Technology innovation driving global search for hydrocarbons

Since Scottish physicist James David Forbes developed the first seismograph in 1841, inventors have turned increasingly to the sciences for better ways to identify sources of oil and gas. They have been inspired, as Milton B. Dobrin writes in his book, Geophysical Prospecting, by “…the dual satisfaction of helping to meet society’s material needs as well as meeting the challenge…of unraveling the fragmentary clues left by nature to the location of the treasures still hidden in the earth.” Click here to enlarge imageTechnology has been leading the way in the oil and gas industry for at least a century.Science took a giant step forward in 1911, for example, ...

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