Vol. 14, No. 5

This edition of GEO ExPro magazine focuses on Africa; Data and Analytics; and Protecting our Resources.

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5 Editorial

6 Regional Update

8 Licensing Update

10 A Minute to Read

30 GEO Physics: Liberia – A Fresh Approach

38 GEO Profile: Cath Norman – New Technologies Lead to Amazing Career

50 GEO Tourism: Mauritius – and Beneath

74 GEO Media: Anomalies

76 Exploration Update

78 Q&A: Big Data in the O&G Industry 80 Global Resource Management


12 Cover Story Exploration: Benin – The Low Cost, High Impact Frontier

16 Industry Issues: Digitally Transforming Data Management for Geoscience

20 Seismic Foldout: Côte d’Ivoire – Completing the Jigsaw

26 Industry Issues: When Being Green is Great for Business

32 Technology Explained: A Cleaner Future for Drilling

34 Country Profile: Unexplored Malawi

42 Seismic Foldout: Olympus Rising: North Carnarvon Basin Imaging

54 Exploration: Frontier Exploration in Egypt’s Mediterranean Sea

56 History of Oil: A Brief History of Booms and Busts II

62 Recent Advances in Technology: An Introduction to Deep Learning I

66 Seismic Foldout: Exploration Opportunities in the Mediterranean


Exploration Africa

Liberia - A Fresh Approach

New thinking inspired by innovative modelling could open new plays in West Africa.

Exploration Africa

Benin - The Low Cost, High Impact Frontier

The overlooked potential of Devonian, Jurassic, Cretaceous and Tertiary plays within the onshore and shelfal Dahomey Embayment.

GEO Tourism Africa

Mauritius - and Beneath

After the American adventurer and author Mark Twain visited Mauritius in 1896 he quoted an islander as saying: “Mauritius was made first and then Heaven; and Heaven copied Mauritius.”

Country Profile Africa

Malawi Unexplored

Plenty of hydrocarbons have been found in the East African Rift system, but Malawi, lying at its southern end, is virtually unexplored.