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One of the first geomechanics projects I ever worked on was in a fractured granite reservoir in Japan. The image logs were gorgeous. The natural fractures were abundant, and learning which ones were the most important was a (very geeky) thrill. Tako Koning presented a fabulous poster in Calgary last week at GeoConvention 2019. It showed examples of oil and gas production from basement reservoirs in basins all around the world. It's a resource that is highly exploited in some places and virtually ignored in others. The reasons are varied - some geological, some economical, some geo-political. Fascinating stuff. One of the common criteria in exploring for these resources is that there's usuall

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