GEO ExPro

Vol. 17, No. 6

This issue of GEO ExPro focuses on North West Europe; Super Basins; Seismic Interpretation; and Gas, GTL and LNG.

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Columns

5. Editorial

6. Regional Update: Potential Impactful Discoveries

8. Licensing Update: Underexplored Suriname

10. A Minute to Read

18. Hot Spot: Bangladesh Upstream

24. GEO Physics: Try Before You Buy!

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

38. Technology Explained: AI: Game-Changer in Development or Exploration?

46. GEO Education: A Simple Guide to Seismic Horizon Interpretation

56. Industry Issues: Unlocking University–Industry Collaboration

60. GEO Science Explained: The Wilson Cycle and Petroleum Plays

72. Q&A: Could LNG Prove Transformational for Mozambique?

74. GEO Media: Geopoetry 2020 – A Celebration

76. Exploration Update

78. FlowBack: Good Cop, Good Cop

Features

12. Cover Story: GEO Tourism: Red Rocks Revealed

20. Exploration: Using Super Basins as Analogues

28. SEISMIC FOLDOUT: Norway: The North Sea Super Basin Story Continues

42. Industry Issues: How is Natural Gas Priced?

50. SEISMIC FOLDOUT: MCG’s Regional Deep Imaging Project

64. Reservoir Management: Broadband 4D Seismic Provides New Level of Detail

68. Exploration: MER – The Race to Find Proven Oil

Articles

GEO Science Explained Worldwide

The Wilson Cycle and Petroleum Plays

The Wilson Cycle describes the opening and closing of oceanic basins as a result of plate movements. It provides a scientific framework to follow the creation, development and destruction of sedimentary basins and how these processes impact on petroleum plays.

Q&A Africa

Could LNG Prove Transformational for Mozambique?

The LNG project in Mozambique started with the discovery of huge reserves of natural gas off the northern coast in 2010, will provide a range of social and economic benefits to Mozambique. Following his recent panel appearance at Africa Oil Week Virtual, we talk to Omar Mithá, special advisor to President Nyusi of Mozambique, about the importance of this project to the future prosperity of this emergent regional gas producer.

Seismic Foldouts Europe

The North Sea Super Basin Story Continues

New high-quality 3D broadband seismic data re-ignites oil and gas exploration in the mature Northern Viking Graben basin of the Northern North Sea.

GEO Media Europe

Geopoetry 2020: A Celebration

Rocks have long inspired poets, so this event brought together poets and geoscientists to discuss how, in an era of climate change, their disciplines can influence each other and to further encourage the rocks to speak.

Editorials Worldwide

IEA 2020 World Energy Outlook

The International Energy Agency (IEA) recently released its annual World Energy Outlook, which provides a comprehensive view of how the global energy system could develop in the coming decades.

GEO Education Worldwide

A Simple Guide to Seismic Horizon Interpretation

2D and 3D seismic data are major sources of information in the oil and gas industry, as well as for geothermal energy activities, carbon sequestration in geological reservoirs and offshore wind energy. In this short article we will cover the basics of seismic horizon interpretation and how this is used to obtain stratigraphic information.

Hot Spot Asia

Bangladesh Upstream: Delayed but Not Out

Bangladesh is geologically well positioned to pursue a strategy fuelled by natural gas, but the international Covid situation is causing continued delays; namely to the 2020 licensing round. This Hot Spot is brought to you in association with NVentures.

Exploration South America

Trinidad: A Move to Gas

Since August 2019, Touchstone Exploration of Canada have been quietly logging impressive net gas pays and proving up significant gas reserves in Trinidad’s mature southern onshore trend.

Editorials Worldwide

GEO ExPro Vol. 17, No. 6 Out Now!

Geoscience magazine GEO ExPro Vol. 17, No. 6 is available for download. This issue of GEO ExPro focuses on North West Europe; Super Basins; Seismic Interpretation; and Gas, GTL and LNG.