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Graduate Seminar - Dr. Daria Karasalihovic-Sedlar


Monday, November 21, 2016


03:00pm - 04:00pm


CPE 2.204


Speaker:  Dr. Daria Karasalihović Sedlar, Faculty of Mining Geology and Petroleum Engineering

Title of Seminar: “Future of Unconventional Hydrocarbon Production in Europe”

Abstract: Currently Europe is faced with the decline in conventional gas production, therefore, Europe tries to find the way to repeat USA unconventional hydrocarbon boom. Countries with long history of hydrocarbon production, like United Kingdom, Denmark, and Poland are trying to stop the decline of hydrocarbon production by investing into exploration activities of unconventional reservoirs. As industry is faced with technological challenges related to exploitation of unconventional reservoirs worldwide, its development is complex and economically more sensitive due to strict European environmental standards and regulations. Substantial commercial production from unconventional reservoirs has not yet been accomplished within Europe. Since there are huge differences between unconventional hydrocarbon production in North America and Europe, the future of unconventional production is highly unpredictable in Europe. Each country should adopt the best available techniques and should try to do the best to repeat the American experience so that production from unconventional reservoirs in Europe becomes less uncertain.


Biography:   Dr. Daria Karasalihović Sedlar is a Director of the Petroleum Engineering Summer School (PESS) since 2014. She graduated from the Faculty of Mining, Geology and Petroleum Engineering at the University of Zagreb in 2000. She obtained her PhD in Technical Sciences within the same Faculty in 2007. Karasalihović Sedlar has been at the Faculty of Mining Geology and Petroleum Engineering since 2000, and has been teaching as Associate Professor since 2012. From 2013—2015 she served as a Head of Department for Petroleum Engineering. She is the coauthor of two books and more than 40 scientific papers on petroleum economics and natural gas management. She has been a researcher in different projects of energy economics, natural gas management and development strategies. She was involved in a number of projects and consulting for the energy sector of Croatia and environmental impact studies in petroleum industry and energy sector. She is married and has one child.