Vol. 4, No. 4


Editorials The Arctic

The Final Frontier

The search for oil and gas in the Arctic started more than 50 years ago, and several basins have proven productive. The most prolific province has certainly been the North Slope of Alaska, with Prudhoe Bay being the flagship oilfield of not only Alaska but also the entire U.S. and North America.

GEO Science Explained Worldwide

Free At Last

Shedding burdensome and restrictive cables, seismic sensors are now free to roam the land reducing cost, health, safety, and environmental concerns in obtaining quality full-wave, 3-D data.

GEO Science Explained Worldwide

Challenging the Established Truths

The use of aeromagnetic data is an important tool in modern geological mapping and petroleum exploration. The advantages of recent advances in technology can be compared to the advancement from 2D to 3D seismic imaging.

Q&A Worldwide

Breaking with Tradition

A true innovator in the field of geophysics, the 2007-2008 president of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists, Dr. Fred Aminzadeh sees the advances in geophysics going far beyond the current applications of finding and exploiting hydrocarbons.

Exploration The Arctic

America’s Last Frontier

Having produced over 15 Bbo (2.4 Bm<sup>3</sup>), Arctic Alaska is one of the most prolific oil producing regions in North America, yet most of the area remains sparsely explored. The huge resource potential is attracting new companies and exploration dollars into frontier areas.

GEO Science Explained The Arctic

Laptev Sea: A Frontier Arctic Basin

The Laptev Sea Basin is a frontier Arctic basin explored by regional seismic only. Its thick sedimentary cover is thought to contain numerous potential reservoirs, seals and mature source rocks, and structural traps are probably abundant. The Lena river Delta is of special interest for hydrocarbon entrapment.

GEO Science Explained The Arctic

A New look into the Norwegian Barents Sea

Interest in this huge geological province has grown strongly over the last few years following the development of the Snøhvit field, the discovery of the Nucula field earlier this year and a genuine belief that there is more oil and gas to be found where both multiple source rock horizons and reservoir layers have been proven.