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SCA’s geoLOGIC is a regular, free technical publication from SCA. Published two to four times per year, geoLOGIC provides technical insights on geoscience and engineering, as well as important observations regarding trends in the oil and gas industry.

geoLOGIC 1st Ed 2018

geoLOGIC 3rd Ed 2017

geoLOGIC 2nd Ed 2017

geoLOGIC 1st Ed 2017

geoLOGIC 3rd Ed 2016

geoLOGIC 2nd Ed 2016

geoLOGIC 1st Ed 2016

geoLOGIC 2nd Ed 2015

geoLOGIC 1st Ed 2015

geoLOGIC 2nd Ed 2014

geoLOGIC 1st Ed 2014

geoLOGIC 3rd Ed 2013

geoLOGIC 3rd Ed 2012

geoLOGIC 2nd Ed 2012

geoLOGIC 1st Ed 2012

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Applied Subsurface Geological Mapping With Structural Methods
by Daniel J. Tearpock and Richard E. Bischke

This textbook begins where many others end. It is a complete and detailed book on the subject of subsurface geologic mapping and structural methods. Tearpock and Bischke present an insightful variety of geophysical and geologic techniques applicable in the four major petroleum-related tectonic settings: extensional, compressional, strike-slip, and diapiric settings. From correctly correlating well logs to interpreting seismic data, and from structural geology to computer-based mapping, this is a must book for the library of any serious geoscientist or engineer. This textbook is 822 pages in length and is highly illustrated with over 700 figures.

Textbook Content:

  • Philosophical Doctrine for Exploration and Development Geoscience and Engineering
  • hand and Computer-Based Electric Log Correlation
  • Hand and Computer-Based Contouring and Mapping
  • The Use of Directional Wells
  • 2D and 3D Seismic Interpretation
  • Hand and Computer-Based Cross Sections
  • Integration of Geophysical Data
  • The Treatment of Horizontal Wells
  • Fault Surface Mapping
  • Structural Mapping
  • Isopach and Isochore Mapping
  • Advanced Structural Methods

Cost: US$150 (plus shipping and handling)


Quick Look Techniques for Prospect Evaluation
by Daniel J. Tearpock, Richard E. Bischke, and Joseph L. Brewton

This book covers various Quick Look Techniques and pitfalls in reviewing and evaluating geologic and geophysical interpretations and, in particular, oil and gas prospects.

Significant investment decisions are often made based on the prospects presented with geologic and geophysical support in the form of interpreted seismic sections, various maps including fault, structure and isochores, and cross sections. This text concentrates on the application of a number of Quick Look Techniques (QLTs) that can be used to provide an accurate and rapid evaluation about the quality of a prospect.

Cost: US$80 (plus shipping and handling)