80th EAGE Conference & Exhibition 2018

Opportunities presented by the energy transition

11 - 14 June
Copenhagen, Denmark
Call for papers

Risk and Uncertainty in Petroleum Exploration


Friday 15 June 2018

Title: Risk and Uncertainty in Petroleum Exploration
Room: TBC
Convenors: D. Quirk (Manx Geological Survey/Manchester University)
S. Archer (Maersk Oil)
G. Keith (Maersk Oil)

Workshop Description

The petroleum industry is tasked with discovering economic volumes of oil and gas and developing them in an optimum way. Despite increasingly advanced technologies to identify, evaluate and produce sub-surface hydrocarbon accumulations, the industry is notoriously overoptimistic in estimating the size of discoveries, conservative when it comes to technical risk and overconfident in geological models. At the same time, companies are becoming increasingly exposed to uncertainty in future prices as well as actions to move away from fossil fuels. The aim of this workshop is to bring together the different practitioners and disciplines striving to create value in the uncertain world of exploration and development. Presentations, posters and discussions will cover a wide spectrum of subjects including resource prediction, volumetric methods, risk assessment, geostatistics and price forecasting. A debate is also planned on why the oil industry is notoriously poor at prediction.

Call for abstracts

Deadline: 21 February 2018

Layout of Abstract and Extended Abstract
Titles for submitted abstracts should be short (max. 120 characters, longer titles will be cut off) and relevant. A summary of the abstract (max. 200 words) must be submitted as well. All abstracts must be in English, original and not have appeared in any other publication.

The body of the extended abstract needs to be four (4) full pages in length, paper size A4. The abstract should consist of text and appropriate figures supporting the key message. The text should contain at least one figure and references. Pages of text alone are unacceptable. Note that shorter sized abstracts (up to 2 full pages) will be available on EarthDoc free of charge.

Please use the Workshop Template. For more information about the requirements for an extended abstract, click here. To fill in the title and summary of your abstract, please use this form. The information will be used by EAGE to provide a cover page for your abstract.

You can submit an abstract via email to Dave Quirk at dgquirk@outlook.com