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NEW DATE - Basin and Petroleum Systems Modelling: Best Practices, Challenges and New Techniques

28 - 30 September 2021
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Event type:
Conference, Specialist Group
Organised by:
Geological Society Events, Energy Group
The Geological Society Burlington House and Virtually
Event status:
Abstract Deadline Extended 31 May 2021

The prediction of viable petroleum systems is critical to meet the growing energy demand. At the same time, the energy sector is shifting from traditional hydrocarbon to alternatives, and new disciplines such as carbon capture and storage are emerging. This meeting will discuss the importance of Basin and Petroleum System Modelling (BPSM) in exploration and evaluation of resources, focussing on best practices, recent developments, novel applications, and opportunities for the future. New and improved digital capabilities have enabled a more integrated approach to analysis; therefore, the impact of newly available data and technologies in BPSM will be reviewed.

BPSM key topics

  • Best practices in different exploration scenarios: mature, frontier, and unconventional areas
  • Effectiveness of modelling geological processes: heat flow; erosion; kinetics; thermal conductivity
  • New techniques in BSPM
  • Linking to new disciplines: carbon capture and storage; reservoir engineering; geothermal; and more
  • Dealing with predicted risk and uncertainty
  • Charge and migration modelling
  • Case studies

The conference will bring together professionals from academia, government agencies, and industry to discuss BPSM through a series of presentations and panel discussions, suitable for both a specialist basin modeller and for a general exploration geologist. A dedicated student short talk will encourage participation from a new generation.


  • Zhiyong He (Zetaware)
  • Neil Frewin (Shell)

Call for abstracts 

Abstract submissions are now open. Deadline for submissions has been extended 31 May 2021.  Please submit abstracts here:

Abstract Portal 

Or email a word version to


  • Christine Yallup (Halliburton)
  • Rachel Round (Halliburton)
  • Michael Abrams (Imperial College London)
  • Friedemann Baur (Chevron)
  • David Gardiner (IGI)
  • Rachel Gavey (APT - UK)
  • Daniel Palmowski (Schlumberger)
  • Will Prendergast (Independent)
  • Dani Schmid (Geomodelling Solutions)
  • Robert Newbould (Premier Oil)

More information

The conference is going to be a hybrid conference, held at the Geological Society London and virtually. 

Please contact with any other enquiries.

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