Vol. 3, No. 4


Hot Spot Europe

A Company Maker

The Bream (17/12-1) and Brisling (17/12-2) oil accumulations in the Egersund Basin of the North Sea were both discovered in the early 1970’s. A few years later, albeit more than 25 years ago, the 18/10-1 oil accumulation was discovered in the same sub-basin.

Q&A Worldwide

"If we are smart enough …"

Dr. Raymond Levey is in charge of an organisation with superb knowledge of the world’s sedimentary basins, fossil energy and alternative energy sources. We have talked with him about the future of oil and gas exploration.

GEO Tourism Africa

Egypt's Secret Treasure

"There is no country which possesses so many wonders." So said the Roman Heroditus when he visited Egypt in 420BC, confirming that Egypt has been a magnet for tourists for thousands of years. For the earth scientist, however, there are wonderful treasures to be found in the constantly changing shapes, colours, landscapes and rocks of the desert areas surrounding Cairo and the Nile Valley.

GEO Science Explained Worldwide

Towards a new era

Sea Bed Logging is a new technology that offers the opportunity to detect trapped hydrocarbons in the subsurface prior to drilling. Shell EP has recently conducted a number of very successful data acquisition campaigns throughout the world based on this technology, leading it to substantially expand its use of this technique in the future.

GEO Science Explained Worldwide

Central Utah Thrust Belt: Tectonics of a New Exploration Province

The recent discovery and development of the Covenant oil field by Wolverine Oil & Gas Corporation in the Central Utah fold-and-thrust belt opens a new exploration province in North America, and gives new impetus for research on the geologic structure and evolution of the area.