hide You are viewing an archived web page, collected at the request of University of Alberta using Archive-It. This page was captured on 16:31:12 Dec 08, 2010, and is part of the HCF Alberta Online Encyclopedia collection. The information on this web page may be out of date. See All versions of this archived page.
Heritage Community Foundation Presents
Alberta Online Encyclopedia
Canadian Petroleum Heritage
titlebar Home | About | Contact Us | Search | Sitemap | Sponsors spacer
Industry
Technology
People
hertiage community foundation, ckua, albertasource

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.

 

 

 

quicklinks
quicklinks
filler
bottom

Albertasource.ca | Contact Us | Partnerships
            For more on the oil industry in Alberta, visit Peel’s Prairie Provinces.
Copyright © Heritage Community Foundation All Rights Reserved