Vol. 10, No. 5

This edition of GEO ExPro Magazine focuses on Russia and the Caspian and Africa

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5 Editorial

6 Update

14 Licensing Opportunities

16 Market Update

18 A Minute to Read

46 GEO Tourism: La Gomera – Green Pearl of the Canaries

52 Giant Fields: Kashagan Comes Onstream

70 Recent Advances in Technology: Broadband V – A Double Win

86 GEO Profile: Anatoly Zolotukhin

90 GEO Cities: Baku – Ten Centuries of Oil

92 Exploration Update

94 GEO Media: Petroleum Geology of Iraq

96 Q&A: What’s the Point of Conferences?

98 Hot Spot: Keep Your Eye on NWAAM

100 Global Resource Management: A New Oil Province?


22 Cover story: Jurassic Reservoir Systems of the Central Caspian

28 Exploration: Gaining a Regional Perspective

36 Seismic Foldout: Petroleum Potential of the Offshore Namibe Basin

42 Industry Issues: Unrest Hits West African Oil and Gas

58 Seismic Foldout: Revealing the Mysteries of the Black Sea

64 Exploration: East Africa – Riding High

76 Industry Issues: Russia – No Guarantees on Growth

80 Seismic Foldout: Danish Sector: Insight into Mature and Deeper Plays


Recent Advances in Technology Worldwide

Broadband Seismic Technology and Beyond PART VII: CGG’s BroadSeis - A Change of Thinking

As geophysicists, we learnt and believed that seismic deghosting through ghost notches in pressure-only recordings was impossible when the sensors were deep. CGG changed that way of thinking. Instead of fighting the ghost in acquisition, they made a different set of rules to fully exploit ‘notch diversity’ in data processing and imaging.

Q&A Worldwide

What’s the Point of Conferences?

More and more conferences on every facet of the petroleum industry seem to be appearing. What purpose do they serve, and what makes them effective? We talk to Ben Sayah, conference manager with events company Terrapinn.

GEO Media Middle East

The Petroleum Geology of Iraq

A comprehensive, up-to-date appraisal of the reservoir rocks, source rocks, seals and traps that control Iraq’s petroleum resources is reviewed by Munim Al-Rawi, an expert in the regional petroleum geology of the Middle East.

GEO Cities Middle East

Baku - Ten Centuries of Oil

“Near the Georgian border there is a spring from which gushes a stream of oil, in such abundance that a hundred ships may load there at once. Men come from a long distance to fetch this oil, and in all the neighbourhood no other oil is burnt.” — Marco Polo

GEO Tourism Europe

La Gomera - Green Pearl of the Canaries

To most people, the Canary Islands is a place to go on a charter or low-fare plane where you can sunbathe for hours on beaches with white sand imported from the Sahara. But the Canaries have another face, with many natural features of interest to scientists, both above and below ground.