Experts from across the field will led the discussions at the event, which was held at the firm’s newly expanded Core Centre in Guildford on the 30th May. Over 105 specialists from leading international firms including Schlumberger, Lithicon, SGS and Empirica were among those in attendance at the event, which provided insight into the latest techniques being used in the coring industry.
The programme, attended by over 30 oil & gas operators, included two core workshops – the first focusing on Nexen’s Buzzard field and being led by Mike Ashton from reservoir geoscience consultants Badley Ashton & Associates. The second discussed the pre-salt Gamba Sandstone, offshore Gabon, West Africa, and was presented by John Price of Harvest Natural Resources and Andy Lever from RPS Energy.
Jean-Valery Garcia, managing director of Kirk Petrophysics, said: “The success of any formation evaluation program depends on good coring practice. Logs alone cannot characterize a reservoir without a sound knowledge of the rock. The core provides the only physical measurement of reservoir characteristics, which is fundamental to achieving production targets.
“The year on year success of this event demonstrates the benefits that sharing best practice and knowledge can have on the future of the oil and gas industry and it is vital that operators and service companies continue to meet and share their expertise in this way.”
The agenda extended to presentation of Corpro’s QuickCapture coring tool, a showcase of MSI’s gas detector devices, and access to Nexen Petroleum and Harvest Natural’s Core. Delegates also had the opportunity to take a tour of Kirk Petrophysics’ Core Centre facilities, which include an on-site laboratory providing analytical services that range from core processing and core analysis to petrology and thin sections.
There was also fantastic entertainment to close out what proved to be an informative day a set from The Brando Duo and a special appearance from the Kirk Petro Pyrenees 7 rugby team.