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Exploration Exploration

The development and application of advanced technology is vital to the task of finding and developing oil and gas resources. Certain rock formations are studied to determine the chances of finding hydrocarbons. The search for oil and gas is carried out mostly by geologists with the help of geophysics. Computers and other tools are used for the purpose of studying landforms and for seismic analysis. The exploration phase of development that includes seismic and exploratory drilling is dependent on technological advances such as three-dimensional seismic analysis. Advances can raise the chances of finding oil and gas substantially, and enables the survey and exploration of previously unreachable territory.





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