stories in this month's EXPLORER deal with the way cutting-edge
technology is helping to achieve E&P success -- and, in one
case, how its potential is providing a delicious hint of a revolutionary
approach to drilling projects.
from top left:
4-D seismic data from the Foinaven Field (photo courtesy of
an airborne laserscanning
operation in Algeria (photo courtesy of Merrett Survey
test that could lead to new approaches in drilling operations (photo
courtesy of the Gas Technology Institute);
the Deepwater Discovery
drillship, an important part of Nigeria's Agbami
play (photo courtesy of ChevronTexaco).
a hostile desert landscape? Laserscanning
proves itself a valuable technology for the oil industry.
perseverance was at the core of the
success of the Agbami prospect in the deep waters of Nigeria
-- one of the world's 10 largest discoveries of the past decade.
change in drilling methods may be
here soon: Lasers have the potential to penetrate rock up
to 100 times faster than conventional technologies.
seismic proves its value In the harsh but prolific
West of Shetlands ground.
samples: Recent efforts to salvage, save and use
valuable core samples have paid off.
Last year he led a record-setting ascent of the world's
tallest mountain, but Pasquale Scaturro, AAPG's unofficial "mountain
man," has more adventures planned.
2002 Spring Student Expo update
announces new Memoir released
Log Ties Seismic to 'Ground Truth'
Geology ... At Your Fingertips
Phrases Can Raise Decision Results
Student chapter benefits from sponsorship