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Exploration Rules

Aldrich, Jeffrey B.
Exploration, Dart Energy, Singapore, Singapore.

Hydrocarbon based energy will continue to comprise over 60% of the world's energy mix for at least the next half century and of that energy over half of it has yet to be found. Having worked for National Oil Companies, Parastatals, Large Independent Oil Companies, small independents, as an independent and as a consultant I have seen both the best and some of the worst of the exploration practices the industry has to offer. From that experience I have my own set of Exploration Rules that I find work in all circumstances, from Conventional to Unconventional Reservoirs, from onshore to offshore, from giant fields to small single well strippers. I offer these rules and examples, which serve me well, as a guide for the explorers who are yet to find the next half century's energy future.

 

AAPG Search and Discovery Article #90155©2012 AAPG International Conference & Exhibition, Singapore, 16-19 September 2012