Paper Summary

Political instability at many points of the world ... rising gasoline prices ... limited natural gas and oil reserves. These are just a few of the challenges facing the oil and gas industry as it attempts to keep pace with the energy demands of an increasingly developed world. In this quest to supply the globe, it's no surprise that a growing number of energy companies rely upon technological advances to increase their efficiency and productivity. Nowhere is this more evident than seismic data acquisition and processing capabilities, where 4D seismic and other advanced imaging techniques are giving geophysicists more opportunities to accurately analyze the earth's subsurface to make predictions on where and when to drill.