Safe and accurate exploration.
Seismic Surveying uses sound waves to pinpoint the location of potential oil and natural gas deposits. The industry only pursues these surveys after carefully considering the surrounding environment and taking precaution to avoid harming nearby wildlife.
Here’s how it works:
- The seismic source releases compressed air into the water, creating brief sound waves.
- As the sound bounces off undersea rock layers, it’s recorded by sensors towed behind the survey vessel.
- Experts study the data to help locate potential geologic structures beneath the ocean floor that might hold oil and natural gas resources.