Shale Gas in Europe – 20th January 2011 – Evening Seminar

Thursday January 20th 2011:

Shale Gas in Europe – a superb event – many thanks to our speakers, audience and our hosts, Allen & Overy.

Much has been written about the massive changes wrought by the new exploitation of huge quantities of shale  gas in the USA. But can the same happen in Europe?

FES brought together three leading experts to find out. The event  took place on Thursday 20th January 2011, at the Headquarters of Allen & Overy, 1 Bishops Square, London E1 6AD.


1. Leigh Bolton, Founding Principal and Managing Director of Holmwood Consulting.

Leigh is an internationally recognised expert on LNG and Natural Gas and is frequently quoted across the spectrum of the international media for his insights on the gas markets.

2. Nick Grealy, Publisher of No Hot Air – the world’s leading unconventional gas blog.

Nick who has 15 years of experience in the gas industry is also author of the just-published commercial report Global Shale Gas: What Now? What Next?

3. Dr John Buggenhagen, Director of Exploration, San Leon Energy plc

Dr John Buggenhagen has been Vice President of Exploration at San Leon and managing the exploration office in Warsaw, Poland, since 2009. He is an exploration geophysicist and proven “oil finder” with more than 15 years experience developing exploration opportunities in North America and Europe.   John has a B.S. in Geophysics from the University of Arizona and a M.S and Ph.D. in Geophysics from the University of Wyoming. San Leon is today the leading independent unconventional gas player in Poland.


4.30 – 5.00 p.m. – Registration and Coffee

5.00 – 5.05 p.m. – Opening Remarks

5.05 – 5.20 p.m. – Speaker 1: Leigh Bolton, Holmwood Consulting

5.20 – 5.35 p.m. – Speaker 2: Nick Grealy, No Hot Air

5.35 – 5.50 p.m. – Speaker 3. Dr John Buggenhagen, San Leon Energy

5.55 – 6.25 p.m. – Q&A

6.30 – 7.30 p.m. – Drinks Reception