As hydrocarbons have a strong spectral signature that can be easily seen in the near infrared, ASD instruments have been used for years to remote sense hydrocarbon seeps. Recently, petroleum geologists have become interested in the ability of near infrared to identify and differentiate various clay and carbonate minerals. ASD instruments have been utilized for decades by the mining industry as a means to determine alteration mineralogy allowing faster vectoring to an ore deposit. Petroleum geologists realize the same benefit using field portable ASD instruments for improved deposit mineralogy, real time strata correlation, borehole stability monitoring or dolomite porosity determination.
Select the links below for recent articles on how the TerraSpec Halo and NIR technology can benefit oil and gas exploration programs.
Scanning tool offers fast results - Exploration and Production Magazine
Near Infrared Spectroscopy finding use in energy industry - Oil & Gas Product News
NIR Drills Into the Energy Industry - R&D Magazine