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High CO₂, High Contaminant Challenging Fields and Alternative Energy - Impact and Monetization

A Joint Workshop with EAGE

Tuesday, 23 November Wednesday, 24 November 2021, 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.  |  Virtual Workshop via Zoom (Singapore, Singapore time)

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New Date for AAPG/EAGE Geosciences Technology Workshop
This Workshop is Going Virtual

Due to the current State of Emergency in Malaysia due to Covid-19, the committee has decided to further postpone the AAPG/EAGE Geosciences Technology Workshop. The new dates will be 23-24 November 2021; the event now being run as a fully virtual event.

Together with our supporting organisations CSIRO, The Malaysian Geological Society, SEAPEX, PESA, and The Indonesian Petroleum Association, we hope that this deferment will not materially affect you or your company and we look forward to your ongoing support for this joint event. The optional Field Trip and CO2 Laboratory Visit at Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS may take place on 25 November 2021. This will be confirmed in due course.

We look forward to welcoming your attendance at this virtual event. Meanwhile, we hope that everyone continues to stay safe.

Keith Chan, Shell Malaysia, Convenor, on behalf of AAPG and EAGE

High CO2, as well as high contaminant (H₂S, mercury etc.) fields, are prevalent challenges facing the industry in the Asia Pacific Region. The genesis of some are relatively well known, but prediction has been difficult. The impact that it has on-field development is tremendous and varies from field to field. In exploration, these have typically been shunned due to the high costs involved in developing these. However, the industry has been caught by surprise time and again due to the low sampling rate in the exploration phase. It is often decided whether it is worth continuing to the next stage based on a single wildcat and limited data availability. There have been cases of high contaminant(s) discoveries which, after appraisal, reveals a much lower percentage in the reservoir. The inverse has been proven as well, pointing to the difficulty in quantifying contaminant(s) during the exploration phase. Even amongst the high contaminant fields, often, there are low contaminant fields nestled in between and varying concentrations of contaminants from shallow to deeper reservoirs with no apparent trend.

Learning from best practices (innovative technology, cluster development, etc.) and risk-based planning are what can help commercialize these fields and bring them online. On the other hand, the development of these resources will be competing with new (alternative) energies. Even as the whole industry re-orients itself to play an ever more active role in combating climate change, carbon capture, utilization, and storage will be playing a pivotal role starting from the exploration and appraisal stage. How will all these fit into the energy transition? What role will the geoscientists and engineers play in these changing times? Government and regulators will need to be part of the conversation as a holistic solution is needed from the technical space to the regulatory space. An active conversation will be needed in the region that involves public-private participation in how best to prepare and tackle this issue.

Further Postponement of AAPG/EAGE Geosciences Technology Workshop

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Keynote Speakers Confirmed
  • John Kaldi
    Prof. John G. Kaldi
    South Australia State Chair of Carbon Capture and Storage
    Australian School of Petroleum and Energy Resources, Australia
    "Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage: What are the Big Issues and Opportunities Facing the Petroleum Industry in Malaysia?"
  • Linda Stalker
    Linda Stalker
    Senior Research Scientist
    CSIRO, Australia
    "Contaminated fields: A Question of Cost or Opportunity?”
  • Dylan Mair
    Dylan Mair
    Executive Director of Upstream
    IHS Markit, Singapore
    Paper Title Forthcoming
  • Noriani Mohamad petronas
    Noriani Yati Bt Mohamad
    Head, Resource Development & Management-Sarawak
    Malaysian Petroleum Management, PETRONAS
    "Future of CCUS in Malaysia (Tentative)"
  • Chris Clayton
    Dr. Chris Clayton
    Principal Gescientist
    Beicip Franlab Asia
    "Variable Control of CO2 Concentration in the Malay Basin"
Tentative Sessions (The Committee will finalise sessions in due course)
  • Session 1 – CO2 (and contaminant like H₂S, mercury etc.) origin, prediction, and quantification in the exploration phase
  • Session 2 – High CO2 (and contaminant) fields – Opportunities and challenges (appraisal and development phase)
  • Session 3 – Unlocking high CO2 (and contaminant) fields – Key enablers (technology vs risk-based planning), best practice, and challenges
  • Session 4 – CCUS Part 1 – Challenges, technology, and commercial viability
  • Session 5 – CCUS (including H2S, mercury, helium etc.) Part 2 – Opportunity and risks for cross-industry collaborations
  • Session 6 – CO2, high contaminant fields (like H₂S, mercury etc). and energy transition – Where does it fit?
  • Session 7 – Roles of geoscientists and engineers in this changing energy future – Opportunities, challenges, and how to prepare for it
  • Session 8 – Regulatory framework – Challenges and path to support CO2, high contaminant fields monetization
Field Seminar
Ipoh, Malaysia
Thursday, 25 November 2021, 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Date: 15 November 2021
Time: To be determined

Organized by: Southeast Asia Carbonate Research Laboratory, SEACARL, The Department of Geosciences, Faculty Fundamental Sciences, Information system Technology, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS.

While AAPG and EAGE welcome this Field Trip in conjunction with our 2-day Geosciences Technology Workshop, all management and attending responsibilities will be taken care of by Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS.

Further details to come.
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American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)
Field Seminar
Ipoh, Malaysia
Thursday, 25 November 2021, 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Date: 25 November, 2021
Time: To be determined

View Information On CO2 Laboratory

Further details to come.

American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)

As this GTW is now going virtual, these In-Person activities may still continue. We will update this page as necessary

Further Postponement of AAPG/EAGE Geosciences Technology Workshop

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Pricing Details to be determined

Keith Chan Keith Chan Convener Exploration Geoscientist, Regional Ventures (APAC), Shell Malaysia Limited, Malaysia
Chun-Hock Tan Chun-Hock Tan Committee Member Senior Geologist, Shell Petroleum Company Ltd., Malaysia
Boon Hua Tan Boon Hua Tan Committee Member Geophysicist, Sapura OMV Upstream, Malaysia
Sahriza Salwani Bt Md Shah Sahriza Salwani Bt Md Shah Committee Member Project Delivery and Technology Researcher (Geoscientist),Gas Sustainability Technology (R&D), PETRONAS Research Sdn Bhd (PRSB), Malaysia
Farhana Jaafar Azuddin Farhana Jaafar Azuddin Committee Member Senior Geoscientist, PETRONAS Research sdn Bhd (PRSB), Malaysia
M Rashad Amir M Rashad Amir Committee Member Project Delivery and Technology Geoscientist, Gas Sustainability Technology, PETRONAS, Malaysia
Siti Syareena Mohd Ali Siti Syareena Mohd Ali Committee Member Group Research & Technology Geomechanics, Advanced Expertise Common Center (ARCC), PETRONAS Research Sdn Bhd, Malaysia
Mohd Shafiq Firdauz Abdul Razak Mohd Shafiq Firdauz Abdul Razak Committee Member Geologist - Petroleum System Analyst, BeicipFranlab Asia, Malaysia
Clare Hannah Barker-White Clare Barker-White Committee Member Principal Research Analyst, IHS Markit, Malaysia
Mark Robert Paul Tingay Mark Tingay Committee Member Head (Pore Pressure/Geomechanics), PETRONAS, Malaysia
Linda Stalker Linda Stalker Committee Member Senior Research Scientist, CSIRO, Australia
Rachmat Sule Rachmat Sule Committee Member Lecturer and Geophysicist, Institut Teknologi Bandung, Indonesia
Nour Koronful Nour Koronful Committee Member Software Integrated Solutions (sis) Exploration Hub Senior Geologist, Schlumberger, Germany
Dominic Pepicelli Dominic Pepicelli Committee Member Principal Reservoir Engineer, Energy Resources Division Department for Energy and Mining, Australia
Haylay Tsegab Haylay Tsegab Committee Member Senior Lecturer, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, PE, Malaysia
Matthias J. Raab Matthias Raab Committee Member Chief Operating Officer, CO2CRC Limited, Australia
Lisa Chisholm Lisa Chisholm Committee Member PETRONAS, Malaysia
Ruth Dass Ruth Dass Society Liaison Event Manager, EAGE Asia Pacific Sdn Bhd, Malaysia
Adrienne Pereira Adrienne Pereira Society Liaison Programs Manager, AAPG Asia Pacific Region, Singapore
Ruth Dass Event Manager, EAGE Asia Pacific
Adrienne Pereira Programs Manager, AAPG Asia Pacific Region
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