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Seismic mapping

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.

Now, 3-D seismic is standard throughout the energy industry.

ExxonMobil employs the latest generation of 3-D technology, coupled with advanced computing, to create detailed images of the world’s oil and gas reservoirs. Today, four-dimensional seismic technology, which compares 3-D seismic surveys from the same field over different points in time, is extending our reach, and optimizing thermal recovery in heavy-oil reservoirs.

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Video — 3D seismic technology operations in the Kara Sea (English)

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Video — 3D seismic technology operations in the Kara Sea (Russian)