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ABSTRACT: Fluorescence Signatures in Oils and Soils

CALHOUN, GERRY, Consulting Geologist, Midland, TX

Fluorescence analysis of soil samples proved effective in predicting the outcome of wildcats in the Geochemical Evaluation Research Team (GERT) effort. Fluorescence spectra from 255 to 530 nm from produced oils match soil analysis to a high degree. A good coincidence exists between source rocks and surface samples, as well. If the oils in a multipay prospect are distinct enough, one can estimate which oil is trapped and fingerprinting in surface samples.


AAPG Search and Discovery Article #91018©1992 AAPG Southwest Section Meeting, Midland, Texas, April 21-24, 1992 (2009)