Video 2a What makes the Project a success? Project examples from Stratum Part1
Learning from the existing Stratum Reservoir projects and communications with clients: The early-stage project, collaborating on data collection for subsurface characterization for CCUS. This requires guidance to the clients on data collection requirements and practices, the benefits of the acquired data both for experiments/analyses conducted at Stratum, and how the results of the analyses will benefit the types of modeling that could be done by the client for storage site selection and monitoring. The aim is to have a mutually beneficial relationship, where in the client appreciated the value of data collection and therefore brings more work to Stratum. An example of how the long-term Project is a result of quality work and good communication with the client over a period of more than a decade. The longevity of the Project has benefitted significantly from excellent internal communications between different Stratum offices as well as communication between the clients (which are a large NOC and IOC) and those offices. Importantly, coordination is handled centrally. A note of caution that the NOC coordinators are pre-filtering information which is practical yet limits Stratum project managers in learning the complete set of requirements. This long-term project is a perfect project for learning communications and building relationships. Field Operations in West Africa: Example of how the core analysis results would have impacted the operators' decisions on whether or not (in this case not) to go ahead with the DST program. The data from cores and fluid sampling are usually assumed by operators to be contributing to a bigger understanding of the field. In this case, however, if “hot shot” analysis had been done at the well-site, or if the client had waited for core analysis results before selecting the intervals for DST, there would have been a more positive outcome. This operator has modified the well site procedures and now takes core plugs at the rig site and analyzes them immediately, using an on-site facility designed and built by Stratum. Time is the essence and optimized logistics of the core handling deliver multimillion-dollar savings to the client.
Kevin’s 37 years of experience in technical leadership and SME roles has resulted in a deep integrated understanding of exploration, development and project oversight in deepwater petroleum systems in the Gulf of Mexico, North Sea & West Africa. He has also worked extensively in the Middle East & Australasia. As a Divisional and Corporate Chief Geologist he developed significant experience in integrated project assurance, & individual and team development. He has developed/delivered short- and long-form courses for industry in Play-Based Exploration and Integrated Project Development.
Katya is one of the founders of Actus Veritas Geoscience and U3 Explore. She has more than 30 years of experience in the Petroleum Industry. Katya is a uniquely qualified professional with experience in geoscience, geospatial analysis, design, and implementation of specialized technical assessments and technologies in the Upstream Oil and Gas Industry. She is now applying her oil and gas subsurface characterization skills in decarbonization projects in regional and injection site assessments.