Remote sense in oil and gas exploration
Some of the most interesting hydrocarbons-related presentations at the 13th International Conference on Geologic Remote Sensing, held in Vancouver last month were based on data from China. First Break reports. At a conference dominated by mineral exploration concerns, the case for using various remote sensing techniques as a first step in the search for oil and gas was elegantly made by scientists from the Institute of Remote Sensing Applications at the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, in one case in collaboration with the Dutch-based research agencies. One paper advocated the detection of hydrocarbon seepage of petroleum accumulations as a rapid and cost-effective method for exploration, particularly in conjunction with ëairborne magnetic surveys and elastic wave of reflection shooting.