What's in a borehole?

Petroleum and Energy Supply. From hydrocarbon to low carbon.

There is an urgent requirement to reduce our combustion of fossil fuels in order to cut down on the emission of harmful greenhouse gases. However, our dependence on these products will continue for a very long time during the energy transition. We have already seen a similar energy transition from coal, which took roughly a century.

Ian Pigram has worked for more than 40 years as a geologist and petrophysicist. Initially at ARCO and then BP. He worked on exploration, appraisal and development projects in Europe, North Africa, the Middle East and Asia. His most recent project was carbon capture and storage.

He will outline the various technologies necessary to locate and develop oil and gas reserves and discuss the role played by geoscientists in evaluating hydrocarbon discoveries, and reflect on the way forward to a low carbon world.


  • Energy

Continuing Professional Development

This event can contribute towards your Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours as part of the IET's CPD monitoring scheme.


15 Sep 2021

7:30pm - 8:30pm

Add to Calendar 09/15/2021 19:30 09/15/2021 20:30 What's in a borehole? Geophysics and Petroleum Exploration Stag Hill, University Campus, Guildford GU2 7XH, UK


Surrey Local Network

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Ian Pigram

Ian Pigram

Formerly of ARCO and BP


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University of Surrey
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