EXPLORATION Nonseismic methods can provide many views of a drillsite

J.P. Land J.P. Land & Associates Houston Predictive Accuracy Summary [13119 bytes] In a world of low oil and gas prices it is well to keep in mind other advanced exploration techniques that have the ability to quickly focus on promising targets that can then be defined in detail by the ever improving but more expensive seismic method. This article looks at the predictive accuracy of various nonseismic methods to suggest the positive effect their use can have on discovery rates, development programs, finding costs, and reducing the number of dry holes. Enough information Imagine that you have developed an exciting 3D seismic picture of a structural anomaly and are preparing ...

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