Venture seeks better seismic imaging of deep prospects

11/27/2006
A partnership led by Repsol YPF SA has launched a project to apply unprecedented computing power to geophysics to reduce the risk in exploration of deep subsalt prospects under ultradeep water of the Gulf of Mexico.Repsol YPF said the partnership gives it exclusive or privileged access to the know-how it needs to combine for the first time the hardware and software necessary to commercially image structures that, at more than 40,000 ft, are impossible to resolve on today’s best 3D seismic data.The company said it is pursuing the “full realization of the next generation of seismic imaging technology, including a specialized technique called reverse time migration (RTM), that wi...
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