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Thermal Neutron Logging for Chlorine Isotopes...


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About Chlorine Logging

The Chlorine log is a cased hole log which contains a neutron source that bombards the formation and its contents with neutron radiation. This neutron bombardment will irradiate certain isotopes of chlorine, among other elements, causing them to emit gamma radiation which the logging tool senses. Direct readings from the logging truck cannot provide information as it is seeing all gamma rays. The data has to be run through a computer that sorts out the differing gamma radiations detected. Only those gammas associated with chlorine isotopes are then printed out and analyzed. Chlorine is associated with salt water. Lack of salt water in a porous zone will indirectly indicate oil and or gas. This is new technology and was not available when this well was drilled.


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About Landsat Evaluation

Landsat is pictures of the earth taken from space orbiting satellites. It differs from high altitude photography as it only monitors 4 infrared frequencies where photography records all visible light frequencies. The infrared frequencies are not visible by human standards and must be processed by computer. The computer assigns a visible color to each frequency and the composite results in a Landsat scene.

Evaluation of Landsat images results in the observation of structural and tonal anomalies. Structural anomalies are produced by differential compaction of the surface soils around deeper anticlines (hills). Soil particles, over time will settle to its lowest point. The earth is constantly experiencing micro-quake causing the soil to sift and density segregate; same a panning for gold. The out line, or geometry, of the anticline can be observed from the surface. This can be reproduced for explanation with a simple test. Place an object in a bowl and fill with flour. Gently tap the sides of the bowl and shortly you can observe the outline of the object as the flour settles. Nothing can be inferred as to the depth from this analysis. Anticlines as deep as 30,000 feet have been seen and later proven by drill. Stratigraphic traps, such as the Gunsite Sand, cannot not be directly observed from the Landsat; only structural anticlines such as the Mississippi Reef. We do know that shallow sand from streams will bank up along the flanks of hills. As a result, we can then have a model to determine where sands may be present. This is an indirect method for determining stratigraphic traps.

Tonal changes are a result of plant health. Healthy plants reflect infrared more pronounced than unhealthy. The plant health is a function of micro-seepage of hydrocarbonsincrease plant health. Larger amounts of seepage will have the opposite effect and be a toxin to the plant. Of course, the differing plant species will react differently; the actual plant health in not of concern. What is important are changes from the surrounding plant health. At times the patterns of the plant health follow the structural observations, and at other times are different. Subsurface fracturing, permeability and porosity affect the holding characteristics of the reservoirs.. No oil field trap is perfect and small about of methane seep to the surface. Small amounts of methane will act, in combination with soil chemistry, as a fertilizer.

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About Radial Jet Drilling and Enhancement

Radial Jet Drilling and Enhancement is a technique created in response to the need for an economical method to extract more oil and gas from existing wells using a much more cost effective method than existing technologies.

Radial Jet Enhancement has made it possible to increase production from more than 1.7 million wells that would otherwise be cost prohibitive to recover. This represents a total potential untapped market of more than $50 billion in oil reserves that would otherwise have remained beyond the reach of conventional technologies. These reserves can now be recovered efficiently and economically.  In some cases, production recovers to a point equal to or exceeding that of the well's initial production.

 

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