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Falling Brent.

Is the oil super-cycle finally on its downward turn? It seems counter-intuitive but are predictions of Brent at $85 credible? And what are the implications for the industry?

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A Disturbing World

We live in troubling times. After the hope of the 2010 ‘Arab Spring’ in Tunisia, we have witnessed the toppling of Ghaddafi in Libya, the overthrow of two governments in Egypt, full scale civil war in Syria and Iraq looks increasingly unstable as fundamentalist fighters of IS spread their hold on the oil-rich regions of northern Iraq and Kurdistan. And Gaza and Israel continue their uneven trade in missiles. Despite this, the search for hydrocarbons goes on. Worries about energy security and conflict always bring gains and losses to someone.
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Communication

In my previous ‘Editor’s Patch’ on communicating the science and technology of our industry I concentrated on 'What' and 'Why' we should be communicating. I want to now take a look at 'How' 'and the many methods at our disposal.
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10th Anniversary Wrap Up

Now that the bunting has been put away and memories of the celebrations are consigned to the annals of folklore we bring you a quick review of prize-winners and stylish-dinners.
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Frack Off! But Where To?

Only someone who has spent the last five years in the remote Amazon rainforest could be unaware of the influence of unconventional hydrocarbon resources on the economy of the United States.
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Challenging the Industry

In this edition of GEO ExPro we look at the methodologies involved and the science behind petroleum geochemistry. Several examples illustrate how timely application of this discipline can potentially save considerable time and substantially reduce the costs of projects.
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An Imprecise Science

In October this year, six geoscientists were jailed for not predicting the imminence and severity of the earthquake which hit the Italian town of L’Aquila in April 2009, killing 309 people and leaving thousands homeless. The justice – or injustice – of the sentences is obviously a matter of debate. But there are a number of lessons to be learnt from this tragic story.
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Applauding Progress

Great credit must be given to the many people from both academic and organisational backgrounds who have spent many man-years – and millions of dollars – in continuing to develop these systems. It has often required new and innovative ideas, but also a lot of persistence and basic hard slog.
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