Day One

Tuesday 29th July 2014

8.15 Registration and Networking

8.45 Connection before Content: Chairman’s Welcome and Shared Goal Setting

Nils Cohrs
Former Operations Director
Centrica Storage

9.00 Keynote: Challenges and Opportunities in Mature Fields

  • Size of the prize – mature fields as a foundation of global production
  • Overcoming the three main challenges operators face in mature fields
  • Maximising ROI by aligning mature fields projects with execution
Rich Byrnes, Vice President – Consulting, Halliburton

9.30 How OMV Petrom Changed the Mature Field Paradigm to Increase Production After 10 Years of Managing Decline

  • How OMV Petrom developed a customised approach to its mature field challenges
  • Using ‘operational excellence’ and intelligent application of technology to remove process inefficiencies and enhance production
  • What lessons were learnt and what are the next steps to sustain these results

Gabriel Selischi
Vice President of Exploration and Production
OMV Petrom

10.00 IOC / NOC Panel: Critical Success Factors in Maximising the Value from Mature Fields

  • Understand the critical questions to ask that will guarantee opportunities are spotted in your portfolio
  • Learn how to make effective decisions about how much time and investment to spend on mature prospects
  • Gather tips for best practice when managing fields that require stimulation but must deliver ROI

10.30 Morning Refreshments and Speed Networking

The speed networking sessions are a great opportunity to meet the attendees you would like to have more in-depth conversations with later in the conference. This session is the ideal opportunity to get face-to-face time with many of the brightest minds working in your field.

11.30 Case Study: Mature Field Optimisation Through Innovation

  • How an innovative approach has been applied to increase value and extend field life on a number of Wintershall’s assets
  • How a reorganisation of structure within the organisation has been able to extend field life
  • Increase the value proposition of an asset with an optimum combination of organisational structure, subsurface modelling, surface facilities and technology 
Michael Damm
Production Optimisation Manager


11.50 Using an Integrated Discipline Approach to Bring the Best Out of Mature Fields

  • Rebasing the field/asset development plan: plan/performance gap analysis
  • Facilities Optimisation Studies based on operating envelopes analysis
  • Identification and assessment of Field / Asset life extension opportunities

Adewole Obawole
Senior Facilities and Development Engineer
Bowalds Energy

12.10 Q&A - Michael and Adewole

Question Michael and Adewole on their presentations to make sure you have the tools to take back and implement as part of your optimised development strategy

12.45 Networking Lunch

1.45 Promoting a New Way of Thinking About Mature Field Development to Allow us to Rediscover Our Fields and to Extract Maximum Value From an Ageing Portfolio

  • The importance of a long term asset plan to deliver on investment promise
  • Why a disciplinary approach is required
  • Enabling the retention of corporate know how and documenting key decisions

Nils Cohrs
Former Operations Director
Centrica Storage

2.05 Why Long Term Planning for Mature fields is so critical

  • How 'short termism' can seriously impact decommissioning costs
  • Learn why Long Term Planning is so important at the end of field life
  • Understand what problems planning for the end of life causes with business processes

Paul Brindley
Late Field Life / Decommissioning Consultant
Various Operators (e.g. BP, Shell, BG, DONG)

2.25 Q&A - Nils and Paul

Question Nils and Paul on their presentations to make sure you have the tools to take back and implement as part of your optimised development strategy

3.00 Networking and Refreshments

3.30 Unlocking Mature Field Potential Through Effective Planning and Execution

  • Maximise recovery while reducing costs with effective recompletion and infill drilling programmes
  • Risk mitigation through well integrity management
  • Cost of quality: Data, Processes and Equipment 

Anton Babniyazov
Mature Fields Specialist

4.00 The Application of Digital Oilfields (DOF) and Integrated Operations (IO) as Part of Field Life Extension Strategy

  • Overview od DOF and IO
  • How can DOF and IO be applied for filed like extension?
  • On-going examples of where this has been done

Tony Edwards
Stepchange Global


4.30 Roundtable Solution-Finding Session: Considering Cost Versus Value in Ageing Field Revitalisation

We know there is no one-size fits all model for mature field development strategy but moving away from standard approaches can be costly so it’s important to identify the real value of ageing assets. This interactive session will allow you to exchange experiences and ideas to maximise that development strategy.

5.00 Chair’s Closing Remarks and End of Day 1

Nils Cohrs
Former Operations Director
Centrica Storage