Author: Henk Kombrink

Henk KombrinkHenk is a geologist with more than 15 years experience in regional geological mapping across the North Sea, gained through working in an operator, service industry and government environment. Besides writing for expronews, he also runs North Sea Core - distributing core from abandoned wells to the wider geological community - and he is the editor-in-chief for the Netherlands Journal of Geosciences.

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Geothermal energy from fractured “basement”

Geothermal energy from fractured “basement”

In the North Sea oil and gas sector, production from fractured basement is in the spotlight these days, given the Lancaster field development in the U [...]
A two-year deadline

A two-year deadline

The prospect of the first large scale deep see mining project has this year come a lot closer when a deal was announced between a small Pacific island [...]
Is it time to awake Fizzy?

Is it time to awake Fizzy?

“Industrial CO2 shortage is causing disruption in UK food industry.” Who expected this headlines like these? It seems very counterintuitive, but it is [...]
Will Rødhette help Goliat?

Will Rødhette help Goliat?

With a gross mean volume of 41 MMboe, the Rødhette (Little Red Riding Hood) prospect currently being targeted through drilling well 7122/6-3S must cer [...]
Investing in oil and gas key for future of UKCS

Investing in oil and gas key for future of UKCS

With the current level of proven and probable reserves (4.4 billion boe), UK production only lasts until 2030 on the basis of demand projections. That [...]
A 5 MMb find is already worth looking into

A 5 MMb find is already worth looking into

Even in areas where decades of exploration may have resulted in a view that nothing more can be found, it is through “good old exploration work” that [...]
An oil appraisal campaign at the first Dutch offshore gas discovery

An oil appraisal campaign at the first Dutch offshore gas discovery

The Q10-A field is a particular accumulation in multiple ways. Firstly, it is the first gas find in Dutch waters, with discovery well Q10-2 drilled in [...]
Lille Prinsen oil find will be closely watched by UK Mid North Sea High operators

Lille Prinsen oil find will be closely watched by UK Mid North Sea High operators

Operator Lundin targeted multiple reservoirs with the now completed Lille Prinsen 16/1-34S&A drilling campaign. Before the main target - the Zechs [...]
The big crew change – but where does the new crew come from?

The big crew change – but where does the new crew come from?

The last talk of the day. Sometimes it can be hard to concentrate when the tenth speaker flicks through the slides. But Prof Alejandro Escalana’s talk [...]
It’s not Maria’s fault

It’s not Maria’s fault

It’s not a secret that the Wintershall Dea operated Maria field in the Norwegian Sea has underperformed. During a presentation at the Exploration Revi [...]
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