Radiation anomaly correlation helpful in Krishna-Godavari basin

This article presents the results of preliminary radiometric surveys carried out in a known hydrocarbon-bearing region in the Krishna-Godavari basin of eastern India. The area is studied to investigate the possible occurrence of radiometric anomalies associated with oil and gas deposits.Using low energy gamma ray spectrometry, 315 soil samples were analyzed to determine uranium, thorium, and potassium content, and the data were statistically analyzed to estimate an anomaly parameter for each point of sampling. Click here to enlarge imageThis study indicated a striking correlation between total count and uranium distribution on one hand and hydrocarbon-bearing structures on the other. The...

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