Tuesday, April 16, 1:00pm

Dr Robert K. Park

Senior Geologist - Kodeco Energy Co. Ltd.

The Transformation of Poleng Field, E. Java Sea  


Poleng was a small field (E. Java Sea) discovered in 1981 and temporarily abandoned a few years later but reactivated again by Kodeco in the early 90s, at which point it was producing around 2000 BOPD. A 3-D seismic program was shot in 1997 and the interpretation of which, together with a revised geologic model and supported by new drilling and logging technologies, led to a significant re-evaluation of in-place reserves, prompting a major drilling effort which resulted in a quadrupling of production.

Biography of the Speaker

Bob Park completed his PhD in modern carbonates and evaporites (Persian Gulf) at the Sedimentology Research Laboratory, U. of Reading in 1971 and took up a position as Temporary Lecturer in Sedimentology at he Universities of Leeds (1972) and Liverpool (1973). In 1974 Bob joined Phillips Petroleum Co. in Denver as Clastic Stratigrapher. In 1977 Bob moved to PPCo's HQ in Bartlesville where he joined the Exploration Research Projects Group as the company expert on carbonate matters. He transferred back to Denver in 1982 where he became part of the Development group. In 1985 he went to Jakarta with Schlumberger, where he held the position of Unit Geologist for SE Asia. Bob has been with Maxus/YPF/ Repsol since 1988 and is currently seconded to work with their partners Kodeco in the offshore W. Madura Block, where he has led the Geological team in a successful exploration and development drilling campaign, the results of which are the subject of today's talk. Bob is a member of SEPM, IAS and Geol. Soc. London.