Proper detection and analysis of hydrocarbon seepage can narrow the search for oil and gas and reduce the drilling risk in deep water plays.
Vol. 5, No. 2
From humble beginnings in inner Mongolia to President of the exploration Company of SINOPEC, Dr. Yongsheng Ma uses his geological expertise and achievements to build a winning team of geoscientists and find huge oil and gas fields.
Island jumping in the Azores is highly recommended. In this way you can experience the geological wonders of these islands, which all owe their existence to the plate tectonics within a triple junction setting.
GEO ExPro, together with IHS, presents some of the most significant discoveries made throughout the world in recent months.
To address the current shortage of educated and trained geologists, geophysicists and engineers, AAPG President and independent geologist, Willard Green sees the need to get students interested in the sciences at a young age and foster programs throughout the education experience.
The Edwards Limestone is a hot gas play in south Texas, while 110 km to the north, it is the primary water source for nearly 2 million people including the City of San Antonio, the site of this year’s AAPG Annual Convention.
A small coal basin located near the south central Oregon coast will soon be producing gas. Against all odds, this project provides an in depth look into how one man and a lot of persistence can pay off.
For the last few years, the most talked about technology in the hydrocarbon exploration industry has undoubtedly been Controlled Source Electromagnetic imaging, but what does the future hold for this important development?
An extensive seismic survey over a large area of the Barbados offshore has exposed considerable potential in this unexplored acreage. There is also encouraging evidence of a correlation with the producing areas of Trinidad & Tobago.
Conventional amplitude seismic interpretation may not delineate thin sands. However, through the use of horizon attributes, various seismic attributes, and the spectral decomposition of the seismic volume, it is possible to visualize what may be the valley fill complexes of a reservoir in Colorado.
Risks to hydrocarbon exploration and production as a result of geohazards on and below the seafloor can be reduced through the application of modern methods of high resolution surveying.
Seismic imaging is considered key to reduce risk and cost in exploratory as well as development drilling. Although we have recently seen important advances, the authors claim that a step change is required to significantly improve the industry’s ability to obtain accurate seismic images of oil and gas reservoirs within geologically complex settings.