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An evaluation of the suitability of ERTS data for the purposes of petroleum explorationThis experiment was designed to determine the types and amounts of information valuable to petroleum exploration extractable from ERTS data and the cost of obtaining the information using traditional or conventional means. It was desired that an evaluation of this new petroleum exploration tool be made in a geologically well known area in order to assess its usefulness in an unknown area. The Anadarko Basin lies in western Oklahoma and the panhandle of Texas. It was chosen as a test site because there is a great deal of published information available on the surface and subsurface geology of the area, and there are many known structures that act as traps for hydrocarbons. This basin is similar to several other large epicontinental sedimentary basins. It was found that ERTS imagery is an excellent tool for reconnaissance exploration of large sedimentary basins or new exploration provinces. For the first time, small and medium size oil companies can rapidly and effectively analyze exploration provinces as a whole.
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Acquisition Source
Legacy CDMS
Document Type
Conference Paper
Collins, R. J.
(Eason Oil Co. Oklahoma City, OK, United States)
Mccown, F. P.
(Eason Oil Co. Oklahoma City, OK, United States)
Stonis, L. P.
(Eason Oil Co. Oklahoma City, OK, United States)
Petzel, G.
(Eason Oil Co. Oklahoma City, OK, United States)
Everett, J. R.
(Eason Oil Co. Oklahoma City, OK, United States)
Date Acquired
August 7, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1974
Publication Information
Publication: NASA. Goddard Space Flight Center 3d ERTS-1 Symp., Vol. 1, Sect. A
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Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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