DL Abstract

 

Information on fractured reservoirs is often controversial. Engineers see lost circulation, negative skin and fracture well test signatures. Geologists see only matrix properties in their cores.

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It is quite common for reservoir engineers to adjust the geological modelling without recoursing to the geologists by multiplying the porosity, the permeability, the anisotropy (kv/kh), the relative permeabilities, the well factors and many other parameters within their numerical world.

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Explorer Emphasis

 
While many are working to forecast when the price of oil might reach $80 a barrel again, renowned international strategist and geopolitical analyst Peter Zeihan, the author of “The Accidental Superpower,” predicts in stunning detail the rising and declining energy plays of 2025 and the countries that will ultimately triumph as the world’s leading producers.
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Some highlights from international activity in 2014.

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Explorer Geophysical Corner

 

Access to modern 3-D seismic data is critical to educating the next generation of sedimentologists, stratigraphers, structural geologists and geophysicists who envision a career in the petroleum industry.

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Explorer Historical Highlight

 

The well drilled in the Gander Block was called “Blue” after the world’s largest mammal, the blue whale, since it was going to be drilled on one of the world’s largest prospects. In mid-1979 Blue H-28 spudded in 4,876 feet (1,486 meters) of water and was drilled problem-free to a drill depth of 20,023 feet (6,103 meters).

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The Netherlands is renowned for its giant Groningen gas field, which contains about 100 TCF of gas  and has a total life expectancy of about 100 years. 

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After World War II – possibly as part of the Marshall Plan – Shell was obliged to give an American company a half interest in the acreage it held in Netherlands.

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Explorer ProTracks

 

Fieldwork forms a large part of many geologists’ undergraduate and postgraduate studies. Its prominence generally decreases, however, when students make the transition from academia to industry and become a Young Professional.

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