How to Find Oil

In days past, prospectors used crude methods to find oil on a tract of land. They read the signs at the surface and looked for oil seeping from the ground or spreading into a creek. There used to be more guesswork involved in scouting for oil. Some prospectors still drill on untapped land wherever they get a good feeling in the hopes that they strike oil. Today, however, the process of finding and exploiting oil reserves has gotten much more scientific and exact. Today, oil companies employ formally trained geologists to analyze the signs of oil they receive from their sophisticated equipment they use to map the many structures beneath the surface of the ground.

The most common way scientists look for oil is with a seismic survey. Seismic surveys are conducted by sending vibrations deep into the ground and analyzing the reflecting sound waves as they return to the surface. Geologists today can analyze those echoes and determine if there’s oil on the land tract, how much there is, and how far below ground it is. Prospectors then use this information to drill at the correct position to reach the oil. Scientists send sound waves into the earth using either explosives or thumper trucks, which sit on the surface and slam heavy plates into the ground.

Brian Sullivan Fairfield Energy, used all of the resources at his disposal to find oil reserves for his company Drilling for oil can be a risky proposition for some, but Sullivan has a strong track record of finding large oil reserves that turned into strong returns.

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