The main purpose of applying EM data is to improve exploration decision making. "As a geoscientist working in an oil company which values integration, we try to maximise the use of data that add to our decision-making process and improve the chances of finding oil and gas," says Jonny Hesthammer, Vice President Technology with Rocksource, a Norwegian oil company that proactively uses CSEM (controlled-source electromagnetic data) in their exploration efforts in the North Sea and elsewhere.
Fibre optic sensing technology offers the potential for a cost-effective, reliable reservoir monitoring system as an alternative to seismic systems based on electronics. Interested in learning about fibre optic seismic sensors? This article has been designed to get you started.