Vol. 18, No. 1

This issue of GEO ExPro focuses on Australasia and South East Asia; Reservoir Management; Geoscience, Sustainability and the Environment.

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5 Editorial

6 Regional Update: New Technologies Unlock Value

8 Licensing Update: Brazil Offering Deepwater Blocks

10 A Minute to Read

20 Energy Transition Update: South East Asia, Renewables Moving Centre Stage

22 Reservoir Management: What Can Multiscale 3D Imaging Do for Energy Geoscience

34 Hot Spot: The Tide Turns

48 Recent Advances in Technology: From Arrhenius to CO2 Storage

52 Exploration: Unlocking Potential in South East Asia

56 GEO Science Explained: The Supercontinent Cycle: Patterns and Impacts

62 GEO Profile: Dr Katerina Garyfalou: Geoscientist to Green Pioneer

66 Exploration Update

68 GEO Media: The Azolla Story

70 Q&A: Completing a Masters in a Pandemic

72 FlowBack: Putting a Prize on Carbon Capture


14 Cover Story: Taste the Geoheritage of Auckland, New Zealand

26 Exploration: Undiscovered Potential in the Basement

30 Energy Transition: The Net-Zero Transition: An Important Conversation

36 Seismic Foldout: Gippsland Basin, Australia: New Data Reveals Further Potential in a Mature Basin

42 Geo Physics: Sustainable Geophysics

44 Reservoir Management: Mature Fields: Easing into Retirement or a Second Career?


GEO Media Worldwide

The Azolla Story

A comprehensive account of this efficient CO2 fixer and super plant. Edited by Jonathan and Alexandra Bujak The Azolla Story ebook is now available on Amazon.

Exploration Asia

Unlocking Hydrocarbon Potential in South East Asia

Geological fieldwork is important to help us gain a better understanding of the hydrocarbon development and potential productivity of the offshore Natuna basins of the South China Sea.

Q&A Worldwide

Completing a Masters in a Pandemic

Young geoscientists need resilience to succeed in their studies during these difficult times. Kirsty Lewis, a recent graduate of the Masters programme at Aberdeen University, explains the challenges she faced and overcame to obtain her MSc and a job with an oil company.

Editorials North America

Alaska: Lease Sale Struggles

After decades of dispute, the rights to drill for oil on about 5% of the 78,000 sqkm Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) went ahead in the last months of the Trump presidency

Energy Transition Worldwide

TGS Launches New Energy Solutions

In February, TGS announced the launch of its New Energy Solutions (NES) business, which will provide data and insights directed towards industries actively contributing to the reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

Hot Spot Worldwide

Oil & Gas Exploration: The Tide Turns

Global wildcatting is poised to go from ebb to flood, with exploration hotspots set to include Mexico, Brazil, US Gulf of Mexico, the Middle East, Angola, Gabon, Namibia, Suriname, the UK North Sea and Egypt.

Exploration South America

Trinidad: Elusive Deepwater Oil

In southern offshore Trinidad, BHP have made two deepwater gas condensate discoveries in recent years, but the latest Broadside-1 well was met with disappointing results.

Exploration Asia

India: Returning to the Mumbai High

In late 2020, ONGC completed BS-17-1 on the Mumbai High as an oil, gas and condensate discovery in the West of Bassein Mining Lease. This discovery is a satellite to the Panna and Mukta fields.

Editorials Worldwide

Energy Transition with Security

The transition to sustainable energy is one of the fundamental challenges we face over the coming decades and it is my intention that GEO ExPro will continue to report fully on this, whilst championing the genuinely critical role the oil and gas business plays in ensuring security of energy supply.

Editorials Worldwide

GEO ExPro Vol. 18, No. 1 Out Now!

Geoscience magazine GEO ExPro Vol. 18, No. 1 is available for download. This issue of GEO ExPro focuses on Australasia and South East Asia; Reservoir Management; Geoscience, Sustainability and the Environment.