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Hydrocarbons in Space And Time

09 - 10 April 2019
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Event type:
Specialist Group, Conference
Organised by:
Geological Society Events, Energy Group, 2019 Year of Carbon
The Geological Society, Burlington House
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The global endowment of hydrocarbons is markedly uneven both spatially and temporally. In the 1990s, several key papers recognised that distinct stratigraphic and paleogeographic trends exist and that this knowledge was an important guide to successful exploration. So, what has changed in 30 years?

The industry has moved into new frontiers and basins, drilled deeper, found new plays and gone through a revolution that has brought unconventional resources to the fore. It is therefore timely to consider how our knowledge of the distribution of hydrocarbons in time and space has changed. 

What new insights have we gained? 

Can this new understanding be used to be better at predicting new hydrocarbon discoveries?

This 2-day conference sought to share recent advances and case studies built around four main themes:

  • The known global heterogeneity of hydrocarbon resources – including source rocks
  • The controls on heterogeneity – including palaeoclimates and geodynamics
  • The geological and data science tools to aid prediction
  • What our present understanding means for future exploration

 Invited Speakers include: 

  • Jeroen Kenter, Total
  • Ole Martinsen, Equinor
  • Henry Posamentier, Consultant
  • Meg Coleman, EIA
  • Jeremy Owens, Florida State University
  • Raphaël Bourillot, Géoressources & Environment, ENSEGID


  • Owen Sutcliffe, Halliburton
  • Frans van Buchem, Halliburton
  • Mark Houchen, Shell
  • Bruce Levell, Oxford University
  • Hannah Steaggles, BP
  • Mike Simmons, Halliburton

Registration rates

£ 200.00
£ 300.00
£ 200.00
£ 200.00
£ 200.00
£ 50.00

Geolsoc Contact

Sarah Woodcock

The Geological Society
Burlington House

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