borehole engineering Articles

  • Water Active: Borehole Management in Civil Engineering Projects

    Groundwater wells are common to many civil engineering schemes and their operational performance can play a crucial role in the successful delivery of a project, whether used for construction dewatering, alternative water supplies for facilities or any other application , the well performance must be optimized and high levels of operational efficiency and service availability achieved. A ...


    By Geoquip Water Solutions

  • Engineering exploration

    Resistivity method uses in engineering usually involve mapping void for construction safety purpose. One survey ZZ did was to use crosshole resistivity method to verify the size and location of two karasts. Due to site limitation, only 32 and 20 electrodes were used. The inversion image found two low resistivity areas next to the borehole, which resemble the void. Latter drilling conferred with ...

  • 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.

  • Inflatable Packers Meet or Exceed the Rigid Engineering Standards Demanded

    Replacement Inflatable Packers and Elements Pty Ltd provide superior quality high pressure inflatable packers, essential for extreme pressure applications. They are broadly used in mining operations, oil and gas production and mineral water well and borehole ...

  • Deployment of a Deep Borehole Observatory at the High Lake Project Site, Nunavut, Canada

    Abstract We deployed a deep permafrost observatory in a borehole at the High Lake Project Site (67°22'N, 1I0°50>W), Nunavut, Canada with the aims of (1) investigating the physical and chemical limitations on microbial life within such environments, (2) developing life-detecting technologies for the exploration of life on Mars and (3) constraining the hydrological and thermal ...


    By In-Situ, Inc.

  • Channel Tunnel rail link - groundwater model of the basal sands and chalk

    ESI used a groundwater model of the basal Sands and Chalk underlying central London to assess the dewatering impacts of tunnelling as part of the construction of the Channel Tunnel Rail Link (CTRL). A number of boreholes were to be installed for dewatering purposes whilst the tunnel was being driven.  Due to access constraints, the selection of borehole locations was difficult.  The ...


    By ESI Consulting Ltd

  • Above Watertable Landfill (Groundwater Risk Assessment)

    Client: Waste Management Industry Location: Co-disposal landfill site Services: Hydrogeological risk assessment, landfill monitoring borehole installation, sample collection and data interpretation. Issues: Change in waste stream and potential risk to groundwater,  Summary: ESI provided site ...


    By ESI Consulting Ltd

  • Above watertable landfill (groundwater risk assessment)

    Client: Waste Management Industry Location: Co-disposal landfill site Services: Hydrogeological risk assessment, landfill monitoring borehole installation, sample collection and data interpretation. Issues: Change in waste stream and potential risk to groundwater,  Summary: ESI provided site ...


    By ESI Consulting Ltd

  • A folded wedge model for determination of true stratigraphic thickness in directional wells

    For exploration and development the geologists and engineers try to know the true stratigraphic thickness (t). The monoclinal and folded bed models are published methods for t calculation. Both models assume parallel beds which can lead to significant deviations. In order to calculate the values of t considering the effects of both folding and stratigraphic variation we propose the 'folded wedge ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Reaching underground resources

    Accessing critical resources such as geothermal energy and natural gas requires drilling — an expensive, energy-intensive, messy process with today's technology. An MIT team has been looking into a more elegant approach. Instead of grinding rock to bits, they would use a continuous beam of energy to vaporize it and then blow out the tiny particles that form with a high-pressure stream of ...

  • ECSMGE CONFERENCE 2015: Managing the Clogging of Groundwater Wells

    This is the poster or summary of a paper being presented at the XVI ECSMGE  - European Conference on Soil Mechanics & Geotechnical Engineering - in Edinburgh from 13th to 17th September 2015. Groundwater wells are common to many civil engineering projects and their operational performance can play a crucial role. The wells may be part of a construction dewatering system, ...


    By Geoquip Water Solutions

  • FlashRES application

    FlashRES resistivity system is very flexible in terms of application, it can perform: Surface surveys Surface borehole surveys Crosshole and multiple-holes surveys Surface-points surveys High efficient Mise a la Masse surveys 3D survey Time lapse surveys These survey times can be applied to engineering, mining, arachaeology and ...

  • Emergency response and clean-up of a diesel leak: manufacturing facility

    Project: Emergency response and clean-up of a diesel leak Client: Confidential manufacturing company Services: Emergency response planning, environmental assessment, regulator liaison, remediation design Summary: Through rapid site characterisation and expert decision making ESI minimised the environmental damage ...


    By ESI Consulting Ltd

  • Modelling of an open loop ground source energy design

    Client: Max Fordham Consulting Engineers Location: London Services: Ground Source Energy Modelling Summary: An open loop ground source heating/cooling scheme is being developed for the redevelopment of the Tate Modern, located close to the River Thames.  ESI Ltd was instructeded by Max Fordham to construct a FEFLOW ...


    By ESI Consulting Ltd

  • Multilevel Systems

    Untitled Document Introduction A multilevel system is a groundwater monitoring device which allows ...


    By Solinst Canada Ltd.

  • Multilevel Groundwater Assessment of Confining Unit in a Bedrock Sequence near Sarnia, Ontario

    Untitled Document INTRODUCTION Two sites in southern Ontario were studied through instrumentation ...


    By Solinst Canada Ltd.

  • Railroad survey application

    Introduction The GPR technology has been introduced to the railroad engineers as one of the easy tools for quick and non-invasive railroad inspection. Since these surveys tend to stretch for a number of kilometers the amount of data can be overwhelming. However, with some clever preparations and proper tools for post processing the data one can create swift and easy to understand ...


    By Geoscanners AB

  • Evaluating Cleanup at Hamilton Army Airfield Using EQuIS and ArcGIS

    The Sacramento District, US Army Corps of Engineers, is implementing EarthSoft's EQuIS and ArcGIS for better management, analysis, and response to landfill remedial activities being conducted at the former Hamilton Army Airfield. This former Air Force Base located four miles south of the city of Novato, on San Pablo Bay, in Marin County, California, is undergoing environmental clean-up as it is ...


    By EarthSoft, Inc

  • A major Gold Miner goes into the Valuable Gas Business

    Gold Fields Limited (NYSE and JSE- GFI) takes part in worldwide practice of capping greenhouse emissions and trading their value on global markets. The Swiss plant manufacturer Hofstetter Umwelttechnik AG (Hofstetter) has been awarded the contract to build a high quality degassing and flaring unit for the gold major Gold Fields. Gold Fields, as the ...


    By Hofstetter BV

  • CFD modelling of nitrogen injection in a longwall gob area

    This paper describes computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulations conducted to investigate the effectiveness of N2 injection in an active panel and a sealed longwall gob area to prevent and suppress spontaneous heating of coal using various injection locations and flow rates. In the active panel simulations, a single longwall panel with a bleederless ventilation system was ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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