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MAY 21-22 2019 | Scandic Fornebu Oslo

 

may 21-22 2019 | Scandic Fornebu Oslo

RECENT ADVANCES IN EXPLORATON TECHNOLOGY

 

RECENT ADVANCES IN EXPLORATION TECHNOLOGY

 

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The NCS has a long tradition for being in the forefront in technological improvements in exploration. This year’s conference is the third in which both service and oil companies are given the opportunity to demonstrate “state of the art”.

 

For whom?

All-round explorationists with a need to get updated on recent advances in exploration technology (geochemistry, geophysics, digitalization).

 

Why?

The constant need for improving the success ratio on the NCS requires continuous development of exploration technology. New technology will be showcased, and case histories will be presented.

 

 

 

NCS Future Potential: Technology is Key

 

The Continuous Search for a “Silver Bullet”

 

Incremental Improvements make a big Difference

Registration

Early Bird fees are available up until March 31st

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Full conferencekr 9,900 + VATincl. Dinner
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Tuesdaykr 5,800 + VATincl. Dinner
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Wednesdaykr 4,800 + VAT
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Full conference - NGF feekr 9,500 + VAT
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Tuesday - NGF feekr 5,300 + VATincl. Dinner
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Wednesday - NGF feekr 4,300 + VAT
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Please contact Ingvild Carstens, ingvild@geonova.no, for information about pricing for start-ups, students and out-of-work professionals.

Cancellation policy: Cancellations must be submitted by May 10th 2019.

Exhibitors

 

 

Program

Day 1

Session 1

08:55

Welcome

Halfdan Carstens, Editor at GeoPublishing

EXPLORATION AND ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY

Chairman: Halfdan Carstens, Editor at GeoPublishing

09:00

The Most Suprising Wells – and their Relationship with the use af Advanced Technology

Stig-Morten Knutsen, NPD

09:30

Exploration Challenges and Potential Contributions from Technology

Erling Vågnes, Equinor

10:00

Coffee Break

Session 2

DERISKING THE PETROLEUM SYSTEM: HOW TO INTEGRATE TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATIONS IN THE WORKFLOW

Moderators: Idar Horstad, Spectrum GEO; Daniel Stoddart, GeoEight; Rolando di Primio, Lundin Norway

10:30

Interactive Session & Panel Discussion

Benedikt Lerch, Aker BP; Tore Amund Svånå, Aurelia GEO TBA, CGG Robertson; Alf Eivind Ryseth, Equinor; Helge Løseth, Equinor; Olaf Thießen, Equinor; Jon Halvard Pedersen, Lundin Norway; Robert Mackenzie Pierpoint, OMV; Jan Inge Faleide, University of Oslo;

12:30

Lunch

Session 3

EXPLORATION INNOVATION PRIZE

The Exploration Innovation Prize is awarded a license group, company, team or person who during the last two years have given a courageous and innovative technological contribution in exploration for oil and gas on the Norwegian continental shelf. The recipient has matured and exploration technology with high potential leading to increased G&G knowledge or future commercial oil & gas discoveries. Chairman: Bent Kjølhamar, TGS

13:30

Finalist #1

TBA May 6, 2019

13:45

Finalist #2

TBA May 6, 2019

14:00

Finalist #3

TBA May 6, 2019

14:15

Coffee Break

Session 4

IMAGING: PRESENT AND FUTURE OF SEISMIC ACQUISITION

Chairmen: Vetle Vinje, CGG & Martin Widmayer, PGS

14:35

Modern Seismic Data Creates Opportunities for the Explorationist: From “Lykkeland” to AI

Keynote: Vetle Vinje, CGG, Martin Widmayer, PGS & Ben King, Equinor

15:15

Enabling Technology: Addressing the Imaging Challenges in the Barents Sea by Shooting Over the Seismic Spread

Per Eivind Dhelie, Lundin Norway

15:35

25 Years of Experience with OBN – From Production to Exploration

Emin Sadikhov, Equinor ASA

15:55

Coffee Break

Session 5

IMAGING: EXAMPLES FROM REGIONS WITH COMPLEX GEOLOGY

16:15

Structure and Prospectivity of the Outer Møre and Vøring Basins and the Western Barents Sea Based on Integrated Seismic-Gravity-Magnetic Interpretation

Sverre Planke, VBPR

16:35

New Sub Basalt Processing Technology to Reveal a Hidden Prospective Geology in the Western Norwegian Sea

Jakob Skogseid, Equinor

Evening Program

17:45

Excursion

Field Trip to the Cambro-Silurian (Ordovician) sedimentary rocks along the shore of the Oslo Fjord with Morten Bergan, Spirit Energy

19:00

Apéritif

20:00

Exploration Innovation Prize Award Show

Hostess: Anette Broch Mathiesen Tvedt, Petrolia NOCO

Evening Speech

Karl Johnny Hersvik, CEO at Aker BP ASA

The Geo Sound

The TGS house-band “The Geo Sound” is entertaining: Christian Dahl Aaser, Ellen Munkvold, Mikal Trulsvik, Kjell Erik Eilertsen, Pernille Tomasgård

Award Ceremony

Jury of 10 oil co-representatives, 10 nominees, 3 finalists. 1 winner, Presented by TGS

NCS Exploration – Honorary Award

An NCS Exploration Game

Kristian Brandsegg, Exploro

Day 2

Session 1

REVIEWING THE PAST – LOOKING FORWARD

08:30

30 Years of Advances in Exploration Technology and Geoscience

Graeme Bagley, Associate, Westwood Global Energy

09:00

Technology Advance and Predictive Stratigraphy in Exploration

Tor Oftedal Sømme, Equinor

09:30

Coffee Break

Session 2

THE PETROLEUM SYSTEM

10:00

Predicting Source Rocks from Seismic: State of the Art with Examples from the NCS

Marita Gading, Equinor

10:20

West Cable, Ivar Aasen, Hanz – filling history based on Biomarker Oil Chemistry and Reservoir Fluid Geodynamics

Joachim Rinna, Aker BP

10:40

A Software Tool for Quick Analysis and Ranking of Sedimentary Basins According to their Biogenic Generative Potential

Luigi Gugliotti, Vår Energi

11:00

SATLOG, the last piece in the puzzle?

Rasmus Pedersen & Jan Gunnar Opsal, Searcher GEO

11:15

Break

Session 3

IMAGING OF INJECTITES

11:30

TBA

TBA, Aker BP

11:50

Frosk/Bøyla: Imaging Injectites Using Multiazimuth Data and Least Squares Migration

Grunde Rønholt, PGS

12:10

Lunch

Session 4

IMAGING OF COMPLEX BASINS

Using all geophysical methods to improve exploration and open up new basins

13:15

The Path to Improved Exploration Predictions through CSEM Adoption: First-hand Experiences from Pemex’s Frontier Deep-water Exploration Programme

Daniel Baltar, Fox Geo

13:35

Renewed Ideas on Traps in the Nordkapp Basin by Advanced Multi-geophysical Salt Imaging with Potential to Re-open a Large Under-explored Basin on the NCS

Susann Wienecke, EMGS, co-authored with Equinor

13:55

Deep Crustal Imaging of the Atlantic Ridge

Ståle Johansen, NTNU

14:15

Coffee Break

Session 5

15:00

End of Conference

Program Committee

Anette Broch Mathiesen Tvedt

Petrolia NOCO / Geological Society of Norway

Bent E Kjølhamar

TGS

Berit Osnes

PGS

Dag Helland-Hansen

EMGS

Daniel Stoddart

GeoEight

Idar Horstad

Spectrum GEO

Idar Kjørlaug

Explonor

Jan Helgesen

Equinor

Olav Antonio Blaich

Aker BP

Rolando di Primio

Lundin Norway

Terje Hagevang

Lime Petroleum

Vetle Vinje

CGG

Exploration Innovation Prize

The Exploration Innovation Prize is awarded a license group, company, team or person who during the last two years have given a courageous and innovative technological contribution in exploration for oil and gas on the Norwegian continental shelf.

The recipient has matured and exploration technology with high potential leading to increased G&G knowledge or future commercial oil & gas discoveries.

Nominate YOUR candidate by February 28th 2019. The jury for the Exploration Innovation Prize (EIP), will select the top candidates that advance to an open poll.

In the open poll, you can vote for your favourites among the candidates. The polling results will advise the committee in their selection of the three candidates who will be invited to present the technology and its impact at the conference in May 2019. The jury selects the winner after the presentation at the conference, and the prize is awarded in the prize ceremony the same evening. 

 

VOTE – Exploration Innovation Prize 2019 Live

  • CGG & Lundin for TopSeis
    0% 1 / 172
  • PGS and Equinor for eSeismic
    17% 30 / 172
  • Seismic Apparition and Equinor for signal apparition
    11% 19 / 172
  • Earth Science Analytics for EarthNET
    20% 36 / 172
  • VBPR for P-Cable 3D Acquisition System
    1% 2 / 172
  • EMGS, Equinor and Shell for developing DeepBlue
    37% 64 / 172
  • OMV for shallow horizontal well on Wisting
    0% 1 / 172
  • Searcher Geoservices for SATLOG
    4% 7 / 172
  • TGS and Polarcus for Triple Source
    6% 12 / 172

About the Nominees

CGG and Lundin for TopSeis

TopSeisis a next-generation marine towed-streamer acquisition solution, delivering a step-change in imaging for shallow to intermediate depth targets by providing massively increased near-offset coverage from a split spread with zero offsets. It is the outcome of five years of technical collaboration between CGG and Lundin Norway AS, with additional funding from the Norwegian Research Council. The first full-scale 2000km2commercial survey over the Loppa High in the Barents Sea was acquired in 2017 with the first processing finished in 2018 providing excellent results compared to the conventional data in the area. An even larger 5000km2 Multi-Client survey over Greater Castberg in the Barents Sea is planned in the summer of 2019.

TopSeis
e-seismic

PGS and Equinor for eSeismic

eSeismic was developed by PGS in cooperation with Equinor and the Norwegian Research Council. The method reinvents seismic acquisition and processing, producing an ongoing lower-level ripple of sound, rather than the traditional series of large distinctive impulsive pops. A recent field trial confirmed the benefits of recording continuous source and receiver wavefields, including reduced environmental impact, improved efficiency and better data quality.

5 key benefits

  • Environmental: Peak sound pressure levels (SPL) are significantly reduced by distributing the emitted signals in time
  • Environmental: Sound exposure levels (SEL) integrated over time can also be reduced
  • Efficiency: There are no speed limitations since the method does not require the seismic recording or the sources to be triggered with specific spatial intervals, and no listening time is needed
  • Efficiency: Rapid coverage of the target during acquisition by operating several sources simultaneously, and increasing the spread width of the sources
  • Excellence: Continuous wavefields deliver uplifts in data quality and spatial sampling of source positions

Seismic Apparition and Equinor for signal apparition

The classic cocktail party problem — how a human can filter out a voice of interest from other voices in a crowded room – has its parallel in seismic acquisition. In a seismic survey, the Earth’s response from one seismic source can be filtered out from many seismic sources fired simultaneously. The trick is to use periodic time delays while shooting. Recorded seismic data are transformed to the spectral domain, where individual source contributions reappear in blended multiple copies at separate wavenumber locations, allowing for exact separation in an optimally wide bandwidth, according to the signal apparition technique developed by the inventors.

Signal apparition is a game-changing advance for highly cost-effective simultaneous source acquisition. It allows time and cost savings by faster acquisition, or denser sampling on the source side for improved seismic imaging. Further, the application of signal apparition gives seismic data with low-frequency content fitting for full-waveform inversion and velocity model building. To date, field projects with 2, 3 and 6 simultaneous sources have been carried out on the NCS for OBN, PRM and streamer seismic.

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EarthNet

Earth Science Analytics for EarthNET

Earth Science Analytics (ESA) is developing the next generation software platform that is enabling geoscientists to use artificial intelligence and machine learning for hydrocarbon exploration.

ESA’s EarthNet platform enables faster, less expensive and more accurate prediction of subsurface rock and fluid properties compared to traditional methods.

The company was awarded Subsea Upcoming Company of the Year 2018 by GCE Subsea and has recently been announced to be a winner in the prestigious British Oil & Gas Technology Centre challenge “Can machine learning help unlock the full potential of the North Sea?"

VBPR for P-Cable 3D Acquisition System

With short offsets, dense streamer spacing in combination with a high-frequency seismic source, P-Cable 3D Seismic AS has been able to acquire dense CMP coverage with bin sizes as low as 3 m. This is a significantly better resolution than broadband-processed conventional 3D marine seismic. The P-Cable system can be used for both high-resolution 3D acquisition, as elegantly demonstrated in Jurassic fault block prospects in the Barents Sea resulting in data with extreme resolution, and 2D regional surveys where wide-azimuth illumination and high-fold lead to crisp, detailed high-resolution 2D marine seismic profiles. The unique cross-cable design also enables quick deployment of the complete spread of eighteen streamers.

Pcable-web
DeepBlue-w

EMGS, Equinor and Shell for developing Deep Blue

EMGS has been working on a Joint Industry Project (“Deep Blue”), supported by Shell and Equinor, for developing the Next Generation EM equipment. In 2016 a prototype of the new equipment set was successfully tested offshore Norway. The first commercial survey was performed in July 2017. Deep Blue has been used actively in Norway throughout 2018, especially for mature basin surveys in the North Sea and the Norwegian Sea.

Deep Blue increases the depth of investigation well beyond the capabilities of the conventional source systems with a general depth increase of imaging capacity of 1500 meters more than the conventional system. 4500 meters is considered the “new floor” of EM imaging capability. The new source also increases imaging confidence and resolution for targets that can be detected with the conventional source system. Deep Blue can operate in water depths up to 4,000 meters.

All data acquired with Deep Blue confirms the ability to increase sensitivity and resolution through a combination of higher source output, increased frequency bandwidth and better accuracy, which allows imaging deeper and smaller targets.

OMV for Wisting Shallow Horizontal Drilling

OMVs horizontal appraisal well on the Wisting discovery in the Barents Sea is the first subsea ultra-shallow reservoir extended well. It is also the world’s shallowest horizontal well drilled from a floating drilling facility. Water depth at Wisting is 402 meters. The well started vertically and was successfully steered into a horizontal orientation within a 250 meters depth interval. The total well length is 2,354 meters and the horizontal section measures 1,402 meters. The well was spudded on January 15, 2016, by the semisubmersible rig Transocean Spitsbergen and the well- test was finalized at the end of March 2016. The well is a prime example of an innovative and courageous move to understand the reservoir in an early exploration phase.

Wisting-horizontal-well
Satlog-web

Searcher Geoservices for SATLOG

In many wells, hydrocarbon saturations are masked due to mechanical failure of drilling or logging equipment, overbalance in the drilling mud or poorly calibrated resistivity logs. In critical cases, discoveries may have been totally overlooked. Two years ago, Searcher Geoservices AS began to develop a missed pay analysis (SATLOG) based on composite, conventional well data. The results are extraordinary. The conclusion drawn is that there are still many missed pay opportunities on the Norwegian shelf. The obvious question is then why no one has seen and grasped these before? Searcher Geoservices has since 2016 digitized all of the available analogue well data on the Norwegian shelf. Logs from over 300 wells are ready, and the total database currently represents nearly 1,200 wells. The database is available for use in any interpretation program.

TGS and Polarcus for Triple Source

Triple source in towed streamer 3D seismic acquisition has become a solution to increase spatial resolution between the streamers. In 2014, Jan Langhammer (TGS), Pete Bennion (TGS) and Phil Fontana (Polarcus) revisited the idea how to in practice utilize the concept of triple source to get 50% denser crossline sampling at no extra cost. Using three sources, while still maintaining the in-line sampling density and record length per sub-surface sampling line means that shorter shot spacing is needed with overlapping shots.
The first commercial triple source acquisition was conducted in 2015 in the TGS survey EUR15 MC3D in the Barents Sea utilizing a Polarcus vessel. Today triple source has become the preferred and standard delivery by all major seismic companies. The idea of triple source has paved the way to increase the number of sources and firing schemes of sub-arrays to increase sampling.
Triple-Source

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