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Canada’s oil sands are ranked third only to Saudi Arabia and Venezuela in terms of recoverable oil reserves.
Advances in technologies used for well drilling and completion have enabled the energy industry to reach new sources of oil and natural gas to meet rising demand around the world. New technologies have also helped reduce the environmental impact of energy production by allowing more oil and gas to be produced with fewer wells.
Advances in technology have enabled ExxonMobil to produce offshore oil and gas deposits in water depths that were impossible a generation ago.
Full Wavefield Inversion (FWI), a key component of ExxonMobil’s EMprise seismic capability, uses supercomputing technology to provide geoscientists unparalleled insights into the physical characteristics of rocks and geologic structures in the subsurface.
Four decades ago, ExxonMobil pioneered an exploration technology called 3-D seismic, which uses sound waves to form sharp three-dimensional images of underground formations, facilitating the location of oil and gas deposits.
With a working interest in approximately one-third of the world’s total carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) capacity, ExxonMobil is a leader in one of the most important next-generation low-carbon technologies. CCS is the process by which carbon dioxide gas that would otherwise be released into the atmosphere is captured, compressed and...