Offshore Ireland, Petroleum Exploration Event

Technical Exhibition and Workshop hosted by the Minister of State at the Department of Communications, Marine and Natural Resources, Mr John Browne, T.D. and the Petroleum Affairs Division (PAD).

The purpose of this event is to announce details of the 2005 Rockall Basin Licensing Round, promote exploration opportunities in Ireland generally, exhibit information on relevant exploration surveys, studies and data, and to facilitate discussion on future E&P projects. It is also intended to familiarise potential new entrants with licensing terms, authorisation types, application procedures, generic work programme requirements etc.

Attendees: Petroleum E&P Companies, Contractors, Consultants, Researchers, PAD and other Government Agencies.

Dates: Tuesday, 27 July 2004; 08.30 - 17.30
Wednesday, 28 July 2004; 09.00 13.00

Venue: To be held jointly at the Grand Canal Hotel and adjacent PAD offices, Dublin.

Admission: By invitation - no charge.

Program: The event will include information sessions, data rooms, contractor/consultant displays and informal meetings; themes are listed below.


Expected Contributors


Details of 2005 Rockall Basin Licensing Round terms, application procedures etc.

Minister, PAD


Prospectivity Overviews & Licensing Opportunities - PAD and Industry perspectives

PAD, E&P Companies, IOOA


Data Access & Use; Commissioning of New PAD Sample Store at Sandyford

IHS Energy, ARK Geophysics, PAD, Petroleum Research Facilitator, Geological Survey of Ireland, Marine Institute


Geophysical Surveys acquisition & reprocessing

Fugro-Geoteam, PGS, Spectrum, TGS-NOPEC, WesternGeco ...


Multiclient Studies

ACECA, Calderdale Geoscience, Collinson Jones, Millennia, NPA, OceanGrove, Robertson Research, Scott-Pickford ...


Farm-in Opportunities

E&P companies


Applied Research Projects

PIP, Petroleum Research Facilitator, CSA, DIAS, NUIG, SPD, TCD, UCC/CMRC, UCD ...