Vol. 15, No. 5

This edition of GEO ExPro focuses on sub-Saharan Africa and north-west Europe; remote sensing; mature fields and EOR.

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5 Editorial

6 Regional Update

8 Licensing Update

10 A Minute to Read

18 Hot Spot: Exploration in Australia

26 Exploration: Uganda – Identifying the Golden Thread

34 Exploration: Thinking Outside the Play

38 Recent Advances in Technology: Marine Vibrators II

48 Exploration: The Next Generation of Hydrocarbon Exploration

56 Exploration: Ireland’s Porcupine Basin – Drilling Time?

60 Exploration: Seep Hunting!

70 Industry Issues: Talking Rocks

72 Exploration Update

74 Q&A: Is the UK North Sea Finished?

76 Global Resource Management


14 Cover Story – GEO Physics: Does Lightning Strike Twice?

20 Seismic Foldout: MSGBC – Where is the Next Success?

30 Technology Explained: A New Wave in Seismic

42 Seismic Foldout: Solving the Eastern Mediterranean’s Oil Mystery

52 GEO Tourism: Victoria Falls – The Smoke that Thunders

64 Seismic Foldout: São Tomé and Príncipe


Exploration Worldwide

Does Lightning Strike Twice?

Lightning analysis provides a new geophysical technique, which is safe and cost- effective and has the potential to spark a step change in the geophysical exploration for oil and gas and minerals.

Exploration Africa

São Tomé and Príncipe Exclusive Economic Zone

Following modern reprocessing of multi-client data, PGS discuss the four key reasons to be excited about the hydrocarbon prospectivity in the São Tomé and Príncipe Exclusive Economic Zone (STP-EEZ).

Exploration Africa

The MSGBC Basin

TGS basin modelling provides new insights into the MSGBC Basin to help analogue-chasing the next SNE.

GEO Physics Worldwide

Ocean-Bottom Nodal Seismic

Ocean-bottom seismic acquisition is encroaching on the traditional marine streamer market by offering unique, scalable and efficient solutions for exploration and development of oil and gas.

Exploration Worldwide

Next Generation Hydrocarbon Exploration

Integrating technologies for basin analysis improves geological and geophysical models, enabling the next generation of hydrocarbon exploration.

Geology Africa

Victoria Falls: The Smoke That Thunders

With an annual average of 1,100 cubic metres of water plunging down its 108m-high face each second, Victoria Falls is unquestionably one of the world’s greatest natural wonders.

Exploration Africa

Hydrocarbon Exploration History of Uganda

With over 1.4 Bbo of resources discovered in Uganda in recent years, including several giant fields, we look at the history of recent hydrocarbon exploration and its progress to first oil.