ARNULFO BRICENO is Executive Direction for Technical Development and Global Discipline Manager for Development Geology & Geomodelling in REPSOL. Leading all corporate efforts to establish the reservoir characterization and 3D modelling best practices in all E&P projects. And he is also supporting the training and career progression programs of all development geologists in Repsol. He is Project Manager for the global implementation of Studio-Petrel environment, applying corporate best practices for data management, data storage and data governance. He is the leader of the collaboration project with Stanford University focused on the machine learning process and big data analytics applied to unconventional reservoirs (Eagle Ford, Duvernay & Marcellus), also continue as part of the Global QA/QC Team – Auditing and assessing worldwide reservoir characterizations projects, in all phases of exploration, appraisal and development (visualization conceptualization and design), advising top management about project risks,opportunities and value.
Dr Franz Meyer is an accomplished Senior Executive and Entrepreneur with demonstrated success spanning oil and geology He serves as CEO of MwSol. corp.,a startup whose mission is developing clean and innovative technologies. Dr. Meyer received his to Bachelor’s Degree in Geology from SUNY at New Paltz, and his Master’s and PhD degrees in geology from the University of Michigan where he specialized in invertebrate palaeontology under the supervision of DR. Bruce Wilkinson. Meyer is a pioneer in the interpretation and use of Gamma-ray logs and their application in carbonate deposits for sequence stratigraphy He was a regular consultant for companies such as Aramco and ADCO. His recent research activities include electromagnetic radiation to heat oil reservoirs and dolomite stratigraphy. His work has been featured in Science, SEPM, and Geo Arabia.
sequence stratigraphy, sedimentology, geological mapping, fieldwork design and operations, contract management, and financial strategy
Raphael Heffron is Professor for Global Energy Law & Sustainability at the Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy at the University of Dundee. He is a graduate of both Oxford (MSc) and Cambridge (MPhil & PhD). His work is international and combines a mix of energy law, policy and economics. He has published over 120 publications of different types and his research has been cited over 700 times in the last three years. Professor Heffron’s research all has a principal focus on achieving a just transition to a low-carbon economy. Raphael was elected to the Royal Society of Edinburgh Young Academy of Scotland in 2018. His research and teaching has been recognised by the award of a Jean Monnet Professorship in Energy & Natural Resources Law (2016-2019) by the European Commission. His teaching has also been recognised in the UK by becoming a Senior Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy in 2018. In addition, Raphael is a Fellow of The Royal Society of Arts. Raphael’s research has involved funding from UK national research councils (the ESRC and the EPSRC), the EU and currently through the European Commission Jean Monnet Professorship 2016-2019. He is a Research Associate at the national UK Energy Research Centre. He has given expert advice to the EU, UN, World Bank, and various international thinktanks. Raphael is on the Editorial Board of the International Energy Law Review, the Renewable Energy Law and Policy Review and is Consulting Editor of the Halsbury’s Laws of England volumes on Energy Law. Raphael is also co-editor of the forthcoming Oxford University Press Handbook for International Energy Law. Raphael is currently the Co-Chair of the UK Energy Law and Policy Association; Visiting Professor in Energy Law at the International Hellenic University (Greece); an Associate Researcher at the Energy Policy Research Group at the University of Cambridge; and currently is a Visiting Professor at Paris-Dauphine University (Paris, France), Queen Mary University of London (UK); a Visiting Lecturer at the ESCP Business School (London and Paris); and a Visiting Senior Fellow at the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies. Raphael read for his PhD at Trinity Hall, University of Cambridge. He is also a trained Barrister-at-Law and was called to the Bar in July 2007 in the Republic of Ireland. He holds degrees from the University of Cambridge (MPhil, PhD), the University of Oxford (Christ Church) (MSc) the University of St. Andrews (MLitt), and Trinity College Dublin (BA, MA).
Dr Charles Ellinas is over 35 years experience in the oil & gas sector in senior management positions. Currently CEO of e-CNHC (E-C Cyprus Natural Hydrocarbons Company Ltd), providing management and advisory services in the oil & gas and energy sectors in Cyprus and the region. A lot needs to be done and the aim of the company is to contribute to the successful development of these sectors for the future of Cyprus. Prior to this, as CEO of KRETYK, he was responsible for implementing the Cyprus government’s strategy for the development of its hydrocarbons sector. Until 2012 I was a Director of Mott MacDonald for 25 years and the Managing Director of Mott MacDonald’s Oil, Gas & Petrochemicals business worldwide. He is also Features Editor, Natural Gas World, and Senior Associate, Atlantic Council.
Dr. Hussain has more than 30 years of experience in Oil & Gas industry in Europe and the Middle East. He also has experience in Research, training; learning consultancy & management. Hussain developed, published & taught more than 21 training manuals related to oil & gas industries in oil well drilling technology; oil production technology, water injection; gas lift and injection; enhanced oil recovery techniques, Health & Safety, Energy saving, etc. Dr. Hussain provided tutorials support for a wide range of open & distance learning, designed and taught to various Oil & Gas Industries. He developed and taught many short training courses. Dr. Hussain published and presented more that 26 technical papers and public lectures related Petroleum industry Renewable energy,Health & Safety, etc.
Dr.Tharwat is currently Ass. Professor of petroleum engineering at British University in Egypt and FUE in petroleum engineering department Tharwat holds BSc. In Petroleum Engineering, MSc. Petroleum Engineering and Ph.D. in Reservoir Engineering from Heriot-Watt University (UK) Dr.Tharwat has more than 22 years in oil industry in technical and managerial positions worked for Schlumberger more than 15 years and 4 years with BP and 2 years with Baker Hughes worldwide in the Gulf and North Africa in Well logging, Petrophysics, and Reservoir Simulation. Dr.Tharwat is an author and co-author for many published papers covering many aspects in Petrophysics and Reservoir engineering. He is a member of SPE, AAPG, and SPWLA .also he supervises more than 20 researches in both conventional and unconventional reservoirs. He contributes in petrophysical book by 2 chapter’s titles (Applied techniques to integrated oil and gas reservoir characterization) will be published by Elsevier Oct 2018 In addition; He worked as an Advisor of the Energy Committee in Egyptian Parliament.
CURRICULUM VITAE Hedayat Omidvar Graduated in Industrial Engineering (MSc) in 2002. He has been working since 1992 as Natural Gas consumption expert in Corporate Planning Dept., National Iranian Gas Company (NIGC), responsible for treatment, transmission, storage and distribution of natural gas. At present, he is Head of Communication Affairs with Science & Research Centers, Research & Technology Dept. Member of Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE) since 1992 Member of American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) since 1994 Member of Iran Institute of Industrial Engineering (IIIE) since 2001 Member of Programme Committee A (PGC A) “Sustainable Development” of the International Gas Union (IGU) 2003-2006 Member of Marketing and Communication Committee (PGC E) of the International Gas Union (IGU) 2006-2012 Member of Gas Advocacy Task Force (TF2) of the International Gas Union (IGU) 2012-2015 Secretary of Utilization Committee of the International Gas Union (IGU) 2015-2018 Member of Marketing and Communication committee of the International Gas Union (IGU) 2015-2018 Member of Executive Committee of the International Gas Union (IGU) 2015-2018 Chair of Energy Policy Task Force (TF3) of the International Gas Union (IGU) 2018-2021 Member of Group of Experts on Gas of United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) from 2016 Letter of Commendation As the Exemplary Research Expert Received From the Deputy Petroleum Minister & Managing Director of NIGC 2008 Letter of Commendation Received From the Deputy Petroleum Minister & Managing Director of NIGC 2011 Letter of Commendation Received From the Deputy Petroleum Minister & Managing Director of NIGC 2013