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28-30 June 2022


Wim Kouwe: Dutch, exploration geoscientist with a 30+ year career in global exploration and production.

For the past 10 years I have led global exploration and new ventures teams (a.o. Greenland, UK, Norway, Mexico, Nicaragua, Suriname) for Cairn Energy in Edinburgh, Scotland, fortunately allowing me to remain actively involved hands-on in subsurface evaluations most of the time.

Prior to my time with Cairn, I was chief geologist for Wintershall in Libya and geoscientist with Wintershall and Clyde Petroleum, evaluating NW European exploration & production assets, new ventures opportunities and exploration rounds.

After graduation from Utrecht University in the Netherlands in 1988, majoring in sedimentology, I started my career as wellsite geologist and working for geoscience consultancy firms. Whilst seconded to the Netherlands’ Geological Survey (RGD) I helped publish a new Lithostratigraphic Nomenclator for the Netherlands (1993-97).

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