GEO ExPro

Vol. 17, No. 2

This edition of GEO ExPro focuses on North America and the Gulf of Mexico; New Technologies; Near Surface Geophysics; and Changing Public Perceptions.

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Columns

5 Editorial

6 Regional Update: Dreary Investment Outlook

8 Licensing Update: Covid-19 Hits Licensing Rounds

10 A Minute to Read

30 Exploration: Central Utah Thrust Belt – A Lost Cause?

34 Recent Advances in Technology: From Arrhenius to CO2 Storage – Part VII

48 GEO Education: Big Data and Post- Graduate Training

54 Hot Spot: Pannonian Basin

56 GEO Chemistry: Geochemistry and Microbiology in Seep Prospecting

60 GEO Profi le: Thomas Chidsey – Going the Extra Mile

70 Exploration Update

72 GEO Media: Travels to Rocky Places

74 Q&A: Girls into Geoscience

76 FlowBack: Time to Regroup

Features

12 Cover Story: GEO Science Explained: Locating Sweet Spots: Shale Petroleum Systems

16 Exploration: Mexico’s Energy Reform

20 Seismic Foldout: Exploring the Highly Prospective Orphan Basin

26 GEO Physics: Marine Site Investigation and Reducing Risk

38 Technology: China’s Deep, Hot, Harsh Reservoirs Spur Innovation

42 Seismic Foldout: The ‘Searcher-Engine for Oil’ in Mexico’s Hottest Hotspot

50 GEO Tourism: A Kerry Diamond

64 Seismic Foldout: Morocco – Lixus Off shore

Articles

Q&A Europe

Encouraging Girls Into Geoscience

Sarah Boulton and Jodie Fisher from Plymouth University tell us about Girls into Geoscience, a UK initiative aimed at letting female secondary school pupils know more about the subject.

GEO Tourism Europe

The Dingle Peninsula: A Kerry Diamond

The locals call them ‘Kerry Diamonds’; beautifully clear, euhedral quartz crystals found in fault zones at the western end of the Dingle Peninsula in south-west Ireland – but the real gem is the Peninsula itself!

Editorials Worldwide

GEO ExPro Vol. 17, No. 2 Out Now!

Geoscience magazine GEO ExPro Vol. 17, No. 2 is available for download. This edition of GEO ExPro focuses on North America and the Gulf of Mexico; New Technologies; Near Surface Geophysics; and Changing Public Perceptions.

Editorials Worldwide

The World in Freefall

The coronavirus pandemic has resulted in some welcome shows of solidarity, as countries help each other out with medical assistance, urgent supplies and, importantly, research into vaccines and cures, and it will undoubtedly have some positive long-term effects on the environment.