Hydrocarbons in Space And Time

Country: United Kingdom

City: London

Abstr. due: 01.12.2018

Dates: 09.04.19 — 11.04.19

Area Of Sciences: Geology and mineralogy;

Organizing comittee e-mail: abstracts@geolsoc.org.uk

Organizers: The Geological Society

 

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 3-day conference will seek to share recent advances and case studies and will be 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

Event to be accompanied by a post-conference field trip to the Wessex Basin

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS: A diverse set of keynote speakers are being solicited from across the community

Conference Web-Site: https://www.geolsoc.org.uk/PG-Hydrocarbons-in-Space-and-Time