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Exploration Technique: Vertical Electrical Sounding Configurations

Exploration Technique Information
Exploration Group: Geophysical Techniques
Exploration Sub Group: Electrical Techniques
Parent Exploration Technique: Direct-Current Resistivity Survey
Information Provided by Technique
Lithology: Rock composition, mineral and clay content
Stratigraphic/Structural: Detection of permeable pathways, fracture zones, faults
Hydrological: Resistivity influenced by porosity, grain size distribution, permeability, fluid saturation, fluid type and phase state of the pore water
Thermal: Resistivity influenced by temperature
Cost Information
Low-End Estimate (USD): 45,052.004,505,200 centUSD
45.052 kUSD
0.0451 MUSD
4.5052e-5 TUSD
/ mile
Median Estimate (USD): 50,415.335,041,533 centUSD
50.415 kUSD
0.0504 MUSD
5.041533e-5 TUSD
/ mile
High-End Estimate (USD): 62,214.676,221,467 centUSD
62.215 kUSD
0.0622 MUSD
6.221467e-5 TUSD
/ mile
Time Required
Low-End Estimate: 3 days0.00821 years
72 hours
0.429 weeks
0.0986 months
/ job
Median Estimate: 5.65 days0.0155 years
135.6 hours
0.807 weeks
0.186 months
/ job
High-End Estimate: 15.50 days0.0424 years
372 hours
2.214 weeks
0.509 months
/ job
Vertical Electrical Sounding Configurations:
A vertical electrical sounding (VES) is a DC resistivity survey which provides information regarding the change in apparent resistivity with depth. A quantitative interpretation of the results from VES measurements enable determination of the parameters for the geoelectric section.
Other definitions:Wikipedia Reegle

Field Procedures
Electrical sounding measurements are obtained by gradually increasing the electrode spacing in a DC resistivity survey about a fixed central point.[1]

See Schlumberger Soundings

Physical Properties


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