A new exploration concept

With much attention focusing on improved recovery, smart completions, and other methods for coaxing hydrocarbons out of places where they are known to occur, it’s easy to forget that humankind still looks for oil and gas where their existence isn’t assured.For that reason, Oil & Gas Journal in 2004 began a series of annual special reports called Exploration & Development Frontiers. The third special in the series appears in this issue (p. 29).Frontiers in OGJ’s series are mostly geographic: regions off the beaten production path where somebody’s risking money on the hope of finding oil and gas. But geography seldom tells the whole exploration and developmen...

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