New technologies should reduce petroleum-exploration costs
In response to a pressing need to develop new technologies that will reduce exploration costs, a conference is taking place on "European innovations for enhanced petroleum reservoir characterisation and management" in Vienna on 15 and 16 April 1999.
The event will provide oil operators, contractors and technology developers with the opportunity to hear how new European technologies are contributing to the development of more economic technologies. Many of these projects have received funding from the European Commission's THERMIE programme.
The technical areas covered at the conference will include:
- Diagenesis / diagenetic modelling;
- Fault prediction/fault seal;
- Production forecasting/managing uncertainty;
- Geochemistry as an aid to reservoir management;
- 4-D seismic;
- Innovative technologies for downhole monitoring;
- Reservoir fluid flow;
- Overpressure detection;
- Secondary migration;
- Drill bit seismic as an aid to well placement;
- Improved reservoir characterisation.
In addition, a representative off the European Commission (EC) will give a presentation on funding opportunities for the hydrocarbons industry under the EC's Fifth Framework Programme (FP5) for Research, Technological Development and Demonstration.
For more information, please contact:
Centre for Marine and Petroleum Technologies