M. Jameson, D. Gould, G. Wall and R. Johnson Sabine, Tethys Petroleum
Central Asia represents an exciting frontier for oil exploration, from sub-salt to sub-thrust exploration. The region remains a hive of activity, boasting some of the largest oil and gas fields in the world, including Yolotan (Turkmenistan), Gazli (Uzbekistan) and Karachaganak (Kazakhstan). The implementation of new technology has revealed significant new potential in the Amu-Darya, Ustyurt and Afghan- Tajik Basins.
Professor Erik Flekkoey, University of Oslo and Petromarker a/s
Electromagnetic surveying is one of the least well understood of the non-seismic exploration techniques. There are various acquisition choices to be made - for example it can be undertaken using both horizontal and vertical transmitters/receivers. To understand the physics it pays off to use an analogy with heat waves.