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CSPG Special Publications


Facts and Principles of World Petroleum Occurrence — Memoir 6, 1980
Pages 986-987
Symposium Abstracts

Research Trends in the Future Search for World Petroleum: Abstract

R. H. Cummings1

Review of the past ten years of research and development in petroleum exploration throughout the world demonstrates the frequently changing pattern of emphasis and identifies the controlling factors and principles. Changing political and commercial attitudes, environmental controls, the pressures of population and energy demand, as well as availability, are among the parameters which will be reviewed. Against this background an attempt will be made to identify forward trends of research, not only in the technological fields of petroleum geology – geophysics, geochemistry, reservoir analysis, geotechnical engineering – but also in the environments that lie ahead and the pressures on commercial exploration.

Acknowledgments and Associated Footnotes

1 Robertson Research International Ltd., Ty’n-ycoed, Llanrhos, Llandudno, Geynedd LL30 ISA U.K.

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