From the practical results of the research project 'non-conventional geoelectric arrays'

S. Szalai, M. Varga, A. Novák, K. Szokoli, L. Szarka

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Abstract

In this paper we provide a comprehensive summary about the practical results of the OTKA project K49604. 1) We calculated the consequences of incorrect positioning of the electrodes for various multielectrode systems. In practice these effects were found to be negligible. The only exception is the case of rocky surface, where it is impossible to put the electrodes in the desired positions. 2) We carried out tensorial geoelectric measurements around the Cistercian Monastery at Pilisszentkereszt. Areal measurements provide much more detailed and unambiguous anomalies than 2D profile measurements. 3) We tested the applicability of 3-D electrical resistivity tomography (ERT) technique to detect landmines in different soil conditions and at various depths. Metallic and non-metallic landmines buried in wet and dry soils had been synthetically modeled. 4) We elaborated a geoelectrical procedure which is able to map multidirectional fissure systems by combining geoelectrical profiling and geoelectrical azimuthal measurements. Results received by using both the so-called null-, and traditional arrays were jointly interpreted. 5) We presented the so-called standardized pricking probe (PP) surveying technique and demonstrated its usefulness in an archaeological study. The optimum PP parameters: horizontal interval, pricking depth, observable quantity and its way of presentation were optimized through field experiments.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSociety of Petroleum Engineers - 73rd European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers Conference and Exhibition 2011 - Incorporating SPE EUROPEC 2011
PublisherSociety of Petroleum Engineers
Pages4134-4138
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9781617829666
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2011

Publication series

Name73rd European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers Conference and Exhibition 2011: Unconventional Resources and the Role of Technology. Incorporating SPE EUROPEC 2011
Volume6

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geochemistry and Petrology
  • Geophysics

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    Szalai, S., Varga, M., Novák, A., Szokoli, K., & Szarka, L. (2011). From the practical results of the research project 'non-conventional geoelectric arrays'. In Society of Petroleum Engineers - 73rd European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers Conference and Exhibition 2011 - Incorporating SPE EUROPEC 2011 (pp. 4134-4138). (73rd European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers Conference and Exhibition 2011: Unconventional Resources and the Role of Technology. Incorporating SPE EUROPEC 2011; Vol. 6). Society of Petroleum Engineers.