Category Archive: Magnetic

2014 Update: NEOS Corporate Slideshow (Narrated)

NarratedSlideshow

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?

Grav-Mag

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question, “if I already have access to some public Grav-Mag data, why are you suggesting I spend more money to acquire a newer version of the ‘same’ data?”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

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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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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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Insights Throughout the Geologic Column: Near-Surface Applications

Near-Surface Resistivity Voxel (Tioga County, PA). Hot colors represent zones of high resistivity, interpreted to be zones of trapped shallow gas (between 500-4,000' subsurface). Black polygon covers an area of ~80 sqkm.

In this, the third of a four-part series, we look at applications for multi-measurement methodologies within the near-surface which, for us and many of our clients, means the first 1,000 meters of the geologic column. Some call this the ‘blind spot’ as it is typically above the deeper intervals targeted for imaging by most 3-D …

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Insights Throughout the Geologic Column: Reservoir Applications

Fracture swarms (hot colors) in the Piceance Basin, Colorado as identified through an analysis of magnetic data.

In this, the second of a four-part series, we look at applications for multi-measurement methodologies within the reservoir. Although there are numerous MMI applications within the reservoir interval, four continuously come up most often in discussions with our clients: Fault and lineament mapping Fracture fairway detection TOC and brittleness characterization Production sweet spot identification Fault …

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Insights Throughout the Geologic Column: Basement Applications

Basement Gneiss

Multi-measurement methodologies find application throughout the geologic column, from the basement to the surface. In this, the first of a four-part series, we look at applications in the deepest horizon of interest to most explorationists: the basement. As all geoscientists know, the basement is the foundation upon which all the other sedimentary layers rest, hence …

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