79th EAGE Conference & Exhibition 2017

12 - 15 June
Paris, France
Call for papers

Conference Highlights

Monday 12 June 2017

Opening session   
16:00 - 17:30 hrs   
Speakers: Mr. Chris Ward (President EAGE) 
  Mrs. Janeen Judah (President SPE) 
  Kevin McLachlan (Chairman LAC Paris 2017) 



Debate Panel   
Topic: Impact on Energy mix following COP 21 - is there a business model'   
Gerard Moutet (Oil and Gas Climate Iniative)  
Ladislas Paszkiewicz (SVP  Strategy & Climate, Total EP)   
Chris Ward (President EAGE)   
Lazslo Varro (Chief Economist)   


Awards ceremony

17:30 - 18:00 hrs

The awards ceremony will be hosted by:

Chris Ward Jean Jacques


Chris Ward Jean-Jaques Biteau
EAGE President 2016-2017 EAGE President 2017-2018

Icebreaker reception

18:00 - 20:00 hrs

The Icebreaker reception is an excellent way to kick of the first day of the conference. Use this time to meet acquaintances, exhibitors and students while enjoying some food and beverages. More information about this Icebreaker reception will come in due time.

Tuesday 13 June 2017

EAGE Forum on 'New Collaboration Models within the Exploration Domain'

08:30 - 11:30 hrs.

In the overall context of the title of the conference 'Energy, Technology, Sustainability - Time to open a new Chapter' the Forum will debate on new collaboration models within exploration. The discussion will focus on key outcomes covering safety, performance improvement including cost reduction and performance to reach reliable energy for the long run that could be new way of working, impact of new technologies and promotion of the pioneer spirit.

Forum moderator
Kevin McLachlan (Chairman LAC Paris, Total)

 Forum Members  
Luca Bertelli (Chief Exploration Officer, Eni)  
Ashok Belani (EVP Technology, Schlumberger)   
Jean-Georges Malcor (CEO CGG)   
Howard Leach (Head of Exploration, BP)   
Mario Carminatti (Executive Manager Exploration, Petrobras)   



Student evening

19:00 - 00:00 hrs

This social highlight of the student programme will provide an ideal opportunity to mingle with fellow students as well as senior industry professionals, enjoy great food and drinks, music, dancing and a lot of fun!

Wednesday 14 June 2017

Executive session on 'Sharing Knowledge in Exploration'

08:30 - 12:10 hrs
Chairman: Glen Cayley, Shell
                  Jean-Christophe Navarre, Total

How to share, when to share, what to share: in our company, between companies, with contractors and with academics and association. What are others doing? The session will cover how the industry is working to share knowledge in exploration: the current challenges and possible improvements. Includes technological/innovative approaches, human resources aspects (skills, compentencies, motivations and organization) and what we can learn from other industries and areas of research.

Conference evening

19:30 - 23:30 hrs

For all registered full delegates and registered family members we will organize a conference evening.

Thursday 15 June 2017

Executive session on 'Opening a New chapter in North Sea, what does that mean'

08:30 - 12:10 hrs.

Moderator: Nick Richardson

The current oil price environment and the maturity of the North Sea present challenges to its future but also opportunities. The Forum will debate what is needed for the next chapter of the basin to be successful. The discussion will address key topics including safety, exploration, operational efficiency, collaboration, technology, commercial solutions, infractructure and decommissioning. What action is required by all the players in the basin to maximise the value of the economically recoverable hydrocarbons in the North Sea.