geological logging Articles

  • 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

  • Development and Potential of Core-Logging Manuals

    Characterizing the in-place conditions of rock masses commonly depends upon continuous diamond-core drilling for site investigation or resource characterization. However, because of incomplete or inconsistent core descriptions, potentially valuable information may be lost or unavailable for other users. This situation suggested the potential value of photographic core-logging manuals and ...


    By ASTM International

  • Progress on water data integration and distribution: a summary of select US Geological Survey data systems

    Critical water-resources issues ranging from flood response to water scarcity make access to integrated water information, services, tools, and models essential. Since 1995 when the first water data web pages went online, the US Geological Survey has been at the forefront of water data distribution and integration. Today, real-time and historical streamflow observations are available via web ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • 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

  • Application of Advanced Modelling Tools to Evaluate Uncertainty in Modelling Predictions

    With any modelling prediction there is a degree of uncertainty that corresponds to the uncertainty in defining hydraulic and chemical parameters spatially throughout the model domain. With geologic investigations we must interpolate between point information (borehole logs) to define continuous spatial properties through the model area. In addition, many parameters such as effective porosity and ...


  • Vertical disparity in electrical conductivity of groundwater: inferring water-bearing fractures in granitic aquifer

    A detailed study was conducted in hard rock terrain for delineating water-bearing fractures using electrical conductivity (EC) logs. The EC logs of groundwater were taken both in pre- and post-monsoon seasons of the year 2001; in 25 borewells in a small granitic watershed at an interval of 1 m right from the water table (though narrow spacing wherever required) till the depth to bottom of the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Installing Continuous Multi-Chamber Tubing Using Sonic Drilling

    As a geologist, core is the first thing that comes to mind when talking about sonic drilling— continuous, near complete core recovery through almost any lithology. Sand to silt transitions can be logged on a centimeter scale if desired. Geologic contacts can be mapped with accuracy of less than one foot. In an environmental ground water assessment, it seems an awful shame to collect (and pay for) ...


    By Solinst Canada Ltd.

  • Regional low flow analysis in Sefidrood Drainage Basin, Iran using principal component regression

    Knowledge of low streamflow statistics is necessary for effective water management in regions prone to extreme hydrologic events such as Iran. This study employs a data set of 23 river flow time series from Sefidrood Drainage Basin, Iran, to examine regional hydrological drought based on the low flow index 7Q10. Hierarchical agglomerative cluster analysis was used to divide the 23 gauging ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Metal Mixture Modeling Evaluation project: 2. Comparison of four modeling approaches

    As part of the Metal Mixture Modeling Evaluation (MMME) project, models were developed by the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (Japan), the U.S. Geological Survey (USA), HDR׀HydroQual, Inc. (USA), and the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (UK) to address the effects of metal mixtures on biological responses of aquatic organisms. A comparison of the 4 models, as ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Environmental data management support for a site requiring remediation

    Client: EDSR Ltd Location: Portugal Services: Geographical Information Systems, Environmental Data Management and Reporting Services Issues: Support required for the setting up of an environmental data management system Summary: ESI provided support to EDSR Ltd in setting up an environmental data ...

  • Environmental data management support for a site requiring

    Project: Environmental data management support for a site requiring remediation Client: EDSR Ltd Location: Portugal Services: Geographical Information Systems, environmental data management and reporting services Summary: ESI provided support to EDSR Ltd in setting up an environmental data ...


    By EarthSoft, Inc

  • Microscopic Particulate Analysis

    Introduction In 1989 the EPA promulgated the Surface Water Treatment Rule (SWTR) in response to the 1986 Amendments to the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA). The overall goal of the SWTR is to protect consumers from pathogens. The SWTR recommends a multiple-barrier approach including source water protection, filtration and disinfection when surface water is used as source water for drinking. ...


    By Analytical Services, Inc

  • Shield Environmental Assoc. Defeats Bedrock Contamination with BOS 200® at Truck Stop

    Shield Environmental Associates (Lexington, KY) has faced some daunting challenges over many years of successful service to their clients, but this one was remarkable. The Problem: A 320 foot long dissolved BTEX plume in both shallow and deep zones in lithology very unfriendly to direct push sampling or injections. The Team: Shield Environmental Associates ...

  • 7 Ways an Intelligent Data Logger Can Automate Your Process

    Our dataTaker Loggers Handle All Data Collection and Alarming The food processing and product manufacturing industries are increasingly turning to data loggers to monitor their critical values, but intelligent data loggers are available to offer businesses so much more than just recording of data. As the master distributor for all dataTaker products, ...


    By CAS DATALOGGERS

  • What’s the Temperature? Thermal Modeling and its Importance in Thermal Remediation

    What is a model? A beautiful person who struts down a run way, a scaled down sculpture of the Empire State Building, or a series of equations that describe some phenomenon? Did you guess all of the above? Gold star! Models come in many different shapes and sizes. In the environmental consulting and remediation industry, the word “model” often refers to a numerical model. Numerical ...


    By TerraTherm, Inc.

  • Spolchemie site remediation and NanoRem field site application

    Site Remediation The Spolchemie site was chosen as one of the NanoRem case study sites, to test two types of nanoparticles (NPs) (zerovalent iron - nZVI and iron oxide NPs) for in situ remediation of BTEX (Benzene, Toluene, Ethylbenzene, and Xylenes) contamination. Nanoremediation was seen as an opportunity to enhance the in situ biodegradation of the BTEX contaminants and to reduce the ...


    By NANO IRON s.r.o.

  • NextGen GIS and the Environmental Database

    Next Generation (NextGen) Geospatial Information System (GIS) and U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Cold War legacy sites environmental records—spanning nearly 40 years—in the Environmental Database, are managed by the DOE Office of Legacy Management (LM). As key LM assets, these records must be managed and maintained efficiently and effectively. There are over 16 different applications ...


    By EarthSoft, Inc

  • Integration of Subsurface Data Management and GIS to Facilitate Model Calibration

    Abstract The development of numerical codes, as well as pre- and post-processors to support these codes, has made the discipline of groundwater modelling increasingly more automated and efficient. The value of such modelling is reliant on the site-specific data used to build and calibrate the models. The integration of EarthSoft's EQuISÒ Geology and any of several popular modelling environments ...


    By EarthSoft, Inc

  • Future hydrogeologist wants to mitigate groundwater contamination

    NGWA continues its monthly spotlight look at the 2016 Len Assante Scholarship winners from the ...

  • Advanced Water Quality Techniques Course

    Abstract:The development of a strategic water quality monitoring program is based on prioritizing risks to public safety and economic reality. The development of global standardized methods and protocols for automated water quality monitoring would facilitate international communication of water quality information and comparison of standardized methods and protocols. The three primary methods ...


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