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Baker Hughes

Baker Hughes is a top-tier oilfield service company with a century-long track record, Baker Hughes delivers solutions that help oil and gas operators make the most of their reservoirs.  Baker Hughes history of technology innovation is a cornerstone of our success. Local teams are supported by global centers of excellence where scientists push the boundaries of value-adding technology to find solutions for progressively more complex technical challenges.


ENGIE (formerly GDF Suez)

ENGIE (formerly GDF Suez) is a global energy player and an expert operator in the three businesses of electricity, natural gas and energy services. The Group develops its businesses around a model based on responsible growth to take on the major challenges of energy’s transition to a low-carbon economy: access to sustainable energy, climate-change mitigation and adaptation, security of supply and the rational use of resources.



Wintershall is Germany's largest internationally active crude oil and natural gas producer. They explore and produce oil and gas in Europe, North Africa, South America, Russia, the Caspian Sea region, and the Middle East, with a strong interest in unconventional resources. The experts on the FracRisk SIRAB panel from Wintershall include Peter Suess.

EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG, Germany

One of the largest energy supply companies in Germany and Europe and an exciting center of innovation. The experts on the FracRisk SIRAB panel from EnBW include Thomas Koelbel.   


Quintessa was founded in 1999 with the vision of providing an enjoyable and fulfilling working environment in which talented scientists and mathematicians can use their problem solving skills to help clients address key issues. Quintessa operates at the interface between academia and industry, facilitating the application of leading-edge knowledge in a timely and cost-effective manner.  Quintessa has several years of experience in dealing with sub surface geoscience engineering, including radwaste geological disposal. The experts on the FracRisk SIRAB panel from Quintessa include Alex Bond and Richard Metcalf


Cuadrilla is a UK company based in Staffordshire. Formed in 2007 as a privately owned exploration and production company, our focus is on bringing together experts to recover natural resources. Cuadrilla is aiming to be a “model company” for unconventional exploration in the UK. It is acutely aware of the responsibilities this brings, particularly with regard to safety, environmental protection and working with local communities.  The experts on the FracRisk SIRAB panel from Cuadrilla include Huw Clark and Andrew Quarles

Chin-fu Tsang

Chin-fu Tsang

Chin-Fu Tsang is a Senior Scientist Emeritus in the Earth Sciences Division and a former Head of the Hydrogeology Department at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California. He has a B.Sc. (First Class Honours) in Physics from the University of Manchester, UK, and a Ph.D. from University of California at Berkeley, USA. He is well known internationally for his research in flow and transport in heterogeneous media, coupled thermo-hydro-mechanical processes in fractured rock, and advanced well tests analysis and borehole testing methods. He is the author or co-author of more than 400 scientific publications, including about 160 articles in refereed scientific journals and about 110 invited papers and presentations.

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