Exploration vs. development geophysics: Why is development geophysics so much more quantitative?

What is the reason for the difference between exploration and development geophysics?Why are the quantitative measurements using seismic data common in development geophysics, but that level of detail is not available when using seismic data for exploration?The difference is that in development geophysics one works with calibrated seismic data, whereas in exploration, seismic data are not calibrated.Calibration uses well log data with very good vertical resolving power to determine the image of the lower resolution seismic data. With the vertically-calibrated seismic data a seismic interpreter can move away from the well location where the calibration was performed to unknown areas in the...

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