Vol. 15, No. 4

This edition of GEO ExPro focuses on South America and the South Atlantic Margin; Deepwater Exploration; Geophysics; and Alternative Energy

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5 Editorial

6 Regional Update

8 Licensing Update: Sharjah – 1st Onshore Round

10 A Minute to Read

18 Hot Spot: Global Hotspots 2018

26 Exploration: Mystery Carbonates

30 Industry Issues: Geothermal in the Future Energy Mix

56 Industry Issues: Diversity – It’s Up to Us All

70 GEO Media: A Fine Book

72 Exploration Update

74 Q&A: Plenty of Potential Off Namibia

76 Global Resource Management


14 Cover Story – Exploration: Is a Conjugate an Analog?

20 Seismic Foldout: Pre-Salt – The Brazilian Shining Star

34 GEO Tourism: The Puna Plateau – Treasures Behind Desolation

38 Exploration: Deepwater Exploration – The Importance of Crustal Structure

42 Seismic Foldout: The Utica – Point Pleasant Shale

48 GEO Physics: Advancing Geophysics Through Cooperation

50 Industry Issues: Solar Powers E&P

52 Recent Advances in Technology: Finite Difference Modeling II

60 GEO Profile: Mike Forrest – It’s All About the Rocks

64 Seismic Foldout: Ceará to Portiguar


Exploration South America

Deepwater Underexplored Basins

The geological exploration success of two deepwater underexplored basins; the Ceará and Potiguar Basins of Brazil, indicate working petroleum systems and potential deepwater reservoirs.

Exploration Worldwide

Is a Conjugate Margin an Analog?

Since the discovery of Tupi in Brazil and Jubilee in Ghana, the search has been on to prove that discoveries on one side of the Atlantic can be mirrored across the ocean. But is a conjugate margin an analog?

Exploration Australasia

Exploration Update: Australia

The Dorado-1 well discovers more oil in the Triassic Caley Sandstone Reservoir and gas condensate in the Baxter Member; exploration update for offshore Australia.

Editorials Worldwide

The Global Energy Transition

The energy transition is a chance for companies in the oil and gas industry to look at the opportunities that their technologies and expertise offer and collaborate for a brighter future.