Fourth EAGE Exploration Workshop
2 - 4 May
Call for papers
About the Workshop
Reflection seismic data have been and will continue to be a critically important science and technology component in oil and gas exploration and development. On one end of the spectrum seismic has served wildcat exploration by being our ‘eyes’ into the subsurface in basins where there has been no subsurface well information, and on the other end of the spectrum seismic has helped fill in the vital details within and along reservoirs between existing wells in fields so that we are better able to plan and position development wells. Arguably then, the primary purpose of reflection seismic data in the oil and gas industry will continue to be to help us understand subsurface structural and stratigraphic geology and assess the probability that hydrocarbon exists in the pore space of rocks, regardless which end of the spectrum we are concerned with.
As our industry goes through yet another economic cycle, emphasis shifts between exploration and development. The technologies and practical applications developed yesterday
serve field development today. The technologies and applications being worked on today will serve exploration tomorrow. Given the primary use of reflection seismic data in our industry, we have kept the theme ‘Advances in Seismic Interpretation’ broad. But we realize that incremental improvements in reflection seismic data that lead to more accurate seismic interpretation, whether for wildcat exploration or field development, may come from incremental advances in seismic acquisition, processing or advanced analytical techniques or the marriage of seismic data with allied geophysical data. And these advances can help us better evaluate proven fields and basins and even help breathe new life into old basins.