SPECIAL REPORT: Point of View-New SEG president takes business view of technology

Discussion of seismic technology with the new president of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists doesn't go far before business topics intervene.The important threshold for any technology, says Mike Bahorich, Apache Corp. executive vice-president, exploration and production technology, is where it starts to make money.Here's his assessment of four-component (4C) technology, which samples reflections of shear (laterally oscillating) waves as well as the more commonly used compressional (longitudinal) waves generated by a seismic impulse:"It's a great idea. It's a great technology. We know that it works. But right now it's too expensive for most applications. And the ...

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