Vol. 14, No. 2

This edition of GEO ExPro magazine focuses on Asia-Pacific; Reservoir Management; and Decommissioning.

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5 Editorial

6 Regional Update

8 Licensing Update

10 M&A Update

12 A Minute to Read

22 GEO Physics: Vietnam: Improved Images of Fractured Basement

30 GEO Education: Hunting for NULFs

42 GEO Profile: Francis Gugen – Advocate for Change

50 GEO Media: Petroleum Geology of Libya

60 GEO Tourism: A Wonderful Wild Wilderness

68 Exploration Update

70 Q&A: Decommissioning in the North Sea

72 Global Resource Management


16 Cover Story: Giant Fields: Brent - An Aging Giant

26 Technology Explained: Is There a ‘G’ in Decommissioning?

36 Seismic Foldout: Australia – New Imaging of the Vulcan Sub-basin

46 Recent Advances in Technology: Time-Lapse Seismic and Geomechanics

52 Exploration: The Angle of the North

54 History of Oil: The Mysterious Mr Rickett

66 History of Oil: Advancing Geoscience in South East Asia


GEO Education Worldwide

Hunting for NULFs

Is using well data to hunt for those NULFs (Nasty, Ugly Little Facts!) that lead to breakthroughs in exploration thinking becoming a lost art?