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Hunting for NULFs

Is using well data to hunt for those NULFs (Nasty, Ugly Little Facts!) that lead to breakthroughs in exploration thinking becoming a lost art?
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Back to Source Rocks: Part II

What makes a sedimentary rock an effective petroleum source rock? A review of the analytical methods used to characterize source rocks for successful petroleum exploration and production.
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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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Field-based Training: Luxury or Necessity?

What is the role of field geology today, what will it be in the future and what specifically is the importance of field-based training to petroleum geosciences? Is it a ‘luxury’ we cannot afford to give up?
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Fracture, Fracture Everywhere - Part I

Rock fractures are ubiquitous because rocks in the Earth’s upper crustal levels are brittle. However, the fractures show considerable variations due to their origin, geometry and rock properties. Given the petroleum industry’s major shift in recent years to exploit tight reservoirs, there is now greater interest in rock fracture studies because open fractures, whether natural or hydraulic, provide the essential permeability for fluid flow in such reservoirs. A fresh understanding of rock fractures is thus timely. In this two-part article, we first review the geometry and characteristics of rock fractures. In part two, geomechanics of fractures will be discussed.
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Know Your Faults! Part II

Part II: In the first part of this feature, we looked at the geometric representation and identification of faults. In this concluding article, we review the slip classification, stress orientations and tectonic styles of faults.
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Know Your Faults! Part I

In Part I of this series, we look at the geometric representation and identification of faults. In the final part, we review slip classification, stress orientations and tectonic styles of faults.
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