79th EAGE Conference & Exhibition 2017

Energy, Technology, Sustainability - Time to open a new Chapter

12 - 15 June
Paris, France
Closing soon
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   
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) 
Erik Oswald (Exploration VP Americas, Exxonmobil) 



Session for Professional Women in Geoscience and Engineering

16:00 - 18:00 hrs, Hall 2.3

Paris 2017 will once again offer a special session for Professional Women in Geoscience and Engineering. The session will feature an inspiring speaker providing a good mix of career/personal life management and technical work, followed by a pane discussion. There will be an opportunity for informal networking at the end of the session.

 Keynote Speaker  
Valerie Vedrenne (Geosciences and Reservoir Training and Technical Image Manager at Total) 


Caroline le Turdu  (Marketing Manager, Principal Geoscientist at Schlumberger - Chair WGE committee) 
Roald van Borselen  (Center Director at Aramco Overseas Company Netherlands - EAGE Membership and Co-opereation Officer) 
Milena Marjanovic  (Marine Geophysicicst, Postdoc at IPGP Paris, WGE Committee member) 
Ingrid Paolo Tello Guerrero  (Core Analyst at ALS Oil & Gas) 
Veronica Omofoma  (PhD Researcher at Heriot-Watt University) 

Although tailored for our female EAGE community, we encourage all delegates to join. 

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

Kristin Wood  VP Exploration Excellence, Shell 
Jean-Christophe Navarre  VP Exploration Excellence, Total 


Gary Ingram Vice President Technology & Strategy, OMV 
Joseba Murillas  Executive Director Global Exploration, Repsol 
Tim Dodson  Executive Vice President Global Exploration, Statoil 
Rémi Eschard  Head of Petroleum Basin Evaluation, Total 
Dirk Smit  VP Exploration Tech & Chief Scientist Geophysics, Shell 

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.

Session for Young Professionals

15:00 - 17:00 hrs, Hall 2.3
Following last year's success, delegates under the age of 35 years are once again invited to a special session focusing on Young Professionals. The session will feature inspiring speakers with broad experience in industry and academia, it will focus on you how to build and explore your leadership, teamwork, networking and communication skills.


Panel speakers:   
Ivan Vasconcelos  (Assistant Professor at Utrecht University, previously Principal Research Scientist at Schlumberger) 
Evert Slob  (Professor at TU Delft, Director of Education Civil Engineering & Geosciences) 
Anna Shaughnessy  (Executive Director at Earth Resources Laboratory, MIT Boston) 
François Umbhauer  (Direction Exploration at Total, Relationships with Universities and Schools, Geoscience disciplines) 


Although tailored for our Young Professionals EAGE community, we encourage all delegates to join.

Conference evening

19:00 - 23:00 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.

Nick Richardson Exploration & New Ventures Manager, UK Oil & Gas Authority


Troels Albrechtsen Vice President Technology & Projects, Maersk 
Dave Lynch  Vice President Reservoir Development North Sea, BP 
Max Brouwer  Vice President Exploration Europe, Russia & CIS, Shell 
Karin Hoeing  Marketing Manager Reservoir Characterization group, Schlumberger
Isabelle Billat  Vice President Exploration EAC, Total 
Gro Gunleiksrud Haatvedt  SVP Exploration, Aker BP 

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.