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Australasia

Hot Spot Australasia

New Oil Play Excites Australia

Apache announced on 18 August that its shallow water Phoenix South-1 exploration well in permit WA-435-P, 180 km north of Port Hedland, had intersected at least four discrete oil columns ranging in thickness between 26m and 46m. It made a preliminary estimate of 300 MMbo in place.
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Q&A Australasia

Hard Work and Innovation

In just eleven years, DownUnder GeoSolutions (DUG) has grown from a few people working in a shed in a Perth garden, to a company employing 200 people with seven offices based all around the world. Dr. Matthew Lamont, who founded DUG in 2003 with Dr. Troy Thompson, explains why he decided to start his own geosciences company.
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Technology Explained South America

Remote Sensing Underground

Satellite remote sensing uses specific frequency bands to reveal details about the surface of the earth. By borrowing this idea and applying it to broadband 3D seismic data, reservoir heterogeneities are illuminated enabling optimal reservoir development. Nexen Inc. are using this technology to shed light on Canadian oil sands reservoirs.
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Exploration Australasia

New Insights into the Browse Basin

Despite recent drilling success, the Browse Basin remains relatively underexplored, and imaging and mapping of the deeper horizons presents challenges to conventional seismic.
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Exploration Australasia

New Zealand Bidding Round Opens

The government of New Zealand recently opened its annual bidding round for oil and gas exploration permits; between June 8 and October 15, 2012, bids from petroleum exploration and production companies are invited for competitive assessment.
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