Collaboration and Innovation – Stimulating Exploration Activity in Southern North Sea

  • Venue: Norfolk Showground, Norwich
  • Date: 16th May 2019
  • Cost: Free
  • To register click here

The objective of NorEX 2019 is to promote the exploration potential in the SNS and signpost to explorers where these opportunities might exist. This one-day exploration event is being organised jointly by the Oil and Gas Authority in collaboration with EEEGR’s flagship Southern North Sea Conference and Exhibition SNS2019 (15-16 May 2019). Note the SNS2019 Exhibition is free to attend (registration required).

NorEX 2019 aims to raise the profile of the active exploration taking place within the Southern North Sea energy sector and will include workshops addressing the themes for the day.

The themes for the day are:

  • Generating new prospectivity
  • Maturing new and existing plays in a suitable time frame.
  • Improving commerciality of existing prospectivity
  • Exploration and the energy transition

The delegates and presenters will include a mix of exploration geoscientists, industry and regulatory organisations, academia, and the supply chain. There will also be opportunity for informal discussion and networking to help uncover new collaborative opportunities.

The Southern North Sea (SNS) has been producing for some 50 years with more than 50 tcf of gas already produced, helping to meet the energy needs of the UK. However continued exploration is required to find new discoveries in the region.

The SNS meets some 20% of the UK’s gas demand with further new developments planned in the coming years, which will help support future supply. The OGA estimates almost 8 tcf mean prospective resources remain in the SNS, in addition to the significant volumes inmarginal discoveries, producing fields, and proposed new developments.