79th EAGE Conference & Exhibition 2017

12 - 15 June
Paris, France
Call for papers

Executive Programme

Opening session

Monday 12 June 2017 16:00 - 16:30 hrs   Ceremony

Chris Ward President EAGE
Janeen Judah President SPE
Kevin McLachlan Chairman LAC Paris 2017


Debate on 'Impact on Energy Mix following COP21: is there a Business Model?'

Monday 12 June 2017 16:30 - 17:30 hrs 

Speaker: Chris Ward (President EAGE 2016-2017)

Gerard Moutet Oil and Gas Climate initiative
Debate Members:
Ladislas Paszkiewicz SVP Strategy & Climate, Total EP
Chris Ward President EAGE
Lazslo Varro Chief Economist


Topic: Impact on Energy mix following COP21 - is there a business model
With the climate agreement at COP21 and the IEA's 2ºscenario, along with the current O&G economic context, there is a call to the energy industry to start focusing efforts towards less carbon-intensive energy, and to find more efficient and cost effictive technologies to make energy reliable, affordable and clean. Still the main energy provider, the O&G industry must also adapt and reshape business models for the future. At the same time we must remain 'profitable' and 'sustainable' in all we undertake, that is to say finding solutions that all stakeholders can buy into, without collateral damage. And, our whole industry will have to find collectively a new 'right balance'to reconcile the various interests and constraints, since 'none of us knows waht we all know together' (Euripides, 5th century BC).

Awards Ceremony

Monday 12 June 2017 17:30 - 18:00 hrs

Chairpersons:  Chris Ward (President EAGE 2016-2017)
                             Jean-Jacques Biteau (President EAGE 2017-2018)


 Chris WardJean Jacques 


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

Tuesday 13 June 2017 08:30 - 12:10 hrs

Kevin McLachlan Chairman LAC Paris, SVP Exploration Total
Forum Members:
Luca Bertelli Chief Exploration Officer, Eni
Ashok Belani CTO, Schlumberger
Jean-Georges Malcor CEO CGG
Howard Leach Head of Exploration, BP
Mario Carminatti Executive Manager Exploration, Petrobras
Erik Oswald Exploration VP Americas, ExxonMobil

 Kevin_McLachlanLuca BertelliAshok Belani Jean Georges Malcor Howard Leach Erik OswaldMario Carminatti
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.

Senior Executive Managers lunch (by invitation only)

Tuesday 13 June 2017 12:00 - 13:30 hrs


Executive Session on 'Sharing Knowledge in Exploration'

Wednesday 14 June 2017 08:30 - 12:10 hrs

Glen Cayley  VP Exploration Excellence Shell EP 
Jean-Christophe Navarre 

Director Exploration Excellence, Total

Gary Ingram  Vice President Technology & Strategy, OMV 
Syrie Crouch Vice President, Hydrocarbon Maturation 
Joseba Murillas  Executive Director Global Exploration, Repsol 
Kevin Zhou Principal Key Expert, Siemens 

 Gary IngramJoseba MurillasTim Dodson

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, competencies, motivations and organization) and what we can learn from other industries and areas of research.


Executive Session on 'Opening a New Chapter in the North Sea, what does that mean'

Thursday 15 June 2017 08:30 - 12:10 hrs

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

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  Former North Sea GM, Global Group Marketing & Technology, Schlumberger 
Isabelle Billat  Vice President Exploration EAC, Total 

Troels AlbrechtsenOle Joran AskimDave LynchMax BrouwerKarin HoeingIsabelle Billat
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, infrastructure 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.