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Chinese Journal of Geochemistry

, Volume 13, Issue 2, pp 156–164 | Cite as

Airborne shortwave infrared spectral remote sensing as a direct prospecting method for oil and gas resources

  • Yang Bailin
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Abstract

The spectral characters of hydrocarbons in some oil-bearing strata and soil layers over oil and gas reservoirs in the Junggar Basin and northern Tarira Basin in Xinjiang are compared with those of chemically pure hydrocarbons. The hydrocarbons are characterized by the bi-absorption at 2310nm and 2350nm. Hydrocarbon and radioactive anomalies in oil and gas terrains are found much more widespread than carbonate alterations. Based on the spectra of heavy hydrocarbons related to oil between 2270nm and 2460nm and refined data treatme nt, remote sensing may hold encouraging promise as a directly prospecting technique for oil and gas resources.

Key words

remote sensing of oil and gas airborne remote sensing shortwave infrared spectrum spectra of ground objects Xinjiang 

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© Institute of Geochemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • Yang Bailin
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  1. 1.Chinese Academy of SciencesInstitute of GeochemistryGuiyang

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