Vol. 16, No. 1

This edition of GEO ExPro focuses on Australasia and South East Asia, New Technologies, and Training Geoscientists.

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5 Editorial

6 Regional Update

8 Licensing Update

10 A Minute to Read

18 Hot Spot: Great Expectations

26 GEO Education: Creating Excitement in the Geosciences

34 GEO Education: Field Trips in a Virtual World

48 Recent Advances in Technology: Finite Difference Modelling IV

70 GEO Media: Great Geologists

72 Exploration Update

74 Q&A: The Importance of Mentoring

76 Global Resource Management


14 Cover Story Exploration: Myanmar - The Golden Land

20 Seismic Foldout: Gippsland Basin Rejuvenated

30 History of Oil: Mr Five per Cent, Calouste Gulbenkian

38 Technology Explained: The Pre-Drill Prediction Toolbox

42 Seismic Foldout: Offshore Somalia – The Chase is On!

52 GEO Tourism: Australia’s Big Outdoor Museum

56 Technology Explained: To Boldly Go…

58 Exploration: New Views of Eastern Indonesia

64 Seismic Foldout: Offshore Exploration in Greece


GEO Education Worldwide

Creating Excitement in the Geosciences

At G-Camp teachers learn about geology through a very diverse and eye-opening field experience, returning to their classrooms eager to share their new-found knowledge and create excitement in the geosciences to inspire their students.

Seismic Foldouts Africa

The Chase for Oil in Offshore Somalia

New seismic data studies from Spectrum indicate high potential for hydrocarbon exploration in offshore Somalia, with excellent opportunities on offer in the region's 1st Licencing Round.

Exploration Asia

The Geology and Hydrocarbon Potential of Myanmar

Despite having a long history in petroleum production – and being the place where the anticlinal trap was first recognised – there is much left to learn about the geology of Myanmar and its remaining hydrocarbon potential.