The picture on this page was an eye-opener when Yoram Shoham showed it in a talk at the February technical luncheon of the Geophysical Society of Houston. The perspective of a deepwater drilling platform with its riser and associated moorings in comparison to Houston's skyline should give an appreciation for the technology and capital needed to develop the world's hydrocarbon reserves.

I recently looked through my 20-year collection of TLEs to identify articles from the past that related to offshore applications of geophysics. I also went to SEG's Web-based Digital Cumulative Index to search for some key words applicable...

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