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Mobile Geophysical Methods to Search for Hydrocarbon Accumulations in Shale Areas

S.P. Levashov, N.A. Yakimchuk, I.N Korchagin, D.N. Bozhezha, I.S. Pydlysna

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DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.18599/grs.59.4.7

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The paper analyses results of frequencyresonance processing and data decoding of the Earth remote sensing for detection and mapping local higher concentrations of oil, gas and gas condensate in shale areas. Satellite images of major search blocks in shale areas of Ukraine, Poland, and Romania are processed with the help of mobile technology.Anomalous zones of “gas deposit” type (oil and gas deposit) were detected and mapped within the surveyed locations. Parameters of many anomalous zones (areas and maximum values of reservoir fluid pressure) could be considered as local areas for prior detailed survey by geophysical methods and drilling. Such zones are called “sweet spots”. Development of hydrocarbon potential in the surveyed areas with detected anomalous zones will significantly reduce the environmental burden. The results showed that estimated productive horizons could be located both above and below the shale. Therefore, virtually all the interval (available for drilling) should be surveyed for hydrocarbon accumulations in shale areas. The experimental results show that approved mobile technology of remote sensing data processing and interpretation allows us to quickly detect and map “sweet spots” spread within the shale.

mobile technology, deposit anomaly, oil, gas, gas condensate, shale, fault zone, satellite data, direct search, processing of remote sensing data, interpretation

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Institute of Applied Problems of Ecology, Geophysics and Geochemistry, Kyiv, Ukraine
Management and Marketing Center of the Institute of Geological Science, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine
Institute of Geophysics of National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine
Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Ukraine

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Levashov S.P., Yakimchuk N.A., Korchagin I.N, Bozhezha D.N., Pydlysna I.S. Mobile Geophysical Methods to Search for Hydrocarbon Accumulations in Shale Areas. Georesursy [Georsources]. № 4(59). 2014. Pp. 40-48.