Fort Worth, TX, September 01, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- Some of the advanced technologies that Southlake Energy are employing on their drill sites are:
3D Seismic: This technology is transforming Southlake and the upstream oil industry, because of its enhanced exploration in areas with complex structures lying below complex overburden. A prime example is sub-salt exploration. It is with the help of this Science that one is capable of pinpointing Mississippi pinnacle reefs. According to current information, Southlake is aware these reefs are predominate around the leased parcels Southlake holds in Jack and Young Counties. There are currently producing Mississippi pinnacle reef wells in the immediate area surrounding the lease. Locating any existing Mississippi pinnacle reefs will aid Southlake in determining the orientation of prospects on the lease.
Radiometrics: This technique breaks the natural gamma ray spectrum into individual components: potassium 40 (K), uranium 214 (U), thorium 208 (T) and total gamma (T). While no single method can located oil and gas with 100% reliability, these surveys can aid Southlake Energy in pin-pointing drilling locations when used in tandem with other technologies as listed below:
Geochemistry: This technology helps them determine whether a given source rock is rich enough in organic matter to generate hydrocarbons, whether the source rock has generated hydrocarbons and whether a particular oil sample was generated by a given source rock.
Radar: Utilizes ultra high frequency radar waves that penetrate the ground and identify oil deposits. The radar waves reflect differently when they bounce off solid rock, as compared to when they impact an oil reserve under the ground.
Satellite Imagery: This technology assists us by using a “map” of the Earth’s gravitational force based on satellite measurements making it much less resource intensive to find new oil deposits. The map shows variations in gravitational force across the surface of the Earth and knowledge about these small variations is a valuable in oil exploration.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Petrophysics: They utilize this specific technology is used to find oil, or more precisely to separate the resonance signal of oil from that of water. MRI Petrophysics effectively assesses fluids on the formation and helps indicate the presence or absence of oil. MRI Petrophysics can help confirm oil bearing zones, identify water/oil contacts and determine residual oil saturations which helps us distinguish a pay zone from a non-pay zone.