Understanding Carbonates and Their Applications
- Carbonate rocks may host huge accumulations of the critical metals and base metals for a low-carbon economy, and the petroleum needed to fuel construction and the green transition.
- Carbonates are complicated but the prize is huge and it's all about getting the right data sets and minds together. There is much that can be achieved in the early exploration stage to increase success.
- Density contrasts make Carbonates particuarly suited to detection and mapping using Gravity and Gradiometry survey technology.
Carbonates have been key to economic petroleum reserves since the beginning of the oil and gas industry and have constantly provided materials for building and progress such as cement and concrete. As global demand on resources increases, carbonate rocks host the rare earth elements needed for meeting everything from LCD screens to mobile phones, magnets in wind turbines, electric cars, and hospital equipment... the list goes on.
In this second episode of 'A Propensity to Talk Density' we hear from an inspiring geoscience panel. Colm Murphy, Chief Geoscientist at Bell Geospace, Graham Banks, Founder of Route to Reserves, and Jean Hsieh, Geoscientist for Sedimentary Geologist Consultants.
“Modelling carbonate rocks, or ‘reservoirs’ of metals and fluids, requires integration of the right expertise and the right data types to decipher their parameters. It’s worth it: the potential deposits we could find may be very valuable.”