Vol. 12, No. 2

This edition of GEO ExPro Magazine focuses on North America and the Digital Oilfield.

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5 Editorial

6 Market Update

8 Update

14 Licensing Opportunities

16 A Minute to Read

30 GEO Tourism: The Magnificent Southern Canadian Rockies

46 Recent Advances in Technology: Gas Hydrates II

54 GEO Profile: Duncan Clarke

76 History of Oil: East Texas Field – The Great Black Giant

82 What I Do: The Exploration Country Manager

84 GEO Cities: Dazzling Dallas

86 Exploration Update

88 GEO Media: Sons of Wichita

90 Q&A: The Role of Consultancy

92 Hot Spot: Kurdistan Iraq

94 Global Resource Management


20 GEO Science Explained: Puzzling Salt Structures

26 Industry Issues: The Digital Oilfield – Managing People Transition

36 Seismic Foldout: Offshore Senegal: New Play Concepts Revealed

42 Exploration: Oil Exploration in the Canadian Beaufort

50 Industry Issues: Invest or Panic?

58 Seismic Foldout: Tectonic Fabric of North America Uncovered

64 GEO Science Explained: Resolving Uncertainty – The Importance of Mud Logging

68 Geology: Vast Potential – Mexico’s Offshore Ronda Uno

72 Technology Explained: Reducing Risk Offshore


GEO Media North America

Money Really Isn’t Everything

The story of the infamous Koch brothers is both riveting and cringe-inducing, a painful confirmation of everything your mother told you about the evils of money, its power to destroy families and corrupt the soul. (Sons of Wichita, Daniel Schulman, Grand Central Publishing, Hachette Book Group.)

Exploration Europe

Why Norway?

For more than ten years, Norway has attracted small- and intermediate-sized companies because of favourable geological and fiscal conditions. An uplift in the tax system may now reduce the majors’ interest in the Barents Sea.

Industry Issues Worldwide

Time to Invest or to Panic?

As everyone knows, the oil price has plummeted in recent months. Spiraling ever downwards alongside it has been the value of E&P stocks and shares – but is this correlation justified? Is it a good time to invest in exploration?

GEO History North America

The Great Black Giant

On a dream – and a bit too close to her garden – the old wooden derrick was skidded to its third location on Mrs. Daisy Bradford’s 970 acre, East Texas farm… this would be the one.

GEO Cities North America

Big D

Dazzling Dallas rose up from the north Texas plains as a technical and financial center for the oil industry following the 1930 discovery of the supergiant East Texas oil field.