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Name: Chris Friedemann
Date registered: March 14, 2011

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  1. An Emerging Hydrocarbon Province – Lebanon (Part 2 of 6) — July 27, 2015
  2. An Emerging Hydrocarbon Province – Lebanon (Part 1 of 6) — July 20, 2015
  3. Friday Fun: Nike’s ‘Short a Guy’ Commercial — July 17, 2015
  4. Summer Reading List: The Sheltering Sky — June 21, 2015
  5. Summer Reading List: The Sixth Extinction — June 9, 2015

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An Emerging Hydrocarbon Province – Lebanon (Part 2 of 6)


We continue our Lebanon neoBASIN project series, this time, taking a look at some large, basement-driven  structural highs that have been identified in the Triassic and Paleozoic intervals in the survey area. Our highly constrained, multi-measurement methodology for developing these types of 2-D cross-sectional models is covered elsewhere (you might review our MMI 101 narrated slideshow …

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An Emerging Hydrocarbon Province – Lebanon (Part 1 of 6)

Oil & Gas Fields of the Levant and Eastern Med.  6,000 sqkm Lebanon neoBASIN project area highlighted in black.

Greetings followers of NEOS.  There’s a really interesting oil & gas exploration story developing in a new frontier hydrocarbon province – of all places, in Lebanon!  I know, you probably are as skeptical reading this today as I was when our project started about a year ago.  But there is cause for hope in the Levant! …

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Friday Fun: Nike’s ‘Short a Guy’ Commercial

  A fun, high-energy Nike ad featuring a host of celebrity athletes.  Courtesy of NEOS Corporate Marketing.

Summer Reading List: The Sheltering Sky


My 10th grade English teacher turned me on to the world of flowing elegant prose.  By exposing the thirty or so teens in her class to a variety of great authors, dissecting their similarities and differences, and encouraging us to copy their styles (in order to find our own individual ‘voices’), she helped us to gain …

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Summer Reading List: The Sixth Extinction


We’ll launch our summer 2015 reading list with The Sixth Extinction, one of the most profound books I’ve read in many years.  Framed in a layman-approachable style by New Yorker writer Elizabeth Kolbert, The Sixth Extinction offers a series of global mini-case studies chronicling what many scientists believe will be the most devastating extinction event since the Yucatan …

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Happy Pi Day (3.14.15 9:26:53)


  Happy Pi Day – March 14, 2015 @ 9:26AM!!!

neoSCAN in Action: East Continent Rift Basin, USA


Before Pangaea (the supercontinent that existed 300-100 million years ago), there was another supercontinent called Rodinia (which means The Motherland in Russian). Rodinia existed 1,100-750 million years ago in a geologic eon referred to as the Precambrian, which classes all geologic time periods from the formation of the Earth 4.55 billion years ago until 543 million …

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Narrated Slideshow: neoSCAN Keeps Explorers Exploring


Low oil prices and tight budgets don’t mean you need to stop exploring. NEOS recently announced the launch of its second generation neoSCAN™ solution (click here to read the press release), an offering designed to keep explorers exploring even in a $50 oil world. Requiring no new data acquisition, the neoSCAN helps you get the most …

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Oil Price Impacts on Offshore Drilling

Fleet Status for Diamond Offshore
Red Lines = Recently Cancelled Rigs; Purple Rectangles = Stacked or Unutilized Rigs

I ran across an interesting article the other day that highlighted some of the impacts the recent oil price decline and budget cuts have had on the offshore drilling market.  It got me curious, so I pulled up the 10-K for Diamond Offshore (one of the largest offshore drilling contractors) which was referenced in the …

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neoSCAN in Action: Athabasca Uranium Deposits, Canada

Claim holdings in the Athabasca Basin, Saskatchewan, Canada

The Athabasca Basin is a 100,000 km2 region of northern Saskatchewan, Canada that is home to the world’s leading source of high-grade uranium. The basin is filled with sandstone sediment varying from 100 to 1,000 metres in depth. The uranium ore is mostly found at the base of this sandstone, at the point where it meets the basement. …

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