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In data-limited frontier petroleum provinces, it is challenging to establish the critical geologic, technical and economic risk. But this is an essential step before costly investment decisions are made. Regional screening can be employed to determine the presence and effectiveness of petroleum system elements by drawing from regional analogues to extrapolate into more frontier areas.

In this webinar, we test multiple scenarios for expanding and deepening key plays like the Eastern Mediterranean, while assessing oil potential in a province dominated by gas discoveries. This model for exploration was built integrating a seismic-constrained tectonostratigraphic framework with the gross depositional packages, before screening the presence and effectiveness of the petroleum system elements.

The results delineate potentially prospective areas and establish critical risk – an essential step before making investments in costly datasets. This exploration toolkit enables play concepts to be tested quickly, helping to build a robust and varied exploration portfolio.

Speaker | Duncan Hay, Exploration Insights Geoscientist

Dr. Duncan Hay is a Geoscientist at Halliburton Landmark, coming from Neftex through its acquisition by Landmark in 2014. Dr. Hay is team lead for Hydrocarbon Evaluation within Exploration Insights, and is responsible for projects and workflows related to basin screening and play fairway mapping. He holds a Ph.D. in earth science from University of Glasgow, and previously worked as a stratigrapher at the Alberta Geological Survey.

Speaker | James Scotchman, Global Services Geoscientist

Dr. James Scotchman is a geoscientist with Landmark Services, based in Abingdon, U.K. He specializes in the integration of proprietary client datasets with Exploration Insights data to derive unique exploration insights. Dr. Scotchman joined Landmark in 2014 after the acquisition of Neftex Petroleum Consultants. Prior to joining Neftex in 2012, he attended University College London, where he earned a doctorate that focused on the timing of submarine-fan deposition in the Ainsa Basin of the Spanish Pyrenees. Dr. Scotchman’s publications on the biostratigraphy and possible orbital controls on these deepwater deposits appear in Earth Science Reviews.


  • Learn proven ways of testing play concepts rapidly and rigorously by using regional screening techniques.
  • Learn how to determine the presence and effectiveness of petroleum system elements by using regional tectonostratigraphic model.
  • Gain insight into play prospectivity of the actively explored Eastern Mediterranean.


  • Exploration geoscientists and managers
  • New venture geoscientists and managers
  • Asset managers
  • Investors
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