Discovered 100 years ago, no other single fossil locality tells us more about ancient animals on Earth, driving new, controversial views and debate about evolution and the history of life.
Vol. 6, No. 3
The Canadian portion of the Beaufort Sea has been the site of intense interest and bidding in recent licensing rounds. Regional reconnaissance 2D seismic programs designed to image down to the base of the Earth's crust are redefining frontier basin evaluation.
The modern oil industry is this year celebrating its 150th anniversary. The actual birthday is August 27. In the late afternoon of that Saturday in 1859, the drillbit hit a thin layer of sandstone that was saturated with oil.
The most important oil well ever drilled was sunk in the middle of the wooded landscape of northwest Pennsylvania in August 1859. It is known as the Drake Well, after "Colonel" Edwin L. Drake, the man responsible for the well - who had no knowledge whatsoever of either geology or drilling.
Just 25 km west of Denver, the Dakota Hogback at Dinosaur Ridge offers an opportunity to explore striking rock exposures and vistas, ancient dinosaur tracks, and oil seeps at the edge of a major oil and gas producing basin.
Permanent seismic monitoring is an emerging market with significant potential. Who are the major players and what has been done to validate the Optowave technology? This article has been designed to get you up to speed with this important development.
Recognized as an expert in Gulf of Mexico deep-water seismic stratigraphy, Dr. Paul Weimer is now bringing geology to young students "in the way they learn--through animation."
There has been a lot of talk in recent months about the future of the oil and gas industry in the North Sea. Here Jim Hannon, director of oil and gas intelligence consultancy, Hannon Westwood and a world renowned expert on the topic, gives us his view.
Afghanistan has just launched its very first licensing round. Three blocks with 6 proven oil and gas fields are up for grabs in the Amy Darya Basin next to Turkmenistan.
The Gulf of Mexico Basin has proved to be a highly successful hydrocarbon province, and the vast untapped volume of both oil and gas ensures that the basin will continue as a major player for decades to come.
As Iraq's political and security situation gradually becomes more stable and safer, the country's rich oil and gas resources will increasingly draw the attention of international oil companies. This article evaluates the geological inventory of Iraq's oil and gas fields, linking the progress and problems of the past to the prospects of the future.
Modelling reservoirs using a 3D grid is a common tool for both the geologist and the reservoir engineer. As models increase in structural and stratigraphic complexity the process of creating these grids has become cumbersome. In many cases the results are not satisfactory to either the geologist or the engineer.
New data using GeoStreamer® gives extraordinary imaging of sub-salt and deeper events in the Levantine Basin in the eastern Mediterranean.
Making depth conversions more reliable has become an obsession for a dedicated geophysicist. As a result the Norwegian consultancy Aker Geo now claims to have the very best tool to convert from time domain to depth domain.