borehole geophysics Articles

  • 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

  • Borehole logging case study

    Corozal, Puerto Rico GeoView was tasked to conduct borehole geophysical logging of at a groundwater extraction well in the rural area of the Municipality of Corozal, Puerto Rico. Prior groundwater tests indicated possible contamination of the groundwater. The study area was primarily underlain by stratified, mostly dark gray basaltic tuff, andesite and basalt porphyry rocks assigned to ...


    By GeoView, Inc.

  • Borehole Log Interpretation

    While employed with Conoco, Inc. analyzed and correlated well-log data in order to produce geologic structural maps of subsurface horizons in Louisiana and Oklahoma, for the purpose of oil and gas prospect generation. Analyzed and correlated well-log data in order to map the top of a highly permeable subsurface formation that was utilized as an injection zone for the disposal of brines generated ...


    By ECA Geophysics

  • Surface borehole resistivity survey case study 1

    Surface borehole method can be used to effectively maximise the value of existing boreholes. This is because surface-boreholre method can give operator more geological and geophysical information around the borehole. For example, we did a surface-borehole survey, where there was already well-known mineralisation existing between 60-80m in Figure one and 100-115m. The inversion resistivity ...

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Mineral prospecting case study 2

    We had recently carried out a copper prospecting survey. Electrodes were placed on the surface at 5m interval, one cable was connected to electrodes on surface and another cable is put in to the borehole. After repeating the surveys at nearby borehole, we generated two resistivity distribution images. We determined that the band of low resistivity approximately 30m below surface has a high chance ...

  • 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

  • Groundwater resource exploration

    Resistivity method is very suitable for groundwater exploration. Two methods can be used, the surface method and crosshole method. Surface method is cost effective, though it is sometime not as accurate as the crosshole method. Geologists usually narrow down the exploration area and then operators can use geophysical methods to find groundwater.  Surface method involves laying two cables on ...

  • Geo Drilling International: Hands-On

    Boart Longyear has launched a core-orientation system made for drillers, by drillers Although critical for mapping exploration and minesite development, core orientation is part of the drilling process that has experienced only incremental product improvements through small changes to the process and equipment. Boart Longyear has now introduced TruCore, a first-inindustry integrated ...


    By Boart Longyear Inc.

  • Managanese study: Severn Trent

    Severn Trent Water operates a number of boreholes which abstract water from the underlying Sherwood Sandstone aquifer in the West Midlands.  Prior to 2000, manganese concentrations at one of these sources were reported to be <5µg/l but by 2002 were found to be significantly higher than this.  This posed a possible threat to the source.  Further sampling in 2007 suggested ...

  • A GIS-based methodology to delineate aquifer recharge areas

    A GIS-based methodology to delineate risk areas for contamination of groundwater resources is presented by identifying recharge conditions to the aquifer. Identifying the recharge areas is based upon surface and subsurface geologic conditions that may control the risk of potential oil spill contaminants into the aquifer. This study uses the Chicot aquifer system in southwest Louisiana as a pilot ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Three-phase approach to improve deep groundwater supply availability in the Elidar district of Afar region of Ethiopia

    This study provides new evidence on the effectiveness of a combined remote sensing and hydrogeological investigation method for deep groundwater development in complex geologic and geomorphologic situations in Ethiopia. The study was undertaken in the Elidar district of the Afar region of Northern Ethiopia. Due to the water availability and vegetation in this district, the majority of the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Experimental investigation of effects of oil shale composition on its calorific value and oil yield

    This paper reports results of a detailed geochemical analysis carried out on representative oil shale samples obtained from the Attarat Um Ghudrandeposit, in Jordan. The conducted tests aimed to determine main features of the studied samples, such as oil yield, calorific value, organic and inorganic composition and moisture content. Based on obtained results of a large number of oil shale ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Quarry impact assessment at Cornelly quarry: tarmac

    The planning permissions for the Cornelly Group of Quarries were subject to review under the provisions of the Environment Act 1995 (ROMP).  They were called in by the National Assembly for Wales (NAW) due to the potential impacts of further working of the quarries; the regulators had particular concern about the potential for dewatering to affect Kenfig Pool and Dunes SSSI (a Special Area ...

  • Prospects for development of technologies of radwaste geological isolation in Russia

    Based on the analysis of volumes, inventory and activity of all RW accumulated in Russia, the comparative estimation on methods of their safe final isolation has been conducted. More than 90% of all RW is low level activity wastes. For such waste, the most effective method of disposal is near the surface or in a superficial (shallow) underground facility created recently or one that is already ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 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.

  • Assessing the transport and fate of MTBE

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    By Solinst Canada Ltd.

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