Vol. 14, No. 3

This edition of GEO ExPro magazine focuses on Europe, Russia and the Near East; unconventional exploration; and collaboration and team building.

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5 Editorial

6 Regional Update

8 Licensing Update

10 Update

12 A Minute to Read

16 GEO Tourism: Playground of the Gods

20 GEO Physics: Reflection or Refraction?

32 GEO Physics: Shaping the Future of Seismic Interpretation

50 GEO Education: Learning on the Rocks

64 GEO Profile: Kevin Topham – Triumph and Tragedy

68 Exploration Update

70 GEO Media: A Long-Overdue Book!

72 Q&A: Collaboration, the Underground and the Resistance

74 Global Resource Management


24 Exploration: Powerful Forecasting for Shale Reservoirs

28 Industry Issues: Resource Nationalism in the Caspian

36 Seismic Foldout: Segipe Basin Potential Revealed

44 Industry Issues: Adapting to a Changing Environment

46 History of Oil: Arthur Beeby-Thompson – Oil Pioneer

54 Recent Advances in Technology: Time-Lapse Refraction Seismic I

58 Exploration: Breaking Up Is Never Easy

62 Industry Issues: Induced or Triggered Seismicity?


GEO History Worldwide

Arthur Beeby-Thompson: Oil Pioneer

Born in Northampton in 1873 and known simply as ‘Beeby-Thompson’, his achievements were such that the foreword to his auto-biography was written by Herbert Hoover, 31st President of the USA

GEO Profile Europe

Triumph and Tragedy

Kevin Topham was on the Sea Gem when it made the first commercial discovery in the UK North Sea in December 1965 and also when it collapsed, with the death of 13 men. He tells us his story.

GEO Education Worldwide

Learning on the Rocks

Helping non-geologists gain a better understanding of reservoir geology by exposing them to outcrops, in multidisciplinary teams, with geological guides on hand

GEO Tourism North West Europe

Playground of the Gods

Legend has it that the Scottish North West Highlands is where the Norse gods practised their mountain building skills before they created Norway.

GEO Physics Europe

Reflection or Refraction?

Taking advantage of joint acquisition and processing techniques: a case study in the Barents Sea Bjørnøya Basin.