Third EAGE Eastern Africa Petroleum Geoscience Forum
Managing Subsurface Risk in Finding and Developing Hydrocarbons
Dave K.S. Wilkin
Dave is ExxonMobil’s New Opportunity Exploration Manager for Africa and Vice President for Esso Exploration International Ltd.
New Opportunity Exploration Manager for Africa and Vice President for Esso Exploration International Ltd
Dave joined heritage Esso in the UK as a geologist in 1980 and held a number of technical positions in exploration and production focussed on Europe, but also Canada and the USA. He then moved into various North Sea management positions, including Strategic Planning Manager for Esso Expro UK, before moving to Houston in 1995. There he began his long association with Africa, leading exploration teams successfully opening up the deepwater regions of Nigeria and Angola. After a hiatus as ExxonMobil’s Production Geoscience Manager for Europe, Dave returned to Africa as Operations Manager for North and East Africa in 2011, before assuming his current role.
Jean Loup Rubino
Senior Expert Clastics Sedimentology & Stratigraphy
Jean Loup Rubino worked for Total since 1983, he is graduated and get a Master from Lyon’s University, and he is also Petroleum Ingenior from IFPEN. He starts in Total Laboratory in Bordeaux working on research projects on tidal bars in South Pyrenean basin. He collaborates with P Vail to calibrate the Eustatic Cycle Chart in Cretaceous section in SE France.
Then he works on the Jurassic of North Sea and he is in charge of research programs on sequence stratigraphy and sedimentology. He works also on Mahakam delta, in Africa (Sudan, Kenya), South America (Neuquen & Austral) basins. In 1990, he moves to Norway to work on the NV Graben and also initiates research projects with Norwegian Institutes.
Then he joins the New Venture Middle East Gp in Paris working on the Palaeozoic of the Arabian Plate as well as on many farm-out opportunities in different countries. In 1996, he is nominated as a member of the Exploration Comity giving advice of all exploration opportunities of the group.
Following the merge with Elf, he moves to Pau, to the Technical Center as advisor in Clastics Sedimentology & Stratigraphy, and becomes Senior Expert in 2008. Since that time, he occupied the same position doing operational Expertises, Trainings and leading research projects; in particular on glacial deposits and on stratigraphical architecture of Palaeozoic Cratonnic basins. In this framework, he co-leads an EAGE field trip on the Murzuk basin in 2007.
He is member of the EAGE, IAS, French Geological Society, and the Geological Society as well as VP of the French Sedimentological Association.