Vol. 5, No. 2
To address the current shortage of educated and trained geologists, geophysicists and engineers, AAPG President and independent geologist, Willard Green sees the need to get students interested in the sciences at a young age and foster programs throughout the education experience.
An extensive seismic survey over a large area of the Barbados offshore has exposed considerable potential in this unexplored acreage. There is also encouraging evidence of a correlation with the producing areas of Trinidad & Tobago.
Conventional amplitude seismic interpretation may not delineate thin sands. However, through the use of horizon attributes, various seismic attributes, and the spectral decomposition of the seismic volume, it is possible to visualize what may be the valley fill complexes of a reservoir in Colorado.
Seismic imaging is considered key to reduce risk and cost in exploratory as well as development drilling. Although we have recently seen important advances, the authors claim that a step change is required to significantly improve the industry’s ability to obtain accurate seismic images of oil and gas reservoirs within geologically complex settings.