Geochemical Techniques for the Analysis of Geochemical Data and its Application in the Nigerian Oil and Gas Industries
Popoola Samuel Olatunde*
Department of Physical and Chemical Oceanography, Nigerian Institute for Oceanography and Marine Research, PMB 12729, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria
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- Popoola Samuel Olatunde
Department of Physical and Chemical Oceanography
Nigerian Institute for Oceanography and Marine Research
PMB 12729, Victoria Island
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: June 13, 2016; Accepted date: July 18, 2016; Published date: July 25, 2016
Citation: Olatunde PS (2016) Geochemical Techniques for the Analysis of Geochemical Data and its Application in the Nigerian Oil and Gas Industries. Chem Sci J 7: 137. doi: 10.4172/2150-3494.1000137
Copyright: © 2016 Olatunde PS. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
This paper dwells on the general applications of geochemical techniques in coastal and urban environments; it enumerated the application of geochemical techniques in geological media, such as: groundwater resources, natural and marine water resources, sediments, soils, particulates and rocks. The latter part dwells on the application of geochemical techniques in oil and gas; and Nigeria, a country in West Africa was used as case histories. This paper aims at revising the application of geochemistry on a global perspective; it further aims at comparing the approach of the geochemical techniques in Nigerian oil and gas industries with the current global trends and methodologies. It has further deduced the needs for effective integration of geochemical and geophysical techniques for a result-oriented scientific research in oil and gas.