Vol. 15, No. 2

This edition of GEO ExPro focuses on North America; integrating geoscience for exploration; and reserves and resources.

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5 Editorial

6 Regional Update

8 Licensing Update

10 A Minute to Read

22 Industry Issues: Mind the Gaps

46 Industry Issues: Commercialising Bright Ideas

64 GEO Media: A Play for Oil

66 Exploration Update

70 Global Resource Management


14 Cover Story: Technology Explained: Darts and Drones – The Future of Onshore Seismic

18 Exploration: Awaiting Discovery? The US Atlantic Margin

24 GEO Physics: A Simple Guide to Depth Conversion

26 Hot Spot: Renewed Excitement in Deepwater Gabon

28 Seismic Foldout: Exploring Papua New Guinea and Malvinas

34 Exploration: Czeching it Out: The Potential of Central Europe

38 GEO Education: Resources Boosted by Billions

42 GEO Tourism: Aspen – Rocky Mountain High

50 Seismic Foldout: New Light on Northern Argentina

56 Recent Advances in Technology: Finite Difference Modeling, Part I

60 GEO Profile: Denise Cox – Making Connections

68 Q&A: Encouraging Partner Employment


Industry Issues Worldwide

Finding Fresh Reserves in Oil & Gas

Two serious gaps are looming in the industry: firstly between global production and demand, and secondly between experienced explorationists and the new generation of geologists and geophysicists who will be needed to find fresh reserves to fill the first gap.

GEO Tourism North America

Geology of The Rocky Mountains

Aspen, Colorado - home to the Rocky Mountains: draws jet-setters from around the globe and presents geologists with a tantalizing geological puzzle to deduce when and why these beautiful mountains arose.

Exploration Europe

How Much Oil & Gas in Central Europe?

Central Europe has one of the oldest roots of the modern oil industry, but despite this longstanding hydrocarbon production phase what does the future hold for hydrocarbon potential in Central Europe?