A game changer for geophysics
While conventional and deep-water exploration continues to receive the lion’s share of investment, the development of unconventional resources (i.e., shale) has changed the game and brought new challenges for geophysics.
“Pushing geophysical data to the reservoir scale reduces exploration risk and can maximize recovery from existing fields through multidisciplinary data integration,” said Saleh M. Al Saleh, manager of Saudi Aramco’s Red Sea Exploration Department.
Geophysicists from several areas within Aramco were on hand to share and learn about the latest approaches and methodologies.
Aramco’s reputation for pushing the limits on acquiring and interpreting seismic data and its contribution to advancements in geophysics — combined with forward-thinking in-field application — were further underscored with more than 35 papers, presentations, and e-posters on the technical program.