SG 1.2 Assessment of global reserves and resources

This study group is involved with the assessment of conventional and unconventional gas reserves and resources, and with the analysis of new opportunities and threats to be faced by the upstream segment of the gas industry.


Dr. Mohammed Kaced
Sonatrach, Algeria
tel. +213 24 81 91 70


Scope and purposes

In the middle of the so called unconventional gas revolution, one of the most important challenges to be faced by the industry is the development of reliable estimates for both conventional and unconventional reserves and resources.

While performing this task, this group will identify the most important projects under development and their potential impact in the availability of natural gas from both regional and global standpoints.

Exploratory hotspots and new frontiers will be highlighted, and the most important trends, opportunities, uncertainties and threats to be faced by the upstream segment of the gas industry will be listed and dealt with.

This group will also examine a number of initiatives for the reduction of associated gas flares as a means to enhance the supply of natural gas.

Deliverables include the assessment of 

  • Remaining reserves and resources of conventional gas;
  • Reserves and resources of shale gas, tight gas, coal bed methane and natural gas hydrates;
  • Initiatives for gas flaring reduction and enhancement of gas supply;
  • Exploratory and discovery trends;
  • New frontiers and exploratory areas for natural gas



Name Organisation      Country
Abdelouahad Belmouloud      Sonatrach Algeria
Fayçal Belaid Sonatrach Algeria
Mohammed Kaced Sonatrach Algeria
Said Chelbeb Sonatrach Algeria
Fernando Bado Tenaris Argentina
Denis Krambeck Dinelli Petrobras Brazil
João Batista de Toledo Petrobras Brazil
Wang Guanjun CNPC China
Bernard Seiller Total France
Richard Migeon Total France
Gholamreza Bahmannia NIGC Iran
Krit Limbanyen PTT Thailand
Montri Silpa-Arch PTT E&P Thailand
Naruepon Lecksiwilai PTT E&P Thailand


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