Vol. 14, No. 4

This edition of GEO ExPro magazine focuses on The Americas; Non-Seismic Geophysics; Natural Gas.

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5 Editorial

6 Regional Update

8 Licensing Update

10 A Minute to Read

18 GEO Physics: Why Leopards Can Change Their Software Spots

24 GEO Profile: Ibrahima Diaby – Building the Future

42 GEO Physics: The Future is at the Bottom of the Ocean

58 GEO Tourism: Unlocking the Mysteries of the Great Sand Dunes

62 GEO Physics: The Golden Snitch? Borehole Gravity for Reservoir Monitoring

66 GEO Media: Hubbert – The Oracle of Oil

68 Exploration Update

70 Q&A: US Tight Oil: Remaining Competitive?

72 Global Resource Management


14 Cover Story: Industry Issues: GTL – More Than Just a Pipe Dream?

20 Country Profile: Paraguay – Oil in the Heart of South America

28 Technology Explained: Modeling Exploration Strategies with CSEM

32 Recent Advances in Technology: Time Lapse Refraction Seismic II: Field Examples

36 Seismic Foldout: Regional Play Types in the Mexican Offshore

46 Technology Explained: A New Era for LNG

50 Exploration: Deep Offshore Exploration in Greece

52 History of Oil: A Brief History of Booms and Busts I


GEO Profile Africa

Building the Future

Having experienced the hell of civil war, Dr. Ibrahima Diaby, CEO of Côte d’Ivoire’s state oil company, hopes that exploration for oil and gas will help his country to grow and develop.

Industry Issues Worldwide

GTL: More Than Just a Pipe Dream?

Converting natural gas into a liquid has been possible for a long time but has not been cost effective. This environmentally-friendly technique is finally becoming more viable, at all scales

Q&A North America

US Tight Oil: Remaining Competitive?

Since the oil price collapse, upstream development spending has been cut worldwide at surprising rates. How is that changing the world of drilling unconventional plays in the US?