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.