In the arena of covert intelligence and surveillance, a key aspect of protecting critical infrastructure and securing vulnerable borders is to identify a potential threat before it knows it has been detected. This shifts the element of surprise in favor of the responders, who can neutralize the threat before it has a chance to inflict damage. Moreover, an accurate identification of the threat ensures the level of response will be adequate.
The selection of effective exploration targets is an important step in achieving success in hydrocarbon exploration. As a common practice, remote sensing and GIS technology are used to prepare baseline information like geological maps, structural maps, geological cross sections, thermal anomaly detection, hydrocarbon micro-seepage identification etc. to shortlist target exploration locations. Integrating geological cross-sections with the sub-surface structural trends leads to the identification of prospect areas.