Iodine Geochemical Surveys

An Overview of Iodine Geochemical Surveys
iodine geochemical survey

Total Depth has partnered with Graystone Exploration Labs to offer a variety of iodine geochemical exploration surveys and services to Australian clients.

Founded in 1982, GrayStone Exploration Labs has been providing Geochemical Exploration services to the petroleum and mineral industries for over 30 years.

Why iodine geochemical exploration surveys?

Iodine has a number of unique properties that make it an excellent choice for geochemical exploration surveys.

As the figure below demonstrates soil iodine originates from the atmosphere, eliminating varying initial conditions.

Like all halogens, iodine is a strong oxidizer and reacts readily with hydrocarbons. Volatile hydrocarbons combine with iodine changing hydrocarbon gases into iodo-hydrocarbon solids.

These compounds can be used to track hydrocarbon seepage; GrayStone specialises in these near surface soil iodine surveys.

When should I acquire an iodine geochemical exploration survey?

Graystone Exploration Labs can tailor survey designs to match your requirements, whether you want to do some reconnaissance over an area of interest, conduct a full geochemical survey, de-risk a prospect or track the development of your reservoir we can help.

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