EXPLORO

EXPLORO

Exploro is an independent, private-owned, expert geological and geophysical business

About us

    • Exploro is an independent, private-owned, expert geological and geophysical business. We provide proprietary multi-client studies that are unique in content and complexity and currently cover the entire Norwegian Continental Shelf. We also provide exploration focused geological and geophysical consulting services.

 

    • Exploro’s Toolkit is one of the most comprehensive geological and geophysical products available today supporting oil & gas exploration, integrating multiple sources and disciplines into an consistent and customisable framework.

 

    • Exploro has now produced Toolkits that covers the Norwegian Continental Shelf and assisted companies in obtaining at least 50 exploration licenses in
      Norway. In addition we have several smaller projects, find out more under under Products, and see our interactive map.

 

    • Exploro has a highly experienced team of subsurface experts with over 60% having PhD-level qualifications in geology and geophysics (all at MSc-level). Our main strength is the close cooperation between the different disciplines and the overall integration.
      The team has a strong track record of adding value to clients in the oil and gas sector.

Services and expertise

Exploration focused geology and geophysics

Our main services and expertise:

  • Exploration focused geology and geophysics
  • Seismic interpretation
    – Structural
    – Stratigraphic
    – Volcanics, salt and mobilised sediments
  • Seismic data analysis
  •  Velocity models and depth conversion
  • Regional geological frameworks
  • Tectonic modelling
  • Depositional modelling – clastic and carbonate
  • Palaeobathymetric/structural reconstruction
  • Erosion estimation
  • Petroleum systems modelling
    – Heat flow
    – Geochemistry
    – Migration and accumulation
  • Petrophysics
  • Gravity and magnetics
  • Prospect generation
  • Licence applications

We have experience from:

  • The North Sea (Norway, Denmark, UK)
  • The Barents Sea (Norway, Russia)
  • NW Atlantic Margin (Norway, UK, Ireland)
  • Alaska North Slope (USA)
  • Gulf of Mexico (USA)
  • Appennines and Alps (Italy)
  • Meditteranean (Nile Delta, Rhone deep sea fan)
  • West Africa (Mauritania, Senegal, Guineau Bissau, Nigeria,
  • Gabon, Congo, Angola and Ghana)
  • East African Rift System (Malawi, Tanzania)
  • Offshore East Africa (Tanzania, Mozambique)
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Brazil, Uruguay
  • Venezuela, Trinidad
  • Caspian Sea
  • Western Australia

 

Products

Exploro provides work station ready projects, perfectly tailored for exploration on the NCS.

Below: Interactive map of our products on the NCS. See map in fullscreen

Norwegian Sea Toolkit

Detailed stratigraphic framework
for the Norwegian Sea 63°-67°N.

Highly relevant for APA 2017 in the Norwegian Sea.

Deliverables:
– Petrel project containing:

• Quality controlled well database (~278 wells)
• Petrophysical analysis (77 wells)
• Comprehensive seismostratigraphic framework
• Biostratigraphy (35 wells)
• Sedimentological core logs.
• Velocity model (500 x 500 m)
• Merged time, phase and amplitude matched
3D seismic cube (~30 000 km2)
• Detailed sedimentary facies maps
• Reservoir potential and quality

Norwegian Sea Toolkit flyer

Contacts:

Bjørn Seeland
+47 988 79 804
bjorn.seeland@exploro.no

North Sea Toolkit. Products


North Sea Toolkit

Detailed Jurassic stratigraphic framework
for the Norwegian North Sea 58°-62°N.

Highly relevant for APA 2017 in the North Sea.

Deliverables:
– Petrel project containing:

• Quality controlled well database (~900 wells)
• Petrophysical analysis (215 wells)
• Comprehensive seismostratigraphic framework
with focus from the Norian to the Albian
• Biostratigraphy (55 wells)
• Velocity model (750 x 750 m)
• Merged time, phase and amplitude matched
3D seismic cube (~40 000 km2)
• Detailed Jurassic sedimentary facies maps
• Reservoir potential and quality

North Sea Toolkit flyer

Contacts:

Bjørn Seeland
+47 988 79 804
bjorn.seeland@exploro.no

North Sea Toolkit. Products


North Sea Toolkit – Part 2

Detailed stratigraphic framework for the Norwegian North Sea 56°–58°N

Highly relevant for APA 2017 in the North Sea.

Deliverables:
– Petrel project containing:

• ~20000km² 3D seismic cube;
time, phase and amplitude matched
• Public 2D seismic data; time and phase matched
• Velocity model (750 x 750 m)
• Quality controlled well database (~300 wells)
• Petrophysical analysis (71 wells)
• Reanalysed biostratigraphy (17 wells)
• Sedimentological core descriptions (506 m)
• Seismic to well ties
• Compprehensive Seismostratigraphic framework (16 horizons)
• Detailed fault interpretation
• Depositional models for key stages
• Comprehensive ArcGis project

North Sea Toolkit2 flyer

Contacts:

Bjørn Seeland
+47 988 79 804
bjorn.seeland@exploro.no

salt

North Sea Toolkit – part 3

Petroleum System mega model for the Norwegian North Sea 56°-62°N.
Covers 118 000 km2 and includes more than 1000 wells.
Highly relevant for APA 2017 in the North Sea.

Input to petroleum system analysis
Previous North Sea Toolkit results, 19 horizons, multiple source and reservoir rock intervals, erosion,
palaeowater-depth, basement, Rock-eval, oil analysis
– 3D thermal, maturation, expulsion and migration model
~250 oil-source analyses compared with migration results
– Hydrocarbon budget analysis
Expelled hydrocarbons vs proven resources at sub-basin scale
– Play analysis and common risk segment models

Deliverables:
– Petrel and Petromod projects
• 7 source rocks (TOC-, HI- original & effective thickness).
• Calibrated thermal, maturation, expulsion and migration modelling.
• 19 interpreted horizons.
• Definition of source rock and reservoir layers.
• Hydrocarbon budget analysis
• Common risk segment model

North Sea Toolkit3 flyer

Contacts:

Bjørn Seeland
+47 988 79 804
bjorn.seeland@exploro.no

North Sea Toolkit. Products


Barents Sea Toolkit

Very relevant for R24 in the Barents Sea.
Project updated June 2017, new released seismic and well data included in the project, and interpretation updated in light of the new data available.

Deliverables:
– Petrel project containing:

  • Time and phase matched seismic database (Public 2D and 3D data)
  • Well database
  • Regional velocity model based on wells and seismic stacking velocities
  • Quality controlled biostratigraphic markers for key wells
  • Key horizons in both time and depth
  • CPI and lithology interpretation in all wells
  • Regional fault maps
  • Regional distribution of reservoir potential, source rocks and seals
  • Palaeobathymetry maps
  • Regional net erosion map
  • Erosion estimates in wells
  • All maps reconstructed to pre-eroded geometry
  • Regional geochemistry including source rock analysis
  • Basin modelling including maturation and expulsion
  • Comprehensive report
  • Seismostratigraphic framework

BarentsToolkit_Flyer
Contacts:

Bjørn Seeland
+47 988 79 804
bjorn.seeland@exploro.no

    Integrated petroleum geological model for the Norwegian Barents Sea. Products


    Full analysis of the Wisting well

    Exploro has recently finished a full analysis of the Wisting well. It contains among others, a very interesting analysis of the oil source. The Product is ready to be delivered and is very relevant for the 24. licensing round.

    Wisting_well_Flyer

    Contacts:

    Bjørn Seeland
    +47 988 79 804
    bjorn.seeland@exploro.no


    Super High Resolution Hoop

    Super High Resolution Hoop seismic survey ready for delivery now. Highly relevant for the 24. concession round, offshore Norway.

    • Acquired using 2 km streamer and broadband processed in 1ms
    • Ideal data for detailed mapping of Triassic and Jurassic prospects
    • Data is suited for advanced pre-stack analysis at shallow depths

    View/download PDF.

    Contacts:

    Bjørn Seeland
    +47 988 79 804
    bjorn.seeland@exploro.no

    Tor Åkermoen
    +47 952 11 965
    tor.akermoen@mcg.no

    Super High Resolution Hoop seismic survey. Products


    Erosion reconstruction of the Norwegian Sea and northermost North Sea 60°-68°N

    Highly relevant for APA 2017.

    Deliverables:

      • Unified time and phase matched 2D public seismic database
      • Report
      • 10 Cenozoic key seismic reflectors from Base Tertiary to Seabed
      • Palaeobathymetry reconstruction of all maps
      • Erosion estimates in all eroded wells based on: Vitrinite reflectance, Sonic log velocities, Density logs
      • Erosion estimates from Seismic interval velocities
      • Tie with onshore topography
      • Integrated erosion model with seismostratigraphy
      • All Maps built back to their pre-erosional state

     

    Study implications:

    • Constrain Cenozoic vertical movements
    • Tilting of carrier beds and increased constrain on hydrocarbon migration
    • Maximum burial and hence input to modelling the thermal state and source rock maturity in eroded areas
    • Input to pressure modelling
    • Better prediction of reservoir properties in eroded areas.

    Contacts:

    Bjørn Seeland
    +47 988 79 804
    bjorn.seeland@exploro.no

    Erosion reconstruction of the Norwegian Sea. Products


    NMR oil analysis

    – A new way of looking at the Hydrocarbons using Nuclear Magnetic Resonance

    Highly relevant for License work and exploration.

    Deliverables:
    – Pilot Report:
    – Technical documentation
    – Interpretations
    – Classification of oil families
    – Appendix with NMR Spectra and GC-FID chromatograms

    Project highlights:
    Exploro AS : Project owner and organizer
    – University of Bergen: State of the art NMR laboratory
    – NPD: sample provider
    – 45 crude oils
    – 3 source rocks
    – Whole oil Carbon-13 and Proton NMR analysis
    – Highly reproducible
    – Oil typing
    – Oil-source correlation
    – Field development:
    Reservoir oil heterogeneity, water-in-oil emulsions/viscosity, GOR, oil gravity, sensitive to reservoir temperature.
    – Source rock interpretation
    – Correlation to classical geochemistry (GC, GCMS, isotopes)
    – Correlation to DST data (oil gravity, DST temperature, GOR)
    – Defined as research project by the NPD

    NMR FLyer

    Contacts:

    Bjørn Seeland
    +47 988 79 804
    bjorn.seeland@exploro.no

    NMR study


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Locations

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Our offices:

Trondheim

Exploro AS – Innherredsveien 7 b
7014 Trondheim – Norway

Oslo

Exploro AS – Strandveien 35
1366 Lysaker – Norway

Contact details:

post@exploro.no

  • Management Team

    CEO

    Dr. Laura Marello
    10+ years of experience

    Responsible for driving Exploro’s future strategy and growth, having led its successful transformation into a multi-client focused business. Key expertise includes integrated inversion and forward crustal and basin modelling, seismic interpretation, and regional geology.

    PhD Petroleum Geophysics (NTNU), MSc Marine Geology (University of Trieste)

    COO

    Dr Kristian B. Brandsegg
    10+ years of industry experience

    Key expertise in project management of multiclient projects and oil company specific work. Broad network of key personnel in the oil industy. Main G&G skills are petroleum system analysis/modelling, play/prospect risk assessments and petrophysics

    PhD Petroleum Geology (NTNU); MSc Petroleum Geology (NTNU)

    CMO

    Bjørn Seeland
    10+ years of industry experience

    Responsible for marketing and selling Exploro’s Multiclient studies to oil companies. Has built up a significant network within the oil industry.
    Oil & gas expertise includes Project management, seismic interpretation, velocity modelling and seismic well tie. Consultant work for various clients, both on licenses, applications for new licenses, as well as regional work.

    MSc Petroleum Geoscience, NTNU, Trondheim, Norway

     

     

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    Employment

    Exploro is currently not seeking new employees

    Our Employees

    Field trips

    Exploro has annual field trips that gives us additional experience and perspective. Our main excursions are listed below. These excursions are led by distinguished geoscientists that have in-depth knowledge of excellent outcrops and the excursion area. The field trips helps us become better interpreters and makes it easier to visualize the geology when interpreting seismic data

    Excursion year – Location

    June 2017 – Neogene Basins of SE Spain

    June 2016 – Dorset, UK

    March 2015 – Barbados

    April 2014  – Bohemian Basin, Czech Republic

    March 2013  – Neuquen Basin, Argentina

    November 2011  – Karoo Basin, South Africa

    April 2010 – Pyrenees, Spain

    April 2009 – Corinth, Greece

    October 2007  – Scarborough, UK

    Some pictures from our yearly field trips: