Detailed gravity, magnetics successful in exploring Azerbaijan onshore areas

V. G. Gadirov*, L. V. Eppelbaum

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Azerbaijan contains a large number of undiscovered hydrocarbon deposits of probable commercial value. Exploration for such deposits could be carried out not only by expensive seismostratigraphic surveys but also by prompt and cheap gravity and magnetic field analysis. The gravity and magnetic field analysis was successfully applied in the Muradkhanly, Jafarly, and Arabkubaly oil deposits of central Azerbaijan. Development of the modern generation of field gravimetric and magnetometer equipment enables the explorer to register measurements promptly and digitally in microGal and picoTesla anomalies that offer a new challenge in this direction. In the Middle Kura depression and Precaspian-Kuba hydrocarbon regions indentified numerous highs and fringes. In some of these structures the presence of oil and gas was detected. In the Lower Kura depression and in Absheron by core data one petrodensity boundary with excess density of 100-130 kg/cu m was identified.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages14
Specialist publicationOil and Gas Journal
StatePublished - 5 Nov 2012


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