Geological mapping of bedrock

is no sure-fire method for finding oil and natural gas, but modern methods make it possible to cut costs and avoid unnecessary work. The starting point is a geological classification of the type and structure of the bedrock, which is at first is accomplished by geological mapping in the field (on land), via aerial photography and satellite measurements for the purpose of compiling geological maps. Additional geological analyses are conducted when an area has been identified for research in order to increase the chances of finding oil and natural gas during the subsequent exploratory drilling.

Geophysics is a key science in the search for oil and gas. The most common method in geophysics is to collect seismic data, both two-dimensional (2D) and 3-dimensional (3D) data. Only 2D data is available in the areas Interfox Resources has a licence for. With the help of collected and processed seismic data, you get a seismic image of the bedrock that is equivalent to a geological cross-section where the different layers of the bedrock are shown with formation boundaries, faults and where the one ends and the next begins. With the help of seismic data, it is significantly more cost-effective to search for oil and gas. Technology also makes it possible to work on older fields and find reserves that previously were impossible to discover. Without drilling however, there is no sure-fire method for establishing the presence of oil or natural gas or whether they are present in commercially producible quantities.

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