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07 November, 2020 Ipoh Perak Malaysia

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

A Joint Workshop with EAGE

5-7 November 2020
Ipoh, Malaysia
[Half Days on 5 and 7 November]

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.

High CO2, High Contaminant Challenging Fields and Alternative Energy - Impact and Monetization - Call for Abstracts Ends on 30 April, 2020

Submit your abstracts now for this exciting two-day AAPG/EAGE Geosciences Technology Workshop (GTW) focused on best practices, risk-based planning, and the role geoscientists and engineers will play in these changing times. The workshop will be held 5–7 November 2020 in Ipoh, (Perak), Malaysia; (Half days on 5th and 7th). 

Suggested sessions found below. The Committee will finalise Sessions upon receipt of abstracts.

Abstract Submission Guidelines

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Keynote Speakers Confirmed
John Kaldi Prof. John G. Kaldi South Australia State Chair of Carbon Capture and Storage Distinguished Scientist - Australian School of Petroleum, University of Adelaide, AU
CO2CRC Limited
Dylan Mair Dylan Mair Executive Director of Upstream IHS Markit, Singapore
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


Sunday 8 November 2020

Proposed activities independently managed by Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, Malaysia:


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Ipoh, Malaysia
8 November 2020

Date: Sunday 8 November 2020
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.

CO2 Lab Visit - To be Advised.

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Ipoh (Perak), Malaysia
Ipoh, Malaysia Ipoh, Malaysia 54233 Ipoh (Perak), Malaysia

Ipoh is the capital city of the Malaysian state of Perak. It is a two-hour trip from Kuala Lumpur. Here is a site that will provide you with train details and some information on Ipoh. You may choose to drive as well.

Kuala Lumpur to Ipoh By Train


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Keith Chan Keith Chan Convener Exploration Geoscientist, Regional Ventures (APAC), Shell Malaysia Limited, Malaysia
Chun-Hock Tan Chun-Hock Tan Committee Member Senior Geologist, Sabah Shell Petroleum Company Ltd., Malaysia
Herman Darman Herman Darman Committee Member Principal Geoscientist, PETRONAS, 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 Senior Technical Researcher, 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
Programs Manager, AAPG Asia Pacific Region
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