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Exploration Middle East

Lebanon. The New Levantine Exploration Opportunity.

Lebanon lies at the centre of known regional hydrocarbon systems, but it is poorly explored and understood, possibly due to topographic challenges to terrestrial geophysical acquisition. A recently acquired suite of airborne geophysical measurements complemented by sub-surface regional resistivity data aims to remedy this situation.
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Seismic Foldouts Africa

Ivory Coast Exploration in the Transform Margin

In 1996 PGS acquired a 1,600 sq.km 3D survey over blocks CI-104, 515, 115 and 116. This survey has now been through reprocessing using a broadband processing workflow and reinterpreted by PGS. Here we present an introduction to the petroleum geology of Ivory Coast and discuss the results of the interpretation project.
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GEO Education Worldwide

Back to Source Rocks: Part I

The science and analytical techniques to investigate petroleum source rocks have been developed over the past four decades. Understanding the geology and geochemistry of source rocks is crucial to petroleum geoscience and engineering. In Part I of this article, we review the protracted (with hindrances) formation of organic matter in source rocks, involving processes from solar radiation to sea-floor sedimentation.
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Geology Worldwide

Black & Blue

Using blue sky science data to aid in de-risking black gold exploration.
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Geology The Arctic

Gas Blowouts on the Yamal and Gydan Peninsulas

Last year a giant crater was discovered on the Yamal Peninsula south of the Kara Sea in the Russian Arctic, just 30 km south of the giant Bovanenkovo oil and gas condensate field. It rapidly became world famous as the Yamal crater, holding secrets to the degasification of the Earth’s core.
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Simple Guides Collection

Collection of 4 articles

A collection of articles, written by experienced practitioners, with the goal of providing concise and readable summaries of their specialist area of expertise.
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Giant Fields Middle East

The Great Burgan Field, Kuwait

Second only to Saudi Arabia’s Ghawar, the supergiant Burgan field in Kuwait was discovered by a series of wells drilled during 1938-1952. Sitting on a huge structural anticline and occupying an area of 780 sq. km., the Cretaceous reservoirs of the Great Burgan field still account for most of Kuwait’s oil.
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Giant Fields Middle East

The King of Giant Fields

Since the petroleum industry began in the mid-nineteenth century, numerous oil fields have been discovered and over 70,000 oil fields are still in use. Nonetheless, not all fields were created equally.
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