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An introduction to geology
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3.9 Seismic exploration – part 1

Understanding which rocks are at the surface certainly helps with finding the sort of rocks that are hiding oil. But oil is in the ground, and so technologies need to be deployed which allow us to look into the ground in order to find it.

The key technology for that is seismic exploration, which uses the transmission of sound waves through the ground to gather information about oil location. In this video, Dr Rebecca Bell explains how we generate the data used to find oil.

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