Petroleum Geoscience MSc Symposium 2016: Programme


This years MSc Petroleum Geoscience Symposium will take place on Tuesday 6th September 2016.  The day will include a series of oral and poster presentations of the projects undertaken by this years MSc Petroleum Geoscience students.  If you would like to attend, please contact Lynne White Email: Tel: +44 (0)1784 443581.


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8.30 Coffee & Tea
9.00 Introduction and Welcome
Session 1: Southern North Sea & UK
9.15 Eleanor Lashko Inversion-induced salt tectonics and the impact on potential chalk reservoirs on the Cleaverbank and Central Offshore Platforms, Southern North Sea
9.30 Intan Mashitah Amir Basha Tectonostratigraphy and hydrocarbon potential of the SE sector of the Mid North Sea High, Southern North Sea
9.45 Sam Head Numerical modelling of hydraulic fractures within the Leman Sandstone reservoir, Southern North Sea
10.00 Richard Turner Seismic Interpretation of the Palmers Wood Oil Field: implications for field compartmentalisation and future development
10.15 Raqiba Al Tobi An integrated petrophysical evaluation and facies classification in a heterogeneous carbonate reservoir, onshore UK
10.30 Coffee & tea with poster session
Session 2a: Northern North Sea & Arctic Session 2b: Mediterranean to Caspian
11.00 Richard A. R. Burton 3-D seismic analysis of the Rogaland Group, Northern Norwegian North Sea; implications for hydrocarbon prospectivity Jun Sasamura Late Miocene to present-day sedimentary stacking patterns in the Algarve basin, south of Portugal: implications for hydrocarbon exploration
11.15 Oliver Last Evolution of the submarine gravity flow deposits of the Rogaland Group in the Southern Viking Graben, Northern North Sea Jamie Beagle Late Miocene to present-day stratigraphic evolution of the Alentejo Basin (SW Portugal): conceptual implications for hydrocarbon exploration
11.30 Joelle Way Sills as fractured reservoirs and heat sources for hydrocarbon maturity: a 3-D seismic case study from the Faroe-Shetland Basin Sataphon Suklap Microfacies analysis of turbidites and sandy contourites from the Lefkara Formation, Cyprus: sedimentary characteristics and reservoir implications
11.45 Durrah Nafeesah Idris Hydromechanical evolution of fault zones, with application to sealing effects and reservoir compartmentalization, onshore and offshore Norway Brian Docherty From hemipelagic deposits through silty to coarse sandy calcareous contourites (Lefkara Formation, Cyprus): Implications for hydrocarbon exploration
12.00 Rosina Maslin Uralian versus Caledonian sedimentary sources and the impact on Triassic clastic reservoir quality on the Barents Shelf Viet Son Tran Evolution and karst development in a Paleozoic carbonate platform
12.15 Lunch
Session 3a: East Africa Session 3b: North America
13.15 Aisyah Nordin Hydrocarbon prospectivity evaluation of the Domo Sandstone in the Sofala Block, Mozambique Daniela Vendettuoli What is the depositional and architectural signature of repeated turbidity current activity? New insights from the most extensive dataset yet recorded
13.30 Alex Onianwa Prospectivity evaluation of the Domo Sandstone, Njika area, South Mozambique Basin Christina Nadeau The structural and tectonic influences of the Sweetgrass Arch on the Lower Paleozoic formations in the Knappen Area, SE Alberta: Significance for hydrocarbon exploration
13.45 Joshua Ssuubi Structural analysis of the Pakwach Basin, Albertine Graben, Uganda Christopher Graham Structural evolution of offshore Newfoundland and comparison to its conjugate Iberian margin
Session 4a: West Africa Session 4b: Central & South America
14.00 Sascha Roest-Ellis Evolution of the Albian and implications for prospectivity – Greater CI 513 Area, Ivorian Basin, Cote d’Ivoire Thuy Tra Mi Lam Petroleum system modelling of the deep-water Salina del Istmo basin, Gulf of Mexico
14.15 Glenn Morley Optimising seismic visualisation and the influence of geophysics on complex structural analysis: Thali Block, Rio de Rey sub basin of the Niger Delta, shallow offshore Cameroon James Forbes Hydrocarbon prospectivity analysis of the Miocene sands in the SW Peninsula of Trinidad
14.30 Alexander Kurobasa The impact of Cretaceous volcanism on the hydrocarbon prospectivity of the North Gabon Basin using broadband 3-D seismic and potential field data Wilmer Espitia Saavedra Cenozoic deformation in the Bahia area, Colombian Caribbean
14.45 Selma Usiku Morphology of deepwater clastic systems within the Petroleum Exploration Licence Area 30 along the northern margin of the Walvis Basin, offshore Namibia Guillermo Hernandez Ladino The impact of diachronous collisions on clastic reservoir development along the sub-Andean trend
15.00 Coffee & tea
Session 5: Australasia
15.30 William Yancey Extensional fault architecture and the 4-D evolution of the outer Beagle Sub-basin, NW Shelf, Australia
15.45 Jonathon Tracy The tectonostratigraphic evolution of the Malita Graben and implications for hydrocarbon prospectivity
16.00 Benedict Hughes Insights into the tectonostratigraphic evolution of the Exmouth Plateau (NW Shelf of Australia) using the Claudius 3-D survey
16.15 Peter Harrison Structural style and evolution of the Timor Trough accretionary wedge system, NW Australia
16.30 Adi Patria The origin and significance of the Seram Trough, Indonesia
16.45 Isaac Kenyon Tectonostratigraphy and inverted fault architecture of the Taranaki Basin, offshore New Zealand, using the Maari 3-D Survey
16.45 Vienna McAndie Can the proven Neogene deep marine sand reservoirs in the Taranaki Basin be successful in the southern part of the Northland Basin, New Zealand?
17.00 Reception