Links, Reports and Bibliography
This page is divided into three sections: links, reports and bibliography.
Rigzone - Comprehensive site for international oil and gas industry: news and information on companies,associations,products,services, conferences,events, E-commerce.
Daily Oil Bulletin - Canada's foremost source of oil and gas exploration information.
Geology.com - News and articles about geology and science.
Geochemistry.com - Data base of consultants,organizations,universities etc. involved with geochemical exploration.
Scandinavian Oil-Gas Magazine - News and articles about geology and science.
Uranium Miner -Information on uranium exploration companies, news and markets.
Uranium Investing News -Overview of uranium prices, supply and demand.
Alberta Magazine - News about the Alberta/Canada oil patch.
Geoexpro - Petroleum geoscience magazine with comprehensive articles.
Northern Miner - Premier source for exploration and mining news.
Mineweb - Up-to-date news on mineral exploration and markets.
Africa-Energy - In-depth news on African energy exploration, markets and maps.
Oilvoice - Important oil and gas news including in-depth articles.
Oil and Gas International - A prime source for worlwide exploration and production news, information and analysis.
Geochemical Soil Gas Survey, A Site Investigation of SW30-5-13-W2M, Weyburn Field, Saskatchewan. A summer 2010 Report on the monitoring of a CO2EOR project for leakage of CO2 and hydrocarbons.
Geochemical Soil Gas Survey, A Site Investigation of SW30-5-13-W2M, Weyburn Field, Saskatchewan, Monitoring Project Number 2. A winter 2011 Report on the monitoring of a CO2EOR project for leakage of CO2 and hydrocarbons.
Paper: Analysis of Light Hydrocarbons in Soil Gases, Lost River Region, West Virginia; VT Jones et al; AAPG Bulletin, v.90, No.5, pp715-734. An excellent paper on a soil gas survey.
Paper: Soil Gas Survey over the Weyland Oil Field, Cass County, TX; Pirkle & Jones; Microseeps; January 23, 2012. Describes practical applications of soil gas geochemistry.
Paper: Light Hydrocarbons for Petroleum and Gas Prospecting; V.T. Jones et al; Exploration Technologies, Inc.; Handbook of Exploration Geochemistry, Vol 7; 1999 Elsevier Science B.V. Important information on the use of compositional ratios in soil gas surveys.
Paper (abstract): Pre-Drill Prediction of Hydrocarbon Charge: Microseepage-Based Prediction of Charge and Post-Survey Drilling Results; Dietmar Schumacher; Geo-Microbial Technologies, Inc.; Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists, 2012 Convention Abstracts; Describes exploration success ratios using geochemical techniques. Wells drilled on prospects associated with a positive hydrocarbon microseepage anomaly resulted in commercial discoveries 82% of the time; in contrast only 11% of the wells drilled on prospects without a microseepage anomaly resulted in commercial discoveries.
Paper: Significance of Geochemical Anomalies in Hydrocarbon Exploration: One Company's Experience; AAPG MEMOIR 66, p.431-439 by Santa Fe Minerals Inc. A study on the successful use of geochemistry in the exploration for oil and gas. Two geophysical methods (radiometric and magnetics) and three surface geochemical methods (passive, soil gas and microbial) were evaluated.
Publication: Soil Gas and Related Methods for Natural Resource Exploration; Ronald W. Klusman; John Wiley and Sons; 1993. An excellent source of information on theory, various geochemical methods and their application in oil and gas exploration.
Publication: Surface Exploration Case Histories; Applications of Geochemistry, Magnetics, and Remote Sensing; Edited by Dietmar Schumacher and Leonard A. LeSchack; AAPG Studies in Geology No.48; SEG Geophysical References Series No.11; 2002. A comprehensive overview of case histories on the integration of geophysics, geochemistry, remote sensing, geology and magnetics in successful exploration for oil and gas.
Paper: Surface Geochemical Exploration of Oil and Gas: New Life for an Old Technology; The Leading Edge March 2000. It states that numerous published articles show apical geochemical anomalies over oil and gas fields. A review of more than 850 wildcat wells - all drilled after completion of surface geochemical surveys - finds that 79% of wells drilled in positive geochemical anomalies resulted in commercial oil or gas discoveries. In contrast, 87% of wells drilled in the absence of an associated geochemical anomaly resulted in dry holes.
Paper: A Geochemical Perpective and Assessment of Leakage Potential for a Mature Carbon Dioxide-Enhanced Oil Recovery Project and as Prototype for Carbon Sequestration, Rangely Field, Colorado; Klusman, R.(2003); AAPG Bulletin, 87,1485-1507. An excellent paper on EOR and the methodology of monitoring CO2 and light hydrocarbon leakages at the surface.
Paper: Baseline Studies of Surface Gas Exchange and Soil Gas Composition in Preparation for CO2 Sequestration Research:Teapot Dome, Wyoming; Klusman, R.(2005); AAPG Bulletin, 89,981-1003. An excellent paper on a baseline study prior to sequestration.
Paper: On Leakage and Seepage from Geologic Carbon Sequestration Sites; Oldenburg, C. et al (2003); Vadose Zone Journal 2: 287-296. A general paper on the sequestration of carbon dioxide in geologic Formations.
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