Iran starts using passive seismic survey in oil exploration
Tehran, Iran, Nov. 21
By Mehdi Sepahvand – Trend:
For the first time in the country, Iran is using passive seismic technology to explore oil.
Bahman Soleimani, director of exploration at the National Iranian Oil Company, said the method is being used to explore Dehdasht area, SHANA news agency reported November 21.
He hoped that doing so, the company can come with clear data about the form of explored layers.
Passive seismic is the detection of natural low frequency earth movements, usually with the purpose of discerning geological structure and locating underground oil, gas or other resources.
The method is said to cost one fourth of the traditional two-dimensional seismic survey.