Subsurface resistivity in combination with hyperspectral field and satellite data for mud volcano dynamics, Azerbaijan

K. H. Scholte*, A. Hommels, F. D. Van der Meer, E. G. Slob, S. B. Kroonenberg, E. Aliyeva, D. Huseynov, I. Guliev

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Abstract

In Azerbaijan oil mud volcanoes form on the surface as expressions of the vertical migration of oil and gas as a result of gravitational loading of largely unconsolidated sediments in combination with structure control and stress regime. Through typical geomorphologic mud volcano vents called gryphons and salses, mud volcanoes eject argillaceous material (breccia) and build up their topography. In 2002 a field survey was carried out on two onshore mud volcanoes and mud volcano vents are analysed using subsurface resistivity measurements in combination with imaging spectroscopy. Preliminary 2D and 3D subsurface electric surveys using pole-dipole configuration show an irregular mud volcano architecture in terms of oil migration pathways, mud chamber connectivity, faults, and symmetric mud volcano eruption through time. At the same time imaging spectroscopy shows significant absorption at 2.20um as indication of venting argillaceous material above mud volcano cones.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication IGARSS 2003. 2003 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium. Proceedings
Place of PublicationToulouse
PublisherIEEE
Pages3395-3397
Number of pages3
ISBN (Print)0-7803-7929-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2003
Externally publishedYes
EventIEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS 2003: Learning From Earth's Shapes and Colours - Toulouse, France
Duration: 21 Jul 200325 Jul 2003

Conference

ConferenceIEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS 2003
Abbreviated titleIGARSS 2003
CountryFrance
CityToulouse
Period21/07/0325/07/03

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