2nd Doing More with Subsurface Data

Developing and sharing expertise on better ways to work with subsurface data

Tuesday, May 6, 2014, Stavanger, Norwegian Petroleum Museum

Our second Digital Energy Journal 'Doing More with Subsurface Data' conference in Stavanger on May 6 was for developing and sharing expertise about better ways to work with subsurface data to improve production and recovery.

This includes ways you can help your company to do more with its subsurface data - to make better development decisions, improve well placement and reduce drilling costs - and keep geophysicists and geologist happier at the same time.

With speakers from Dong Energy, CGG Data Management, Roxar, New Digital Business, Geocap and LMKR, topics to be covered include the best way to manage petrophysics data, managing subsurface data archives, creating models while interpreting and continually updating velocity models, avoiding common E&P governance traps, and supporting the way younger geoscientists work.


8:30 Welcome coffee


Karl Jeffery - Editor - Digital Energy Journal

Chairman's introduction

Karl Jeffery is editor of Digital Energy Journal and managing director of Future Energy Publishing, which also publishes Tanker Operator magazine and Carbon Capture Journal. He was previously co-founder and editor of Digital Ship Ltd, a publishing company focussing on IT in the shipping sector. He has a BEng in chemical engineering from Nottingham University

Digital Energy Journal
Founded in 2006, Digital Energy Journal is the world's leading magazine for digital technology in the upstream oil and gas industry, covering developments in exploration, drilling and production, covering IT infrastructure, software, automation and people. We produce 6 issues per year, distributed by print and pdf, and an e-mail newsletter every Friday

Roberta Radice - Senior Petrophysicist - Dong Energy

Well Data Management and Petrophysics - Workflows and Standards

Dong Energy
DONG Energy was founded in 2006 when six Danish energy companies merged: DONG, Elsam, ENERGI E2, Nesa, Copenhagen Energy, and Frederiksberg Forsyning. The merger brought together a wide breadth of experience, resources, and activities, including: Oil and natural gas exploration and production, Electricity generation at power stations and renewable energy facilities, Gas and electricity distribution, Sales and energy consulting

Phil Hodge - Global director of sales - CGG Data Management Services

Digital archive management - making the most of subsurface data

CGG Data Management Services
CGG (www.cgg.com) is a global geoscience technology leader. Employing around 4,600 people worldwide, CGG provides a comprehensive range of data, products, services and equipment that supports the discovery and responsible management of the Earth's natural resources.

Alexandre Bouche - Pre-sales Consultant - Roxar

Creating models while interpreting - and continuously updating velocity model

Talk Description.
- Getting seismic interpreters involved in seismic framework model
- Combining interpretation and modelling into one step
- Keep the velocity model in synchronization with both seismic interpretation and the geo-model
- Special attention is made to the velocity model - as this can be a challenge when updating models with new data.
After a couple of years spent dealing with exploration and research projects in two major Oil and Gas companies, I came to Roxar in order to get a better understanding of the production and field development challenges. I've been involved in a number of key Norwegian and international projects, providing geologists and reservoir engineers technical assistance to use our reservoir modeling solution and get the best value from their data. I'm now working in sales in order to maintain excellent relationships with our customers and bring to the market our new and innovative technologies

Roxar is an international technology company supplying to the oil & gas industry. The company develops solutions for reservoir management and production optimisation for oil & gas companies challenged with maximising returns from their reservoir assets. Roxar is a business unit of Emerson Process Management.
10:45 Coffee


Ed Evans - Co-Founder and Managing Director - New Digital Business

Avoiding common E&P data governance traps

Talk Description.
Minimising rework
What data governance is and isn't
Common ways data governance projects go wrong
Case studies of successful E&P data governance models
Examples of good data governance from outside E&P
Ed has over 20 years IT experience, most of it in oil and gas. Ed has expertise in project and service implementation and operation from project management to defining and implementing models for support of technical applications, data and systems.

In the last two years Ed has worked with BP, BG, ConocoPhillips, Encana and Tullow Oil on a number of key global programmes and projects.

Ed's experience comes from managing consulting service delivery at Landmark Graphics for clients in Europe, for BP Globally and as services director for Landmark in Latin America. In addition to consulting services delivery Ed was accountable for the software support help desk and for the national data bank for Brazil.

Before joining Landmark, Ed was the manager of technical systems for BG-Group after joining BG as a software programmer and IT project manager. Ed has formal training and qualifications in computer systems analysis and a degree in Geology. Ed spent three years working as a well site engineer in the Middle East and Italy.

New Digital Business
New Digital Business provides Petrotechnical Support (Applications and Data), Project Management and Consulting services which ensure the most effective use of your digital technology assets in finding and producing hydrocarbons.

Morten Tønnessen - Managing director - Geocap

Improving data integration - seismic

Geocap AS provides mapping and modeling solutions to geoscientists in their work with geographical and geological data. We have over 25 years of experience in the geoscientific industry, and our software is used in more than 50 countries world wide.

Ali Ramady - Geophysicist and territory sales manager - LMKR

Supporting the way that younger geoscientists want to work

Talk Description.
The new generation of engineers and geologists were raised on video games and have different expectations around what G&G Software should look like

There are Huge amounts of subsurface data to load and analyze

Perceptions of the oil and gas industry
Ali is be responsible for sales, technical advice and account management for GeoGraphix within the region. He has over 10 years' experience in the oil and gas industry, with particular focus on seismic exploration and the North Sea area. He has worked in Sr. Geophysicist and Technical Advisor roles for IHS, Schlumberger and Fugro. He is a graduate in Mining and Minerals Engineering and is completing his MBA in Oil and Gas Management at Robert Gordon University.

Founded in 1994, LMKR is a petroleum technology company with an extensive solutions portfolio that includes reservoir-centric interpretation, modeling and analytics software, mobile technology solutions, E&P data services as well as geoscience and informat

Multiple - - Panel Discussion

Used for panel discussions

Panel Discussion
This is part of our agenda where Finding Petroleum has a panel discussion.
13:15 Lunch and close

Sponsors of this event

CGG is a fully integrated Geoscience company providing leading geological, geophysical and reservoir capabilities to its broad base of customers primarily from the global oil and gas industry. Through its three complementary businesses of Equipment, Acquisition and Geology, Geophysics & Reservoir (GGR), CGG brings value across all aspects of natural resource exploration and exploitation. CGG employs around 5,400 people around the world, all with a Passion for Geoscience and working together to deliver the best solutions to its customers.

CGG is listed on the Euronext Paris SA (ISIN: 0013181864) and the New York Stock Exchange (in the form of American Depositary Shares. NYSE: CGG).

Founded in 1994, LMKR is a petroleum technology company with an extensive solutions portfolio that includes reservoir-centric interpretation, modeling and analytics software, mobile technology solutions, E&P data services as well as geoscience and informat

Registered Delegates

Hendry Shen
Drilling engineer
Alexandre Bouche
Pre-sales Consultant
Jing Hou
Henri Blondelle
VP - Global Business Development
CGG Data Management
Åge Løklingholm
General Manager
Envision AS
Curt Espedal
Regional Manager
Roxar Software Solutions
Panas Kalliantas
Conference producer
Digital Energy Journal
Morten Tønnesen
Managing director
Geocap AS
Johannes Schumacher
Account Executive
SAS Institute
Karl Jeffery
Digital Energy Journal
United Kingdom
Ali Ramady
Sales Manager for Europe
United Kingdom
Jason De Jongh
Global Program Director Oil and Gas
SAS Institute
Siw Jonassen
Data Management Consultant
Ed Evans
United Kingdom
Harald Sund
Sr Geoscientist
Skagen44 AS
Birte Kofoed Marker
Senior Data Management Consultant
DONG energy
Piia Alavesa

Baard Elvik

Roberta Radice
Senior Petrophysicist
DONG Energy