Global Exploration Services Limited is a UK-based leading consulting team focused on frontier basin evaluation and on providing technical advice and support to oil and gas exploration ventures world-wide.

Established in 2000, GES has, through its Directors and internationally recognized Associates, a combined oil industry experience extending over 100 petroleum basins. Ray Bate, Andy Carr, Tony Henshaw and Enzo Zappaterra bring proven oil company and consulting company expertise to help clients attain a competitive advantage.

Over the past years, GES has provided proprietary and non-exclusive reports on regions of active exploration interest; advised clients on exploration opportunities; assisted in the promotion of license rounds - through initial research and report data presentation; has undertaken seismic interpretation, basin modeling and stratigraphic/biostratigraphic studies in a number of prospective regions.

GES offers a unique basin modeling package (PresRo®) that has been recognised by the petroleum industry as providing a definitive understanding of the hydrocarbon potential of an exploration region.

Through its affiliated company Lacustrine Basin Research Ltd, GES specializes in the dating and interpretation of non-marine (lacustrine) rocks over varied petroleum provinces: Brazil, West Africa, Central Africa, China and Mongolia.

Through its affiliated company Advanced Geochemical Systems Ltd, GES undertakes petroleum geochemical and petroleum system modelling studies on many basins around the world. We are partners in a fundamental research project at Nottingham University UK which has proved that the current kinetic models used by geochemists to model hydrocarbon generation in geological basins cannot be used for this purpose, and need to be replaced by models that obey thermodynamic as well as kinetic laws, e.g. PresRo®.


Global Exploration Services Ltd and PetroServ International [CEO, Fuad Jawad] formed a business Alliance in 2014 to market within the countries of Cyprus, Lebanon, Libya and Algeria. The recent merger of PetroServ International with the National Oil & Gas Company of Lebanon (NOGCL) and its financial associates in 2016 has led to the establishment of a Consortium, of which GES is now a part (GES/NOGCL). Our intention is to invite E & P Oil Company(s), with offshore exploration experience, to join us in the pre-qualification and bidding on the Blocks soon available offshore Lebanon.

As the technical arm of this Consortium, Global Exploration Services Ltd brings its experience of the regional petroleum geology and evaluation of exploration opportunities in the Eastern Mediterranean, gained through a decade of active consulting work carried out for a number of oil companies.

Offshore seismic data, integrated with onshore outcrop geology, sedimentology and geochemistry, were used to build the regional hydrocarbon framework (structure / stratigraphic & geochemical basin models) for exploration of selected areas of the Levantine Basin (Israel, Lebanon, Syria & Cyprus).

GES knowledge of prospective reservoir systems and play types helps companies carry out preliminary block evaluation and rating / ranking of gas / oil opportunities offshore Lebanon in the context of the imminent bidding rounds.

For more details concerning this opportunity please contact: Ray Bate at or Fuad Jawad at



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European and UK companies (and/or their representatives) are now allowed to work in Iran. Upon due diligence, receiving clearance from the competent authority in the UK, Global Exploration Services (GES) is able to assist any  International E&P Company to navigate the bureaucracy in the Oil & Gas upstream business in Iran.