What's new in exploration ///

If I thought “exploration” was in trouble in the 1990s, when investment went to calling corner shooting and in-field development exploration, what about now? Some folks in Texas think that things have not been this grim since Gen. Santa Anna showed up with an army to take the place back in 1836! The same technology advances made since 2004, which “saved” the art of geoscience exploration, also could have killed it off, when they made shale oil possible, as well as long-bore horizontals with staged fracing.

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