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Hydrocarbon microseepage detection has been used as an exploration tool since the first publication of the phenomenon in 1929 by Laubmeyer in Germany and by Sokolov in the Soviet Union in 1932. Since this time, all of the major oil companies and many independent oil & gas companies have used Hydrocarbon microseepage detection. As with seismic and other geophysical methods, technological advancements in the microseep industry have made it more of a reliable tool for the explorationist.

Publications such as "Hydrocarbon Migration And Its Near-surface Expression" published by the American Association of Petroleum Geologist, Memoir 66, detail hydrocarbon microseepage as a strong tool in finding hydrocarbon accumulations. Contributions by Conoco Inc., Pennzoil, Exxon, Phillips, and Shell show the attention the major oil companies give to hydrocarbon microseepage in their exploration programs.

Many large oil and gas fields have been discovered using one geochemical technology alone or with other geophysical sciences. The Meers Microseep Method combines seven different geochemical tools to eliminate geochemical noise, thus eliminating false positives, thereby giving higher success rates to the exploration company. The majority of the fields in the Tannehill trend of Dickens, King, & Knox counties of Texas (>50 million barrels of oil) have been discovered using single geochemical tools alone. The Lonesome Dove field of Concho Co. Texas is a large field found using geochemical methods. Many other large oil fields (>1,000,000 barrels of oil) have been discovered using a combination of geochemical and geophysical exploration methods.

The Meers Microseep Method uses seven known tools of geochemical exploration and combines them to produce a stacked geochemical profile of the prospect area. These tools have been proven by years of geochemical usage as good indicators of hydrocarbon microseepage. In addition to microseepage, they measure soil oxidation. This is a very important component in the interpretation of the geochemical signature. The stacking of the many tools eliminates the geochemical noise seen in all of the individual tools. This eliminates false positives that have been seen on each individual tool and the cause of many dry holes. Although this method is hard on prospects, it has found several million barrels of oil in the past two years.

We have assembled a team of professional personnel with a combined experience of over 100 years in the oil and gas exploration industry. It's a team of geologists and geophysicist with millions of barrels of discovered oil. We can accommodate any of your exploration needs from geochemistry to geology and geophysics. 


To contact us:

Phone: (915) 572-5372
Fax: (915) 572-5373

Meers Microseep Surveys
1049 Dan Moody
Buffalo Gap, TX 79508