Oil & Gas Exploration

A Combination of Various Exploration Tools will Ensure that the Risk of Exploration is Reduced.

Terra Energy & Resource Technologies, Inc. (TERT) offers exploration services using innovative technologies for early exploration of oil and gas as well as mature fields that have the potential for further development if only the full petroleum system was understood.

TERT’s methods are normally applied in early exploration stages, where knowledge of a given area (greenfield or brownfield) is important before obtaining a license or investment is made, or where complex geological conditions and/or after conventional methods fail to produce the expected results. 

Oil & Gas Exploration Status

In the industry today, it is acknowledged that exploration is high risk with a worldwide success rate of approximately 20% being accepted as normal. This is gambling; normally with someone else’s money. It is possible to reverse these odds with proven technology that has been developed over the past 36 years. 

Many dry wells are drilled due to a poor understanding of the sub-surface geology due to the exploration tools that we use today, tools that came into the industry during the 1960s.

Including STeP® in your exploration program will help validate oil & gas areas with the status of possible, transfer them into the proven status, improve the projects’ economics through the reduction of exploration and drilling risks, as well as to maximize the reservoir life/production potential.

TERT’s suite of unique innovative exploration technologies addresses pertinent challenges, poorly dealt with by traditional exploration methods currently used by the oil & gas industry, which include Greenfield, Brownfield and Mature areas both onshore and offshore. 

TERT has considerable experience with oil and gas resource exploration in various parts of the world with over 180 oil & gas projects varying in size and different geological conditions.

Exploration with STeP®

STeP® survey will cover the whole area of interest 


and reduce this to high potential areas of oil & gas resources at a scale ranging from 1:100,000 – 1:10,000 (as applicable) and render a greater concentration of funds and other exploration resources on the areas with the highest potential only. 


The information about regional and sub-regional trends, fault systems, lineaments, geological conditions favourable for locating oil & gas systems, and structural features cannot be obtained using traditional remote sensing data (1.0) alone. The use of remote sensing (2.0) is required.

TERT’s Advanced Remote Sensing is Multispectral data where Non-visual bands of light are key, where many multiple passes are made during the day and night.

Algorithms adjust for vegetation and man-made footprints; very powerful computational power is used.

This is empirical as the data is processed first; 

the second phase is interpretation by our experienced PhD geoscientists.

ALL data that is collected in the field by different methods is only data, ALL data needs to be analysed/processed to arrive at conclusions/results from the costly data that has been collected.

TERT has its own suite of exploration tools as shown below:



Some of these methods are well known - Some are propriety to TERT.

Totally Independent Exploration Methods allows for Full Confidence in the Results

      Conclusion on STeP® for Oil & Gas Exploration

Unlike conventional exploration approaches; STeP® will give a comprehensive understanding of the geology of any given area with the resource potential for the whole area, reduce this to high potential targets quickly, remotely and cost effectively, where at the same time reduce the risk and and often wasteful spening of money in areas that may or may not containg commercial prospects.

This allows the spending focus  to be on high-potential areas only, plan licence retention, discard none potential areas with a solid early-stage understanding of any given area. 

At times, this can be done before a licence is obtained, why obtain a license for an area if you do NOT know that it contains the resources that you are interested in?

The keys to our success are:
  • Multiple disciplines, independent methods and data.
  • More data means less risk and more confidence.
  • Quantitative, empirical approach prior to qualitative interpretation means more accuracy and less guessing.
     Therefore saving you money on exploration and drilling
                                  in non-prospective areas.