SEG Dallas 2003

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TLE Forum IV

The TLE Forum is a prestigious panel of oil-industry experts (see attachment).  The focus of this panel will be: The future of the upstream oil industry and will be discussed by six influential petroleum-industry executives and leaders in Dallas, Texas on October 27. The panel consists of senior executives from an independent and a major oil company, Steve Farris (CEO of Apache Corporation) and Raoul Restucci (President and CEO, Shell USA E&P); the leaders of two prominent oil-service firms, John Gibson (President and CEO of Halliburton Energy Services) and Dalton Boutte (President of WesternGeco); and two internationally renowned industry consultants, Peter Gaffney (of Gaffney and Cline, and former President of the Society of Petroleum Engineers) and Peter Rose (a leading expert on geologic risk analysis).

Following brief introductory remarks by Tippee, each member of the panel will present a 15-minute talk. All panelists will participate in the question-and-answer session. Titles of the individual talks are Imaging the present, visualizing the future (Boutte); An independent’s perspective of the future of the upstream industry (Farris); Opportunity and the imagination challenge (Gaffney); Sustainable development (Gibson); The business direction of Shell E&P Americas (Restucci); and Delivering on our E&P promises (Rose).

Because this panel is likely to be of interest to many in the oil industry other than geophysicists, a registration category was created to accommodate that group. This category will allow, for $35, attendance at the Sunday evening Icebreaker, where more than 250 companies will be exhibiting the state-of-the-art in geophysical instrumentation and to the panel discussion on Monday morning. The panel discussion, officially known as The Leading Edge Forum IV, will run from 9:30 a.m. to noon at the Dallas Convention Center.


IAGC Industry Perspective: Focusing on the Bright Spots

This featured session is sponsored by the International Association of Geophysical Contractors (see IAGC’s July Newsletter for related article. This session, to be held at the Dallas Convention Center on Tuesday, October 28, following the lunch, will feature a panel of influential leaders from the geophysical and D&P industries. Panel participants will exchange views on the technologies, methods, and business models that will drive exploration, development, and production forward.

Mike Smith from BP’s Upstream Technology Directorate’s Reservoir Management Group and Robert Will, a reservoir engineer at Schlumberger Consulting Services, will open the panel discussion with “A big picture view” that focuses on future use of seismic in the reservoir solution. Following that, Olivier Dubrule, training and technical communications manager for Total, and Paul van Riel, managing director of Fugro-Jason, will look at reservoir seismic as it’s being used in the reservoir today. Following a general question-and-answer session, the discussion will continue with comments by Dr. Adriaan van der Schoot, a discipline leader for geophysics at Shell International Exploration and Production B.V., and Robert Brunck, chairman and chief executive officer of Compagnie Generale de Geophysique, who will discuss the conundrum between technology that’s innovative and better versus technology that’s faster and cheaper. Then Dr. Dave Monk, manager of seismic operations for Apache Corp., and Dr. Helmut Jakubowicz, manager of external research for Veritas DGC Inc., will look at a longer-range view of future seismic technologies. Following the panel discussion’s final Q&A session, attendees will be given a guided tour of the convention floor to view the industry’s new technologies impacting present and future oil and gas exploration, field development and production projects.


Nicole Starr
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