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Visualization technology helps oil companies drill better wells

...ANCHORAGE (AP) -- In what looks like a small theater at BP's Alaska headquarters, petroleum engineers, geologists and geophysicists are using sophisticated 3-D visualization technology to drill better wells at the company's North Slope fields. The...

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Apache drilling advances, seismic still stalled

...drill in 2013 will be dependant upon how long it takes for the seismic data to get compiled and get it to the geologists and geophysicists to analyze it and to determine the best locations to drill," she said.In September the company and its seismic operation...

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Ash radar proves useful

...March 12 at Kenai Municipal Airport, measures the amount of ash emitted and the velocity of the erupting plume, giving geophysicists and other volcanologists a sound idea of where the ash cloud will head presenting a severe navigational hazard to aviators...

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Tsunami watchers live to warn of big waves

...Now, when an earthquake strikes anywhere in the world, geophysicists at the center are ready. Computer screens display seismic...lonely -- or dull. The two electronics specialists and four geophysicists have written almost all of their own computer software and...

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Southcentral Alaska creeping southward, baffling scientists

...It roughly doubled its speed. It went from moving along a couple inches per year to about four inches per year.'' But geophysicists can't yet explain why this section of the Pacific Plate suddenly surged forward with no accompanying earthquake or other...

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