Spatiotemporal Geochemical Hydrocarbons (SGH) is an extractive procedure which releases organic compounds adsorbed on B- horizon soil samples. The SGH procedure provides a highly focused and sensitive method which measures compounds 162 light compounds (C5-C17 range) down to the low parts-per-trillion (ppt). This near surface geochemistry that has been refined and used for over 15 years provides information yielding resources like petroleum accumulations in the deep subsurface.
Actlabs’ research and development into the applicability of SGH for exploration has resulted in the availability of a cost-effective method, which can be used in tandem with geophysics to improve your success rate.
This technique utilizes natural materials including soil, sediment, till, lake-bottom or ocean-bottom sediments as well as other sample matrices. The combined results from a geochemical survey or grid, using a recommended minimum of 50 sample locations, provides a spatial pattern and signature that is able to vector to and identify blind petroleum deposits hosting wet gas, oil and coal. With the exception of gas plays, the spatial patterns produce are tied to redox conditions in the overburden and the hydrocarbon chemical signature identifies the petroleum-based play, if present.
Included in the price for analysis is a data interpretation and generation of a formal geochemical report in excess of 30 pages in length. Several Petroleum-based case studies are available for review. Please contact us to discuss whether your exploration survey is compatible with this exploration
SGH Case Study: Wet Gas Play – Ontario