GEO ExPro

Vol. 4, No. 3

Articles

GEO Profile Worldwide

Making Geology Accessible

Renowned palaeontologist and writer Dr. Richard Fortey is the President of the Geological Society in its bicentennial year. Author of five ‘popular’ books about geology, as well as numerous scientific papers, in 2006 he was awarded the prestigious Michael Faraday Prize for science communication.
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Exploration Europe

UKCS Activity and the Acreage Supply Gap

The past two years’ drilling in the UKCS has provided an average of over 800 MMboe (127 MMm<sup>3</sup>) in new or fallow appraised discoveries. There is good reasonto believe that this rate of potential reserves additions should continue.
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Editorials Worldwide

It May Happen Again

Because I have been around a few years longer than some of the financial advisors I happen to meet, I can easily remember when the oil price went below USD 10 per barrel.
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GEO Tourism Europe

The Giants Causeway

In northern Ireland, at the heart of one of Europe’s most magnificent coastlines, the Giants Causeway with its rugged symmetry is visited by half a million tourists each year. The Causeway consists of an amazing array of massive black basalt columns.
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Exploration Worldwide

Introducing Viking Ship Design

‘This was too good an opportunity to say no to,’ says Rolf Rønningen, CEO of the new seismic company Eastern Echo. The company is building 4 high-end 10 streamer seismic vessels for delivery in 2008 and 2009 with the unique Ulstein XBow® – a design that provides an exceptionally smooth ride through rough sea.

Exploration Worldwide

Knowing Exactly Where the Data Is

“Both oil companies and seismic companies are increasingly more interested in accurate positioning,” says Peder Solheim, Managing Director at Geograf. “With prospects decreasing in size, and specific reservoir targets in development drilling that are very small, it is of utmost importance to know the exact position of the drilling targets.”

Exploration North America

Entering the Oil Sands

Statoil and North American Oil Sands Corporation (NAOSC) have entered into an agreement whereby Statoil will acquire all shares at a price of about USD 2 billion. Statoil will become operator and get access to large recoverable resources that will add to the company's production in about 4 years time.
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GEO Tourism Europe

European Geoparks - Your Geological Heritage

The main objective of the european Geoparks is the promotion of sustainable development of their territories in europe. In addition they serve the purpose of protecting geological heritage for the benefit of the next generations.

Q&A Europe

Exploring Mature Basins

Both the UK and the Norwegian sector of the North Sea have reached maturity, meaning that most future discoveries will probably be in the small to medium range (i.e. <100 MMboe) and that small, independent oil companies will increase their share of acreage acquisition and drilling.
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Hot Spot Europe

A New Era for Innovative Explorationists

Most of the sub-basins of the North Sea geological province are now considered to be in a mature exploration phase. The supermajors are consequently on their way out. Thanks to various initiatives in both the Norwegian and UK Sectors, however, the pace of exploration is being kept up by a high number of ambitious small companies.
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GEO Science Explained Worldwide

Improving Structural Imaging

Reprocessing of several seismic data sets acquired offshore Norway in the 1980’s have demonstrated significant improvements in both resolution and structural imaging. The improvements were gained mainly through more accurate velocity modelling and effective multiple attenuation.

Reservoir Management Worldwide

Safeguarding the “Crown Jewels”

By preserving data and knowledge we can connect current to future generations of geoscientists. But to safeguard your most valuable assets you need some simple rules of thumb.
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Exploration North America

Deepwater Lures Statoil Back

Reprocessing of several seismic data sets acquired offshore Norway in the 1980’s have demonstrated significant improvements in both resolution and structural imaging. The improvements were gained mainly through more accurate velocity modeling and effective multiple attenuation.

Seismic Foldouts Europe

The North Sea: Deep Imaging

North Sea Renaissance (NSR) is an ongoing long offset 2D seismic program that will total some 85,000 km at the end of this year. The program is acquired with a cable length of 8,000 m, while data processing is optimised for the purpose of deep imaging and AVO capabilities.
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Exploration North America

Hollywood Pay-Dirt and the Active Basin

The Los Angeles basin is one of the most prolific hydrocarbon basins in the world. This is due to rapid subsidence and deposition of organic-rich source beds next to turbidite reservoir sands that occurred over only a few millions of years.
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GEO Profile Worldwide

Richard Fortey

Renowned palaeontologist and writer Dr. Richard Fortey is the President of the Geological Society in its bicentennial year. Author of five ‘popular' books about geology, as well as numerous scientific papers.
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