Vol. 8, No. 1

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5 Editorial

6 ExPro Update

14 Market Update

16 A Minute to Read

46 History of Oil: Ekofisk: First Commercial North Sea Oil Discovery

54 GeoExPro Profile: Dr. Joe McCall

64 GeoTourism: Cappadocia: Civilisations in a Granite Terrain

68 Recent Advances in Technology: Marine Seismic Sources VI

74 GeoCities: Perth, Australia

80 Exploration Update

82 GeoMedia

84 Q&A

86 Global Resource Management


18 Cover Story: Exploration in the North West Atlantic Margin

24 Exploration: New Insights Into the Levantine Basin

28 Exploration: Hot Themes and Hot Spots

32 GeoEducation: Learning at a Distance

36 SEISMIC FOLDOUT: Eastern Mediterranean: The Hot New Exploration Region

42 Geophysical Techniques: Looking Beyond Just Seismic

52 Information Technology: Data Solutions for the Future

58 SEISMIC FOLDOUT: Central North Sea

76 Employment: A Window to a Brilliant Future


Exploration Middle East

New insights into the Levantine Basin

Currently no exploration wells exist in offshore Cyprus and Lebanon, although huge gas discoveries have been made in the vicinity, but continuous seismic coverage from Cyprus to Lebanon provides an excellent starting point to understand the development of the Levantine Basin.

Q&A Worldwide

Negotiating the Oil Industry

Chris Moyes, who has over 40 years experience in the energy sector, is President of the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN), an independent professional membership association supporting international energy negotiators around the world. He talks to GEO ExPro Magazine about the organisation and how the market for deals is looking in 2011.

Seismic Foldouts Middle East

Eastern Mediterranean – The Hot New Exploration Region

With three new gas discoveries in the last year containing estimated reserves of 25 Tcf (700 Bcm), the Levantine Basin in the Eastern Mediterranean has now come of age and contains some of the hottest new exploration plays in the Europe, Africa & Middle East (EAME) region. With licence rounds being planned offshore Cyprus, Lebanon and Syria, the region seems set for an exciting period of new exploration activity.

Exploration Worldwide

Hot Themes and Hot Spots

As the dust begins to settle after the spring and summer’s events in the Gulf of Mexico, what can we say about exploration around the globe in 2010. And what about looking forward to 2011 and beyond?

GEO Profile Europe

An Extraordinary, Diverse and Rewarding Career

In this edition, GEO ExPro Magazine celebrates Dr. Joe McCall, a man whose life summarises the sense of adventure, excitement and love of life which epitomises the geologist – and who has just been recognised with a Distinguished Service Award from the Geological Society of London.