Technology innovation in the fields of geology, geophysics, drilling and production

  • Tran Ngoc Toan
Keywords: Geology, geophysics, technology, oil and gas


Oil and gas exploration and production in our country have recently faced many difficulties for various reasons: the output of the major oil and gas fields are declining after a long period of exploitation, the undiscovered oil and gas potential is mainly situated in the deep-water, high-risk areas, requiring deep-water drilling technology and big investment, etc.The article summarises and evaluates a number of recent researches in the world in the fields of geology - geophysics, drilling and production, thereby proposing some solutions for further effective petroleum exploration in Vietnam, especially targeting non-structural and unconventional fields belonging to the stratigraphic formations and areas that have not received much attention so far.


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PGS, "PGS secures 4D contract offshore Guyana", 28/7/2021. [Online]. Available:

Baker Hughes, "Drill bits: Improve drilling economics with exceptional drill bit solutions". [Online]. Available:

Robert Soza, “Burlington drills ultradeep Wyoming well”. [Online]. Available:

Schlumberger, "The defining series: Multilateral wells". [Online]. Available:

Cliff Hogg, “Level 6 multilateral numbers increase”. [Online]. Available:

Halliburton, “Landmark graphics releases 3D drill view - Integrating knowledge management with real-time decision making”.

Landmark, “A decision space® 365 solution: Geosciences suite”. [Online]. Available:

How to Cite
Toan, T. N. (2021). Technology innovation in the fields of geology, geophysics, drilling and production. Petrovietnam Journal, 7, 50 -57. Retrieved from