Efficiency of High-Precision Gravity Prospecting at Discovery of Oil Fields at Late Stage of Development

  • Z. SlepakEmail author
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Part of the Springer Proceedings in Earth and Environmental Sciences book series (SPEES)


This paper contains information about technologies and results of solving a number of oil geology problems based on data of high-precision gravity measurements in various structural levels of sedimentary complex in the Urals and Volga region. The examples of predicting oil-and-gas bearing structures, undiscovered formations in areas of previously discovered oil fields, areas of increased rock porosity in carbonate complexes, to which non-structural fields may be confined, as well as accumulations of high-viscosity oil (natural bitumen) are provided here. This paper shows that high-precision gravity prospecting and well survey results at the late stage of oil field development allow effectively discovering the features of geological structure of predicted objects and deposits, inclosing them.


High-precision gravity prospecting Well survey Oil fields New prediction technologies 


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  1. 1.Institute of Geology and Petroleum TechnologiesKazan Federal UniversityKazanRussia

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