Eight decades later, hydrocarbon exploration continues in the Kingdom — exploring, it seems, is weaved into the company’s DNA. But the methods now deployed for oil and gas exploration are a world away from those that were known to the early explorers.
Nothing demonstrates this better than seismic operations, and Saudi Aramco, through its Geophysical Data Acquisition Division (GDAD), is at the forefront. It’s a dynamic operation that pushes the frontiers on all levels; human and technological.
“These are exciting times to be in exploration,” noted Saleh A. Al Maghlouth, manager of the Exploration Operations Department. “We are exploring from North to South and from East to West and our GDAD team is at the heart of this. The development of the technology in seismic over the last few years is truly mind-boggling and amazing.”
In every sense of the word, seismic technology is quite literally, earth moving.