E.I.H. Siggerud, L. Ballardini, L.E.R. Kjellesvik; Digital Geology AS
Modelling geology at the scale of the actual depositional systems allows you to capture the entire system and monitor the processes involved, and thus identify the location of elusive reservoirs and sources.
The present situation in the oil and gas industry means that improving efficiency and productivity is paramount. One way forward is through innovative high-end technology companies working collaboratively, rather than competitively.
British Antarctic Survey recently purchased two drones to be deployed at its science research station in Antarctica. The aim is to use the drones to make measurements that are not currently possible and to undertake airborne analyses in a more economical way.
Despite the early promising discoveries of oil and gas in Senegal and Benin in the 1960s, hydrocarbon development in the Central Atlantic continental margin has been slow - until recent and continuing exploration success have turned it into an exploration ‘hot spot’.
The US Geological Survey just published their first seismic hazard forecast to include both induced (human-caused) and natural earthquakes, identifying populated areas in the centre of the US that could be shaken by induced seismicity.