Scientists tells us that any rise in global temperatures needs to be limited to less than two degrees over pre-industrial times. Displacing coal is the primary focus. Does gas provide a useful stepping stone to a decarbonised future?
Lasse Amundsen (Statoil) and Martin Landrø (NTNU Trondheim)
IsoMetrix is more than broadband seismic. It goes beyond, by reconstructing the deghosted wavefield in 3D, and performs fine spatial sampling in all directions. In this article we ask: how did the idea come about? What is the story behind a ten-year R&D project in Schlumberger – its largest single engineering investment ever? The result was a great innovation: IsoMetrix, a technology that can ‘read between the streamer lines’. The project not only delivered the new seismic acquisition technology, but also the algorithms and workflows needed to manage the unprecedented amount of data it produces.
By announcing that Sir Tony Robinson, star of the BBC’s 'Black Adder' and presenter of Channel 4's 'Time Team', will deliver this year’s Stoneley Lecture, the PESGB have once again excelled in meeting the brief of providing the public with informative, entertaining lectures designed to increase their understanding of earth sciences.
The prospectivity of stratigraphically younger sediments beneath a salt layer has held oil and gas explorationists' interest for years. The target of imaging technology has been to enhance the salt-sediment interface to efficiently optimise drilling in subsalt and presalt plays.
Lasse Amundsen, Thomas Reichel (Statoil) and Martin Landrø (NTNU Trondheim).
The gas hydrate resource is a function of geology, technology, policy, and market conditions. As we have seen, the commercial resource and recovery potential of gas hydrate strongly depends on the type of gas hydrate accumulation. In Part V of our series on gas hydrates, we discuss the resource potential.
Kinematic modelling and analysis unlock many secrets of geological systems, providing a structurally valid framework for further analysis and risk assessment, ultimately reducing uncertainty in hydrocarbon exploration and production.
In terms of oil reserves, the Middle East is second to none. This “oil miracle” of the world has been shaped by a set of favorable factors, some global and others local, inscribed in the geologic history of the region.