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Exploration

Exploration Europe

UK Onshore Palaeozoic

This article, from the second of our joint GEO ExPro student competition winners, focuses on overlooked onshore UK oil and gas prospectivity.

Exploration South America

Unconventional Oil and Gas in Mexico

Mexico’s Tampico-Misantla Basin is potentially one of the richest unconventional oil and gas resources in the world. The development of these resources could significantly increase Mexico’s daily production of oil and gas, and bring in enough income to rejuvenate the national oil company, PEMEX, and help get the economy back on its feet.

Exploration Europe

The West of Shetland Petroleum System

Is it that complex? While aspects of the geological evolution may still be complex, the distribution of phase (oil vs gas) is not and can be accounted for by the expected physical behaviour of petroleum in the subsurface. We discuss maturity, phase and the 'critical moment' in more detail in this article.

Exploration South America

Oil Discovery Offshore Guyana

ExxonMobil and partners Hess and CNOOC made another oil discovery offshore Guyana; encountering 36.7m of oil in Cretaceous sandstones in the Uaru-2 wildcat well on the prolific Stabroek Block.

Exploration Asia

PETRONAS Launches Malaysia Bid Round, 2021

At, a virtual event held on 26 February 2021, with over 250 potential and existing investors, PETRONAS successfully launched the annual Malaysia Bid Round (MBR) 2021, with a total of 13 offshore exploration blocks on offer.

Exploration Middle East

Hydrocarbon Hot Spot: North America

Last year, the North American E&P community saw a symbolic negative oil price blink, rig counts and production rates plummeting, a new US administration slapping moratoriums on federal land and waters while appointing ‘greens’ to high positions. All in all, an upstream world turned upside down.