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Journal of Emerging Trends in Engineering and Applied Sciences (JETEAS)

ISSN:2141-7016

Article Title: Vertical Electrical Sounding for the Investigation of Clay Deposit in Orerokpe, Delta State
by Egbai, J. C

Abstract:
The location of clay was investigated in Orerokpe, Okpe Local Government Area of Delta State using vertical electrical sounding (VES). The research is aimed at fining the quantity of clay deposits in orerokpe for local and industrial purposes. Applying the Schlumberger configuration, 10 VES were carried out in ten selected locations. Data were collected and interpreted firstly by curve matching and computer iterated techniques. The curve identified for the four locations is the H-type with the various resistivities and layer thicknesses. Spontaneous potential (SP) log and Driller's log methods were used to collect data from boreholes drilled around VES locations and the results compared with VES. The results show that the average clay thickness for Orerokpe is about 30.00m. This shows high correlation between the VES, SP logs and driller's log results.
Keywords: clay deposits, vertical electrical soundings, driller's log, spontaneous potential log, geoelectric section
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ISSN: 2141-7016

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