Category Archive: Technologies

2014 Update: NEOS Corporate Slideshow (Narrated)


To learn more about NEOS and our Multi-Measurement Interpretation methodology for oil & gas exploration, appraisal, and development, click on the image below to access our latest narrated slideshow. To learn more about NEOS GeoSolutions, click here to access the Resources page on our web site.

Why Acquire New Gravity & Magnetic Data?


We often get asked the question, “if I already have access to some public Grav-Mag data, why are you suggesting I spend more money to acquire a newer version of the ‘same’ data?” While it’s true that we’re dealing with the same measurements – gravity and magnetic – the quality and utility of the public data …

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NEOS in New Technology Magazine


The rush for unconventional oil and gas resources is increasing the level of hazards faced by producers in the field. Hazards and risks could include anything from long-abandoned wellbores to shallow gas pockets, unknown faults and fractures, and the natural seepage of hydrocarbons into groundwater that may be blamed on drilling operations at some future …

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Neuquen neoBASIN Program Continues to Expand

TOC variations across various formations outcropping in Argentina's Neuquen Basin. Image is roughly 10km across x 30 km long. Red = High TOC; Blue = Low TOC

NEOS has completed Phase I of its multi-measurement project in Argentina’s Neuquen Basin, having delivered the results to the program’s underwriters (a group that included a North American supermajor). This particular survey made extensive use of hyperspectral imaging to map outcrops, detect oil seeps, identify indirect hydrocarbon indicators, and even delineate Total Organic Carbon (TOC) variations on an areal basis …

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Get In the Zone: NEOS GeoSolutions’ Company Magazine

In the Zone

Click here or on the image above to access In the Zone, the company magazine of NEOS GeoSolutions. Developed for and distributed at the SEG annual conference, In the Zone features the technologies underpinning multi-measurement interpretation (MMI) and the applications of MMI techniques to both conventional and unconventional oil & gas plays. The inaugural edition also …

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White Paper: Multi-Measurement Interpretation in Action

MMI White Paper Cover

NEOS has recently published a comprehensive white paper on the technologies and methodologies that form the foundation for Multi-Measurement Interpretation (MMI). Previously available only to NEOS clients, the white paper highlights MMI applications from the basement to the surface, in conventional and unconventional shale plays, and in both regional reconnaissance and pre-drill assurance situations. The MMI …

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Marcellus Case Study – Tioga County, Pennsylvania

Resistivity voxel over an ~80 sqkm area of Tioga County, Pennsylvania. Top is ~500' subsurface while the bottome is ~10,000' subsurface. High resistivity intervals (subsurface gas plumes?) shown in hot colors. Surface oil seeps noted in green; surface gas plumes in pink.

In 2011, NEOS GeoSolutions kicked off its first-ever project in Appalachia – a combined neoBASIN survey over all of Tioga County, PA and a more focused neoPROSPECTOR survey covering an ~80 sqkm patch in the southwestern part of the county. The objectives were clearly laid out by the lead underwriter, a supermajor that had previously bought …

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Client Case Study: Groundwater Protection Council

Near-Surface Resistivity Voxel (0-500' subsurface), Tioga County, PA

Check out the paper we co-authored for the recent Groundwater Protection Conference (2012 Stray Gas Incidence & Response Forum). Click on this link, go to “Day 3″ in the tabbed menu, and scroll down to Bryce McKee (of Shell) where you can download a PDF of the paper. The case study involved “The Use of Remote …

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Insights Throughout the Geologic Column: Surface Applications

Tioga Plumes

In this, the fourth of a four-part series, we look at applications for multi-measurement methodologies on the surface. Although there are numerous MMI applications for surface investigation, the following come up most often in discussions with our clients: DHI (direct hydrocarbon indicator) and indirect hydrocarbon detection Airborne geo-botany & lithology Environmental baselining Legacy infrastructure detection …

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Naturally Sourced Gas in the Marcellus Aquifer? An Objective Look at the Data

Aquifer for Blog - Tioga

One of the most passionate debates in unconventional shale development centers around whether Mother Nature or the E&P industry is responsible for the migration of natural gas into both fresh water and salt water aquifers. Sensationalist movies like Gasland – with their scenes of ‘flaming faucets’ – place the blame squarely on the shoulders of …

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