Accession Number : ADP002000

Title :   Integrated Remote Sensing, Geological and Geophysical Data Processing and Analysis for Hydrocarbon Prospection in the Parana Basin, Brazil,


Personal Author(s) : Amaral,G. ; Filho,A. P. ; Crosta,A. P.

Report Date : JUN 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : The extensive basaltic lava flows of the Serra Geral Formation (Lower Cretaceous), in the upper portions of the Parana sedimentary basin, are a severe obstacle for hydrocarbon prospecting. Its thickness and physical characteristics make difficult the general application of conventional geophysical methods. In order to overcome this problem a research program was developed for PETROBRAS in order to obtain the maximum geological information from remote sensing data and integrate it with field and geophysical data. Automated analysis of LANDSAT data with visual inspection of LANDSAT and SLAR imagery resulted in a large amount of lithological and structural information, which were integrated with geological and geophysical data for the selection of target areas for future investigation. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Geophysical prospecting, Brazil, Basins(Geographic), Crude oil, Natural gas, Aerial photography, Scientific satellites

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE