Increasingly powerful computer chips used to fuel advances in deep-water seismic imaging have emerged as the most important technological leap for the oil industry as companies dive into more difficult frontier basins, a Total executive said Tuesday.
The 79-20 vote to limit debate on an energy efficiency bill lost much of its significance as the two parties continued to argue over what amendments to allow on the measure, including the pipeline project.
As drillers seek out hydrocarbons in more complex and remote formations, having the clearest possible picture of what’s down there is key. WesternGeco’s IsoMetrix technology is painting the clearest picture yet.
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