GPR simulations for pipeline oil drainage detection
M.A.R. Ceia and A.A.G. Carrasquilla
Event name: 9th International Congress of the Brazilian Geophysical Society
Session: GPR - Ground Penetrating Radar
Publication date: 11 September 2005
Info: Extended abstract, PDF ( 4.84Mb )
Pipeline detection and investigation of leakage and fluid drainage play a major part in geophysics applied to downstream problems. Oil drainage may have impact in contaminating subsurface environment, and by consequence, affect socially and economically the nearby population. When that hazard occurs, it could be mapped by geophysical techniques. The strong contrast in electrical properties between oil (or gas), metallic pipes and sediments, makes GPR (ground penetrating radar) one of the best techniques to be used for mapping oil drainage and for pipeline detection.