Vol. 5, No. 5


GEO Tourism Europe

Marching in Murchison's Footsteps

A beautiful but frequently overlooked area, the Welsh Marches of Shropshire, not only has delightful scenery, ranging from rural rolling fields to bleak moorlands, but is also one of the cradles of geology, where both the famous geologist Roderick Murchison and naturalist Charles Darwin formulated many of the founding principles of the science.

Editorials Europe

Prudent Resource Management

Roughly 25 million Euros will be spent next year by the Norwegian government on mapping two regions offshore Norway that have not yet been offered for licensing. The reason for omitting the frontier provinces of Nordland VII and Troms II (offshore Lofoten and Vesterålen) from licensing, is strong resistance from environmentalists claiming that exploring for oil and gas will harm the fisheries and the overall environment.

GEO Science Explained Worldwide

Seismic Imaging Technology Part IV

Over the last decade we have experienced several step-changes in marine seismic acquisition technologies. Because acquisition and seismic imaging are inextricably linked, these changes have impacted positively on the seismic image of subsurface geology. But have we found the ultimate acquisition technique? In this article, we speculate what the future may bring.

Q&A Europe

The Industry Needs R&D

Sverre Strandenes of PGS recently gave his view of the geophysical industry at an AAPG international conference in Oslo, Norway. We used this opportunity to ask him about the past, present and future of geophysical technology.

Hot Spot Europe

Disproving The Theory

A significant discovery of light oil in sandstones with excellent porosity has been made on the Tampen Spur in the North Sea. Prior to this find, the area was thought to be both gas-prone and to have poor reservoir parameters.

Exploration South America

Monsters of the Deep

Hidden by a thick veil of salt and once thought too deep for liquid hydrocarbons, recent deep water discoveries off the southeastern Brazilian coast could be the largest in the past 30 years.

Exploration Worldwide

Finding Oil – Using Geochemistry

While well geochemistry is a routine service in exploration drilling, surface geochemistry is now growing in popularity, in particular in deep water frontier basins. That's a market Geolab Nor wants their fair share of.

Global Resource Management Worldwide

Forget Peak Oil

The question is not when we run out of oil, but when we are no longer able to increase our total energy output. In the meantime, like it or not, we will have to rely on the coal industry.

Country Profile South America

Onshore Opportunities in Brazil

Covering an area about half the size of Europe, Brazil's onshore basins could hold large quantities of oil and gas like their Northern Hemisphere counterparts. Yet they have remained barely explored, overshadowed by the huge successes in the offshore.

Exploration Asia

Deepwater West Coast India

Recent seismic reprocessing work performed by geophysical contractor, Spectrum Geo Ltd., under an agreement with the Indian Directorate General of Hydrocarbons (DGH) has shown that the application of modern seismic processing techniques (specifically Radon Demultiple, PSTM and PSDM) to data acquired in 2002 has considerably improved the final result.