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Exploration Experience

Mr. Olszewski has extensive exploration experience. This experience ranges from the exploration of known plays to frontier exploration. His wide-ranging experience has enhanced his ability to develop new play concepts. They include both stratigraphic and structural ideas that identify potential in new areas and the extension producing trends. His exploration experience is both in the USA and in various producing and non-producing basins throughout the world. The variety of his experience includes:

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Basin Classification

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Economic Analysis

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Field Size Analysis

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Geologic Timing

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Migration Paths

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Path Finding

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Remote Sensing

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Source Rock Analysis

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Stratigraphic Analysis

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Structural Analysis

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Surface Geochemistry

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Thermo-maturation

Frontier

Frontier exploration involves exploring areas that have historically produced little or no hydrocarbons. To successfully  explore frontier areas, a general geologic framework must be built. To build such a framework, data such as aerial photographs, surface geology, magnetic surveys, and gravity surveys are used to determine structural trends, sedimentary thickness, and stratigraphic distribution.

Visits to rock out croppings (for onshore basins) are useful to note sedimentary structures, collect potential source rocks for analysis, and to note formations that have good reservoir potential. Reports of oil or gas seeps should also be verified. 

 

After a general framework has been built, a geologic model and history for the region can be developed and areas with potential identified. Regional seismic data can then be shot to construct a more accurate rendering of the geology, integrate with or modify the geologic model, and identify specific prospects. Areas with high potential can then be detailed with a tight 2D seismic grid or 3D seismic before drilling.

Mr. Olszewski has experience in all these aspects of frontier exploration.

 

Proven Basins

Exploration in areas of proven production is most common. Understanding the trapping mechanisms, reservoir quality distribution, and other factors controlling the occurrence of economic hydrocarbon accumulations in known plays is critical to success. Moreover, the recognition of new play types in proven areas can lead to great economic rewards. Greg has extensive experience exploring known plays. Additionally, his knowledge of a diverse spectrum of geologic settings and his familiarity with a wide range of play types gives him the ability to recognize new opportunities.

 

 

 

Copyright 2000 G. P. Olszewski