20926 - Airborne Gravity Gradiometry of hydrocarbons

N. Lygeros
Translated from the Greek by Athena Kehagias

Following the first round of concession, namely the hydrocarbons small lisencing round, airborne gravity gradiometry will begin, within the Energean Oil & Gas program, with an aircraft of the Canadian company, Compagnie Générale de Géophysique (CGG).
This specializes in Airborne Gravity Gradiometry and a concrete example is the Falcon, which could simultaneously detect water, minerals and hydrocarbons, as in the particular case, in order for two dimensional seismic surveys to take place.
In the particular case, the aircraft will fly at 1,500 feet above the towns of Ioannina and Igoumenitsa, at 500 feet above residential areas and 300 feet above non-residential areas.
In this fashion we will obtain high-resolution data for the region.
The duration of this survey will be approximately four weeks, in order for the flights to cover a total of 10,000 kilometers.
This will allow us to identify potential oil structures, ie target reserves.
It would be interesting to note that the Energean Oil & gas company is also responsible for the recent seismic surveys in the Prinos area.