SPECIAL SESSIONS

SPECIAL SESSION 1: BUSINESS SESSION

Topic/Theme:
The Power of Collaborative Solutions; Catalysing New Growth Strategies, Approaches and Technologies for Upstream Oil and Gas.

These past 3 years have bear witness to an extensive cost-cutting measures, as the industry continues to adapt with the challenging financial & geopolitical landscape. The trend is likely to continue, given that the long-term oil price is expected to hover around USD 40 – 60 per barrel. This session seeks to bring together respective leaders from host authorities, operating companies and service providers to share their insights and deliberate on areas of collaboration to ensure that investments remain attractive in spurring further growth and development of the industry.

Speakers:
Jean-Marc Rodriguez
VP Exploration Asia Pacific,

TOTAL

Per Arild Reksnes
Executive Vice President Operations,
PGS

Emmanuel Delvaux
Talents Sales Director,
Schlumberger

Kevin Robinson
Vice President, Asia,

Sapura Energy

 

Moderator:
Dr Jaizan Hardi Mohamed Jais

Head of Resource Exploration, Malaysia Petroleum Management
PETRONAS 


SPECIAL SESSION 2: GEOLOGY

Topic/Theme:
Southeast Asia Basin.

Southeast Asia is a complex area and its tectonic evolution and related tectonic models continue to be strongly debated. This session brings together the key workers in this subject area to showcase and debate current thinking on the tectonics of SE Asia. Participants will be able to take away key learnings on “Where are the agreements and disagreements, what needs to be done to resolve these issues and does the responsibility to resolve them lie with Governments, the petroleum industry, academia or us?”

Speakers:
Professor Paul Tapponnier

Professor, Earth Observatory Singapore

Professor Robert Hall
Professor and Director of SE Asia Group

Ian Longley
Geologist / Director, GIS-PAX

 

Moderator:
Chris Howells
Regional Geologist – New Ventures,
Mubadala Petroleum


SPECIAL SESSION 3: GEOPHYSICS

Topic/Theme:
Game Changing Technologies.

In this novel session three experts from leading integrated service companies are challenged to provide their unique glimpse into a possible future geophysical universe.  The speakers will use brief statements and answer audience questions to inform the audience on key technologies such as full waveform inversion, imaging with multiples, cost effective seismic acquisition, imaging resolution, and integration of appropriate additional geoscience information to deliver the best subsurface models that impact the decision making process.  To get a perspective on where geophysics is heading this session is not to be missed.

Speakers:
Guillaume Cambois
Executive Vice President, Imaging & Engineering,
PGS

Robert Bloor
Research Director – Schlumberger Geophysics Technology Center,
Schlumberger

Xie Yi
Research Manager,
CGG

 

Moderators:
Robert Hardy
Value Assurance Geophysics,
PETRONAS Group Research and Technology

Ahmad Riza Ghazali
Head R&D Exploration Technology

PETRONAS


SPECIAL SESSION 4: BOREHOLE TECHNOLOGY

Topic/Theme:
Application and Integration for Reservoir Characterisation and Prospect Maturation.

Exciting challenges in the development and use of borehole technology will be discussed by three leading experts from borehole service companies. The speakers will use brief statements and answer audience questions to inform the audience on how the technology can be applied to current drilling challenges to reduce cost and provide better integrated subsurface views. Topics discussed will include clastic, carbonate and basement reservoirs, imaging beneath gas and salt, pore-pressure prediction and interpretation of integrated VSP and seismic data.

Speakers:
Michelle Xiaomin
Senior Geophysics Advisor,
Halliburton

Hans-Christian Freitag
Geoscience and PE Director,

Baker Hughes

Dr Chanh Cao Minh
Director of Measurements,
Schlumberger

 

Moderators:
Eric Andersen
Head, Geophysics Solutions,
PETRONAS


SPECIAL SESSION 5: GENDER BIASES

Topic/Theme:
Is The Industry Suffering From Disparity Issue?

This session aims to attest to the criticality of gender disparity and its adverse effects to the industry. Esteemed list of panelists will deliberate on the significance of having gender parity in the workforce of the industry and share stories of success attributed to gender equality practices.

Keynote Speaker:
Dato Raiha Azni Abd Rahman
Senior Vice President Group Human Resource Management

PETRONAS

Speakers:
Emmanuel Delvaux
Talents Sales Director

Schlumberger

Mary Hackett
Chief Executive Officer of Australia, New Zealand & Papua New Guinea
Baker Hughes, GE Company

Oliver Tonby
Managing Partner,

McKinsey & Company

Melanie Cook 
Senior General Manager
ExxonMobil Exploration and Production Malaysia Inc.

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