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Chapter 1: Hydrocarbon Seeps: Recognition and Meaning

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Timothy B. Berge
Timothy B. Berge
Pangean Resources LLC, Denver, Colorado, U.S.A. E-mail: tbberge@hotmail.com.
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Published:
January 01, 2013

Abstract

This collection of new research describes aspects, observations, and implications of natural hydrocarbon manifestations colloquially referred to as seeps. There is tremendous variation in seeps — their fluids, gases, setting, and associations — and they are not easy to characterize. Yet they are true oracles of nature and speak directly to the prospector. With the increased resolution power of many geophysical methods, we are seeing direct evidence of seeps on a wide variety of data, including conventional seismic data. This volume is designed and organized to help answer key questions workers may develop from working field data: (1) What do seeps look like in various perspectives, data types, and environments? (2) What kind of methodologies may be used to detect and measure seeps? (3) What does the seep tell me about the prospect or area hydrocarbon system and associated risks? Accordingly, the chapters of this book are divided into three sections that discuss the descriptions and observations of seeps, the science of seepage and methodology, and the implications of seeps.

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Geophysical Developments Series

Hydrocarbon Seepage: From Source to Surface

Fred Aminzadeh
Fred Aminzadeh
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Timothy B. Berge
Timothy B. Berge
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David L. Connolly
David L. Connolly
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Society of Exploration Geophysicists
Volume
16
ISBN electronic:
9781560803119
Publication date:
January 01, 2013

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