Vol. 10, No. 2

This edition of GEO ExPro Magazine focuses on Australia and North America

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5 Editorial

6 Update

14 Market Update

16 Licensing Opportunities

18 A Minute to Read

42 GEO ExPro Profile: Webster Mohriak – Mr Conjugate Margin

68 History of Oil: Exploration in Yemen

80 GEO Tourism: Scenic Geology of the Icefields Parkway

88 Recent Advances in Technology: Exorcizing Ghosts

92 GEO Cities: Port Moresby

94 Exploration Update

96 GEO Media: A Geology of Australia

98 Q&A 100 Hot Spot

102 Global Resource Management


22 Cover Story: Unleashing the Mad Dog

28 Exploration: Beneath the Labrador Sea

32 Exploration: Ireland’s Porcupine Basin

36 Seismic Foldout: Zeus and Zeebries, Australia’s Carnarvon Basin

46 Reservoir Management: A Simple Guide to Seismic Inversion

52 Technology Explained: From Core to Pore

56 Exploration: New Deepwater Frontiers an Ocean Apart

64 Geophysics: 60 Years of Innovation

74 Seismic Foldout: Recorded Broadband Seismic


GEO Tourism North America

Scenic Geology of the Icefields Parkway

The drive from Lake Louise to Jasper on the Icefields Parkway, through the Banff and Jasper National Parks, Alberta, Canada, is a scenic tour that attracts people from all over the world. Cliffs and glaciers are visible along this three-hour drive, which is best stretched over at least a day, allowing time to stop often for photos, hikes and wildlife viewing. This article will focus on the area north up Highway 93, called the Icefields Parkway, between Lake Louise and the town of Jasper.

Exploration Worldwide

New Deepwater Frontiers an Ocean Apart

Large oil finds in the African Equatorial Margin have led to recent oil discoveries along the South American Equatorial Margin. Similar geologic and geochemical characteristics suggest analogous petroleum systems with enormous potential in both conjugate margins.

GEO Science Explained Worldwide

60 Years of Innovation

Emerging through privatization of state entities, Romanian company Prospectiuni has developed into the leading geophysical and geological service company in south-east Europe, and now operates in the Middle East and Africa as well as throughout Europe.

GEO History Middle East

Oil Exploration in Yemen

Yemen is a land of physical contrasts, bounded by mountains, desert and sea. It includes the Socotra archipelago and various islands in the Red Sea. At the heart of the south, like a deep gash across the land, is the Hadhramaut Valley. The geology of the region intrigued the early explorers, as it continues to do today. They had to overcome considerable political and physical difficulties as well as grapple with a complex geological puzzle that had its origins in the breakup of Gondwanaland.

GEO Profile Worldwide

Mr. Conjugate Margin

Early in his career, geologist Dr. Webster Ueipass Mohriak analysed 'the whole crust' along Brazil's continental margin to become one of the world's leading experts on conjugate margins.

Exploration North America

Beneath the Labrador Sea

A new seismic dataset helps clarify the deepwater hydrocarbon potential offshore Newfoundland and Labrador in Canada