Experimental and practical prospecting operations carried out with the help of field remote search equipment confirm its high efficiency for remote identification, delineation of hydrocarbon anomalies and remote obtaining of primary geological and geophysical characteristics of reservoirs necessary for preliminary assessment of suitability for commercial development of identified hydrocarbon deposits or selection of drilling locations with guaranteed inflow of hydrocarbons.

Measured Parameters

Oil & Gas Survey Parameters Remote Survey Stage On-site Survey Stage
Minimum Area 100 km2 100 km2
Time Frames Up to 3 months Up to 6 months
Contour border error +/- 20 m +/- 5 м
Presence Y/N * Yes
Anomaly detecting accuracy ** 60-70% 90-95%
Sensing depths Up to 6,000 m Up to 6,000 m
Tectonic fault network Provided Provided
Deposit depth detecting accuracy ** 60-70% 90–95%
Number of HC-bearing horizons N/A Provided
Type of reservoir rocks ** N/A Provided
Porosity of reservoir rocks ** N/A Provided
Fluid migration direction N/A Provided
Temperature N/A +/- 10 °C
Pressure (gas) N/A +/- 2.5 MPa
Preliminary resources assessment Yes Yes
Recommendation on seismic and / or exploration well drilling location N/A Provided

* The remote stage of research allows to unambiguously determine the presence or absence of the HC  fluid. The field stage is carried out only should the positive results are obtained during the remote stage of research.
** A sample is expected to be provided prior to the start of the remote sensing, taken in the same play. According to the sample, stationary and field equipment is configured and calibrated accordingly to improve the accuracy of the survey.

Source Mineral – Spectrum