Oil exploration is the process of searching for oil and gas reserves beneath the Earth’s surface. It involves a variety of techniques, such as seismic surveys, drilling, and analysis of geological data.
Oil exploration aims to identify potential sites for oil and gas drilling and extraction.
There are two main types of oil exploration: upstream and downstream. Upstream exploration focuses on finding new sources of oil and gas, while downstream exploration focuses on developing existing sources.
Upstream exploration typically involves seismic surveys to map out subsurface structures that may contain hydrocarbons, followed by drilling to confirm the presence of hydrocarbons in the area.
Downstream exploration typically involves analyzing geological data from existing wells to determine how much oil or gas can be recovered from them.