loom large for geophysical contractors, namely: Where will they
find the people to replenish their staffs?
Scientists are using 3-D seismic data to map the seafloor
at greater depths and higher resolution than ever before.
contractors -- What's next? Nobody
is ready to proclaim the dark days over for seismic contractors,
but companies are beginning to see a light at the end of the tunnel.
in seismic: Picture a 3-D seismic
data sample. Now picture a strand of DNA. Combine the two, and get
ready for a new technology that brings pattern recognition to the
For a variety of reasons, an exploration play in
the Appalachian Basin is drawing the attention of oil companies
around the country: the Trenton-Black River.
Shale Excitement ...
There’s a new -- some might say urgent -- sense of excitement when
it comes to the role of shale gas production in today’s energy mix.
technology that applies DNA research concepts to seismic interpretation
may give geologists a new tool in the hunt for hydrocarbons. The
cover, designed by Rusty Johnson using data provided by Chroma Energy
and WesternGeco, shows an example of it, depicting a deep-water
GOM turbidite image of associated canyon, braided stream, channel,
depositional lobe and crevasse splay.