Upcoming Division Talks
International Unconventional: Global Endowment & Investment Challenges in Shale/Tight Oil & Gas
Speaker: Scott Gardiner
Date: February 21st, 2018 - 12:00pm
Location: CNOOC Nexen Annex Theatre, 801-7th Ave SW, Calgary
In the upstream oil and gas industry, the unconventional shale oil/gas revolution in North America has spread internationally, and is faced with even more challenges to become commercial or maintain commerciality. This talk will address the global endowment of where existing or likely future shale plays are located, their relative attractiveness technically, and commercially. It will also address some of the specific positives/negatives of various plays, and some of the above ground challenges and peculiarities in various jurisdictions around the world, with a view to predicting the pace of future investment and returns in selected basins.
Scott has 30+ years experience in upstream oil and gas in managerial and technical roles. Of this, he has 10 years in Western Canada plays and the balance in international, both conventional and unconventional (shale gas/liquids, tight oil). His interests are in international Exploration/New Ventures & Upstream Business Development.
Scott has worked for various sized companies, from super-major to large independents to small junior/startups, including Esso/Exxon, Nexen, Talisman, Caracal, Glencore and Mancal. His career includes expatriate assignments in Houston with Exxon Production Research Company, and Norway as Talisman Exploration Manager. Major exposure areas internationally include, L. America (Mexico, Colombia, Argentina), Australia, UK, Norway, Saharan Africa (Algeria, Egypt, Tunisia, Libya), Sub-Saharan Africa (Chad, Nigeria, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Cameroon), Middle East (Yemen, Iraq, UAE) and Eastern Europe (Poland, Ukraine, Hungary, Romania).
Scott is an active member of APEGA, CSPG, AAPG, PESGB, CGEF, and HGS. He has B.Sc. (Hons) Geology from McMaster, and M.Sc. Earth Sciences from Memorial University, Newfoundland. He has been an invited speaker for several international conferences, published several technical papers, geology book chapters, and presented oral talks at many conferences. Presently he is an upstream consultant based in Calgary, Alberta, and is a Director on the CGEF Board.