Geological risk mitigation is accomplished when several independent geophysical datasets such as seismic, gravimetric, magnetic, and controlled-source electromagnetic (CSEM), are used in conjunction to reduce the number of possible models. The acquisition of SFD® data for use with other geophysical, geological and engineering information can serve as a fundamental step in assessing whether lead areas are then elevated to prospects. The use of SFD® in this complimentary manner can aid significantly in risk reduction.
In petroleum exploration, the major criteria assessed include source, migration, trap, reservoir, and seal. SFD® reacts to the anomalous density and stress conditions evident in areas with a combined presence of trap integrity (trap existence, reservoir quality and seal presence).