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Unconventional Gas Shales in Poland: A Look at the Science
10-11 May 2012 | Warsaw, Poland
|Day 1–Thursday 10 May 2012|
|09:00–09:10||Welcome, Inroduction and Opening Remarks||Steve Veal & Vlastimila Dvorakova|
|Session 1: Analogous Comparisons with Worldwide Shale Plays|
|09:10–09:45||Shale gas and shale oil exploration potential of the Lower Paleozoic sedimentary basins in Central Europe||Paweł Poprawa|
|09:45–10:20||The Marcellus gas shale as an analogue for the Silurian gas shale of the Baltic/Podlasie/Lublin Basins of Central Europe||Terry Engelder|
|10:20–10:55||North American Analogues and Strategies for Success in Developing Shale Gas Plays in Europe||Adam Collamore|
|Session 2: Shale Deposition and Lithology|
|11:15–11:50||Polish Resource Plays in Perspective: Statistical Examples from U.S. Analogs||Alan Lindsey|
|11:50–12:25||Coupled geochemical-maturation dynamics influencing shale reservoir quality in Poland and the USA||Nick Drenzek|
|12:25–13:00||Characterization and Reserve Estimation of shale gas target Formations||Mart Zijp|
|14:00–14:15||Introduction to Breakout Sessions–maximum of 4 topics|
|14:15–15:15||Breakout Session Discussions|
|17:25–17:45||Day 1 Wrap-up and Summary|
|Day 2–Friday 11 May 2012|
|09:00–09:10||Open Remarks and review of day 1|
|Session 3: Reservoir Analysis and Characteristics (the toolbox)|
|09:10–09:45||Geochemical Characterization of the Silurian Shale, Baltic Basin, Poland||Eric Lehne|
|09:45–10:20||Gas shales of Germany – Assessing the Lower Cretaceous Wealden with geochemical tools||Ulrich Berner|
|10:20–10:55||Inorganic geochemical data in oil exploration: Applications for Poland||Tim Pearce|
|Session 4: Commercial Development and Exploitation|
|11:15–11:50||Prospects for Shale Gas Development in Poland||John Buggenhagen|
|11:50–12:25||Comparison of successful North American unconventional plays to similar opportunities in Poland||Chris Hughes|
|12:25–13:00||Characterization of organic matter from the Silurian siliceous shales of Poland||Barbara Kremer|
|14:00–14:15||Introduction to Breakout Sessions – maximum of 4 topics|
|14:15–15:15||Breakout Session Discussions|
|17:25–18:00||Conference Wrap-up and Summary|
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Professor of Geosciences
Terry Engelder, a leading authority on the recent Marcellus gas shale play, holds degrees from Penn State B.S. ('68), Yale M.S. ('72) and Texas A&M, Ph.D. ('73).
He is currently a Professor of Geosciences at Penn State and has previously served on the staffs of the US Geological Survey, Texaco, and Columbia University. Short-term academic appointments include those of Visiting Professor at Graz University in Austria and Visiting Professor at the University of Perugia in Italy.
Other academic distinctions include a Fulbright Senior Fellowship in Australia, Penn State’s Wilson Distinguished Teaching Award, membership in a US earth science delegation to visit the Soviet Union immediately following Nixon-Brezhnev dêtente, and the singular honor of helping Walter Alvarez collect the samples that led to the famous theory for dinosaur extinction by large meteorite impact.
He has written 150 research papers, many focused on Appalachia, and a book, the research monograph “Stress Regimes in the Lithosphere”.
In the international arena, he has worked on exploration and production problems with companies including Saudi Aramco, Royal Dutch Shell, Total, Agip, and Petrobras.
Head Research Unit Geochemistry of Petroleum and Coal, Fed. Inst. Geosciences & Natural Resources (Hannover, Germany)
Ulrich Berner received a diploma in geology and holds a PhD of the Technical University of Clausthal (Germany).
He has worked since 1982 with the German Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR, Hannover), where he is the head of the research unit ‘Geochemistry of Petroleum and Coal’.
Recent research topics are gas shale exploration and petroleum systems in arctic regions including organic and gas geochemistry.
Geoscientist - Baker Hughes Inc
After graduation in 2007 from the University of Oklahoma joined Baker Hughes’ Geoscience group where is working in multi-disciplinary team to support drilling activities offshore/onshore North America and worldwide and provides borehole image data analysis and interpretation, and integration with conventional petrophysical, core data for enhanced reservoir description with the special attention to unconventional plays such as Barnett, Marcellus, Antrim among others.
- Said D. Sadykhov, Geology & Borehole Imaging Services Manager, Baker Hughes Inc.
- Martha Guidry, Senior Geologist, Baker Hughes Inc.
- Wes Palmer, Geoscientist, Baker Hughes Inc.
Dr. Barbara Kremer, PhD
Assistant Professor Institute of Paleobiology, Polish Academy of Sci., Warsaw
Barbara Kremer received her M.S. in geology from the Warsaw University and Ph.D. degree from the Institute of Paleobiology Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw (Poland).
Since 2000 she has worked at the Institute of Paleobiology, Biogeology Dept., PAS, where she has studied cyanobacteria and other microorganisms in ancient marine ecosystems and their importance in carbon accumulation in the past seas.
Her current research activity is focused on Early Silurian siliceous shale, black cherts and microbial related Paleozoic deposits. She also currently works on modern stromatolites from alkaline lakes as analogues of ancient microbialites.
Chief Executive Officer Chemostrat International Ltd
Tim Pearce, Chief Executive Officer of Chemostrat International Ltd., has worked in the petroleum service sector for more than 20 years.
Tim graduated from Liverpool University in 1987 and subsequently gained his PhD from Kingston University in 1991.
Tim's doctoral research was a seminal work in the application of Chemostratigraphy in the oil industry.
Tim continues to publish his on-going research and present papers at scientific conference.
Research Scientist, Schlumberger - Doll Research Cambridge, MA, USA
Nick Drenzek joined Schlumberger as a Research Scientist in 2008 following receipt of a doctorate in Organic Geochemistry from the MIT-WHOI Joint Program.
His current work focuses on investigating the fundamental geochemical and microstructural relationships governing multiphase petroleum generation, storage, and production in shale systems for the development of advanced unconventional reservoir evaluation technologies.
Dr. Eric Lehne
Petroleum Geochemistry Team Leader, Schlumberger – DBR Technology Center, Edmonton, Canada
Eric Lehne joined Schlumberger DBR Technology Center in Edmonton, Canada, as senior research scientist in 2008 after having worked as a research scientist in organic geochemistry at the GeoForschungs- Zentrum Potsdam for several years.
He holds a diploma in geology from the RWTH (Rheinisch-Westphälische Technische Hochschule) Aachen, Germany, and a Ph.D. in organic geochemistry from the Technical University of Berlin.
His research interests are petroleum geochemistry, in-reservoir alteration processes, and basin modelling.
John E. Buggenhagen PhD
Exploration Director, San Leon Energy Plc
John is an exploration geophysicist with more than 15 years’ experience developing exploration opportunities in North America and Europe.
Most recently John has worked to build and manage San Leon’s enviable position in Poland as well as directing the technical requirements of the company’s diverse international exploration portfolio.
Prior to San Leon, he was the Exploration Manager in Europe for Denverbased Aspect Energy, LLC and a significant contributor to the highly successful exploration of their subsidiary, Hungarian Horizon Energy. He also worked as an exploration geophysicist for ConocoPhillips Alaska (formerly ARCO Alaska) on numerous exploration projects across the North Slope of Alaska, and as a technical geophysicist for Landmark Graphics and Advance Geophysical.
He received his Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Geophysics from the University of Wyoming, and his B.S. degree in Geophysics from the University of Arizona.
Paweł Poprawa MSc Eng PhD
Head of Petroleum Prospection Division Polish Geological Institute
Paweł studied geosciences and petroleum geology at Jagiellonian University in Cracow, AGH Technical University in Cracow, and University Collage Dublin and completed an MSc Thesis on organic geochemistry of hydrocarbon source rocks in 1994.
Since 1995 Paweł has worked for the Polish Geological Institute in Warsaw and since 2003 has been the Head of Petroleum Prospection Division at Polish Geological Institute.
His main subjects of professional interest are sedimentary basin analysis, in particular thermal and burial history reconstructions, tectonic evolution of sedimentary basins, and sediment provenance area studies. In the last four years studied mainly shale gas potential of Poland and neighboring countries.
TNO Utrecht (Oil & Gas Department)
Mart Zijp grew up in the Netherlands and is currently living in Amsterdam.
He finished his Bachelor Geology at the VU University Amsterdam, his Master Geosciences of Basins and Lithosphere (specialization Petroleum Systems) part at the VU University Amsterdam, part at the Universitat I Bergen, Norway.
He is currently working as a geologist on various Conventional and Unconventional Petroleum projects at the Oil & Gas department of TNO Utrecht, specializing in shale gas projects doing log-, seismic- and core-interpretation.
BafaGeo Petroleum Exploration & Consulting
Alan is a geoscientist who has developed resource plays on three continents, and is creating a cloud-based system for opportunity identification and statistical valuation of oil & gas plays.
Alan developed key metrics & scoring methods for identifying core shale play acreage and applied the method to the Eagle Ford, Marcellus, Utica, and Barnett shale systems, greatly simplifying acreage evaluation.
Prior to focusing on resource plays, Alan explored for conventional resources for Shell E&P from California to the Deepwater Gulf of Mexico.
Alan received a B.S. in Geophysical Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines, and has more than 27 years of experience in the oil & gas business.
NuTech Energy Alliance
His first exposure to the upstream E & P market came with DPTS – a specialist in seismic data processing and management. Having spent nine successful years here as Sales Manager, in 2000 he was persuaded to move to PGS where he was part of the PetroBank data management team responsible for the CDA UK Offshore well data management contract. When this division of PGS was acquired by Landmark, Chris moved over to take up a Business Development role. Two years on, he left Landmark to relaunch the Kestrel data management business in the UK and US, which he ran successfully for eight years. In 2010, he was recruited by Houston-based Petrophysical consulting services company NuTech Energy Alliance to establish and run their European office, and to bring their specialist knowledge and services in unconventional and bypassed pay analysis to oil companies operating in the Eastern Hemisphere.