Ministry of Energy and Mines, Dominican Republic with support of Wood Mackenzie
The Dominican Republic has just announced its first licensing round, which concludes in December 2019. With fourteen blocks available on and offshore, a flexible contract and an attractive investment environment, the nation is set to open up the Caribbean to new oil and gas exploration opportunities.
Following on from their very successful and exciting first forum on the energy transition in September 2018 (A New Era in Geoscience), the AAPG are holding a follow-on meeting in Edinburgh, 15-16 October, to look in more detail at exactly what this will mean for the professional geoscientist.
It’s not just conjugate margins that can provide viable analogues. A comparison of the known hydrocarbon systems in the Perth Basin of Australia and the Morondava Basin of Madagascar provides a good example of the potential value of parallel margins as analogues.
Modern broadband imaging technology has rejuvenated legacy data in the Gulf of Mexico to delineate plays above and below the salt and improve imaging of known subsalt fields, enabling exploration for new nearfield discoveries.
An old saying goes: “A lot of different flowers make a bouquet”. The business case for diversity and inclusion in the workplace is well proven; so what can the E&P industry do to improve its track record in this area?