Structural geology

The Structural Geology Group consist of a network of currently 39 company representatives, who are working together across companies and institutions, using our network, experience and building relations. The group was revitalised in the beginning of the year, with many new representatives and new active members, and we try to establish an informal network of structural geologists and other interested parties, who are meeting after work every quarter.
 
We are working towards this:

Vision

  • To increase awareness and knowledge of structural geology on a local and regional scale, in order to improve exploration and production activities on the Norwegian Continental Shelf.
  • To exchange experience and facilitate competence building within the network group.

Strategy

  • To divide focus on training 1) non-structural geologists and 2) experienced structural geologists 
  • To create an informal network of structural geologists that expands beyond the company representatives in the Force network group 
  • To welcome research project proposals and communicate them to members of the network group
  • Communicate better

Dear member of the Structural Geology Group,
We are currently increasing our activity level in the group significantly, because we have decided that we want to make a difference and play an active role in the current rather pessimistic market situation. We had a very good discussion at our Yearly Meeting on the 31st of March 2016 about how we can keep unemployed geologists and geophysicists within the exploration community, and if we could find a way ensure knowledge transfer from the many experienced geologists, who are choosing to retire now.

The group was especially concerned about lost competencies and loss of important experience, and especially newly graduated young people have currently nowhere to go. It was discussed that Force can now decide to play a difference and offer unemployed and retired geologist a networking possibility, events that can inspire and keep people in the exploration community.

It was proposed to secure a defined number of seats (e.g. 10-20%) for unemployed geologist and students for every Force event, throughout 2016, and waive the participant fee. The Force Technical Committee for Improved Exploration has been approached about this proposal, and we await clarification on this.

Activities in 2016


•   Five Lunch&Learns                                  
Lunch&Learn #1:        Structural development of the South-Western Barents Sea (January)
Lunch&Learn #2         The structural geology of Utsira High (March)
Lunch&Learn #3         Structural development of the Norwegian Sea – with focus on the Vøring Basin (June)
Lunch&Learn #4         Fractured Carbonates (October)
Lunch&Learn #5         TBA

•   Underexplored Plays – Part II (cooperation between the three network groups) (23-24 November)
•   Oslo Graben Field Trip (planned for September post-APA)
•   The Science Behind… Part II (TBA)
•   Fault Compartments – implications for exploration and production (TBA – end 2016 or 2017)

NORSALT update
Access to important seismic data from western and eastern Norwegian Barents Sea is confirmed for the NORSALT project, so now we just need to get good industry support to get this Joint Industry Research Project going.       

Members

  • Chairman: Alexander Lassen, ConocoPhillips
  • Vice chairman: Not set
Email-address
VNG Norge AS Alastair Welbon Log in to see address
ConocoPhillips Alexander Lassen Log in to see address
Dong Norge AS Carlo Cavalli Log in to see address
PGNiG Upstream International AS Cidalia Lopes Log in to see address
Wintershall Norge ASA Clara Plagnol Log in to see address
Faroe Petroleum Elisabeth Femsteinevik Log in to see address
Point Resources AS Eivind Johnsen Log in to see address
LUKOIL Overseas North Shelf AS Elena Bykova Log in to see address
Concedo ASA Enric Leon Log in to see address
Aker BP Erling Rykkelid Log in to see address
Edison Norge AS Francesco Borraccini Log in to see address
OMV Norge AS Francis Chevalier Log in to see address
A/S Norske Shell Heather Campbell Log in to see address
Centrica Energi Henrik Rasmussen Log in to see address
NPD Jorge Sanchez-Borgue Log in to see address
Dea Norge AS Klaus Dittmers Log in to see address
Repsol Norge AS Knut Kvingan Log in to see address
DEA Norge AS Kristian Tellefsen Log in to see address
Lundin Norway AS Liz Thompson Log in to see address
Maersk Oil Marcus Lang Log in to see address
Idemitsu Petroleum Norge AS Margrete Vik Gagama Log in to see address
Eni Norge AS Michiel Van Noorden Log in to see address
Aker BP Nicola Marsh Log in to see address
Bayerngas Norge AS Olav Blaich Log in to see address
Chevron Norge AS Oliver Hermann Log in to see address
Aker BP Simone John Log in to see address
Statoil Signe Ottesen Log in to see address
OMV Stian Lindstrøm Log in to see address
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