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What's a Geoscientist to do in an Era of Unlimited Oil & No Exploration? Adding Value to Existing Fields...

This webinar discusses field development efficiency and finding additional opportunities in existing fields, based on geoscience analysis and models. Significant undiscovered/unrealized resources exist in most fields, but developing these resources is not always economically viable. Good geoscience models are critical to the evaluation process, but they must be developed in a cost-conscious way. Geoscience efforts should be strategically applied where they have the most chance to succeed, and the types of opportunities can change from field to field. Technology cannot find hydrocarbons where they don’t exist, so it needs to be applied in areas with greatest potential.

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Webinar Objectives

  1. Explain the types of opportunities typically found within existing fields
  2. Identify those aspects of reservoir description that are particularly important for optimizing field development and explain how to spot previously unrecognized opportunities
  3. Describe which activities are more likely to generate new opportunities
  4. Explain the role of new and evolving technology in generating new opportunities

What Will Attendees Learn?

  1. Key aspects of reservoir description for optimizing development
  2. How to be strategic in developing the reservoir model
  3. Types of opportunities that exist in fields and which types are more economic

Who Should Attend?

This webinar is particularly valuable for geoscientists and engineers who want to gain a better understanding of how geoscience can aid field development and improve economics.

About the Presenter

DR. JOHN S. SNEIDER is President of Sneider Exploration, Inc., an exploration/exploitation consulting service that conducts studies around the world, but with a focus in Latin America, China, North Africa and the United States. He is also involved with industry training with more than 18 years' experience in Venezuela, Chile, Colombia, Peru, Argentina, Mexico, the North Sea, Switzerland, Korea, China, the Gulf Coast, Alaska, and the Permian Basin. From 1994 to the present, he has been a partner in PetroTech Associates, providing exploration/exploitation with analysis and evaluation of reservoir, seal and flow barrier rock types. From 1989 to 1990 he was a consultant for Green Hill Petroleum, Inc., in East Texas, and previously was a geologist with Shell Oil, Inc., in South Texas. While working on his PhD in Geology and Geophysics at Rice University, he spent 18 months in the Elf Acquitaine Paris office working various sequence stratigraphy projects focusing in the North Sea. He received a BS and an MS in Geology from Texas A&M and a PhD in Geology and Geophysics from Rice University.


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