Exploration and Production

Exploration and Production committee will focus on the exploration and production (E&P) of conventional and unconventional natural gas resources, the development and use of the latest technological advances and best practices as well as the challenges in accessing these resources. The committee will also investigate the “Next Big Thing” in E&P of natural gas including new gas resource opportunities and future E&P technologies.




The committee will operate with three study groups that will focus on
the following.
1 Conventional resources of natural gas
2 Unconventional resources of natural gas
3 The “Next Big Thing” in exploration and production



Information from last triennium (2012-2015):

Study groups

 SG 1.1 Technological advances in natural gas E&P

 SG 1.2 Assessment of global reserves and resources

 SG 1.3 Natural gas rent and mineral property rights



Sapporo 1st Meeting (Sapporo, 25-28 September 2012) 

Rio de Janeiro 2nd Meeting (Rio de Janeiro, 18-21 February 2013)

 3rd Meeting (Kota Kinabalu, 4-7 September 2013)

 4th Meeting (Seoul, 10-13 March 2014)

 5th Meeting (Madrid, 23-26 September 2014)

6th Meeting (Novy Urengoy, 3-6 February 2015)



WOC 1 Report 2006-2009

WOC 1 Report 2009-2012

WOC 1 Report 2012-2015


Ludic materials