(EnergyAsia, April 21, Monday) —- ‘Basin Analysis Asia 2008’ will be held at Hotel Imperial Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia from May 12 to 13. The conference aims to provide a deeper understanding of the development of hydrocarbon reserves.
Delegates will learn about reservoirs developments through a case study, the usefulness of stratigraphic trap risk to improve seal integrity, new exploration concepts, basin modelling techniques in deepwater environments, the ambiguous conditions of geochemical analysis data and how to interpret them, how geochemical surveys reduce risk in hydrocarbon exploration, how to reduce the risk of exploration by source rock evaluation and how to analyse source rock maturity using fluorescence techniques.

Speakers at the event include Michael Erdmann (StatoilHydro ASA), Mohammad Keramati (National Iranian Oil Company), Raymundo B. Savella (Philippines National Oil Company), Keyu Liu (CSIRO Petroleum Australia) B. Kumar (National Geophysical Research Institute), Syaiful (Exploration Think Tank Indonesia), Tri Siwindono (PT Pertamina E&P), Nishikanta Kundu (Reliance Industries Limited), Supaporn Pisutha-Arnond (PTTEP), Nguyen The Hung (PetroVietnam), Sigit Sukmono (Petroleum Geosciences Study Center), C. Robertson Handford (Starta-Searh) and Bin Zhang (PetroChina).

Two post-conference workshops will be held at the same venue on May 14.

The first workshop, ‘Geochemical prospecting strategies for mitigation of exploration risk and basin analysis’  will discuss surface geochemical prospecting methods, geochemical survey methodologies, data management and interpretation, surface geochemical case histories, source rock characterisation and basin analysis for hydrocarbon generation. The workshop will be led by Dr B. Kumar from the National Geophysical Research Institute.

The second workshop, ‘Oil migration and hydrocarbon charge history analysis: Innovative techniques and case studies from Southeast Asia, China and Australia, will address exploration and development issues on evaluating source rock maturity, detecting oil migration pathways, determining pays and by-passed pays, assessing seal integrity, evaluating reservoir connectivity, determining hydrocarbon charge timing and sequence, estimating reserves and predicting hydrocarbon attributes. It will be led by Dr Keyu Liu from CSIRO Petroleum Australia.

‘Basin Analysis Asia 2008’ is organised by K2B International. For more information, please contact Admin@EnergyAsia.com.