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1. (WO2018160388) METAL ISOTOPE APPLICATIONS IN HYDROCARBON EXPLORATION, DEVELOPMENT, AND PRODUCTION

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/160388    International Application No.:    PCT/US2018/018756
Publication Date: Sat Sep 08 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Wed Feb 21 00:59:59 CET 2018
IPC: G01N 33/24
E21B 47/10
E21B 49/00
Applicants: EXXONMOBIL UPSTREAM RESEARCH COMPANY
FORMOLO, Michael, J.
Inventors: FORMOLO, Michael, J.
Title: METAL ISOTOPE APPLICATIONS IN HYDROCARBON EXPLORATION, DEVELOPMENT, AND PRODUCTION
Abstract:
Described herein are methods and techniques for utilizing a multiple metal isotope signature as an internal tracers for hydrocarbon source, alteration, and mixing. The multiple metal isotope signature may comprise a ratio of a at least two isotopes of a first metal, a ratio of at least two isotopes of a second metal, and a ratio of at least two isotopes of a third metal from a sample. The isotope ratios of the first, second, and third metal may be integrated to form the multiple metal isotope signature.