There are times that gas deposits are not an ideal target. Multicomponent seismic is helping to locate these drilling hazards.The term "what the market will bear" ideally should not apply to research and development. Unfortunately, it often does. Thus it is that the Exploration Geophysics Lab (EGL) at the Bureau of Economic Geology at the University of Texas is studying gas hydrates.This may seem an unlikely topic for a lab dedicated to multicomponent research. But as Senior Research Geoscientist Bob Hardage explained, what seem like important puzzles to solve and...

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