Seismic stratigraphy will not create as clear-cut pictures as in the
diagram below. Interpretation is the key to finding these pools of oil and
Petroleum geologists will use the stratigraphic principles
discussed in the previous chapters to find areas where the oil may be.
Faults on the surface can be followed into the strata to determine how
to drill into a trap. Salt domes show very nicely on seismic profiles
and traps can be found along its sides.
Finding oil is like a three dimensional puzzle. Completing this
puzzle correctly can bring wealth, even today.