geophysics drilling Articles

  • 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.

  • Geophysics: Refraction / ReMi surveys at a proposed wind farm

    PROJECT: Refraction and ReMi geophysical surveys at a proposed Wind Farm LOCATION: West of Ellensburg, Washington PROJECT DESCRIPTION: Designed and performed seismic refraction / ReMi surveys at 22 proposed Wind Turbine Generator sites for the primary purpose of obtaining shear-wave (Vs) and compressional-wave (Vp) velocities. This information enabled ...


    By ECA Geophysics

  • KASTHEW GEOTECH DRILLING SOLUTIONS CO. UGANDA LTD (EAST AFRICA)

    KASTHEW GEOTECH Solutions Co. Uganda Ltd. offers Geophysical and Hydro-geological surveys, Water well drilling, coring and Geotechnical with services (works, Consultation, project supervision and contracting) across the East African Region. KASTHEW GEOTECH WORKS / SERVICES;- 1.    SITE INVESTIGATIONS (Dam sites, Bridges, Roads, Buildings, Quarries, Mines, Windmills, Towers) ...

  • Assessing seepage flow conditions through a dam quickly and accurately without drilling or drawing down the reservoir

    This paper examines the application of a proven geophysical technology that is highly effective in assessing seepage flow conditions through, beneath and around earthen embankments. The technology works rapidly with minimal disruptions to dam operations—it requires no drilling or draining of the reservoir. It has become a competitive solution to many of the complex challenges faced with dam ...


    By Willowstick Technologies LLC

  • The use of shallow high resolution seismic reflection data to determine drilling locations at the Apache powder superfund site.

    INTRODUCTION Groundwater contamination at the Apache Powder Superfund Site in Cochise County, Arizona includes dissolved nitrate-N and perchlorate. Past studies have determined that these contaminants migrate laterally from a perched zone underlying Apache Nitrogen Products, Inc. operating areas into the shallow aquifer of the San Pedro River alluvium (shallow aquifer). The base of both the ...


    By Hargis + Associates 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

  • Methods used to carry out six roadway investigations of sinkholes

    Abstract Karst conditions are a prevalent problem impacting many roads, bridges and highways of the United States. Six case-histories present an overview of investigations made to determine the presence of karst (sinkholes and cavities) and their possible impact on existing or new construction. These six case-histories represent projects which range from reconnaissance investigations to ...


    By Geonics Limited

  • 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

  • Integration & Joint Interpretation of Passive Seismic Tomography, Gravity and MT Data - Case Study

    Integration & Joint Interpretation of Passive Seismic Tomography, Gravity and MT Data The scope of this project was an integrated interpretation of the Passive Seismic Tomography, Gravity and Magnetotelluric data, acquired in the Delvina Gas field area in the context of the according geophysical surveys. Although the Delvina Gas field has a marginal production, the only ...


    By SeismoTech Ltd

  • GPR survey to delineate edges of USTs at a gas station

    PROJECT: GPR survey with confirmatory drilling LOCATION: Moyie Springs, Idaho PROJECT DESCRIPTION: Performed a saturation GPR survey of an active gas station, to identify / locate the edges and ends of three inactive closed-in-place USTs. Performed onsite instrument "calibration" with active UST, to establish reliable depth estimates. Recommended ...


    By ECA Geophysics

  • Case Study - 28 MW Dual-Flash Power Plant

    Brady Hot Springs, Nevada, USA – 1992 GDA was a partial owner in this successful project and was responsible for exploration and development of the resource. As Manager of Wellfield Development, GDA recommended the comprehensive wellfield development plan, formulated the exploration program, supervised surface geological mapping and geophysical surveys for siting production and injection ...

  • MT & Gravity Survey in Delvina, Albania - Case Study

    MT & Gravity Survey In November 2012, SeismoTech s.ltd. was awarded a Gravity and Magnetotelluric survey in the Delvina Area (SW Albania), by Stream Oil & Gas Ltd. The scope of this project was to enrich with additional geophysical information the Delvina Gas field area, in order to conclude on optimum locations for well-drilling. The Delvina Gravity and ...


    By SeismoTech Ltd

  • Passive Seismic

    Passive seismic exploration methodology, in particular the IPSS/IPDS (Infrasonic Passive Seismic Spectroscopy/ Infrasonic Passive Differential Spectroscopy ) and PST/MST (Passive Seismic Tomography/Micro Seismic Tomography) technique uses spectroscopic and time analysis of the seismic background noise acquired passively using high sensitivity VBB (Very Broad Band) 3D seismometers.  Passive ...

  • 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

  • GPR survey to locate USTs and piping at a retail facility

    PROJECT: GPR survey with confirmatory drilling + soil and water sampling / analysis LOCATION: Spokane, Washington PROJECT DESCRIPTION: Designed and performed a tight-line / saturation Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) survey of an active retail property, to determine the presence, if any, of buried 1950s-vintage underground storage tanks (USTs). Performed ...


    By ECA Geophysics

  • White paper - RaMPS technology explained

    1. Introduction RaMPS, which stands for Resistivity Mono-pole Profiling and Sounding, is a unique and proprietary geophysical survey and exploratory methodology developed by Willowstick Technologies by combining traditional resistivity sounding and profiling techniques into an integrated surveying method. It is not only unique in the way the data is acquired, but unique in the way the ...


    By Willowstick Technologies LLC

  • Using GPR to map rebar and post tension cables case study

    Building Renovation - Boston, MA Our client was tasked to install new plumbing lines as part of a building renovation. This task involved drilling cores through each floor of the building. Geoview was contracted to locate the rebar and post tension cables to determine safe coring locations. The geophysical investigation was conducted using Mala and GSSI Structure Scan ground ...


    By GeoView, Inc.

  • GPR survey to locate underground fuel lines and USTs at a closed air force base

    PROJECT: GPR Survey of a closed Air Force base LOCATION: Galena, Alaska PROJECT DESCRIPTION: Designed and performed GPR surveys of 14 areas of concern regarding the possible presence of buried underground fuel storage tanks (USTs), fuel lines, piping and electrical conduit. Performed detailed surveys so as to provide accurate locations to Client for ...


    By ECA Geophysics

  • Determining the design of Buried foundations case study

    Foundation Mapping Determining the three-dimensional design of foundations for telecommunications towers, buildings and road signs can be impractical and sometimes nearly impossible using conventional means. Properly applied geophysical test methods, hand probing and shallow test pits provide a very cost-effective and non-destructive approach to determining the design of foundations. ...


    By GeoView, Inc.

  • GPR survey to locate underground fuel lines and USTs at vacant retail buildings

    PROJECT: GPR Survey of vacant retail buildings and surrounding property LOCATION: Cheyenne, Wyoming PROJECT DESCRIPTION: Performed GPR surveys of two vacant retail buildings, to enable a subsequent safe drilling program within the survey areas. Surveys identified buried electrical conduit and a drainage line but confirmed the absence of underground fuel ...


    By ECA Geophysics

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