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Finding the needle in the haystack - an oil camp in Sahara




For the NGO Global Witness - PRINS Engineering swiftly located a camp for oil exploration as well as showed the early start of the oil survey in northern Darfur. The area surveyed covered an area of Denmark and Holland in Sahara close to the Libyan border. It could be shown that seismic surveys were started in block 12a. The client was interested in confirmation of the oil camp which could be displayed by acquiring a high resolution Quick Bird2 image available at Global Witness homepage:



Landsat ETM data was used to locate the activity :


The dashed lines are the established seismic grid, black arcs is tracks from vehicles to and from the camp that via spectral analysis revealed the location of the camp in the deserted.

Seismic exploration activity - before and after.




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