Articles | Volume 5, issue 2
Geosci. Instrum. Method. Data Syst., 5, 551–559, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/gi-5-551-2016
Geosci. Instrum. Method. Data Syst., 5, 551–559, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/gi-5-551-2016

Review article 30 Nov 2016

Review article | 30 Nov 2016

About the possibility of identification of hydrocarbon deposits with the help of NMR

Pavlo M. Ivashchenko, Eduard A. Bakai, and Alexander I. Yurchuk Pavlo M. Ivashchenko et al.
  • Institute Geophysics and Problems of the Earth Ltd., Kiev, 01014, Ukraine

Abstract. The main purpose of this article is to review the theoretical prerequisites of nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) application in tasks of search and exploration of hydrocarbon deposits. The identification peculiarities of hydrocarbon deposits in a weak magnetic field of the Earth were analysed. The necessity of using highly directional antennas for providing greater sounding depths as well as the use of absorption spectra of the sought-for minerals as sounding signals were identified and justified. A variant of practical implementation of such a system was examined and examples of practical application of the innovative NMR technology were provided.

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Institute of Geophysics and Problems of the Earth Ltd. (Kiev, Ukraine) has developed, patented and been applying in practice for more than 10 years the innovative NMR technology of direct detection of hydrocarbon reservoirs at a depth of up to 5 km without interpretation. Absolute data of deep magтenic resonance sounding are especially in demand during sharp plummeting of oil prices since it significantly reduces exploration risks while saving the exploration budgets of companies.