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EAS 375 Lecture Questions – Exploration (onshore and offshore) 1. What is meant by the term wildcat well? 2. What is an oil seep? 3. What is the difference between a structural and stratigraphic trap? What features do they have in common? 4. What was Drake’s contribution to the history of the oil industry? 5. Subsurface exploration is based on seismic surveys. Describe how seismic profiling works. 6. Why is the Gulf of Mexico such a prolific oil producing region?
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Unformatted text preview: 7. How is a salt dome formed? 8. What is a jack-up drilling rig? 9. Why is 3-d seismic profiling important to exploration in the Gulf of Mexico? 10. What are some of the hazards that offshore drilling and production platforms have to deal with day-in and day-out? 11. Why does damaging of onshore refiners by a hurricanes central to gasoline price spikes? 12. What is a fault trap and how does it differ from an anticline al trap?...
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