New, old plays in southern Uinta basin get fresh look with 3D seismic technology

The exploration boom is on again in the Uinta basin of northeastern Utah, thanks to sustained strong natural gas prices and the successful application of 3D seismic surveys. After more than 30 years of concentrated development drilling in the basin's several long-established oil and gas fields, the attention of the industry has been refocused on the vast underexplored areas in the remote southern Uinta basin and Book Cliffs.The Uinta basin is a tremendously hydrocarbon-rich place where it is difficult to drill a hole that does not encounter at least a show of oil or gas.It became an exploration target for several major oil companies immediately after World War II. Their objective was ...

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