borehole depth Articles

  • Borehole Video Systems – Making A Difference…

    This article was originally published in the May 2009 issue of Geodriling International. Mike Deed, Managing Director of Geoquip Water Solutions Ltd, considers how the Laval R-Cam 1000 portable downhole video camera could revolutionise the borehole inspection industry. THE ability to see into a deep borehole has been an aspiration for well drillers, well owners, and geologists ...


    By Geoquip Water Solutions

  • Determining the circulation depth of thermal springs in the southern Rocky Mountain Trench, south-eastern British Columbia, Canada using geothermometry and borehole temperature logs

    Geochemical data for thermal spring waters along the southern Rocky Mountain Trench in British Columbia, Canada were examined. The range of equilibration temperatures for the thermal springs is between 24 and 59°C, assuming that there is minimal mixing with colder shallow waters that might lead to a lowering of the calculated equilibration temperature. The chalcedony geothermometer is found to be ...


    By Springer

  • Reproducibility of Borehole Shear Test Results in Marine Clay

    An investigation was conducted to determine the variability of borehole shear test results obtained in testing soft and medium consistency marine clays. A statistical comparison of the results of stage tests obtained by different operators at two test depths at a research site is made. An additional comparison of the results obtained from stage tests and fresh shearing and a brief discussion of ...


    By ASTM International

  • Isolate & sample up to 7 zones in one borehole

    CMT Multilevel Systems isolate and monitor up to seven discrete zones in one borehole; monitor 7 zones in the 1.7" (43 mm) System; 3 in the narrow 1.1" (28 mm) System. Both options are low cost. The single tube design makes them fast and easy to drill and install in one day. System flexibility allows port locations and monitoring strategy to be finalized right on site. CMT wells are ideal for ...


    By Solinst Canada Ltd.

  • Geodrilling International - Installation of Closed-loop Borehole Probes

    The installation of closed-loop borehole probes is a challenge on almost any project. With many domestic clients requiring a large meterage of borehole to be installed in a small site, Nicholls Boreholes has found that the traditional manual installation of closed-loop borehole probes is no longer a safe or acceptable option. The company has developed the Loop Feeder, a hydraulically-driven, ...

  • Scanning proposed borehole locations for Utilities case study

    Environmental and engineering firms often are tasked with performing soil borings for monitor well installation as part of a Phase II Environmental Site Assessment. This task becomes more challenging when the borings are to be installed in gasoline stations, right of ways or other areas where there are numerous underground utilities that are either unmarked or not properly located. GeoView can ...


    By GeoView, Inc.

  • Top Water/ Borehole Drilling Companies in Uganda (East Africa)

    Rural water being a source for health, an essential nutrient and a building block for peoples’ lives in local communities cannot be sustained without external support in form of boreholes as they are the ‘surefire’ answer to providing fresh water in rural communities. A borehole is simply a deep-hole or a shaft sunk into the earth purposed ...

  • Surface-point resistivity survey case study 1

    Surface-points electrical resistivity surveys area can be used to detect one or several known underground anomalies in timely manner. A minimum of one borehole is needed to carry out Surface-points electrical resistivity surveys. A FlashRES electrical resistivity meter allows users to position active electrodes anywhere they want in the borehole, by conducting the survey in a surface-borehole ...

  • A New Multilevel Ground Water Monitoring System Using Multichannel Tubing

    A new multilevel ground water monitoring system has been developed that uses custom-extruded flexible 1.6-inch (4.1 cm) outside-diameter (O.D.) multichannel HDPE tubing (referred to as Continuous Multichannel Tubing™ or CMT) to monitor as many as seven discrete zones within a single borehole in either unconsolidated sediments or bedrock. Prior to inserting the tubing in the borehole, ports are ...


    By Solinst Canada Ltd.

  • Landfill groundwater monitoring network design and construction quality assurance (CQA)

    The site is an active landfill site situated in the north east of England.  The company managing the site was unhappy with the groundwater monitoring infrastructure around the site margins. ESI Ltd was commissioned to advise on locating and designing ten groundwater monitoring wells.  Following agreement with the Environment Agency, we also provided independent construction quality ...

  • Electrotelluric Geophysical Exploration

    Noted petroleum geologist Jack Elam writes about the abilities of Geophysic's patented electrotelluric tool known as the Petro-Sonde.  It's ability to give the client the depth, thickness and contents of a pay zone without the need for boreholes first.  By far the most advanced surveying tool on the market today the Petro-Sonde has been used in thousands of surveys all across the globe. ...


    By Geophysics International

  • Portable Remotely Operated Drill (PROD): Hydrocarbon Sensing System

    Proven Technology Benthic’s prototype Hydrocarbon Sensing System (HSS) analyses drill returns for the presence of hydrocarbons as they pass through PROD before being vented on the seafloor. The System, in its present form, includes two hydrocarbon sensors in line with the drill returns path. Drill returns, composed of seawater drawn from above PROD and pumped down the drill ...


    By Franatech GmbH

  • Case study -Norfolk County Council tackle groundwater contamination with low-flow

    Geotech low flow groundwater analysis equipment has enabled quick and easy access to samples at 2m intervals down a 28m screen in deep boreholes. Elizabeth Guilford of Norfolk County Council hired the low flow kit from Geotech and used it on a Norfolk CC landfill where leachate contamination of groundwater was suspected. Samples taken at 2m intervals close to elevation of the suspected ...


    By Geotech

  • Norfolk CC tackle groundwater contamination with low-flow

    Quick and easy access in deep wells Geotech low flow groundwater analysis equipment has enabled quick and easy access to samples at 2m intervals down a 28m screen in deep boreholes. Elizabeth Guilford of Norfolk County Council hired the low flow kit from Geotech and used it on a Norfolk CC landfill where leachate contamination of groundwater was suspected. Samples taken at 2m intervals ...


    By Geotech

  • A novel approach for providing potable water in rural Sodwana Bay, northern Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa

    Many people living in the Sodwana area of South Africa do not have access to potable water. Groundwater is the best source of fresh water for the rural community. Potable water in the Zululand coastal plain, Sodwana, South Africa can be enhanced by: (i) providing detailed information on the aquifer system using geophysics; (ii) providing information on groundwater quality and its efficient ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Crosshole resistivity survey case study 2

    Crosshole resistivity survey to search out industrial waste water This exploration survey used the crosshole resistivity technique to observe whether or not an industrial waste water plant is leaking. Chemical analyses found that this specific waste water has a low resistivity compare to normal groundwater. Our recent example shows at depth of 45m a comparatively high resistive zone fabricated ...

  • High fluoride drinking water in Gokwe, northwest Zimbabwe

    More than 200 million people worldwide are exposed to excessive fluoride in drinking water. According to the World Health Organization, the optimal concentration range of fluoride in drinking water is 0.5 to 1.5 mg/L. Above this range, populations may contract dental fluorosis or, in severe cases, crippling skeletal fluorosis. In the Gokwe area in NW Zimbabwe, where drinking water contains up ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Sources of Groundwater in Crystalline Hard Rocks of Kandy Area, Sri Lanka

    Abstract: Hydrogeological investigations were carried out to obtain sufficient information on groundwater availability in the fractured metamorphic rocks in Kandy district of Sri Lanka. 47 boreholes were drilled with the average depth of 90 metres and 24 high yielding wells were selected and long term pumping tests were carried out for each well using standard methods. The calculated total of ...


  • Pollution mapping case study

    This exploration survey used the cross-hole resistivity method to detect if there was industrial waste water leakage from an industrial waste water process pond. Chemical analyses concluded that this specific waste water has a much lower resistivity than normal water. The figure below shows that the area above 45m is a relatively high resistive zone made of limestone. Below this depth is a middle ...

  • An environmentally–friendly integrated seismic imaging for coal exploration in the Miocene Soma Basin, Western Turkey

    Seismic reflection data from target depths of several hundred metres have been acquired and processed as an aid for lignite exploration in the Miocene Soma Basin, western Turkey. An environmentally–friendly approach was followed by acquiring the data with mini–vibroseisseismic source along crooked lines, using available mountain/forest and village roads; quality control tests were conducted to ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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