Advanced seismic techniques

Shear-wave splitting as an indication of the internal structure of the rock fabric

Underground reservoirs and the flow of liquids and gases within them are important to our understanding of reserves of oil, gas and groundwater.

These reservoirs are difficult to study because of their depth and inaccessibility. However, geophysical sensing techniques allow us to identify deep reservoirs, and advanced processing of seismic data allows characterisation of these reservoirs including fluid flow, compartmentalisation and anisotropy.

Among our activities is the Edinburgh Anisotropy Project (EAP), a world leader in the geophysical characterisation of small structures within underground rock reservoirs that influence the movement of oil, water, gas or CO2.


Contact Dr Xiang Li for more information.