Vol. 16, No. 2

This edition of GEO ExPro is focused on North America; Rejuvenating Exploration; Machine Learning and AI; and Geomechanics.

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5 Editorial

6 Regional Update

8 Licensing Update

10 A Minute to Read

46 Technology Explained: Data, the Cloud and Me

56 Reservoir Management: Counting the Cost

58 Hot Spot: Global Bid for Successful Rounds

64 GEO Profile: Big Data Crowns a Career

72 GEO Media: Oil Wealth and the Osage Murders

74 Exploration Update

76 Q&A: Time for a Hackathon!


14 GEO Tourism: Canada’s Ocean Playground

20 Technology Explained: Strong Foundations, Deep Integration, Infinite Possibilities

24 Industry Issues: Collaborating for MER

28 Seismic Foldout: Santos Vision

34 GEO Education: Basin Classification

40 Recent Advances in Technology: From Arrhenius to CO2 Storage – Part I

50 Seismic Foldout: What Lies Beneath the East Palawan Basin?

60 Technology Explained: Pie in the Sky?

68 Reservoir Management: An Introduction to Geomechanics


GEO Education Worldwide

Geological Basin Classification

Basin classification based on tectonic settings provides a framework not only for understanding the genesis and evolution of petroleum basins and their sedimentary fill but also process-based analogs for the exploration of frontier basins.

GEO Profile Worldwide

Big Data Crowns a Career

Tolulope Ewherido, Vice President, Technical-Geoscience at ExxonMobil, is able to satisfy her passion for technology and her interest in Big Data, while steering the company towards the most efficient use of new digital tools.

GEO Education Worldwide

Increasing the Understanding of Coding in Oil and Gas

As we move into the world of machine learning and artificial intelligence, it is increasingly important that geoscientists gain a better understanding of coding and how it can be used in the oil and gas industry. Jo Bagguley from the UK Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) tells us about an innovative approach to help improve this understanding: the coding ‘hackathon’.

Geology Worldwide

An Introduction to Geomechanics

Geomechanics is the study of how subsurface rocks deform or fail in response to changes of stress, pressure and temperature and it is becoming increasingly important in oil and gas exploration.