Friday, January 8, 2016

Infographics: Economic Oil Reserves

I am always on the lookout for excellent infographics that masterfully compress complex data into readily understandable displays. Came across one today in The Economist, an interactive graph showing oil reserves for each major producing country and how it varies with oil price. Here is a static screen shot at $40 Brent crude price, about 18% above current price of $33.75:

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Carbonate Short Course

After teaching version 1.0 of this course last year in ChinaCarbonate Essentials is being significantly updated and expanded for presentation at SEG/AAPG ICE in Barcelona on Saturday April 2, 2016 and at the EAGE Annual Meeting in Vienna on Monday May 30, 2016. Over the holiday break I reviewed and marked up nearly 80 papers and books on carbonate topics and am working the best of this into the course material. A big shout out to Gerard Wieggerink who directed me to excellent case histories on the Laconia carbonates of Malaysia. 

The figure below shows overall scope of my Carbonate Essentials short course. It is 1 day for now, but I'll be adding 2 and 3 day versions by late 2016 or early 2017.