Hydrocarbons to Geothermal, the energy transition in the Netherlands and Germany, what about our jobs?
|Dates:||26 November 2018|
|Times:||12:00 - 13:00|
|What is it:||Seminar|
|Organiser:||Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Current University students|
|Speaker:||Dr Ben Kilhams|
This week's AAGP speaker is Dr Ben Kilhams from Shell.
This talk will give a short introduction to the hydrocarbon geology of the Netherlands
and Germany, show some examples of big and small hydrocarbon fields, describe historic
discoveries and the public perception when things went wrong. There has been a big
shift in planned projects to geothermal projects in the Netherlands – but what is geothermal?
The talk will explain, show examples of successful projects and an examples that didn’t go so well.
The main aim is to describe a shift in the attitudes of the public and what this means for our careers
as petroleum geologists.
Dr Ben Kilhams
Role: Exploration Scientist
Biography: Ben Kilhams graduated with an MSci from Durham University, spent a short stint at Maersk Oil in Copenhagen before completing a Shell sponsored PhD on the Central North Sea Paleocene at the University of Aberdeen. Ben then joined Shell in 2012 as an exploration geoscientist, working for 6 years in the Netherlands (NW Europe exploration), 1 year in London (West Africa new ventures) and recently moved to Norway.
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