Experimental study on the use of unmanned aerial vehicles for the prediction of oil and gas facilities

  • Olga Sedlerova Scientific Centre for Aerospace Research of the Earth of the Institute of Geological Sciences of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1018-5267
  • Oleksander Arkhipov Scientific Centre for Aerospace Research of the Earth of the Institute of Geological Sciences of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2986-6185
  • Stanislav Golubov Scientific Centre for Aerospace Research of the Earth of the Institute of Geological Sciences of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3711-598X
  • Alla Bondarenko Scientific Centre for Aerospace Research of the Earth of the Institute of Geological Sciences of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2257-6196
Keywords: Dnieper-Donetsk depression, oil and gas content, hydrocarbon deposits, geological and geophysical information, spectrometry, unmanned aerial vehicle, integration

Abstract

The article is devoted to the topical problem of forecasting oil and gas promising objects using the latest remote sensing technologies. The proposed new approach to obtaining field verification data is an essential component of the methodology for solving oil and gas prospecting problems on land (satellite technology).
Experimental field studies were carried out using the Ocean Optics STS-VIS Developers kit spectroradiometer installed on a quadcopter. Using the example of the Vostochnorogintsevska area, which is part of the Talalaevska-Rybaltsy oil and gas region of the Dnieper-Donetsk oil and gas region, the main stages of the developed method are demonstrated: a model of the fault-block structure was created, the neotectonic features of this area and its local blocks were estimated, photometric measurements of a multispectral satellite image along the route were carried out, birch leaves were sampled again along the same route for spectrometry using the ASD FieldSpec 3 FR instrument.
The main objective of the experiment was to carry out field measurements with the Ocean Optics STS-VIS Developers kit spectroradiometer along a route that repeats the routes of measurements with spectrometers carried out earlier. The results showed that the optical anomaly, which is identified with a hydrocarbon accumulation, along the profile at the Vostochnorogintsevska area corresponds to the segment between points 15-26.
The same anomaly has been established with the spectrometry device ASD FieldSpec 3 FR (2009 and 2021), the instrument SF-18 (1999 and 2004). Sufficiently accurately allocated transition from object to background, which corresponds to the boundary of the deposit on the drilling data (point 16 on the profile), i.e. has been confirmed in principle the possibility of allocating a low-intensity optical anomalies over hydrocarbon reservoirs using spectroradiometer STS-VIS Developers kit, mounted on quadrocopter.

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