Limiting risk, reducing capital expenditure, and minimizing time to first commercial production remain priorities in today's oil and gas marketplace. Accordingly, management decisions must be based on sound scientific interpretations as well as valid economic analyses. Retaining quality while reducing time can be a challenge, particularly given the proliferation of project data available to geoscientists and engineers. Innovative methodologies and work processes that streamline the project cycle are in demand.

Among these, a rapid 3D seismic assessment technique, called the QuickSEIS process, enables 3D seismic data to be rapidly screened, evaluated, and interpreted in a period of weeks, rather than...

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