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SPE London 2nd Annual Conference & Exhibition 22-23 May, Savoy Place, London

Following a successful inaugural event last June, SPE London’s 2nd Annual Conference & Exhibition will focus on ‘Managing oil and gas portfolios in uncertain markets’, and will feature a lineup of leading keynote speakers, including: Didier Holleaux, CEO, GDF Suez E&P; Mike Watts, Deputy Chief Executive, Cairn Energy; Nick Davis, Partner, Memery Crystal; Neil Gilmour, General Manager, Floating LNG Shell; Nick Cooper, CEO, Ophir Energy, and Martin Copeland, MD, Evercore.

The high-profile event is designed specifically for senior oil and gas industry and City professionals working in sectors such as corporate finance, asset acquisitions and divestitures, corporate mergers and acquisitions, investment analysis, equity research, portfolio management, business development, and the valuation of oil and gas assets.

London is at the heart of the global financial sector and its prime location and investor profile attracts international oil and gas companies seeking to raise capital through London markets to fund North Sea and global opportunities and portfolios. After the overwhelming success of last year’s inaugural conference, this year’s event will include topics and themes carefully selected to be of interest to the unique mix of technical and financial professionals active in the oil and gas sector. Leading oil and gas companies and consultancies will present case studies on portfolio management,

while industry experts will also share key insights and best practices on a wide range of stimulating topics, including: principles of oil and gas taxation; incentivising marginal projects; challenges and opportunities for investors and operators in Africa; global portfolio management, and M&A market trends. An evening networking reception and exhibition will conclude the session on day one, and day two will round off with a grand Gala Dinner at Claridge’s Ballroom, with Jeremy Vine as a guest speaker.

For more information on the event, to register as a delegate, or if you are interested in being a speaker or sponsor, please visit:

Didier Holleaux

Mike Watts

Nick Davis

Neil Gilmour

Nick Cooper

Martin Copeland

STILL TIME TO BOOK! SPE London Technical Seminar –

‘Redeveloping the North Sea’ 13 February, Geological Society, Piccadilly

With ageing facilities and challenging operating environments under a tightened safety and fiscal framework, what are the opportunities to increase recovery in the North Sea? What about new prospects to be developed through existing hubs? Let’s hear from the experts about opportunities that exist in one of the world’s most developed oil and gas provinces.

• James Eddy, McKinsey: ‘Future prospects for the North Sea’

• Jorg Herwanger, Schlumberger: ‘Integrating time-lapse seismic methods, reservoir simulation and geomechanics for reservoir management and field development planning: a North Sea case study’

• Jeff Parke, Schiehallion, BP: ‘Schiehallion field’

• Eugene Balbinski, RPS Energy: ‘Redevelopment of UKCS fields using EOR techniques’

• Iain Hutchinson, Merlin ERD Ltd: ‘Redeveloping the North Sea with Extended Reach Drilling technologies’

• Sacha Sarshar, Caltec, a Petrofac company: ‘Enhancing production using SJPs (Surface Jet Pumps) and compact cyclonic separation’

• John McKenzie, Asset Development and Improvement Ltd: ‘Subsea wells’

• Philip Whittaker, The Boston Consulting Group: ‘Tailoring organisation & mindset to the specific challenges of mature areas’

Tickets: £220 member; £250 non-member; £35 student. Please email:

Regional Focus Seminar change of date

SPE London’s ‘Regional Focus – Post Conflict: industry considerations in areas of high risk’ one-day seminar, previously advertised for 14 March, will now take place on 25 April, at the Geological Society, Piccadilly. Prices and contact details as above.

12 Mono 1/4 Page Advert in SPE Review, February 2013

Using Special Core Analysis in Reservoir Engineering

Wettability, Relative Permeability & Residual Oil Saturation 20 – 22 March 2013

Presented by Jess Stiles, this course is designed for reservoir engineers and geologist involved in modelling petroleum reservoirs, and to geoscientists working in the area of reservoir characterisation. In this unique course the causes of discrepancies in laboratory results are revealed and the importance of reservoir wettability, in defining water-oil relative permeability, is explained.

Laboratory personnel involved with SCAL measurements will find the course useful in learning how their results are used and in gaining insight into how laboratory programmes might be improved. Production geologists and petrophysicists working in integrated teams will also find the course valuable, particularly in selecting samples for analysis and assisting in relating relative permeability and capillary pressure to rock type. For further details contact:

Ying Yuan, Centre for Continuing Professional Development, School of Professional Development. E-mail: Tel: +44 (0)20 7594 6881

Programme for Professional Development

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