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2014 Meritorious Service Awards Luncheon

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The 2014 Meritorious Service Awards Luncheon

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Application of Plate Tectonics in Exploration along the Margin of the Atlantic Ocean Basin

The margins of the Atlantic Basin have recently emerged as an exploration oil corridor with two key reservoir types attracting most of the attention:

  • The Cretaceous Brazil Tupi/Lula microbialite carbonate reservoirs and associated facies are being actively explored for across the rift system in conjugate basins along western Africa.
  • The Cretaceous Ghana Jubilee basin margin turbidite play and its equivalents are being explored for in the deep waters of Ghana, Liberia, and across the basin floor transform system to French Guiana and now the equatorial basins of Brazil.
  • This talk will briefly review how global plate tectonic models have been successfully employed to extend exploration analogs across rift and along transform plays from one Atlantic coastal margin to the corresponding side.

Honoring John Dribus 2014 API Meritorious Service Award Recipient

John Dribus is the Global Geosciences Advisor for Schlumberger Oil Field Services. He is a Reservoir Geologist with over 39 years' experience, and has worked all aspects of petroleum exploration, exploitation, and production geology. He worked five years as a uranium field geologist as part of the National Uranium Resource Evaluation project in the 1980's, and then 20 years for Mobil Oil Corporation as a petroleum geologist, including 14 years working the deep water Gulf of Mexico and subsalt province. He has worked the past 14 years for Schlumberger as Northern Gulf of Mexico Operations Manager, and then as Schlumberger Director of Geoscience Curriculum responsible for redesigning their internal geosciences training program, and currently as their Global Geologic Advisor working deepwater basins in the Northern and Southern Gulf of Mexico, Greenland, the Barents Sea, the Black Sea, the Red Sea, Ghana, Gabon, Angola, Colombia, and Brazil, with emphasis on sub-salt and pre-salt exploration. His expertise is in exploration geoscience, petroleum systems analysis, global deep water turbidite analogs and regional geology, exploring in salt basins, and geological risk analysis. He is the former Chairman of the Advisory Board of the American Petroleum Institute (API) Delta Chapter, serves on the Imperial Barrel Award Committee of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG), and is a member of the AAPG (30 years), New Orleans Geological Society (NOGS), Houston Geological Society (HGS), and the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), and the European Association of Geoscientists & Engineers (EAGE). In the past two years he has made technical presentations on deep water, plate tectonic, or salt-related subjects to AAPG, SPE, SPWLA, NOGS, AADE, SIPES, and EAGE. In 2013, he was recognized by the Society of Petroleum Engineers with the Eastern North America Region Reservoir Description and Dynamics Award, and in 2014 he has been invited as a speaker at the AAPG Playmakers Forum and Discovery Thinking Workshop.

Holiday Inn Downtown - Superdome
330 Loyola Avenue - New Orleans, LA

Tuesday, March 18, 2014
11:30 a.m. Networking & Registration
Noon - Program

$40 in advance • $45 at the door
Table of 8 - $320

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