POINT OF VIEW: Multicomponent seismic work seen at crossroads

Bob Tippee Editor The oil and gas industry has been both too fast and too slow to adopt multicomponent seismic technology. It was too fast, says the new president of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists, when early adopters recorded multicomponent data with traditionally designed surveys. Now, because of poor early results, the industry is too slow in making the needed adjustments. "We are at this crossroads because a few accepted the technology too fast, did poor implementation, and discouraged others," says Bob A. Hardage, senior research scientist at the Bureau of Economic Geology (BEG) in the University of Texas at Austin. Companies require compelling case histories that...

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