Regarding your story on “Strategies for Success” (April EXPLORER): The article by Louise Durham has shed light on many important areas of concern that need to be addressed and dealt with collectively.
Transparency and access to a common data pool with respect to the challenges (international or local) and how to deal with them are the only way for advancing our unconventional exploration and exploitation trend – and continue as geoscientists to play our role in providing energy in an affordable and safe way.
Let’s remind ourselves of the advancements made through the digital era back in the 1970s, and the technical transformation that has followed in 2-D, 3-D, 4-D seismic in securing more energy resources, without which we could not have responded efficiently to the population explosion and energy needs over the years.
Therefore, let us continue our drive and take advantage of the breakthroughs in communications and the web, and use them as a means of bringing us closer to being able to respond to the everincreasing challenges – and change the “unconventional” to the “conventional” soon.
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