Global Shale Oil And Gas Summit 2015 Europe


Background Info

The US shale gas boom has been a game-changer and it transformed the gas market outlook. Other countries are taking steps to tap into the possibility of shale gas exploration and production which will greatly expand worldwide energy supply. Though Europe is in the early days for shale exploration, the governments and relevant parties are encouraging developments in the industry, with the aim to support Europe energy security.

To frack or not to frack? This is the question that energy market players and analysts have been asking themselves about. Join us at this summit, to gain further insights of the development of shale gas revolution, its new challenges and opportunities. Don’t miss out on the success story of shale gas development from various industry experts.

This summit also sets a platform for you to explore opportunities, latest exploration and production techniques and strategies. You will get to examine the challenges faced, latest regulatory frameworks, and investment opportunities. Is shale gas the answer? Get to know more at the Shale Gas Summit 2015 to take full advantage in the new horizon of unconventional gas expansion.


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  • Shale Gas Revolution in Europe: Boom or Bust?
  • UK’s Shale Gas Environmental Regulation: Meeting the Standards of Gas in Europe?
  • Asia’s Shale Development: Impact on the Global Energy Outlook
  • US Shale Oil Developments: The Driving Factors Behind Its Growth
  • Joint Ventures and Alliances: Can Capitalising on Partnerships Steer the Industry?
  • Investment Opportunities for Investors: Investing and Financing Shale Gas Projects

Key Speakers

Chris Faulkner

Chris Faulkner, Chief Executive Officer, President and Chairman, BREITLING ENERGY CORPORATION (BECC)

Chris Faulkner, Chief Executive Officer, President and Chairman, Breitling Energy Corporation (BECC), is the driving force behind the company’s extraordinary growth, technology innovations and strategic approach to oil and gas exploration and production.
Mr. Faulkner brings a unique perspective to energy policy conversations in Washington, DC. While he understands the granular details of energy production–from the technical to the financial aspects—he has a global view of energy policy. He’s a trusted source of information for lawmakers on Capitol Hill, journalists and Washington policy analysts from respected think tanks. Mr. Faulkner kicked off the Natural Gas Roundtable luncheon series of 2014 in Washington and the CSIS/USAEE annual energy policy conference in Washington.
Mr. Faulkner’s diverse and extensive background in the oil and gas industry in North America, Europe and the Middle East makes him a dynamic speaker whose expertise is frequently sought after by major media outlets and featured via keynote addresses and other presentations at dozens of industry conferences in the U.S. and around the globe.
Informally dubbed “Frack Master??? in the media for his unapologetic and outspoken industry advocacy, Mr. Faulkner authored The Fracking Truth— America’s Energy Revolution: The Inside, Untold Story and produced the fracking documentary Breaking Free.
Mr. Faulkner was named Industry Leader of the Year in 2013 by the Oil & Gas Awards for the Southwest Region, Oil Executive of the Year in 2013 by the American Energy Research Group, and recognized in the Dallas Business Journal’s “40 Under 40??? in 2014 as well as the “Dallas Who’s Who in Energy??? in 2012 and 2013. Breitling received the 2013 Aggreko Award for Excellence in Environmental Stewardship from the Oil & Gas Awards for the Gulf Coast Region, was named 2013 E&P Company of the Year by the Oil & Gas Awards for the Southwest Region, “Best North American Operator??? by World Finance Magazine in 2011, 2012 and 2013, and to the “Dallas 100 List??? in 2013, ranking fourth among the top 100 companies in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
Mr. Faulkner serves as an advisor to the ECF Asia Shale Committee and sits on the Board of Directors for the North Texas Commission. He studied biomedical engineering at Southern Methodist University, business and mathematics at Baylor University, and information science at the University of North Texas.

Dr Jim Marshall

Dr Jim Marshall, Policy and Business Adviser, WATER UK

I have had over 18 years experience in water and the water industry. After completion of a PhD at University of Leeds tracking Cryptosporidium in two catchments in Yorkshire I began work at Pipeline Developments Ltd in Manchester where I started as a lab technician looking at the impacts of pipe materials on water quality – cement liners, lead, contaminated land etc. I moved through the ranks there to be contract manager for a team of on site technicians carrying out independent audits on installation of PE pipe systems.
After a short spell working as logistics manager for Raleigh International in Ghana I moved to Sutton and East Surrey Water as a distribution engineer with particular responsibility for data and statistics, including leakage. During this time I was responsible for the production of the mains replacement proposals for the PR04 business planning process.
In May 2006 I joined Water UK as a policy co-ordinator with responsibility primarily for internal governance issues. I have since undertaken a wider role of Policy and Business Adviser in Water UK with particular interest in drinking water quality and public health. In addition I represent the UK on the Eureau EU1 expert group of water resource protection and drinking water and have a current interest in particular in European regulations, pharmaceuticals and shale gas.

Dr. Fivos Spathopoulos

Dr. Fivos Spathopoulos, Chief Geologist, ROSE PETROLEUM, FRANCE

Fivos Spathopoulos holds a Ph.D. in Geology from the University of London. From 1990 to 2006, he worked as an exploration geologist and basin analyst in Hess and other oil companies, where he was involved in global exploration, as well as in mapping the world’s petroleum source rocks. From 2006, Fivos works as a consultant on unconventional petroleum exploration in Europe. He is a Visiting Lecturer in Petroleum Geology at Imperial College London, teaching Petroleum Systems and researching organic-rich rocks in Europe as targets for unconventional petroleum. He currently works as a Chief geologist in Rose Petroleum. He is involved in the United Nations Expert Group on Resource Classification.

J Daniel Arthur

J. Daniel Arthur, P.E., SPEC President/Chief Engineer, ALL Consulting

Mr. Arthur is a registered professional petroleum engineer specializing in fossil energy, planning/engineering analysis and environmental issues. He has 30 years of diverse experience that includes work in industry, government and consulting. Mr. Arthur is a founding member of ALL Consulting and has served as the company’s President since its inception in 1999. Prior to founding ALL Consulting, Mr. Arthur served as a Vice President of a large international consulting engineering fi rm managing the fi rm’s upstream energy business. Mr. Arthur’s experience also includes serving as an enforcement offi cer and National Expert for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA); a drilling and operations engineer with an independent oil producer; and supporting both cementing and completion operations for a large international services company.
Mr. Arthur has served as a testifying and/or Consulting Expert in the following areas: Petroleum Engineering (various), Underground Injection (various aspects), Aquifer Exemptions, Well Integrity, Stray Gas/Gas Migration, Groundwater, Induced Seismicity, Alleged Environmental Impacts Associated with Hydraulic Fracturing, Produced Water Treatment, Produced Water Pits & Impoundments, Pit Design and Closure, Salt Solution Mining (e.g., Cavern Stability & Integrity, Well Integrity, Gas Storage, etc.), Well Spacing, Unitization, Paying Well Determinations, Well Valuation, Well Plugging, Fast Tract Design/Build Projects, BOP Installation/Safety, Various Safety Engineering (e.g., Pipeline Pigging Safety, Flash Fires, Static Electricity as a Source to Flash Fires, Proper Grounding of Equipment, etc.).
Over the last fi ve years, Mr. Arthur has assisting clients in establishing best practices throughout every major shale play in the North America, served as the Technology Subgroup Leader on a National Petroleum Council study on North American Resource Development, and has evaluated and recommended unconventional resource development practices internationally in more than a dozen countries.

Lars Sørum

Lars Sørum, Global Business Development Leader, DNV GL Oil and Gas

As Global Head of Unconventional Oil & Gas, Lars develops and implements the unconventional oil and gas strategy for DNV GL. His responsibilities includes strategic planning, business and service development and ensuring that DNV GL’s capabilities and experience is offered throughout the unconventional oil and gas industry. Lars studied macroeconomics at the Frije Universiteit van Amsterdam during a three years stay in The Netherlands. After military service he completed his degree of M.Sc. Mechanical Engineering and additional Media and communication and Personnel Psychology course studies at The University of Trondheim, Norway.
Lars started his career in 1994 as Production Manager in TMM, a non-ferrous foundry in Trondheim, Norway. In 1999 he joined DNV as a materials engineer as an expert on castings, and has since held several within various technical fi elds ranging from; technology, work process and service development; quality and SHE management; business intelligence; performance and project management; manufacturing assessment; ship building; supply chain assessments and assessment of assets. Lars has held several senior management positions throughout his career and has gained substantial international and managerial experience living and working in a variety of countries over the past 20 years. He currently works and resides in Oslo, Norway.

Ken Cronin

Ken Cronin, Chief Executive Officer, UK ONSHORE OIL & GAS, UK

Ken is the Chief Executive of the newly re-launched trade body UKOOG (UK Onshore Operators Group). UKOOG is the representative body for the UK onshore oil and gas industry including exploration, production and storage across both conventional and unconventional sources. The organisation’s objectives are to enhance the profile of the onshore hydrocarbons industry, promote better and more open dialogue with key stakeholders, deliver industry wide initiatives and programmes and to ensure standards in safety, the environment and operations are maintained to the highest possible level.
Ken has more than 20 years’ global experience in media, investor and government relations and has worked in and with many companies across the nuclear, renewables, oil and gas and power sectors. Prior to his role at UKOOG, Ken spent 10 years at worldwide communication agency Kreab Gavin Anderson as Head of Global Energy.

Kjell Aleklett

Kjell Aleklett, Professor – Department of Earth Sciences, NATURAL RESOURCES AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT, SWEDEN

Kjell Aleklett is Senior Professor of Global Energy Systems at Uppsala University, Sweden, and leader of Global Energy Systems research at the university. He holds a doctorate degree from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, and worked as a post-doctoral staff scientist, 1977-85, at the Natural Science Laboratory at Studsvik, Sweden.
In 1986 he was appointed as associate professor at Uppsala University and later as full professor. In 1978-79. In 1983, he was invited to work with Nobel Prize winner Glenn T. Seaborg, Lawrence Berkley Laboratory, University of California, Berkeley, California, USA. He worked with Seaborg to 1998. His interest in the global energy situation started in 1995 and has since then grown dramatically.
In May 2002, he organized the First International Workshop on Oil Depletion at Uppsala University. Since 2003, he is president of ASPO International, the Association for the Study of Peak Oil & Gas (official webpage:
In 2005, he was invited to give a testimony on peak oil before for the House of Representatives Subcommittee on Energy and Air Quality.
In 2012, he was invited by the Inter-Parliamentary Union, the global organization of parliaments (, to present and discuss peak oil at the 127th Assembly in Quebec: Peak Oil – What prospects for energy security?
In 2013 he was invited as guest professor at University of Texas in Austin to do research about shale gas and shale oil.
He has in 2012 published a book (Springer) “Peeking at Peak Oil???, that looks at oil supplies, past, present and future. Blog “Aleklett’s Energy Mix???,

Mr Mark Ellis-Jones

Mr Mark Ellis-Jones, Project Executive – Onshore Oil and Gas Programme Environment Agency

Mark has over 17 years experience working in the public and voluntary sector on environmental policy and regulation. He has worked at the Environment Agency for nearly 7 years, and is currently the Project Executive for the Environment Agency’s Onshore Oil & Gas Programme which is responsible for establishing the regulatory framework for the sector. He has previously managed programmes on hydropower, renewable energy and climate change adaptation. Previously to working in the Environment Agency, Mark worked in a number of charities and third sector organisations, including the National Trust.

Mart van Bracht

Mart van Bracht, President, EUROGEOSURVEYS, BELGIUM

TNO is the largest independent research organisation in the Netherlands. Its mission is to create innovations that sustainably boost the competitive strength of industry and well-being of society.
Mart van Bracht obtained a PhD degree in Earth Sciences at the Free University of Amsterdam. Following graduation he joined TNO. After having worked for several years as a scientific researcher, he held various management positions. Currently he is the Managing Director of TNO Energy, one of the seven research centers of TNO. In TNO Energy a staff of approximately 500 researchers conducts national and international research & development projects focused on a secure, safe, efficient and sustainable energy supply. TNO Energy also comprises the Geological Survey of the Netherlands. The Geological Survey manages data and information of the Dutch subsurface and conducts research on the sustainable management of the subsurface and its natural resources. Mart van Bracht holds several positions in Dutch and European networks, research centres and programmes related to energy, sustainability and geosciences.
Mart van Bracht is also President of EuroGeoSurveys (EGS), The Geological Surveys of Europe, representing 32 National Geological Survey Organizations, thus over 20.000 specialists working in numerous applications of geosciences to the EU society and economy. EuroGeoSurveys is a non-profit organisation working solely for the public interest. EuroGeoSurveys aims to provide the European Institutions with expert, neutral, balanced and practical pan-European advice and information as an aid to problem-solving, policy, regulatory and programme formulation in areas such as: the use and the management of on- and off-shore natural resources, the identification of natural hazards of geological origin, land-use planning, environmental management, waste management and disposal, sustainable urban development and the development of interoperable and harmonised geoscientific data at the European scale.

Thomas Bligaard Nielsen

Thomas Bligaard Nielsen, PhD candidate, LONDON SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS AND POLITICAL SCIENCE (LSE) & Visiting Researcher – Economics Department, UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD, UK

As a PhD candidate at the LSE, Thomas utilizes data from Colorado’s shale gas industry to identify the optimal timing of extraction under uncertainty. Thomas has been a visiting researcher at the Economics Department of the University of Oxford, acted as an external consultant for the OECD and worked as a contributor for Oxford Analytica.
He has previously worked in both the German and Danish energy sector including the Wintershall and Gazprom joint venture WINGAS GmbH and the energy division of the Confederation of Danish Industries.

Nick Grealy

Nick Grealy, Publisher, No Hot Air

Nick Grealy is director of the energy consultancy No Hot Air, specialising in public perception and acceptance issues of shale energy worldwide. Born in the UK, Nick moved to New York City in his teens and lived in the United States for over two decades. A graduate of New York University, Nick’s US based career included working for utility Con Edison, Chase Manhattan Bank North African Finance and the City of New York Home Energy Assistance Program. He returned to the UK and started a career in the UK energy industry at London Electricity, Total Gas Marketing, Energy Quote and Utilities Specialist for the Department of Health. Describing himself as a “recovering energy consultant??? who thinks the worst energy risk is getting talked into thinking you have one, he started following the shale energy revolution in 2008. First studying what he called at the time shale’s sudden emergence and future permanence he now studies shale’s impact worldwide across the energy spectrum. He has worked for
private and public clients across Europe and is a frequent contributor to media while continuing to publish analysis of energy acceptance issues at

Dr. Tina Hunter

Dr. Tina Hunter

Dr Hunter is the inaugural Director of the Centre for International Minerals and Energy Law. She teaches and researches in the areas of national and international petroleum law, unconventional petroleum regulation, Arctic petroleum law and governance, property law and resources law and policy. She has received academic qualifications in marine sediments, geology, political science, applied science, and law, completing her Phd at the University of Bergen, Norway.
Tina has presented at over fifty conferences on three continents. Her expertise has been sought by Australian and international governments and has analysed petroleum laws, drafted unconventional petroleum legislation and advised governments on policy and governance relating to unconventional petroleum. She has also consulted to governments, industry groups and NGO’s in several jurisdictions including Australia, New Zealand, the UK, Russia and Canada. In June 2014 Dr Hunter participated in a unconventional gas learning symposium at the World Bank, Washington DC.
She is presently a member of the South Australian Roundtable for Unconventional Gas Projects, and the working group for the Queensland Modernising Queensland Resources Acts Program. She is a co-editor of the Oil, Gas and energy Law Journal, and will be the Editor of the upcoming Oil Gas and energy Law Journal Special Edition Emerging Legal and Governance Issues in Arctic Energy. She recently published Petroleum Law in Australia. Her next book the Handbook of shale Gas Law and Policy will be published in March 2015.

Magdalena Andreea Strachinescu Olteanu

Magdalena Andreea Strachinescu Olteanu, Head of Unit, New Energy Technologies, Innovation And Clean Coal, DG ENERGY, EUROPEAN COMMISSION

Andreea Strachinescu works with the European Commission in the Directorate General for Energy as Head of Unit for new energy technologies, being responsible for the development of the policy and actions on non-nuclear energy research and innovation.
Ms. Strachinescu studied mechanical engineering and business administration in Bucharest, Romania and she has a Master of Science in International Economics from H.E.C. Montreal, Canada.
Prior to joining the European Commission, Ms. Strachinescu worked for public administration in Romania and Canada, in the field of economic development and international trade policies and actions.

John Ludden

John Ludden, Executive Director, BRITISH GEOLOGICAL SURVEY, UK

Before taking the post of Executive Director at the BGS, John was Director of the Earth Sciences Division at the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS). He has also served as Director of Research for the CNRS in Nancy, France, where he also taught at the French National School of Geology (ENSG-Nancy). Prior to this, John worked at the University of Montreal, Columbia University and with Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in the USA. He holds a doctorate in Igneous Petrology from the University of Manchester, UK. John is a Past-President of the European Geosciences Union and EuroGeoSurveys and a visiting professor at Oxford and Leicester universities and was elected as a foreign member of the Russian Academy of sciences in 2012. He serves on the boards of the Integrated Ocean Drilling Project (IODP), The International Continental Drilling (ICDP), The Global earthquake Model (GEM) and IGS plc (trading as BGSi international).

Patrick Erwin

Patrick Erwin

Patrick Erwin is one of four directors building a major UK onshore E&P company: they have built INEOS Upstream into the third largest onshore oil and gas operator in just over a year. He leads on the commercial strategy, developing partnerships and on asset purchase. He also leads work analysis, financial and economic modelling and contribute to INEOS’ geological analysis and works to ensure a seamless interface with their commercial and economic analysis.
• Developed sophisticated individual field and portfolio valuation models
• Led the economics and work programme parts of for INEOS’s application to the 14th Onshore Licensing Round. Secured $1bn commitment from
the Group Board
• Secured three significant acquisition farm-in deals: PEDL 133 (from BG), PEDL 162 (from Reach CSG) and 250’000 net acres across three basins
from IGas (£168m)

Day 1

08.00 Registration

08.45 Chairperson’s Opening Remarks

09.00 Appraising the Europe State of Shale Gas Sector and the Investor Appetite: How Shale Gas Production Provide Rewards to Investors?
/ Presentation /

  • Examining the true potential in Europe: How to gain maximum benefit?
  • What are the investment opportunities and potential of unconventional oil in Europe?
  • What are the key factors in investing and financing shale gas projects?
    Patrick Erwin, Commercial Director, INEOS, UK

09.40 What are the Potential Impacts of Shale Gas Exploration in Europe From A Geo-Scientific Point Of View?

  • Assessing the potential in Europe
  • Exploring geo-scientific risks
  • Determining accurate monitoring systems to ensure sustainable exploration and production
    Mart van Bracht, Past President, EUROGEOSURVEYS, BELGIUM

10.20 Joint Ventures and Alliances: Can Partnerships Between Europe, US, Asia and Beyond be the Catalyst for the Future of Shale Gas?
Chris Faulkner, Chief Executive Officer, BREITLING ENERGY, USA

10.50 Morning Break & Networking

11.30 Shale Gas Regulatory Outlook in Europe: What are the Current Regulatory Developments Governing Shale Gas Industry?

  • What are the regulations and policies emerging from national and EU commission?
  • Outlining regulatory policies for shale gas exploration and production
  • Governments and regulators incentives: What role do the Governments play in governing gas exploration and production in the Europe?
  • How these regulations are impacting the future shale gas exploration?
    Magdalena Andreea Strachinescu Olteanu, Head of Unit – New Energy Technologies, Innovation and Clean Coal, EUROPEAN COMMISSION DG ENERGY, BELGIUM

12.10The Promises of Shale Gas and the Peril Towards Environment: The Environmental Regulation of Shale Gas Developments in England

12.50Evaluating the US Shale Oil Developments and How Could It Differ for the Europe Shale Gas Exploration and Production
/Panel Discussion/

  • What are the driving factors behind the growth in US shale exploration and production
  • How has shale gas production affected US energy supply and demand dynamics and what has been the effect for oil and gas market globally?
  • What could shale exploration and production mean to investors
  • How US shale could continue to significantly influence the global energy space: What could this mean for your business? What should you do?
  • Magdalena Andreea Strachinescu Olteanu, Head of Unit – New Energy Technologies, Innovation and Clean Coal, EUROPEAN COMMISSION DG ENERGY, BELGIUM
  • Nick Grealy, Publisher, NO HOT AIR, UK
  • Chris Faulkner, Chief Executive Officer, BREITLING ENERGY, USA

13.30Networking Lunch

14.30Asia’s Shale Development: Impact on the Global Energy Outlook?
/ Presentation /

• What are the technological and market challenges that China is facing currently and will shale development in China change the industry outlook?
Nick Grealy, Publisher, NO HOT AIR, UK

15.10/ Presentation / Sponsor Spotlight

15.50Tea Break & Networking

16.30Getting Ready for UK Shale Gas: Creating a Supply Chain Network and Skills to Support Shale Gas Project Start-up
/ Presentation /

  • What is the main shared infrastructure required to support the industry and its development?
  • Upskill an existing talent pool: Capitalising on required skills to meet the industry’s needs and expertise
  • What is the required development and consideration to fill the gaps and to stimulate the existing supply chain and skills?
  • Finding the right balance between storage and transportation of materials and equipments for efficient for shale development
    Ken Cronin, Chief Executive Officer, UK ONSHORE OIL & GAS

17.10How to Maximise the Value of Shale Joint Ventures and What is the Impact of These Alliances for the Industry?

  • What benefits can joint ventures provide to the parties involved?
  • How should these JVs be structured?
  • What would be the challenges accounting wise and how can the parties resolve the issue?

17.50Chairperson’s Closing Remark & End of Day 1

Day 2


08.45Chairperson’s Opening Remarks

09.00Assessing Shale Gas Production Outlook and Opportunity in UK
/ Presentation /

  • What is the current status of shale gas development in UK?
  • What is the Government’s position on shale gas?
  • What is the potential size of shale gas development and its economic impact?
  • Discussing the global economic challenges faced for shale gas development
    Prof. John Ludden, Executive Director, BRITISH GEOLOGICAL SURVEY, UK

09.40How Property Rights Shape US Shale Exploration
This presentation analyzes how spatial competition accelerates shale gas extraction in the US, by zooming in on Colorado’s natural gas industry. The analysis shows that property right structures play a key role for how exploration develops. A combination of relatively small leases and private mineral rights has led to the high concentration of wells in American shale production. By contrast, mineral rights in Europe are generally state-owned. The shale gas story will therefore develop differently across the continents and the Europeans will face new challenges and opportunities. To be successful, E&P companies and regulators alike should understand what makes Europe different.
Thomas Bligaard Nielsen, PhD candidate, LONDON SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS AND POLITICAL SCIENCE (LSE) & Visiting Researcher – Economics Department, UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD

10.20How to Acquire Community Support for Shale Gas Exploration and Development?
/ Presentation /

  • Enforcing policies and frameworks relevant to seek broad community support
  • How to reach out to the community to address and hear their concerns?
  • How community engagement procedures can assure community and public acceptance?

Patrick Erwin, Commercial Director, INEOS, UK

10.50Morning Break & Networking

11.30Well Integrity Regulations
/ Presentation /

  • Importance of well integrity-what is well integrity and why is it so important in shale gas operations
  • Why do we need to regulate well integrity-protection of ground water and the prevention of blowouts
  • What do the well integrity regulations include and how is well integrity regulated in UK?
  • How does this compare to other jurisdictions – USA and Australia
    Tina Hunter, Reader in Energy Law, UNIVERSITY OF ABERDEEN, SCOTLAND

12.10Well Integrity: To What Extend the Well Performance Will Affect Shale Gas Operations?
/ Presentation /

  • What key elements of the well construction integrity policy are required?
  • What are the key factors involved in designing and delivering wells that can yield maximum production?
  • Test and monitoring: Performing testing on well and cemented casing prior and during fracturing process
  • Collaborating with independent inspections of wells to increase stakeholders’ and communities’ confidence

12.50Water Management: What are the Challenges of Water Management in Shale Oil and Gas Projects?

  • What are the potential contaminants to focus and how to management it?
  • The importance of a good baseline: How do we know if there’s methane leaking?
  • What kind of regulation needs to be enforced for groundwater monitoring and protection?
  • What are the latest technologies and methods for water management and protection
  • Exploring the transport and storage of fresh waters for well development: Trucking, pipelines, storage ponds

Dr. Jim Marshall, Policy and Business Adviser, WATER UK 13.30 – Networking Lunch

14.30Petrological Measurements on European Organic-Rich Shales and Their Implication for Hydraulic Fracturing
/ Presentation /

  • Presentation of analytical data on the petrology (XRD analyses) of European target shales
  • Discuss the implication of these data on how easily these shales will fracture under hydraulic fracturing
    Dr. Fivos Spathopoulos, Chief Geologist, ROSE PETROLEUM, FRANCE

15.10Presentation / Sponsor Spotlight

15.50Tea Break & Networking

16.30Benefiting from Technologies to Enable More Efficient Exploration and Development of Shale Gas
/ Presentation /

  • Understanding how geological assessment can ensure effective exploration?
  • How geology is influencing shale exploration completion and the impact of well recovery?
  • How to improve effective Stimulation Reservoir Volume (SRV) for maximum well performance?
  • How well performance and well spacing optimisation can enhance shale development?

17.10What Challenges Still Remain and; How Can the Industry Convince Both Governments and People of the Benefits of Shale Gas?
/ Panel Discussion /


  • Patrick Erwin, Commercial Director, INEOS, UK
  • Dr. Jim Marshall, Policy and Business Adviser, WATER UK

17.50Chairperson’s Closing Remark & End of Conference


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