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Identifying potential hydrocarbon seepage

 

Challenge ID

OTM:026

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Title

Identifying potential hydrocarbon seepage

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Theme ID

ON 2.3: Surface Geology Mapping - Lithological discrimination

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Originator of Challenge

Onshore: OTM

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Challenge Reviewer / initiator

Exxon, Chevron

 

General description

Overview of Challenge

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What is the nature of the challenge? (What is not adequately addressed at present?)

Identifying hydrocarbon seepages or anomalies in characteristics such as in mineralogy and vegetation  may indicate that the presence of a reservoir

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Thematic information requirements

11. Determine lithology, mineralogy and structural properties of the near surface,    14. Obtain detailed imagery of the surface,

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Nature of the challenge - What effect does this challenge have on operations?

Being able to identify potential hydrocarbon leaks would allow us to more efficiently target these areas for exploratory work, which inevitably (you would hope) would increase our exploration success.

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What do you currently do to address this challenge?/ How is this challenge conventionally addressed?

On the ground observation, influenced from geological surveys.

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What kind of solution do you envisage could address this challenge?

 

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What is your view on the capability of technology to meet this need? – are you currently using EO tech? If not, why not?

 

 

Challenge classification

 

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Lifecycle stage

Pre license

Exp.

Dev.

Prod.

Decom.

Score from impact quantification [1]

4

3

1

0

0

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Climate classification

NOT CLIMATE SPECIFIC

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Geographic context/restrictions

Generic onshore (Unspecified)

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Topographic classification / Offshore classification

Generic onshore (Unspecified)

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Seasonal variations

Any season

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Impact Area

Environmental

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Technology Urgency

(How quickly does the user need the solution)

Immediately (0-2 years)

 

Information requirements

 

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Update frequency

 

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Data Currently used

 

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Spatial resolution

 

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Thematic accuracy

 

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Example formats

 

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Timeliness

Within a month

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Geographic Extent

regional interest

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Existing standards

 


 


[1] Impact quantification scores: 4 – Critical/ enabling; 3 – Significant/ competitive advantage; 2 – Important but non-essential; 1 – Nice to have; 0 – No impact, need satisfied with existing technology