Martin Sønderholm

Senior researcher, special consultant

  • Øster Voldgade 10
    1350 Copenhagen K
    Denmark

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1987 …2021

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Presentation

GEUS 217-

  • Greenland play-based hydrocarbon resource assessment using ArcGIS and Player software suites.
  • Development of North Atlantic Provenance web portal and data base.
  • Preparations for Danish 7th Licensing Round

 

DONG Energy 2008-2016
Licence Work
•    TC representative in several DK, GL and UK operated and non-operated licences
•    Participation in well planning and drilling activities
•    Core studies – description of cores, sampling, reporting 
•    Prospect volumetrics and economics 
•    Work programme and budget preparations
•    Licence field trip organisation – West Greenland
•    Definition of seismic acquisition options 
•    Farm-in and farm-down activities - data room organisaton
•    Authority consultations
Regional Play-Based Exploration
•    Regional Play and Prospect mapping (ArcGIS), West Greenland, Central North Sea 
•    Regional geology, stratigraphy, sedimentology, palaeo-geography, geological modelling
•    Risk evaluation
•    Yet-to-Find analysis
•    Database building and administrator
Project Management and Team Work
•    DK 7th Licensing Round G&G team work
•    AMI partner cooperation
•    Regular member of G&G Peer Review Team
•    R&D Projects responsibility
•    Development of DONG databases (Petrel and ODM)
•    Development of ArcGIS-based Play and Prospect related databases
•    Editor of Licence Documents (Licence Evaluation Reports, Discovery Evaluation Report, Licence applications).
•    Initiatives towards DONG G&G stratigraphic standards
•    Featured presenter at DONG Energy booth EAGE 2012

Experience with ArcGIS incl. GISpax, Petrel, ODM, GeoX

GEUS- Dept of Stratigraphy 2000-2008
Petroleum Geology

•    Petroleum geological research in West and North Greenland (clastic and carbonate sedimentology, stratigraphy, biostratigraphy, organic geochemistry, provenance studies).
•    Field work in central and eastern North Greenland (2 field seasons, Cambrian-Silurian carbonates and clastics)
Project Management
•    Cooperation with Greenland Authorities on promotional activities
•    R&D project leader and coordinator: Canada-West Greenland correlation, provenance studies, 
•    GIS compilations of geological data for industry
•    Geological short courses for the Geological Survey Department, Ghana
Promotional and Editorial Work
•    Consultancy related to West Greenland Licensing Rounds
•    Consultancy related to 6th Danish Licensing Round
•    Preparation of material for petroleum news journals
•    Industry field trip organiser – West Greenland
•    International exhibitions – organiser of GEUS/BMP booths at AAPG International Pavillons
•    Editor of Industry GHEXIS Newsletter (Greenland Hydrocarbon Exploration Information Service), printed and web-based
•    Editor of GEUS scientific publication – driver towards web-based publication
•    Editor of GEUS’ ‘Review of Survey activites’ (2002-2007) - initiatives towards fast track publication
•    Co-editor on major stratigraphic West Greenland publication

Greenland Bureau of Minerals and Petroleum 1998-2000 
Licence Management
•    Greenland Authorities TC licence representative incl. follow-up on drilling of Statoil's Fylla exploration well
•    Participation in Legal and QHSE Licence work
Promotional Activities
•    Participation in development of new petroleum strategy for Greenland
•    Planning and design of Greenland Booth at AAPG International Pavillons
•    Web-developer and content editor of petroleum-related information on BMP’s website
•    Participation in developing dedicated electronic archiving system
•    Co-editor of BMP’s Annual Reports
Petroleum Geology
•    Field work North Greenland (1 season – Silurian carbonates)

Geological Survey of Greenland 1985-1998
Petroleum Geology
•    Petroleum geological field work in West Greenland (3 field seasons - clastic sedimentology, stratigraphy, biostratigraphy, organic geochemistry)
•    Initial promotion of West Greenland petroleum potential towards industry
Geological mapping
•    North-East Greenland: Late Proterozoic mixed clastic/carbonate shallow to deep marine deposits (2 field seasons)
•    North Greenland: Ordovician-Silurian carbonate shelf deposits (2 field seasons)
Editorial Work
•    Co-editor on major North Greenland Franklinian Basin compilation
•    Co-editor on GGU's 'Current Research incl. Report of Activities' (1991-1996)
•    Responsible for GGUS’s transition to Desktop Publishing

External positions

Lead geologist, DONG Energy

1 Feb 200831 Aug 2016

Senior geologist, Greenland Bureau of Minerals and Petroleum

1 Jul 199831 Aug 2000

Geologist, Geological Survey of Greenland (GGU)

1 Feb 198530 Sep 1995

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