines, Water and Environment, the ONHYM and the main oil and gas operators and service providers of the industry. The evening pleasantly continued at the Tigmiza Palace for a prestigious Gala Dinner, hosted by Gulfsands Petroleum.

Day 2 featured presentations on Morocco onshore and offshore developments by Mahdi Sajjad, President and CEO at Gulfsands Petroleum; Paul Griffiths, Managing Director at Fastnet Oil & Gas; and Gerald Lane, Finance Director at Kosmos Energy. Gerald explained more about the unexplored basins offering potentially high volume and high value barrels. He stated that the excellent investment climates – one of the best in Africa – and the good alignment with Government authorities on hydrocarbon exploration, are among the reasons for exploration.

Shale oil and gas were discussed by the experts in the field; Walid Sinno, Middle East and North Africa Director at San Leon Energy; Hussein Abdallah, Exploration Manager Morocco and Mauritania at Repsol, and Mike Hoffmann, Exploration Manager North Africa at Gold Sponsor Anadarko. They explained that their objectives in terms of unconventional resources are to explore alternatives to accelerate development and help to establish a profitable oil and gas shale industry.

Gold Sponsor CGG, represented by Rob Crossley, Chief Geologist, also presented on geological and geophysical integration for successful exploration of the Moroccan offshore.

Finally, Franck Le Baron, Vice President International Projects at Elengy; Fabrice Fortin, Head of Gas and LNG Market Developments North Africa at Royal Dutch Shell – Integrated Gas; and Laurent Thery, Senior Vice President International Business Development at GDF Suez, hosted a session on the Moroccan downstream sector focusing on natural gas and LNG terminals. Morocco is aiming at diversifying its energy mix for better energy efficiency and, according to Mr Fortin, gas and LNG are keys to achieving the national energy strategy goals.

The Marrakech Farewell Night, sponsored by Kosmos Energy, took place at the magnificent Soleiman Palace, facilitating exclusive networking opportunities with international oil and gas thought leaders.

Amongst companies that attended the Summit were AVA Newpark, Baker Hughes, Caithness Petroleum, Clifford Chance, ConocoPhillips, Dan-Bunkening Middle East, Dolphin Geophysical, Enel, Ernst & Young, Freeport McMoRan Oil & Gas, Galp Energia, Genesis Oil & Gas, Glencore UK, GPS Intl, Halliburton, Impact Oil & Gas, Integrated Geochemical Interpretation (IGI), ION Geophysical, Jotun MENA, Kerui Group, Lafarge Maroc, Longreach Oil & Gas, Mubadala Petroleum, New Age Morocco, OGRPP – Guinea, OneSubsea, Polarcus, PwC, Saham Assurance, Sanad, Saipem, Sotaserv, Spectrum, Sumitomo Corporation, Svenska Petroleum, Technip, Teredo Oils, TGS, Total Safety and Xodus Group. The Ministry of Economy and Finance and West African guests from Mali, Guinea, Senegal, Mauritania and Gabon were also present.

Official Supporters of the Summit included the Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Services of Casablanca, Cedigaz, the Moroccan Association of Petroleum Geologists and GEP AFTP. IRN donated a substantial amount of the Summit proceedings to its Charity Partner, L’Heure Joyeuse.

For more information on the second edition of the Morocco Oil & Gas Summit that will take place next year, please visit the website www.moroccosummit.com.

Concert Under The Sea

Concert Under The Sea

Have you ever heard about the deepest underwater concert ever performed? I’m sure that you guess it must be to do with the oil and gas industry.

In 2006 Katie Melua, female singer from Georgia, was invited by Statoil to play as part of the gas platform’s 10th anniversary celebrations. The concert was held at the bottom of a shaft at the Statoil Troll A Platform gas rig in the North Sea. Melua and her band performed for workers 303 metres below sea level!

The Troll A platform is a condeep offshore natural gas platform in the Troll gas field off the west coast of Norway. It is the tallest structure that has ever been moved to another position, relative to the surface of the Earth, and is among the largest and most complex engineering projects in history. With 1.2 million tons ballasted under tow, 472 meters high, with underwater concrete structure at 369 meters, and dry weight of 656,000 tons, the Troll A platform is an engineering marvel. The platform stands on the sea floor 303 meters below the surface of the sea and one of the concrete cylindrical legs has an elevator that takes over nine minutes to travel from the platform above the waves to the sea floor.

Katie Melua underwent extensive medical tests and survival training (OPITO Basic Offshore Safety Induction and Emergency Training – BOSIET Standard) in Norway before flying by helicopter to the rig.

If you would like to find out more about ‘Concert Under The Sea‘ and see how the singer set a Guinness World record for the deepest underwater concert, you should view a documentary film about that (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_YtCHHpZNxo). Enjoy!

Sources: petroglobalnews.com, en.wikipedia.org, www.uncut.co.uk, news.bbc.co.uk, www.katiemelua.com

Photos from: www.oilrig-photos.com, krishkommineninorway.blogspot.com


11th, Spring issue of YoungPetro

11th, Spring issue of YoungPetro

We are very proud to announce that 11th, Spring issue of YoungPetro is now available!
What you can find in this issue?

…something special
This year we had celebrated 5th anniversary of “East meets West” Congress. On this occasion YoungPetro includes a special supplement with some information about the event and two really interesting articles about ideas, passion and friendship, which led to the success of the Congress.

…something about science
This issue includes 4 interesting scientific articles:
“Europe’s largest oil producer”
“Mexican Reforma Energetica of 2013 – background, content and meaning of Mexico and global oil markets”
“Hydrocarbon exploration in the Himalayan Region. A tough challenge with a high reward”
“Curbing oil spill as a tool to enhance sustainable development in Nigeria”

…something for those, who missed the most important petroleum events
You can read reports from two conferences: Shale Gas World Europe (which took place in October in Warsaw) and from International Petroleum Conference, which was held in Doha in January.

…something for people who just want to know more
Spring issue includes two great interviews: the first one with Chris Faulkner – the founder and president of Breitling Energy Corporation and the second one with Jan Chadam – president of the management board of Gaz-System S.A. Company

What more we can say? Enjoy the reading!

GeoTalent – zostan ambasadorem!

GeoTalent – zostan ambasadorem!

Uwaga studenci AGH!

Ruszyła rekrutacja do drugiej edycji Programu Ambasadorskiego GeoTalent PGNiG!
Jeśli chcecie się rozwijać, brać udział w realizacji ciekawych projektów oraz pracować w kreatywnym zespole, nie zwlekajcie – wyślijcie swoje zgłoszenie już dziś!
Wszystkie informacje o programie oraz szczegóły samej rekrutacji przyszłorocznych ambasadorów znajdziecie na stronie internetowej: http://www.geotalent.pl/

Program Ambasadorski GeoTalent

ShaleScience 2014

ShaleScience 2014

When: 9-10 June, 2014

Where: Copernicus Science Centre in Warsaw ul. Wybrzeże Kościuszkowskie 20


Website: http://shalescience.com/en/

The ShaleScience Conference is an international forum of scientific cooperation, aimed at introducing the latest developments in science and technology to the exploration of and production from unconventional hydrocarbon deposits in Poland.

During the previous editions of ShaleScience, the participants defined the key factors determining the correct quality assessment of shale rock formation characteristics, and worked out an accurate picture of key parameters that impact the profitability of production from unconventional deposits, including reservoir quality (RQ) and completion quality (CQ). During the 3rd Shale Science Conference, the discussion will concentrate on the comparison of Polish Lower Paleozoic geological formations with their analogues, occurring infrequently in North America. The main focus of the conference will be the application of a new approach to designing and performing stimulation in moderate-quality reservoirs. The conclusions pertaining to the evolution of the mental picture of shale reservoir stimulation in local geological conditions will be based on the results from the first exploration operations carried out in Poland in the years 2009-2014.

ShaleScience 2014 topics:

• Geology of Polish Lower Paleozoic Shales – Polish and American Experiences
• Drilling and Completing Wells in Moderate-Quality Shale Reservoirs
• Environmental Challenges for Hydraulic Fracturing

Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) in the light of Oil Industry

Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) in the light of Oil Industry

“__It is a process in which waste CO2 is being captured at large point sources and then transported to the site where it will be sequestered in geologic formation__”

Purpose of CCS

1. The atmosphere will be protected from release of CO2 and Global Warming will be reduced

2. It can be used in EOR processes to increase oil recovery

Stages involved in CCS

It is a three step process:

1. Capturing: First CO2 is captured at the fossil fuel and industrial power plants

2. Transport: CO2 is transported via pipelines to the storage site

3. Sequestering:Then it is injected into declining oil fields to increase oil  recovery or it is stored in geologic formation

In above statement it is mentioned that gas is injected into the declining oil fields, now question arises that:

Why abandoned oil fields are candidates of Carbon Storage?

Answer to this question has several explanations:

1. Oil and gas that originally accumulated in traps did not escape for many millions of years, demonstrating their reliability and safety

2. Geological structure and physical properties of most oil and gas fields have been extensively studied and characterized

3. Computer models have been developed in the oil and gas industry to predict the movement, displacement behavior and trapping of HC

4. Some of the infrastructure and wells already in place may be used for handling CO2 storage operations

5. Depleted fields will not be adversely affected by CO2 and if hydrocarbon fields are still in production, a CO2 storage scheme can be optimized to enhance oil or gas production

It’s Application in Enhanced Oil Recovery

EOR through CO2 flooding offers potential economic gain from incremental oil production.

Driving Mechanism

Percentage Recovery References

Conventional Primary Production

05-40% of OGIP

Holt et al., 1995

Secondary Recovery

10-20% of OGIP

Bondor, 1992

CO2 used for Enhanced Oil Recovery 07-23% of OGIP

Martin & Taber, 1992; Moritis, 2003

How does it work?

Continuous CO2 injection or alternate water and CO2 gas injection are two of the CO2 Injection Schemes in which oil is displaced by gas injection. These mechanisms vary from immiscible displacement at low pressure to miscible displacement at higher pressure applications. In these processes 50 to 67% of CO2 returns to the surface with produced oil, and is usually separated and re-injected into the reservoir to minimize operating costs.

The remainder is trapped in the oil reservoir by means of irreducible saturation and dissolution in reservoir oil that it is not produced and in pore space that is not connected to the flow path for the producing wells.

Advantages of CCS
  • CCS is attractive because the geology of HC reservoirs is generally known
  • Storage costs will be offset by the sale of additional oil recovery
  • It is a key tool in tackling climate change, providing energy security, creating jobs and economic prosperity
  • CCS could reduce global CO2 emissions by 19%, and that fighting climate change could cost 70% more without CCS
  • CCS could play an important role in order to reduce Green House Gas Emission
  • Disadvantages of old oil fields are their geographic distribution and their limited capacity
  • Subsequent burning of the additional oil recovered will offset much or all of the reduction in CO2 emissions
  • Presence of impurities in the CO2 gas stream affects the processes of capture, transport and injection mainly due to corrosion and fouling
  • Leakage of stored CO2 is a major concern with CCS
  • CCS technology leaves behind dangerous waste material that has to be stored, just like nuclear power stations
  • The technology is expected to use between 10 and 40 percent of the energy produced by a power station
  • The use of CCS can reduce CO2 emissions from the stacks of coal power plants by 85–90%, but it has no effect on CO2 emissions due to the mining and transport of coal

There is an urgent need to tackle climate change and we need “all the tools in the box” to do so; we cannot tackle climate change effectively without CCS. And if this technology is being used in EOR processes, we can not only recover additional Oil but also can prevent our environment from further demolition.