San Joaquin, California – New Oil in an Old Basin: Scotforth’s DHM Exploration
Scotforth has recently completed a research study of the effectiveness of its Direct Hydrocarbon Mapping (DHM) technology for prospectivity investigation in the SJB and adjacent Cuyama Basin (CB). Its results are highly encouraging and will be pursued further with interested E&P parties.
DHM in the Eromanga Basin, Queensland - A New Product Offering
Industry knowledge of the petroleum habitats of the Cooper and Eromanga Basins has been developing for over half a century. However the emerging DHM patterns suggest more fields await discovery than might be “conventionally” expected and some fields have further undeveloped potential.
Direct Hydrocarbon Mapping in the Tendrara Discovery District, Eastern Morocco
DHM provides high focus / low risk opportunities in the discovery district for rapid, successful and low cost commercial exploitation by industry.
Sound Energy plc (“Sound”) is having success in finding, appraising and building new gas reserves in Eastern Morocco.
Direct Hydrocarbon Mapping in the Onshore Basins of Mexico
This historic exploration arena contains a prolific series of mature Petroleum Provinces in several basins. These have produced multi-billion boes of reserves from super-giant to very modest sized fields for over a century. Now, DHM surveying is pointing towards a new chapter in its petroleum history with further major reserves yet to come.
Direct Hydrocarbon Mapping in the Cooper- Eromanga Basin of Australia
Western Flank Oil Play has plenty of Distance to Run…
1. The Emerging DHM and Industry Performance Pattern
Scotforth has been Direct Hydrocarbon Mapping (DHM) surveying in the Cooper-Eromanga Basin (C-E) during the past five years and has now reached a high level of DHM effectiveness across most of the region despite its arid, complex, heterogeneous landscape of salt lakes, low level dunes and ephemeral streams. It considers that most high quality untested DHM prospects in C-E have a 70% chance of becoming discoveries.
Scotforth Performance Statistics - Dec 2017
An important part of Scotforth’s confidence in making EXPLORATION and DRILLING SUCCESS predictions is knowledge of the likely SURVEY EFFECTIVENESS rating of our surveying in any particular geography, basin and / or play environment.
Hydrocarbons in USA
Scotforth is excited to recognise the great potential of our Direct Hydrocarbon Mapping surveys in the Northwestern Interior Basins and Adjacent Overthrust Belt, USA.
Scotforth has studied various parts of the USA from as early as 2000. In the early years Alaska was the primary focus– both the North Slope and the onshore Cook Inlet basins.
URUGUAY: Oil and Gas in the Norte Basin?
Many of the intra-cratonic onshore basins of South America are heavily under-explored, especially where geographically remote or seismically opaque due to widespread and thick volcanics. Therein lies their exploration opportunity. The Norte Basin of Uruguay is one such case.
ZAMBIA: An Emerging Exploration Province
The East African Rift System (“EARS”) has had considerable exploration interest over the past five years with the main successes coming from the Albertine Rift of Uganda and now, more recently, the Lokichar Basin of Kenya.
MORE OIL IN KURDISTAN: Mirawa Discovery
The Marathon –Total –KRG exploration venture in the Harir Block of Kurdistan has recently added to the petroleum resources balance sheet of the Region. Their 4265 metres Mirawa-1 exploration well was announced as a discovery on 30th October 2013. This discovery is one more observed successful test of excellent RSDD-H anomalies in this emerging major extension to the greater Zagros Deformed
Lokichar Basin - Kenya: Exploration Progress
Scotforth has been surveying Kenyan Basins for the past two years.
Regional PRP Reports
Regional and Basin Petroleum Resource Potential (PRP) findings of numerous RSDD-H surveys are now being classified and built into a series of Exploration Prospectivity Reports (EPRs) for many of the onshore basins of the world.