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Vol. 12, No. 28 Week of July 15, 2007
Providing coverage of Alaska and northern Canada's oil and gas industry


Using electromagnetics to find oil

Electromagnetic hydrocarbon detection shows promise, technique has potential to locate large oil and gas pools in rock strata offshore

Alan Bailey

Petroleum News

Despite major advances in techniques such as 3-D seismic surveying, the direct detection of underground oil and gas deposits has remained an elusive desire for exploration geologists and geophysicists: Exploration invariably involves drilling to test for the uncertain presence of oil in geologic str....

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First tried in 1934

Got going in the 1990s

Detects electrical resistance

Promising results


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