In-person seminar: PSA & geochemistry conference


3D prespective, BCU Central Viking grabens

The Petroleum Systems network group is delighted to announce its second conference, the first physical event after nearly 2 years of covid-restrictions. The event will focus on non-HC components in petroleum and source rocks (H2S, mercury, CO2, metals), reservoir geochemistry and the understanding, modelling and risking of petroleum charge and migration.

Date Time Duration Register by Location
22-23 sept 2022 09:00 2 Days 15.09.2022 TOR - NPD



The seminar is a two-day event taking place at NPD, in Stavanger. Join us for 2 days with detailed discussion of reservoir geochemistry, petroleum charge and migration, with a variety of case studies from the oil companies, academic institutes,
service and governmental institutions show-casing discoveries and lessons learned from dry wells as well as approaches for reducing the risk associated to these key petroleum system elements.


Program- Thursday

08.00 – 09.00 Welcome, arrivals, introduction, registration

09.00 – 10.00 Anca-Gabriela Druga (OMV Norge), David Gardiner (IGI), Dan Cornford (IGI), Thomas Melgaard (OMV Norge), Daniel Cornfor, IGI:

  • Subjective objectivity: How to integrate geochemistry, geology and machine learning effectively; a case study from the North Viking Graben (45 minutes)

10.00 – 10.30 Jon Halvard Pedersen, Aker BP (Lundin), 12.30-13.00:

  • A geochemical study of 6306/9-1 Melstein: from dry well to evidence of oil migration (confirmed)

10.30 – 11.00 Craig D. Barrie* & Eric Michael, APT:

  • Production Allocation Workflows via Fluid Chemistry - The importance of sample & analytical considerations

11.00 – 11-30 Juan Carlos Hidalgo, Schlumberger, PetroMod:

  • The implementation of the tools for CO2 migration in saline aquifers (on-line presentation from Aachen, Germany)

11.30-12.30 lunch & coffee

12.30 – 13.00 Dani Schmit & Karthik Iyer (GeoModelling Solutions GmbH (GMS), and Alexander Hartwig (Aker BP):

  • The Right Maturity Model for the Norwegian North Sea

13.00 – 13.30 Alexander Hartwig, Joachim Rinna, Jon Erik Skeie, Liv Hege, Per Erik Øverli, Aker BP:

  • H2S prediction in a Barents Sea frontier setting – Risking scheme and challenges (on-line presentation from Aker BP, Oslo, Norway)

13.30-14.00 coffee break

14.00 – 14.30 Sverre Ekrene Ohm, University of Stavanger:

  • Mercury; The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (final title)

14.30 – 15.00 Stephan Hatscher, Wintershall Dea:

  • Observations on the Sampling of the Ever-Elusive Mercury

15.00 – 15.30 Coffee break

15.30 – 16.00 Daniel Palmowski, Terranta:

  • Confirmed, online, Mineral Systems Modeling: A new geo-process modeling tool to reduce risk in mineral exploration and associated reactive flow applications

16.00 – 16.30 Swapan Sahoo, Equinor, USA, Houston:

  • History and Future of Metals in Shales: A Knowledge Integration and Inspiration towards the next Generation of Geologist (on-line presentation via Teams from Houston)

16.30 – 17.00 Faye Liu, RevoChem LLC, Houston:

  • Unconventional Reservoir Characterization and Drainage Rock Volume (DRV) Monitoring using Geochemical Fingerprinting Technology with Case Studies (on-line presentation via Teams from Houston)


Dinner will be at SUMO Hall Toll @ 1900 (7pm)

Program- Friday

08.00-09.00 Welcome, arrivals, introduction, registration

09.00 – 09.30 Øyvind Sylta, Migris AS:

  • On the use of probabilistic techniques to determine GOR and other fluid property uncertainties before drilling.

09.30 – 10.00 Balazs Badics, Wintershall Dea:

  • Charge & HC migration failure analysis in Norwegian North Sea: 1966-2022

10.00 – 10.30 Clay Painter, ConocoPhillips:

  • Nested Models: A new tool for efficient, high-resolution petroleum system modelling

10.30 – 11.00 Brian Horsfield & Nicolaj Mahlstedt, GeoS4:

  • Kinetics of early gas to late methane to molecular hydrogen generation from sedimentary organic matter

11.00 – 11.30 Sverre Planke, Ben Manton, VBPR; Karthik Iyer & Dani Schmid (GMS), Reidun Myklebust (TGS):

  • Hydrocarbon maturation, migration, and formation of hydrothermal vent complexes associated with igneous sill emplacement into the Vøring and Møre basins

11.30-12.30 lunch & coffee

Conference ends



FORCE seminars have previously been fully booked with waiting lists so you are encouraged to sign up as soon as you know you will attend.

Participation fees:
FORCE members: NOK 800,-
Non-members: NOK 3000,-
University: NOK 500,-
Student: Free


Important information:
You can register as a FORCE member and pay "FORCE member" price if you are an employee of a member company.
All FORCE member companies are listed here.

Payment is made online by credit card. Please note that no refunds will be given after you have signed up. If you for any reason can not attend the workshop, you are welcome to send a representative, just inform Linn Smerud as soon as there are changes.  


Updated: 23/09/2022