NASA, Geosat to conduct sensor research probe

An estimated 46.9 tcf of natural gas remains in the major Cretaceous-age reservoirs in the Greater Green River and Wind River basins of the U.S. Rocky Mountains. This figure does not include coalbed methane and low permeability sandstone and shale reservoirs. Researchers from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and the Geosat Committee will apply an airborne hyperspectral instrument to help find these reserves in a program open to industry participants (OGJ, Oct. 5, 1998, p. 113). Hyperspectral, an exciting new remote sensing technology, slices electromagnetic light energy into extremely fine windows, measuring the actual chemical constituents of soil, rock, an...

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