Over the last decade we have experienced several step-changes in marine seismic acquisition technologies. Because acquisition and seismic imaging are inextricably linked, these changes have impacted positively on the seismic image of subsurface geology. But have we found the ultimate acquisition technique? In this article, we speculate what the future may bring.
Four-D petroleum system modelling allows an explorationist to understand the movement of hydrocarbons from an active source rock to a fluid’s final destination in the basin, ultimately helping to reduce exploration risk.