Research & Development
GERMI has established two research wings- Petroleum and Renewable Energy. The Petroleum Wing has two major groups.
Petroleum Laboratories whose capabilities are in Petrographic studies, Rock Physics and Geochemical Studies and the Data Interpretation Centre with Capabilities on G&G data analysis, Seismic Data enhancement & characterization. The Renewable Research Wing supports fundamental and applied research ranging from solar cell material and device designs to plant performance analysis. As well in the environmental research focusing to help industries in important areas related to science, technology and management pertaining to Pollution, Energy Efficiency, Bio-Energy & Waste to Energy and enable the integration of innovative need-based technologies.
Trace metal anomalies associated with hydrocarbon seepage in Sanand East and Miroli area of Cambay basin
The R&D work IS carried out to find the role of geochemical proxy indicator like trace metals in identifying the hydrocarbon prospective zones. Adsorbed soil gas indicates the hydrocarbon seepage zones. These seepage zones are surrounded by trace metal and microbial anomalies. These zones are in southern and middle eastern part of the study area.
Trace metal and microbial anomalies can be used to identify the hydrocarbon prospective zones
Dr. Syed Zaheer Hasan