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Petroleum Geology: From Mature Basins to New Frontiers - Proceedings of the 7th Petroleum Geology Conference (book)

Product Code: PGC7
Series: Petroleum Geology Conference series
Author/Editor: Edited by B A Vining and S C Pickering
Publication Date: 07 January 2011
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The Proceedings are made up of 2 hardback volumes and a DVD containing a PDF of all papers.

The Proceedings of the 7th Petroleum Geology Conference is the seventh in a series that has become a tradition known as the ‘Barbican’ conferences. They started life over 35 years ago, in 1974, with a focus solely on North-West Europe, and have a reputation, both from the conferences and the accompanying proceedings volumes, of being at the forefront of petroleum geoscience; the standard reference for successive generations of petroleum geoscientists.

North-West Europe has matured as a petroleum province and, at the same time, the conference series has matured to be a truly global event. These proceedings embrace many of the world’s petroleum provinces in a two-volume set. There are sections on Europe (exploration, field development and production techniques in exploration exploitation) which still provides the heart of the proceedings; Russia, the former Soviet Union and Circum-Arctic; North Africa and the Middle East; Passive Margins; and Unconventional Hydrocarbon Resources.

In addition, the three Geocontroversies debates, highly acclaimed at the conference, are included, as is a summary of the Core Workshop. A DVD complements the books and, in addition to providing a PDF version of all the papers also includes selected posters and video clips from the Virtual Field Trip session; the latter being a major success at the conference.

The proceedings volumes of this seventh conference are therefore a ‘must’ for every petroleum geoscientist’s bookshelf.

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The DVD is also available separately.

Type: Book
Ten Digit ISBN:
Thirteen Digit ISBN: 978-1-86239-298-4
Publisher: Distributed by GSL
Binding: Hardback
Pages: 1244
Weight: 5.0 kg



DVD Contents
The Technical and Editorial Committee
Global petroleum systems in space and time, S. May, R. Kleist, E. Kneller, C. Johnson & S. Creaney
The GeoControversies debates, J. R. Underhill
Virtual fieldtrips for petroleum geoscientists, K. J. W. McCaffrey, D. Hodgetts, J. Howell, D. Hunt, J. Imber, R. R. Jones, M. Tomasso, J. Thurmond & S. Viseur
Colin Oakman core workshop, G. J. Hampson, J. D. Collinson & P. Gutteridge

Session: Europe

Europe overview, G. Goffey


North Sea hydrocarbon systems: some aspects of our evolving insights into a classic hydrocarbon province, D. Erratt, G. M. Thomas, N. R. Hartley, R. Musum, P. H. Nicholson & Y. Spisto
The search for a Carboniferous petroleum system beneath the Central North Sea, R. Milton-Worssell, K. Smith, A. McGrandle, J. Watson & D. Cameron
Channel structures formed by contour currents and fluid expulsion: significance for Late Neogene development of the central North Sea basin, P. C. Knutz
Source rock quality and maturity and oil types in the NW Danish Central Graben: implications for petroleum prospectivity evaluation in an Upper Jurassic sandstone play area, H. I. Petersen, H. P. Nytoft, H. Vosgerau, C. Andersen, J. A. Bojesen-Koefoed & A. Mathiesen
From thrust-and-fold belt to foreland: hydrocarbon occurrences in Italy, F. Bertello, R. Fantoni, R. Franciosi, V. Gatti, M. Ghielmi & A. Pugliese
Upper Jurassic reservoir sandstones in the Danish Central Graben: new insights on distribution and depositional Environments, P. N. Johannessen, K. Dybkjær, C. Andersen, L. Kristensen, J. Hovikoski & H. Vosgerau
Architecture of an Upper Jurassic barrier island sandstone reservoir, Danish Central Graben: implications of a Holocene–Recent analogue from the Wadden Sea, P. N. Johannessen, L. H. Nielsen, L. Nielsen, I. Møller, M. Pejrup & T. J. Andersen
Sedimentology and sequence stratigraphy of the Hugin Formation, Quadrant 15, Norwegian sector, South Viking Graben, R. L. Kieft, C. A.-L. Jackson, G. J. Hampson & E. Larsen
Reappraisal of the sequence stratigraphy of the Humber Group of the UK Central Graben, P. J. Sansom
The Huntington discoveries: efficient exploration in the UK Central North Sea, J. M. Hollywood & R. C. Olson
The Jasmine discovery, Central North Sea, UKCS, S. Archer, S. Ward, S. Menad, I. Shahim, N. Grant, H. Sloan & A. Cole
Prospectivity of the T38 sequence in the Northern Judd Basin, J. M. Rodriguez, G. Pickering & W. J. Kirk
Can stratigraphic plays change the petroleum exploration outlook of the Netherlands?, F. F. N. Van Hulten

Field Development and Production

Laggan; a mature understanding of an undeveloped discovery, more than 20 years old, A. Gordon, T. Younis, C. Bernard-Graille, R. Gray, J.-M. Urruty, L. Ben-Brahim, J.-C. Navarre, B. Paternoster & G. Evers
Managing the start-up of a fractured oil reservoir: development of the Clair field, West of Shetland, A. J. Witt, S. R. Fowler, R. M. Kjelstadli, L. F. Draper, D. Barr & J. P. McGarrity
Overcoming multiple uncertainties in a challenging gas development: Chiswick Field UK SNS, R. Nesbit & K. Overshott
The Ensign enigma: improving well deliverability in a tight gas reservoir, K. Purvis, K. E. Overshott, J. C. Madgett & T. Niven
Maximizing production and reserves from offshore heavy oil fields using seismic and drilling technology: Alba and Captain Fields, UKNS, J. M. Hampson, S. F. Walden & C. Bell
Locating the remaining oil in the Nelson Field, C. E. Gill & M. Shepherd
The Buzzard Field: anatomy of the reservoir from appraisal to production, F. M. Ray, S. J. Pinnock, H. Katamish & J. B. Turnbull
The Scott Field: revitalization of a mature field, G. R. Brook, J. R. Wardell, S. F. Flanagan & T. P. Regan
Predicting production behaviour from deep HPHT Triassic reservoirs and the impact of sedimentary architecture on recovery, S. Kape, O. Diaz De Souza, I. Bushnaq, M. Hayes & I. Turner
Sedimentology and unexpected pressure decline: the HP/HT Kristin Field, J. G. Quin, P. Zweigel, E. Eldholm, O. R. Hansen, K. R. Christoffersen & A. Zaostrovski
An old field in a new landscape: the renaissance of Donan, R. R. A. Reekie, E. L. Davies, N. J. Hart, A. T. McInally, J. R. Todd, J. R. McAteer, L. Franoux & E. L. M. Ferguson

Techniques in Exploration and Exploitation

A road map for the identification and recovery of by-passed pay, P. F. Worthington Tilting oil–water contact in the chalk of Tyra Field as interpreted from capillary pressure data, I. L. Fabricius & M. A. Rana
A holostratigraphic approach to the chalk of the North Sea Eldfisk Field, Norway, M. J. Hampton, H. W. Bailey & A. D. Jones
Role of the Chalk in development of deep overpressure in the Central North Sea, R. E. Swarbrick, R. W. Lahann, S. A. O’Connor & A. J. Mallon
Investigating fault-sealing potential through fault relative seismic volume analysis, J.-F. Dutzer, H. Basford & S. Purves
4D acquisition and processing: a North Sea case study on the relative contributions to improved 4D repeatability, E. C. Rushmere, M. Dyce, S. Campbell & A. J. Hill
Applying time-lapse seismic methods to reservoir management and field development planning at South Arne, Danish North Sea, J. V. Herwanger, C. R. Schiøtt, R. Frederiksen, F. If, O. V. Vejbæk, R. Wold, H. J. Hansen, E. Palmer & N. Koutsabeloulis
3D seismic mapping and porosity variation of intra-chalk units in the southern Danish North Sea, T. Abramovitz, C. Andersen, F. C. Jakobsen, L. Kristensen & E. Sheldon
Seismic imaging of variable water layer sound speed in Rockall Trough, NE Atlantic and implications for seismic surveying in deep water, S. M. Jones, C. Sutton, R. J. J. Hardy & D. Hardy
New aeromagnetic and gravity compilations from Norway and adjacent areas: methods and applications, O. Olesen, M. Brönner, J. Ebbing, J. Gellein, L. Gernigon, J. Koziel, T. Lauritsen, R. Myklebust, C. Pascal, M. Sand, D. Solheim & S. Usov


Session: Russia, Former Soviet Union and the Circum-Arctic

Russia, FSU and the Circum-Arctic: ‘the final frontier’, J. R. Maynard, A. J. Fraser, M. B. Allen, R. A. Scott & S. Drachev
Tectonic history and petroleum geology of the Russian Arctic Shelves: an overview, S. S. Drachev, N. A. Malyshev & A. M. Nikishin
Assessment of undiscovered petroleum resources of the north and east margins of the Siberian craton north of the Arctic Circle, T. R. Klett, C. J. Wandrey & J. K. Pitman
Synchronous exhumation events around the Arctic including examples from Barents Sea and Alaska North Slope, P. F. Green & I. R. Duddy
Offset and curvature of the Novaya Zemlya fold-and-thrust belt, Arctic Russia, R. A. Scott, J. P. Howard, L. Guo, R. Schekoldin & V. Pease
Charging the giant gas fields of the NW Siberia basin, E. Fjellanger, A. E. Kontorovich, S. A. Barboza, L. M. Burshtein, M. J. Hardy & V. R. Livshits

Session: North Africa and Middle East

Middle East and North Africa: overview, J. Redfern & J. Craig
From Neoproterozoic to Early Cenozoic: exploring the potential of older and deeper hydrocarbon plays across North Africa and the Middle East, J. Craig, D. Grigo, A. Rebora, G. Serafini & E. Tebaldi
Palaeohighs: their influence on the North African Palaeozoic petroleum systems, R. Eschard, F. Braik, D. Bekkouche, M. Ben Rahuma, G. Desaubliaux, R. Deschamps & J. N. Proust
Stratigraphic trapping potential in the Carboniferous of North Africa: developing new play concepts based on integrated outcrop sedimentology and regional sequence stratigraphy (Morocco, Algeria, Libya), S. Lubeseder, J. Redfern, L. Petitpierre & S. Fröhlich
Integrated petroleum systems and play fairway analysis in a complex Palaeozoic basin: Ghadames–Illizi Basin, North Africa, R. J. Dixon, J. K. S. Moore, M. Bourne, E. Dunn, D. B. Haig, J. Hossack, N. Roberts, T. Parsons & C. J. Simmons
Biostratigraphy, chemostratigraphy and thermal maturity of the A1-NC198 exploration well in the Kufra Basin, SE Libya, S. Lüning, N. Miles, T. Pearce, E. Brooker, P. Barnard, G. Johannson & S. Schäfer
Exploring subtle exploration plays in the Gulf of Suez, P. N. Dancer, J. Collins, A. Beckly, K. Johnson, G. Campbell, G. Mumaw & B. Hepworth
The hydrocarbon prospectivity of the Egyptian North Red Sea basin, G. Gordon, B. Hansen, J. Scott, C. Hirst, R. Graham, T. Grow, A. Spedding, S. Fairhead, L. Fullarton & D. Griffin
A regional overview of the exploration potential of the Middle East: a case study in the application of play fairway risk mapping techniques, A. J. Fraser
Appraisal and development of the Taq Taq field, Kurdistan region, Iraq, C. R. Garland, I. Abalioglu, L. Akca, A. Cassidy, Y. Chiffoleau, L. Godail, M. A. S. Grace, H. J. Kader, F. Khalek, H. Legarre, H. B. Nazhat & B. Sallier
Sedimentology, geochemistry and hydrocarbon potential of the Late Cretaceous Shiranish Formation in the Euphrates Graben (Syria), S. Ismail, H.-M. Schulz, H. Wilkes, B. Horsfield, R. di Primo, M. Dransfield, P. Nederlof & R. Tomeh

Session: Passive Margins

Passive margins: overview, B. Levell, J. Argent, A. G. Doré & S. Fraser
Constraints on volcanism, igneous intrusion and stretching on the Rockall–Faroe continental margin, R. S. White, J. D. Eccles & A. W. Roberts
Properties and distribution of lower crustal bodies on the mid-Norwegian margin, R. F. Reynisson, J. Ebbing, E. Lundin & P. T. Osmundsen
The breakup of the South Atlantic Ocean: formation of failed spreading axes and blocks of thinned continental crust in the Santos Basin, Brazil and its consequences for petroleum system development, I. C. Scotchman, G. Gilchrist, N. J. Kusznir, A. M. Roberts & R. Fletcher
Structural architecture and nature of the continent–ocean transitional domain at the Camamu and Almada Basins (NE Brazil) within a conjugate margin setting, O. A. Blaich, J. I. Faleide, F. Tsikalas, R. Lilletveit, D. Chiossi, P. Brockbank & P. Cobbold
New compilation of top basement and basement thickness for the Norwegian continental shelf reveals the segmentation of the passive margin system, J. Ebbing & O. Olesen
Some emerging concepts in salt tectonics in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico: intrusive plumes, canopy-margin thrusts, minibasin triggers and allochthonous fragments, M. P. A. Jackson, M. R. Hudec & T. P. Dooley
Source-to-sink systems on passive margins: theory and practice with an example from the Norwegian continental margin, O. J. Martinsen, T. O. Sømme, J. B. Thurmond, W. Helland-Hansen & I. Lunt
An integrated study of Permo-Triassic basins along the North Atlantic passive margin: implication for future Exploration, J. Redfern, P. M. Shannon, B. P. J. Williams, S. Tyrrell, S. Leleu, I. Fabuel Pérez, C. Baudon, K. Štolfová, D. Hodgetts, X. van Lanen, A. Speksnijder, P. D. W. Haughton & J. S. Daly
Sedimentology, sandstone provenance and palaeodrainage on the eastern Rockall Basin margin: evidence from the Pb isotopic composition of detrital K-feldspar, S. Tyrrell, A. K. Souders, P. D. W. Haughton, J. S. Daly & P. M. Shannon
Cretaceous revisited: exploring the syn-rift play of the Faroe–Shetland Basin, M. Larsen, T. Rasmussen & L. Hjelm
Timing, controls and consequences of compression in the Rockall–Faroe area of the NE Atlantic Margin, A. Tuitt, J. R. Underhill, J. D. Ritchie, H. Johnson & K. Hitchen
Episodic uplift and exhumation along North Atlantic passive margins: implications for hydrocarbon prospectivity, P. Japsen, P. F. Green, J. M. Bonow, E. S. Rasmussen, J. A. Chalmers & T. Kjennerud
New methods of improving seismic data to aid understanding of passive margin evolution: a series of case histories from offshore west of Ireland, R. J. J. Hardy, E. Querendez, F. Biancotto, S. M. Jones, J. O’Sullivan & N. White
WATS it take to image an oil field subsalt offshore Angola? E. Ekstrand, G. Hickman, R. Thomas, I. Threadgold, D. Harrison, A. Los, T. Summers, C. Regone & M. O’Brien
Sub-basalt hydrocarbon prospectivity in the Rockall, Faroe–Shetland and Møre basins, NE Atlantic, I. Davison, S. Stasiuk, P. Nuttall & P. Keane
ntra-basalt units and base of the volcanic succession east of the Faroe Islands exemplified by interpretation of offshore 3D seismic data, M. Ellefsen, L. O. Boldreel & M. Larsen
Exploring for gas: the future for Angola, C. A. Figueiredo, L. Binga, J. Castelhano & B. A. Vining

Session: Unconventional Hydrocarbons Resources

Unconventional oil and gas resources and the geological storage of carbon dioxide: overview, H. Johnson & A. G. Doré
Bulk composition and phase behaviour of petroleum sourced by the Bakken Formation of the Williston Basin, P. Kuhn, R. Di Primio & B. Horsfield
Shale gas in Europe: a regional overview and current research activities, H.-M. Schulz, B. Horsfield & R. F. Sachsenhofer
UK data and analysis for shale gas prospectivity, N. Smith, P. Turner & G. Williams
The Western Canada Foreland Basin: a basin-centred gas system, D. J. Boettcher, M. Thomas, M. G. Hrudey, D. J. Lewis, C. O’Brien, B. Oz, D. Repol & R. Yuan
Tight gas exploration in the Pannonian Basin, A. Király, K. Milota, I. Magyar & K. Kiss
Natural fractures in some US shales and their importance for gas production, J. F. W. Gale & J. Holder
Athabasca oil sands: reservoir characterization and its impact on thermal and mining opportunities, M. J. Peacock
Resource potential of gas hydrates: recent contributions from international research and development projects, T. S. Collett
King coal: restoring the monarchy by underground gasification coupled to CCS, P. L. Younger, D. J. Roddy & G. González
Geological storage of carbon dioxide: an emerging opportunity, W. J. Senior, J. D. Kantorowicz & I. W. Wright
History-matching flow simulations and time-lapse seismic data from the Sleipner CO2 plume, R. A. Chadwick & D. J. Noy
Differences between flow of injected CO2 and hydrocarbon migration, C. Hermanrud, G. M. G. Teige, M. Iding, O. Eiken, L. Rennan & S. Østmo
Preparing for a carbon constrained world; overview of the United States regional carbon sequestration partnerships programme and its Southwest Regional Partnership, R. Esser, R. Levey, B. McPherson, W. O’Dowd, J. Litynski & S. Plasynski



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