Multispectral remote sensing is an emerging technology for the oil & gas industry. Since its first application, Earth Observation has seen an enormous breakthrough in a brand-new field such as geosciences for hydrocarbon exploration: both the awareness of the microseepage phenomenon and data processing methods for its detection have greatly improved in the last years. This paper describes a case study of microseepage signals detection in the East Africa Rift System, onshore of Lake Albert, using multi-sensor satellite time series. Results clearly show that the spectral anomalies identified from satellite are closely related to the known oilfields and that the microseepage maps can provide new high-quality data to reduce exploration risk.

Satellite remote sensing for hydrocarbon exploration in new venture areas

FRASSY, FEDERICO;MAIANTI, PIERALBERTO;MARCHESI, ANDREA;DALLA VIA, GIORGIO;GIANINETTO, MARCO
2015-01-01

Abstract

Multispectral remote sensing is an emerging technology for the oil & gas industry. Since its first application, Earth Observation has seen an enormous breakthrough in a brand-new field such as geosciences for hydrocarbon exploration: both the awareness of the microseepage phenomenon and data processing methods for its detection have greatly improved in the last years. This paper describes a case study of microseepage signals detection in the East Africa Rift System, onshore of Lake Albert, using multi-sensor satellite time series. Results clearly show that the spectral anomalies identified from satellite are closely related to the known oilfields and that the microseepage maps can provide new high-quality data to reduce exploration risk.
Remote Sensing - Understanding the earth for a safer world: IGARSS 2015
978-1-4799-7929-5
microseepage, hydrocarbon exploration, satellite remote sensing, multispectral imagery
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