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Films

Geoexplorer Series

The Geoexplorer Series presents the geology of landscapes and their evolution of popular travel destinations. The films are desgned for the general public and therefore do not require special skills.

 

Natural Wonders of the Maghreb - An Expedition through Morocco's Earth History

Over the past 600 million years mother nature has installed plenty of natural wonders in Morocco. Lunar granite landscapes, enchanted gorges, high waterfalls, adventurous caves and 400 million year old fossil grave yards. The film "Natural wonders of the Maghreb" takes you on an expedition through time, illustrating and explaining the various landscapes of Morocco and their geological origin. When we finally arrive back home, you will have discovered a new dimension of this fine Maghrebinian country. More...

 

You may already have visited Morocco: Sunbathing at the phantastic beach of Agadir, seen the funny magicians at the Djemaa el Fna in Marrakech and been shopping in the UNESCO-world heritage-registered souk of Fes. And yet, there is another very attractive side of Morocco that you may have missed: Over the past 600 million years mother nature has installed plenty of natural wonders in the country. Lunar granite landscapes, enchanted gorges, high waterfalls, adventurous caves and 400 million year old fossil grave yards. The film "Natural wonders of the Maghreb" takes you on an expedition through time, illustrating and explaining the various landscapes of Morocco and their geological origin. When we finally arrive back home, you will have discovered a new dimension of this fine Maghrebinian country.

Detailed information and sample clip on the film's webpage...

  • Price of the DVD: £ 9,95
  • 58 min, english, PAL
  • Order from the UKGE Webshop (available from mid April 2009)

 

In addition to the english language version, the film "Natural Wonders of the Maghreb" is also available in german. Further information on "Naturwunder des Maghreb" can be found here.

 

Petroleum Series

The Petroleum Geology Series provides information on the regional, petroleum-related geology to professional geologists and the interested public. The films provide a synthesis between outcrop and subsurface geology and may be used as training material in oil companies, universities and government agencies.

 

Petroleum Geology of Southern Libya - 1001 Million Saharan Nights
 

The film "Geology of southern Libya" summarizes the present geological knowledge of the region and provides modern, state-of-the-art training material to be used in individual or group training. Desert outcrop scenes integrated with subsurface data form the core of the film and are supplemented by 3D satellite flights, conceptual 2D- and 3D-animations and modern analogue facies equivalents. Senior geological experts are interviewed introducing the various key elements in the geological history of the region. A robust knowledge of the main trends in sedimentary facies and tectonic history forms the basis of efficient hydrocarbon exploration in the region.

The set of 4 DVDs (total play time 4h 30 in) is available through the Geological Society of London Online Bookshop.

Detailed information and sample clips on the film's webpage...

 

 

Hunting Hot Shales in Wadi Tanezzuft - Characteristics and Origin of the Silurian Source Rock in the Libyan Saharan Desert

The Silurian "hot shale" is the most important Palaeozoic hydrocarbon source rock in North Africa and Arabia. The film gives an easily digestible, comprehensive overview of the characteristics and origin of this prominent black shale unit. The current knowledge of the subject is presented in animated graphics, combined with outcrop video footage from the western margin of the SW Libyan Murzuq Basin. Controlling mechanisms such as sea-level, palaeorelief and climate are discussed. A predictive depositional model is proposed that distinguishes a lower from an upper hot shale. Also featured in the film is a new field technique based on spectral gamma-ray measurements that for the first time allows mapping of the Silurian hot shale in Saharan outcrops. Commonly, weathering destroys the organic matter and characteristic black colour of this unit on the desert surface making it complicated to identify by traditional techniques.

 

A film featuring the Silurian hydrocarbon source rock of North Africa and Arabia. The main characteristics of this unit, ecological controlling mechanisms and a predictive depositional model are presented based on animated graphics and video footage from the Ghat outcrop belt in Southwest Libya. Don't miss this film if you are interested in Libyan petroleum geology, black shale ecology or shale gas exploration.

Detailed information and sample clip on the film's webpage...

  • Price of the DVD: £ 9,95
  • 35 min, english, PAL
  • Order from the UKGE Webshop

 

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