GEO ExPro

Yes We Can

GEO ExPro has now, thanks to an overwhelming response from readers and advertisers, been published for five years. We started in 2004, and since then we have (including this edition) produced 25 magazines with feature articles, interviews and news from all over the world.
This article appeared in Vol. 6, No. 1 - 2009

Advertisement

The first five years have clearly shown that there is a need for a "coffee-table" magazine that does not primarily have a scientific objective. Instead of producing articles that are difficult to access, we are aiming at making knowledge and technology within the petroleum geosciences available in a easy-to-read format, without compromising on the scientific content.

Stories include topics like "geoscience explained", technology explained", "recent advances in technology", "history of oil" and "geotourism", to mention a few. We are doing our best to bring disciplines like geology, geophysics and reservoir engineering a bit closer to each other by using a simple language with few technical terms. In this way, we hope to be, not an alternative, but a supplement to technical and scientific journals.  

GEO ExPro has in this way carved a small niche in a market dominated by various magazines published by geological and geophysical organisations serving individuals in the petroleum industry (e.g. EAGE, SEG, AAPG).  

We are also competing in a market consisting of several trade journals that have a broader scope than just geoscience. Our readers, however, benefit from a magazine in which the content focuses on the subsurface and relevant outcrops.  

Our scope is to bring together petroleum geoscientists and petroleum engineers within oil companies as well as service companies, and to offer a journal that demonstrate that we all belong to the same crowd. We are, in all modesty, in the business of sharing knowledge and technology to understand the subsurface for the purpose of finding and producing more oil and gas.

Advertisement

Related Articles

Editorials Africa

Learning from the Past?

As this edition of GEO ExPro magazine bears out, some of the most exciting areas in the oil and gas industry at the moment are in Africa; and not the traditionally ‘oily’ places, like the Niger Delta, equatorial West Africa or the Libyan Desert, but previously disregarded regions like the West African transform margin, presalt Angola and the east African Rift Valley – the latter featuring on our dramatic front cover.
Fpso thumb

Editorials North America

Concerned About the Environment

Syncrude, the Canadian energy giant that is producing some 350,000bopd from the oil sands in Alberta, has been charged with the deaths of nearly 500 ducks in a massive, toxic settling pond in April 2008. Pictures of sludge-covered birds garnered international attention. The operator highly regrets the incident and says "we feel horrible this occurred and there's a huge resolve in our organization since then to implement the appropriate changes to help prevent it from happening again."
Editorial464 thumb