Advanced seismics are an indispensable tool for oil and gas exploration, providing structural images of broad areas of exploration interest. In reality, a 3-D seismic is a new isopach. However, when going to the great expense of conducting seismics, how do you know there is oil in those structures? They may look good, but as in many other cases, the only way to find out is to drill, hoping for the best results. Nuclear Magnetic Resonance is the most advanced interpretation of seismic data available to man, and in our opinion, no other science will ever surpass NMR’s authority.
By way of example, in 2004 a West Texas oil investor asked Thomas Wiley to test a location in Stonewall County near Aspermont. The operator claimed to have seismics indicating a choice drilling location by which to encounter a Canyon reef. With the driller’s permission Mr. Wiley tested the area, finding two peaks in the reef, separated by a horst. He staked his preferred drilling location 500 feet from the driller’s staked location and reported his findings, reporting that the driller’s staked location would be at the oil/water contact zone. The investor invested anyway; the driller drilled a dry hole at his chosen location, and all lost their money.
NUMATEX DOES NOT NEED SEISMICS TO TEST FOR YOUR OIL. Large areas of the United States have never been charted by seismics. No well we have ever drilled was based on seismic data. When Numatex enters a property, we look for molecular activity, whether or not seismics exist. If you have seismic data, molecular activity is the best interpretation of your seismics – period.