Method helps find hydrocarbon areas, aids optimum seismic survey planning

02/05/2007
Most E&P companies have turned to seismic surveys to map rock structure in an attempt to select the optimum position for a drill site, especially in offshore exploration. Even with the use of 3D data, dry holes frequently occur, and the presence of hydrocarbons at depth can only be proven by use of the drill bit.Much time and effort are spent on seismic surveys over regions that have little probability for oil and gas discovery. Placing seismic surveys above future oil and gas field areas rather than over barren areas saves large amounts of exploration resources and is highly desirable.An airborne method exists for locating hydrocarbon reservoir areas that does not depend on whether t...
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