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A Gravity Search for Oil and Gas and Groundwater in Egypt Using the Strike Angles Derived from EIGEN 6C4

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Astronomical Institute, Czech Academy of Sciences, Fričova 298, 251 65 Ondřejov, Czech Republic
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Research Institute of Geodesy, Topography and Cartography, Ústecká 98, 250 66 Zdiby, Czech Republic
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Faculty of Mining and Geology, VSB-TU Ostrava, 17. listopadu 2172/15, 708 00 Ostrava, Czech Republic
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Czech Institute of Egyptology, Faculty of Arts, Charles University, Celetná 20, 110 00 Prague 1, Czech Republic
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Faculty of Civil Engineering, Czech Technical University in Prague, Thákurova 7, 166 29 Prague 6, Czech Republic
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Institute of Hydrogeology, Engineering Geology and Applied Geophysics, Faculty of Science, Charles University, Albertov 6, 128 43 Prague 2, Czech Republic
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Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska—Fairbanks, 903 N Koyukuk Drive, Fairbanks, AK 99709, USA
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Appl. Sci. 2020, 10(24), 8950; https://doi.org/10.3390/app10248950
Received: 10 November 2020 / Revised: 2 December 2020 / Accepted: 4 December 2020 / Published: 15 December 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Analyses in Geomatics: Processing Spatial Data on History and Today)
We correlate the gravity aspects (descriptors), namely the strike angles, derived from a recent gravity field model, with the known oil, gas and groundwater deposits/reservoirs and hypothetical paleolakes with the locations of archaeological sites. This allows us to extrapolate the investigation, by analogy, to unknown regions. The gravity aspects, derived from the EIGEN 6C4 gravity field model, are used, together with EMAG 2 magnetic anomalies and ETOPO 1 topography model, for the investigation of oil, gas and water deposits in Egypt. One of the gravity aspects, s/c strike angle, is significantly combed (oriented in one direction locally) in places where the known deposits exist. However, they are combed also in some other places. This may be used as a guide as to where to seek new and promising deposits. Accounting for the combed strike angles and the relationship between gravity anomalies and height differences, we reconstructed potential paleolakes under thick sand layers in the Great Sand Sea, Western Egypt (our previous work), and between Kharga and Toshka, Southern Egypt (this work), consistent with the known archaeological sites. View Full-Text
Keywords: gravity aspects; Egypt; oil and gas deposits; groundwater; paleolakes; archaeology gravity aspects; Egypt; oil and gas deposits; groundwater; paleolakes; archaeology
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Klokočník, J.; Kostelecký, J.; Varadzinová, L.; Bezděk, A.; Kletetschka, G. A Gravity Search for Oil and Gas and Groundwater in Egypt Using the Strike Angles Derived from EIGEN 6C4. Appl. Sci. 2020, 10, 8950. https://doi.org/10.3390/app10248950

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Klokočník J, Kostelecký J, Varadzinová L, Bezděk A, Kletetschka G. A Gravity Search for Oil and Gas and Groundwater in Egypt Using the Strike Angles Derived from EIGEN 6C4. Applied Sciences. 2020; 10(24):8950. https://doi.org/10.3390/app10248950

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Klokočník, Jaroslav, Jan Kostelecký, Lenka Varadzinová, Aleš Bezděk, and Gunther Kletetschka. 2020. "A Gravity Search for Oil and Gas and Groundwater in Egypt Using the Strike Angles Derived from EIGEN 6C4" Applied Sciences 10, no. 24: 8950. https://doi.org/10.3390/app10248950

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