Category Archives: Physics
Exploration seismics 101 – Principle and Acquisition
This is the first part in a series of posts, called Exploration Seismics 101. The most commonly tool in exploration for oil and gas is seismics. (Sometimes the term exploration seismology is used in the literature as well.) It gives us an actual image of the earth’s subsurface by the same principle that is used in […]Read more
Why does oil and gas rise towards the surface?
It rises if it’s lighter than its surrounding liquid and it overcomes capillary pressures, caused by the pores in the rock. You can describe all materials by its density property, or specific gravity. Which is weight per volume. Typically measured in g/cm3 or t/m3. Since these numbers translate directly into each other I will only […]Read more