Volume 17 Number 3
  • E-ISSN: 1365-2478



Total gamma airborne radiometric survey of El Alamein area in the Western Desert has been carried out by the Atomic Energy Establishment. The flight lines are directed north‐south with 500 m spacing, while the ground clearance is about 50 m. Superimposition of the radioactivity profiles over El Alamein Oilfield shows a general decrease of gamma radiation in the central part of the structure framed by zones of relatively higher values. The aerial radioactivity of El Alamein Oilfield is described and it is correlated with some reported radiometric characteristics of other oil bearing structures. The distribution of aeroradiometric measurements over El Alamein Oilfield and its environment has been found to be lognormal.


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