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Oil Exploration

Drilling Systems & Borehole Instrumentation

To improve oil recovery, reduce cost and minimize environmental impact, GEO/EES-11 is developing microborehole technology.

Induced Seismicity of Energy Reservoirs

The team makes observations and interpretation of seismicity that is induced by fluid injection and production in energy reservoirs. The team has developed new methods for obtaining precise relative locations of the seismic events; we have found that the precisely located events often occur along structures that are likely flow paths in the reservoirs.

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