HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Views from space help oil prospectors see deep underground

coming from the top half-metre of subsurface.

"It is important to characterise this area, as this is where most of that 80% of data distortion comes from," says Laake. "In particular, TIR is useful for identifying underlying layers of basalt, which radiate strongly in thermal energy, so much so that we can interpret its presence indirectly from well below a half a metre.

"Basalt is a massive reflector, functioning like a shield between the surface and the hydrocarbon reservoirs. We can't work on surface basalt the baseplate simply jumps back but there are optimal design geometries we can use for buried basalt layers using selected angles of incidence for the seismic waves to ensure that not all the signal is reflected and that some goes through."

WesternGeco has so far used remote sensing data for sites in Algeria and Argentina. "We have started with desert areas because they are a relatively simple case with unchanging landscapes," Laake concludes. "But, the technology we are developing here can fully apply to other locations.

"What Earth Observation represents for us is a means of carrying out seismic survey feasibility studies prior to defining survey programmes for our clients, and ensuring enhanced data quality for even the most challenging environments."

UK-based Infoterra and WesternGeco have jointly developed a seismic-quality mapping service as part of an ESA Earth Observation Market Development (EOMD) project. EOMD is a programme aimed at strengthening the European and Canadian capacity to provide geoinformation services based mainly on Earth Observation data, with a particular emphasis on addressing the needs of small value-adding companies.


'"/>

Contact: Mariangela D'Acunto
mariangela.d'acunto@esa.int
39-06-941-80-856
European Space Agency
28-Jan-2005


Page: 1 2 3 4

Related medicine news :

1. Views Of Tamoxifen And Synthetic Estrogen In Action Provide Clues For Designing Better Drugs
2. Imaging Camera Developed At Toshiba Stroke Research Center Could Provide Views Of Tiniest Brain Vessels
3. Managed Care Symposium Sponsored By Society Of Actuaries Examines HEDIS, Stakeholders Views
4. NASA awards $9.8 million NSCOR grant to UT Southwestern to study effects of space radiation exposure
5. ESA presents space solutions at post-Kyoto climate summit
6. Workshop in Kathmandu on space technology for sustainable development in mountain areas
7. Astronauts submit first medical research paper from space
8. Loyola warns lower temps mean greater risk of fire from space heaters
9. TIGER Workshop puts focus on space for African water management
10. Envisat Symposium report day 4: Assistance from space to combat hazards and natural disasters
11. ISS to receive experimental figurehead during spacewalk

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:12/6/2018)... ... December 06, 2018 , ... Pulse8’s ... Senior of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City, will present on ... 11, 2018 at 2:15pm PT at the Fairmont Grand Del Mar in San ...
(Date:12/5/2018)... WASHINGTON (PRWEB) , ... December ... ... System is advancing patient and family engagement with the use of the ... virtual reality technology provides Children’s National’s world-renowned neurosurgeons and physicians with a ...
(Date:12/5/2018)... ... ... Since PermaLip™ implants are solid, patients do not have to ... ensuring a natural look. “I always double and triple check implant placement to ensure ... says Dr. Jessica Kulak, double board certified facial plastic surgeon at The Naderi Center ...
(Date:12/5/2018)... ... 2018 , ... You can now experience two cutting edge Oregon brands at ... powerhouse in the cannabis industry with several brands including Sticks and ... award winning , botanical terpene company that focuses on using terpenes from non-cannabis ...
(Date:11/29/2018)... ... November 29, 2018 , ... The National ... Investing in the Future: Why Preventing Chronic Disease is Essential - Prevention Works ... prevention, control, and health promotion. , The paper outlines some of the ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:12/5/2018)... ... December 05, 2018 , ... Join the BFE in celebrating ... interdisciplinary biofeedback conference to nurture communication and education between specialists from different disciplines. ... together to share and learn. The meeting offers a broad range of basic ...
(Date:12/5/2018)... ... December 05, 2018 , ... ... and caregivers to achieve better health outcomes, today announced the launch of its ... a subsidiary of Pillsy and will leverage its pioneering technology to enhance users’ ...
(Date:11/29/2018)... ... ... Windsor Gardens Healthcare Center of the Valley (“Windsor Gardens”), a skilled ... selected by the California Association of Health Facilities (CAHF) as only one of 20 ... California Department of Public Health awarded a grant of $700,000 to CAHF to develop ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: