Finding, mapping temperature anomalies can aid oil, gas exploration

New Views of the SubsurfaceThis article augments OGJ's exploration special report, New Views of the Subsurface, which starts on p. 68.Negative temperature anomalies exist above and positive temperature anomalies below hydrocarbon deposits. The greater the hydrocarbon thickness of the deposit, the greater the anomaly above it.Anomaly magnitude decreases with vertical distance from the deposit. Negative anomalies over hydrocarbon deposits extend beyond the earth's surface and into the near-surface atmosphere. Click here to enlarge imageIn single pay zone situations, subsurface negative anomalies intensify approaching an underlying hydrocarbon deposit, attain a value of zero anomaly...

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