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Dr. Arthur B. Weglein
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As the search for hydrocarbons leads energy companies far from shore, consumers pay part of the price tag for deepwater and ultra-deepwater oil drilling, which can cost up to $100 million per drilling site, with no guarantee of reward.
“Deepwater oil drilling beneath complex and ill-defined geologic conditions, such as salt, creates a number of economic and technical challenges that demand significantly improved seismic effectiveness,” says Arthur B. Weglein, Hugh Roy and Lillie Cranz Cullen Distinguished Professor of Physics and Professor of Geosciences.
Weglein heads the Mission-Oriented Seismic Research Program (M-OSRP) which is sponsored by 16 of the largest oil and service companies world-wide. M-OSRP is developing improved seismic imaging and hydrocarbon target identification—methods for using recordings of sound waves to locate oil and gas beneath the Earth’s surface.
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