“If anyone had suggested that as a geophysically-minded geologist I would end up working in close collaboration with the Professor of Classics at Cambridge University, I would have thought they had taken leave of their senses,” says John Underhill. “But that’s what happened!”
Vol. 7, No. 5
The Lofoten-Vesterålen region is one of the last unexplored provinces of the Norwegian Sea. It could hold 1.3 Bboe, but is a very environmentally sensitive area.
Holding 77% of world's proven oil reserves and delivering 41% of production, OPEC has a powerful place in our world. Here we review how OPEC began and rose to its current position.
Even a seriously mature province like the North Sea can bring surprises. The Catcher discovery, made in June this year, is proof that impressive new hydrocarbon accumulations can still be found there, 45 years after the first discovery was made.
India’s Andaman Sea Basin is still considered frontier with respect to hydrocarbon exploration. Recent 2D seismic reprocessing has highlighted the potential of this area and has identified likely source, reservoir and seal intervals
The 1956 documentary The Silent World by Jacques-Yves Cousteau wowed audiences with its vibrant depiction of aquatic life. But the Silent World is far from silent.
Blue sky, turquoise sea, white coral beaches, a warm pleasant breeze; who could ask for more? The Caribbean is, however, oceans away. You are on Gotland, the largest island in the Baltic Sea.
Every two years the Petroleum Society of Great Britain organises PETEX, a major conference and exhibition in London concentrating on developments in North-West Europe.
A recent well drilled by the Scottish company Cairn Energy has, for the first time, proven oil offshore West Greenland.
What have we learned from this summer’s exploration drilling activity around the Falkland Isles?
New technology has been developed which helps de-risk hydrocarbon prospects through the identification of oil seeps too small to detect with the naked eye.
Off the western Irish coast, new regional 2D seismic data is providing key information on the petroleum potential of a large and underexplored area.
Exploration and beyond is the philosophy behind WGP, a small independent geophysical company dedicated to developing solutions and services towards the next generation of energy supplies.
The coast of North East England has a series of outcrops which give a detailed insight into some of the most important reservoirs of the Southern North Sea.
With the impending departure of “Baby Boomers" from the upstream oil and gas industry, there is a recognised need to replenish this workforce in order to sustain a viable exploration and production business.