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ELECTRICAL TECHNIQUE

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
1667
Program Year/Program:
1984 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
1667
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Zonge Engineering & Res Org
3322 East Fort Lowell Road Tucson, AZ 85716
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1984
Title: ELECTRICAL TECHNIQUE
Agency: NSF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $40,000.00
 

Abstract:

A VERY CONSISTANT GEOPHYSICAL MODEL OF ELECTRICAL ANOMALIES OVER OIL AND GAS FIELDS HAS EMERGED FROM OVER SEVEN YEARS (1500 LINE-KILOMETERS OF COVERAGE IN OVER 30 DIFFERENT BASINS IN THE U.S. AND CANADA) OF RESEARCH. THE TYPICAL ELECTRICAL RESPONSE OBSERVED OVER A HYDROCARBON ACCUMULATION IS A LOW-RESISTIVITY VERTICAL COLUMN OR PLUME WHICH EXTENDS FROM THE TRAP TO, OR VERY CLOSE TO, THE SURFACE. THE RESISTIVITY WITHIN THIS PLUME IS TYPICALLY 20% TO 40% BELOW THE AVERAGE BACKGROUND RESPONSE. EARLIER INVESTIGATIONS OF ELECTRICAL PHENOMENON OVER OIL AND GAS FIELDS WERE MADE PREDOMINATELY WITH DIPOLE-DIPOLE IP TECHNIQUE. THIS TECHNIQUE HAS A) VERY POOR LATERAL RESOLUTION AND B) IS VERY SUSCEPTIBLE TO CONTAMINATION FROM MAN-MADE ELECTRICALLY GROUNDED STRUCTURES. THESE TWO FEATURES LEAD MOST RESEARCHERS TO THE CONCLUSION THAT ELECTRICAL TECHNIQUES WERE NOT VIABLE EXPLORATION TOOLS. CSAMT, A HIGH-RESOLUTION RESISTIVITY SOUNDING TECHNIQUE, NOW APPEARS TO HAVE THE SENSITIVITY AND LATERAL RESOLUTION TO ADEQUATELY DELINEATE SUBSURFACE GEOCHEMICAL ALTERATION ABOVE OIL AND GAS FIELDS. CSAMT IS A FAR-FIELD TECHNIQUE WHICH IS CONSIDERABLY LESS SUSCEPTIBLE TO CONTAMINATION FROM GROUNDED STRUCTURE. CSAMT APPEARS TO BE A VIABLE EXPLORATION TOOL WHICH CAN BE UTILIZED FOR BOTH STRATIGRAPHIC AND STRUCTURAL TRAPS.

Principal Investigator:

Dr. kenneth l. zonge
PRESIDENT
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Business Contact:

Dr. Kenneth L. Zonge
President
Small Business Information at Submission:

Zonge Engineering & Res Organ
3322 East Fort Lowell Road Tucson, AZ 85716

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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No