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Methods and Applications in Petroleum and Mineral Exploration and Engineering Geology - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780323856171

Methods and Applications in Petroleum and Mineral Exploration and Engineering Geology

1st Edition

Editors: Said Gaci Olga Hachay Orietta Nicolis
Paperback ISBN: 9780323856171
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 1st June 2021
Page Count: 400
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Methods and Applications in Petroleum and Mineral Exploration and Engineering Geology is an interdisciplinary book bridging the fields of earth sciences and engineering. It covers topics on natural resources exploration as well as the application of geological exploration methods and techniques to engineering problems. Each topic is presented through theoretical approaches that are illustrated by case studies from around the globe. Methods and Applications in Petroleum and Mineral Exploration and Engineering Geology is a key resource for both academics and professionals, offering both practical and applied knowledge in resources exploration and engineering geology.

Key Features

  • Features new exploration technologies including seismic, satellite images, basin studies, geochemical modeling and analysis
  • Presents cases studies from different countries such as the Hoggar area (Algeria), Urals and Siberia (Russia), North of Chile (II and III regions), and North of Italy (Trentino Alto adige)
  • Includes applications of the novel methods discussed


Professionals and academics working in Petroleum and Mining exploration. Professionals and academics working in geological engineering

Table of Contents

  1. Review on the Petroleum Exploration techniques
    2. Microseeps as pathfinder and regional filtering tool in petroleum exploration
    3. Correlation of stable carbon isotope, reflectance, and total organic carbon that help provide a new stratigraphic framework for define Desmoinesian and Atokan sediments in the Denver and Cherokee basins in the Mid-Continent USA
    4. Waterflood at Arikaree Creek Field Case Study for enhancing oil recovery from a low temperature hydrothermal unconventional carbonate reservoir
    5. Analysis of production and geology of unconventional Mississippian carbonate reservoirs in the Mid-Continent of the USA
    6. Mobile and Direct-Prospecting Methods Application for Selection of Sites and Directions of Horizontal and Inclined Wells Drilling
    7. On the advisability of applying the frequency-resonance method of satellite images processing during the sites selection for prospecting and exploratory wells drilling
    8. Study of nonlinear acoustic processes inside a cracked rock influenced by dynamical loading
    9. Applications of shear waves in modern seismic technology: overview and examples
    10. The Low velocity zone in the crystalline crust of the northwestern Black Sea shelf as a potential regional methane trap of the thermobaric type
    11. Peculiarities of Convection and Oil Maturation in 3D Porous Medium Structure
    12. Empirical mode decomposition-based approaches for predicting well logs in a petroleum reservoir
    13. New bi-dimensional empirical mode decomposition-based seismic attributes for detecting hydrocarbons
    14. Local regularity investigation of well logs from an algerian tight reservoir
    15. Review on the Mineral Exploration techniques
    16. Precambrian Lithospheric Evolution of the Fennoscandian Shield
    17. Connection of Magneto Acoustic Emission Parameters with Conditions of Magnetite Deposits Formation
    18. On characterizing anisotropies of the radioactive sources from airborne gamma ray data using bi-dimensional empirical mode decomposition-A case study from Algeria
    19. Statistical analysis of geological faults for identifying mineral deposits
    20. Multifractal Analysis of Rock Drone Ima Wavelet based Fractal and Multi-fractal Analysis for Detecting Mineral Deposits using Multispectral Images Taken by Drones
    21. Review on the Engineering Geological techniques
    22. Account of Rock Massif Hierarchic Heterogeneity by its Deep Mining Using Explosions
    23. The Similarity of the Possible Reason for Manifestation of the Earthquake Sources of Explosion Types and Dynamic Phenomena in Rock Shock Mines
    24. Use of the Hardware-Software Complex Device “Register” for Study of Seismic Dynamic Characteristics of Engineering Buildings
    25. Tidal Motions of Potential Unstable Rock Massif at the Vicinity of Toktogul Hydroelectric Power Plant
    26. New method of defining the geotechnical parameters from CSEM monitoring data at the City of 15th May, Egypt


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About the Editors

Said Gaci

Said Gaci received master’s and Ph.D. degrees in geophysics from the University of Sciences and Technology Houari Boumediene (USTHB), Algiers, Algeria, in 2002 and 2011, respectively. He worked in Sonatrach-Division Exploration as a Senior Geophysicist from 2004 to 2015. He joined IAP in 2015 as Head of the Development and Valorization Department (R&D Direction). Currently, he is the Head of Geology, Geophysics & Reservoir (GGR) Department at the IAP- Boumerdes School. His research interests include the application of signal processing and pattern recognition techniques in geosciences. He published 5 technical books in oil and gas exploration, and more than 30 papers.

Affiliations and Expertise

Head of Geology, Geophysics and Reservoir (GGR) Department, IAP - Boumerdes School, Boumerdes, Algeria

Olga Hachay

Olga A. Hachay is chief of the group of seismic and electromagnetic research at the Russian Academy of Sciences. Her research interests include elaboration of new common methods for searching the structure and the state of the upper crust, new theory of interpretation of electromagnetic and seismic fields, and applications of these new methods.

Affiliations and Expertise

Chief, Group of Seismic and Electromagnetic Research, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia

Orietta Nicolis

Orietta Nicolis obtained her PhD degree in Statistics in 1999 at the University of Padua (Italy). From 2002 to 2012, she worked as Researcher and Aggregate Professor of Statistics at the University of Bergamo (Italy), in the Department of Information Technology and Mathematical Methods. From 2012 to 2018 she worked at University of Valparaiso as Associate and Full Professor. From August 2014 to July 2018 she was Director of the PhD Program in Statistics of the University of Valparaiso, and since August 2018, she has been Full Professor at the Engineering Faculty of the University Andres Bello en Viña del Mar (Chile) where she is Director of the Master’s program in Computation Sciences. She is also responsible for national projects on data science and artificial intelligence applied to geology, medicine, and seismic events. Orietta Nicolis is an author of many scientific publications and a reviewer of several international scientific journals.

Affiliations and Expertise

Full Professor, Engineering Faculty, University Andres Bello en Vina del Mar, Santiago, Vina del Mar Concepcion, Chile

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