Donald F. Saunders, K. Ray Burson, Jim F. Branch, C. Keith Thompson
Recon Exploration Inc. Dallas
Mean Natural Radioelement Content of Sedimentary Rocks [34,614 bytes]
A new petroleum exploration method has been developed using surface and aerial gamma-ray spectral measurements. Formerly troublesome lithologic and environmental variables are suppressed by correcting potassium and uranium readings using a process of thorium normalization.
Normalized potassium shows characteristic low concentrations above petroleum deposits. Normalized uranium shows higher values than normalized potassium over petroleum and generally lower values elsewhere. These ...