California's dense urban environment spawns friendlier 3D seismic survey design

David Slater Signal Hill Petroleum Inc. Signal Hill, Calif. Daniel Hollis NodalSeismic Long Beach Southern California oil producers have long faced the added challenge of making exploration and production compatible with urban life. When the first oil boom began in the Los Angeles basin in the 1890s, cities rose quickly alongside oil discovery and development. Over the decades, exploration and production became increasingly more difficult as urban populations became denser and community standards became more stringent. A four-truck seismic fleet sourced on Shoreline Drive and other city streets in Long Beach as part of a 3D seismic survey for Signal Hill Petroleum Inc. Image courtesy of...

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