Vol. 10, No. 3

This edition of GEO ExPro Magazine focuses on the East Mediterranean and Unconventional Resources and Technologies

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5 Editorial

6 Update

14 Market Update

16 Licensing Opportunities

18 A Minute to Read

42 Geo Profile: The Canadian Driller – A Life in Oil

48 Recent Advances in Technology: Ocean Waves and Seismic Data

68 GEO Tourism: Don’t Wake up Mungibeddu!

92 GEO Education: Folds and Folding

98 GEO Cities: Stavanger – Canned Herring to Oil Barrels

100 Exploration Update

102 GEO Media: Fifteen Years of Hugo Chavez

104 Q&A

106 Hot Spot

108 Global Resource Management


22 Cover story: Insights From Space

28 Exploration: Alaska North Slope – Source Rocks Hold Promise

32 Unconventional Resources: Promises, Challenges and Global Implications

36 Seismic Foldout: Will Lebanon Be the Next Oil Province?

54 Technology: Hearing With Light!

58 Seismic Foldout: The UK West Central Graben

64 Industry Issues: The Levantine Basin – Prospects and Pitfalls

72 Reservoir Management: A Workflow for Success in Shales

80 Seismic Foldout: Norwegian Continental Shelf – A Stitch in Time!

86 Reservoir Analogues: The Present is the Key to the Past


Exploration Worldwide

Insights from Space!

With recent offshore gas discoveries reviving interest in the Eastern Mediterranean region, a variety of methodologies can be used to assess potential, including using data from satellites orbiting the earth. Could these reveal the presence of the elusive deeper oil?

Seismic Foldouts Africa

Will Lebanon Be the Next Oil Province?

After several years of preparation the first offshore bid round in Lebanon is now open. Petroleum Geo-Services has acquired non-exclusive seismic data covering all the 10 exploration blocks of the 22,730 km<sup>2</sup> offshore area.

Technology Explained Worldwide

Hearing With Light!

Silixa’s intelligent Distributed Acoustic Sensor™ uses fibre optics to push the boundaries of seismic applications, as demonstrated through studies undertaken in Greece and the US.

Recent Advances in Technology Worldwide

Broadband Seismic Technology and Beyond - Part III: The Interaction Between Ocean Waves And Recorded Seismic Data

Broadband seismic technology is designed to reduce the influence of the ocean waves on seismic data. To understand and appreciate this, we need an understanding of the interaction between the mighty ocean and the seismic streamer beneath the ocean surface. How quiet is life below the waves?

Seismic Foldouts Europe

A Stitch in Time!

By assembling and merging a fragmented dataset of 3D seismic, it is possible to release the hydrocarbon potential of the Norwegian Continental Shelf.

Reservoir Management Worldwide

A Workflow for Success in Shales

Following a rock properties-based workflow for shale plays makes it possible to gather intelligence which not only defines where to drill and how to frac, but also better predicts the economic outcome.

GEO Tourism Europe

Don’t Wake Up Mungibeddu!

Where would you go if you wanted to find pristine rock which has never seen the light of the sun before? And if you wanted a fertile soil, ideal for growing a vineyard? Do you fancy snow in summer and ski slopes with a sea view? The answer is simple: ‘Mungibeddu’ – or Mount Etna, as it is better known.