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Application of the geoelectrochemical method for prospecting of oil and gas deposits in the Barents and Kara seas

M. A. Kholmyanskii1
S. P. Pavlov2
O. F. Putikov3
  • 1 — VNIIOkeangeologia named after I.S.Gramberg
  • 2 — OJSC «Marine arctic geological expedition»
  • 3 — National Mineral Resources University (Mining University)
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The use of the geoelectrochemical method of ion-selective electrodes for continuous recording of hydrocarbon micro-components – heavy metals – during the vessel movement to search for oil and gas deposits on the shelf is justified theoretically and experimentally. The existence of «jet» halos in the water column above the shelf oil and gas deposits is discovered experimentally and the method of geoelectrochemical ion-selective electrodes as well as the developed instrumentation for recording these halos is described. The application of a new geoelectrochemical method for prospecting in motion (without sampling) both structural and non-structural oil and gas deposits on the shelf is justified.

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