Alastair Fraser

Alastair Fraser

EGI Chair in Petroleum Geoscience 837 Alastair Desktop /Portals/0/PackFlashItemImages/WebReady/fraser-alistair.jpg?width=200&height=235&quality=75&mode=crop&encoder=freeimage&progressive=true

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  • 838 In overcoming the technical challenges of oil production in the Arctic, are we making the most of a strategic resource or heading for an environmental and political minefield? The vast Arctic region is probably the last remaining unexplored source of hydrocarbons on the planet. Ultimate resources are estimated at 114 billion barrels of undiscovered oil and 2000 trillion cubic feet of natural gas. This great prize, in a world of diminishing resources, has stimulated both governmental and industry interest. Harnessing the considerable resources of the ‘Final Frontier’ is going to be fraught with many technical, political and environmental challenges that will engage many minds, both scientific and political over the next half century. Oil & Gas Exploration in the Arctic http://www.aapg.org/Details-Page/ArticleID/838/Oil-Gas-Exploration-in-the-Arctic
    Oil & Gas Exploration in the Arctic
  • 839 Offshore Angola has to date delivered recoverable reserves in excess of 20 billion barrels of oil equivalent. This has been encountered in two distinct play systems: the Upper Cretaceous Pinda carbonates sourced by Lower Creatceous lacustrine mudstones and Tertiary deepwater slope turbidite sands sourced by underlying Upper Cretaceous marine mudstones. An extension of the Girassol play into Block 18 to the south will be used to describe how high quality 3D seismic data coupled with a detailed analysis of rock properties led to an unprecedented 6 successes out of 6 wells in the block, including the giant Plutonio discovery. Industry is turning once more to the carbonate play potential - this time in deepwater. It would seem that the Angola offshore success story is set to continue for some time to come. Oil Exploration Offshore Angola: Past, Present & Future http://www.aapg.org/Details-Page/ArticleID/839/Oil-Exploration-Offshore-Angola-Past-Present-Future
    Oil Exploration Offshore Angola: Past, Present & Future