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4/3/2019 Member News
Seeking hidden ‘pockets of oil’, BP takes on a massive project at Prudhoe Bay

Seeking hidden ‘pockets of oil’, BP takes on a massive project at Prudhoe Bay

By Alaska Public

If you ask anyone at BP about its 3-D seismic program at Prudhoe Bay this winter, they’ll tell you it’s a big deal for the oil company.

Take Richard Beavers, a seismic health, safety and environment expert at BP who is helping oversee the program. He said he’s considering getting a tattoo on his arm to remember it by.

“I’m going to get a polar bear,” Beavers said, with “seismic imaging in the polar bear.”

If you’ve heard the term “3-D seismic” lately, it was probably in the context of the controversy over oil exploration in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. There were plans to do 3-D seismic in the Refuge this winter, but those plans didn’t pan out.

But you might still be wondering: What is 3-D seismic? And why do oil companies do it?

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https://www.alaskapublic.org/2019/04/03/seeking-hidden-pockets-of-oil-bp-takes-on-a-massive-project-at-prudhoe-bay/?fbclid=IwAR0OEiwlbVm-WUXfhOrD1J4m_LNh4Z7Zbagv6OpgDyyG4iWE5dq_GYrOeMw