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Basins and new frontiers; an overview

Michel T. Halbouty
Basins and new frontiers; an overview (in Wallace E. Pratt memorial conference on future petroleum provinces of the world; abstracts, Anonymous)
AAPG Bulletin (September 1984) 68 (9): 1203

Abstract

Although the global transition to alternate energy sources has begun, for the coming decades the world's chief reliance will be on oil and natural gas supplies. Therefore, petroleum exploration must be concentrated toward discovering the oil and gas that lie untapped in both the known petroleum producing areas of the world and in the frontier regions. These frontier areas-the deserts, ice-covered lands, deep waters, and remote continental interiors-are estimated to hold vast hydrocarbon accumulations. It is in these sectors where future oil and gas discoveries could make the difference between a proper energy transition or a global catastrophe. Explorationists must reevaluate the mature and developing petroleum regions of the world. The vast ocean areas and the remote continental interiors must also be carefully and thoroughly appraised to ascertain their petroleum potential. In conjunction with these investigations, new and better uses of geology, geophysics, and petroleum engineering and technology must be employed so as to enhance not only exploration, but development and production.


ISSN: 0149-1423
EISSN: 1558-9153
Coden: AABUD2
Serial Title: AAPG Bulletin
Serial Volume: 68
Serial Issue: 9
Title: Basins and new frontiers; an overview
Title: Wallace E. Pratt memorial conference on future petroleum provinces of the world; abstracts
Author(s): Halbouty, Michel T.
Author(s): Anonymous
Affiliation: Michel T. Halbouty Energy Co., Houston, TX, United States
Pages: 1203
Published: 198409
Text Language: English
Publisher: American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Tulsa, OK, United States
Meeting name: Wallace E. Pratt memorial conference on future petroleum provinces of the world
Meeting location: Phoenix, AZ, USA, United States
Meeting date: 19841202Dec. 2-5, 1984
Summary: Y
Accession Number: 1985-022262
Categories: Economic geology, geology of energy sources
Document Type: Serial Conference document
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Country of Publication: United States
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2019, American Geosciences Institute.
Update Code: 1985
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