Vol. 15, No. 6

This edition of GEO ExPro focuses on Frontier Exploration and the Gulf of Mexico; Downhole Tools; and Increasing Efficiency in E&P.

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5 Editorial

6 Regional Update

10 A Minute to Read

20 Exploration: Seismic Detection of Source Rocks

34 Technology Explained: The Custom Data Solution

40 Hot Spot: Developments in Middle East Exploration

42 Exploration: Confronting the Elephant

60 Recent Advances in Technology: Finite Difference Modelling III

64 GEO Media: Energy and Climate Change

66 Exploration Update

68 Q&A: Allen Gilmer – What Does the Future Hold?

70 Global Resource Management


14 Cover Story GEO Tourism: Carbonate Classroom

18 GEO Profile: Bill Armstrong – Chasing Unicorns

24 Reservoir Management: Rediscover Your Reservoir

28 Seismic Foldout: Barents Sea

36 Exploration: A Potentially World Class Undrilled Basin

46 GEO Chemistry: Geochemistry Moves to the Wellsite

50 Seismic Foldout: A Fresh Look at Cuba and Madagascar

56 Exploration: Gulf of Mexico Conjugate Margins Revealed


Exploration Africa

Seismic Detection of Source Rocks

Seismic detection and Identification of potential hydrocarbon source rock horizons is the first and most important step in the evaluation of frontier basins.

GEO Media Worldwide

Energy and Climate Change

A review of Michael Stephenson's book titled: "Energy and Climate Change: An Introduction to Geological Controls, Interventions and Mitigations" published in 2018 by Elsevier.

Exploration North America

Geologist Bill Armstrong

Independent geologist Bill Armstrong and his small Denver exploration company may have found the third largest hydrocarbon field ever discovered in the US, on Alaska’s North Slope.