(a) Borehole breakout from shear failure in a laboratory test ; (b) triaxial compressive core test creating angular rock pieces; (c) angular/splintered cavings from a subsalt
Temer took office this year after the impeachment and removal of leftist Dilma Rousseff, whose Workers Party was opposed to reducing the central role of state-controlled oil company Petrobras in the subsalt
While at present, we see more downside than upside risk to these figures, we note that a series of recent discoveries in Gabon's deepwater and increasingly in subsalt
acreage underscore the untapped potential of the country despite its status a mature producer.
aACoeWhile we see upside to this outlook from new discoveries or unannounced plans, the long-term outlook for Gabon's oil supply will be tied to offering new acreage with the country's deepwater and subsalt
acreage seen as highly prospective.
If the price of a barrel from the Middle East had been $80 or less, international oil firms would not have been encouraged to explore for oil in places where extraction is more difficult and more expensive, such as oil sands in Canada, and subsalt
oil in Brazil.
Among specific topics are anisotropic wave propagation through finite-difference grids, a spectral element method for simulating acoustic waves in heterogeneous media, the dispersion analysis of spectral element methods for elastic wave propagation, a perfectly matched layer absorbing boundary condition for the second-order seismic wave equation, and using three-dimensional finite-difference modeling to design wide-azimuth surveys for improved subsalt
Already analysts are predicting Brazil will struggle to meet its oil output goals due to financial constraints and the government's decision to focus development of its massive subsalt
offshore oil reserves through Petrobras.
In the Western US Gulf of Mexico, WesternGeco has begun acquisition of the Revolution V multiclient survey, combining advanced Dual Coil Shooting multivessel full-azimuth acquisition with proprietary ObliQ sliding-notch broadband acquisition and imaging technology to enhance imaging of potential subsalt
“Once again we are gathering the industry and Brazil's who's who to focus on the current state of exploration of the subsalt
area as well as what the main challenges are to move forward,” says Bruno Araujo, the Pre-Salt Brazil Congress programme manager.
Galp will use theA proceeds from the stake saleA to finance itsA part in the development of massive oilfields in theA so called subsalt
region in Brazil.
Cosme Peruzzolo, Principal Partner at Bratexco and Managing Director of the new center, added, "What attracted us to GXT is their industry reputation and proven track record of imaging subsalt
data in Brazil, West Africa, and the Gulf of Mexico.
Brazil's vast deep-water oil reserves have become a new frontier for energy exploration and experts believe the country may have more than 50 billion barrels of oil buried below the ocean's surface, beneath a thick layer of salt in a region known as the subsalt