groundwater exploration drilling Articles

  • Groundwater exploration

    This is a collection of various cases where the 2D resistivity imaging method pioneered by Advanced Geosciences Inc have been successfully ...


    By Advanced Geosciences, Inc.

  • India - Groundwater governance case study

    Groundwater comprises 97 percent of the worlds readily accessible freshwater and provides the rural, urban, industrial and irrigation water supply needs of 2 billion people around the world. As the more easily accessed surface water resources are already being used, pressure on groundwater is growing. In the last few decades, this pressure has been evident through rapidly increasing pumping of ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Managing the impact from shale gas drilling

    Shale gas has transformed the energy market in the United States where drilling is underway in 17 states, with more than 80,000 wells drilled or permitted since 2005. Deposits elsewhere in the world are under varying degrees of exploration. The main environmental impacts of the process are water usage, waste water management, methane emissions, groundwater and soil contamination. These are ...

  • Case Study - Groundwater: 600 meter Deep Survey

    Thika, Kenya Survey date: February 13, 2006 Location: Thika, Kenya Instrument: SuperSting R8/IP with Switch Box 84 and AGI resistivity imaging cable and electrode stakes with spring Electrode geometry:  combined dipole-dipole, schlumberger and pole-dipole array (20 m spacing for 646 m exploration depth) Software:  ...


    By Advanced Geosciences, Inc.

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • Water security for Kuwait: assessing the feasibility of water imports from Iran

    According to a recent paper by Schwartz and Ibaraki (2011), overuse and depletion of groundwater resources have caused the extinction of whole civilisations. Water–scarce countries seek additional supplies through a variety of methods such as conservation, drilling additional wells, building desalination plants and importing water. Kuwait, where surface water is totally absent, has aquifers that ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Case study - Multilevel sampling and monitoring, Maryland, USA

    Challenges Volatile Organic Compounds contaminated the groundwater posing a risk to nearby private water supply wells. The traditional approach of drilling and sampling multiple boreholes did not provide adequate data to characterize groundwater flow and contaminant migration in the complex fractured bedrock. Solution Westbay System* was installed ...


  • Sinking Costs

    Today there is more pressure than ever for businesses to minimize costs and increase productivity. Companies are always looking for ways to reduce overall costs. Unfortunately, these efforts are often hampered when a company is faced with an environmental investigation. Regulatory agency requirements, such as determining the full horizontal and vertical extent of contamination in soil and/or ...


  • Inquiry Into Coal Seam Gas

    Poorly planned or managed coal seam gas (CSG) exploration or extraction activities pose considerable risks to both groundwater and surface water systems. Key water quality issues, from my own perspective, are listed below. Specific issues may be of greater or lesser significance for particular projects, but all of these issues should be thoroughly and transparently assessed for all proposed ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • The Middle East should think twice about fracking

    Securing energy resources is critical for fuelling development, but deciding which types of energy to invest in will affect a country’s future in many ways — and not all are good when it comes to shale gas. Four countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • 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.

  • Standard Chlorine of Delaware Remediation

    By designing a 70-foot deep barrier wall, Black & Veatch was able to cut off contaminant source areas from a creek near New Castle, Delaware. The groundwater treatment system that Black & Veatch designed prevents site contamination from reaching the underlying drinking water aquifer. The Standard Chlorine of Delaware Site is a 65 acre area including an abandoned chlorobenzene ...


    By Black & Veatch Corporation

  • Solution blooming for fracking spills?

    Blooming salts may clean up after brine spills North Dakota's oil boom can have a salty side-effect. Wastewater from oil drilling and hydraulic fracturing – or fracking – is often laden with salts and can spill, contaminating soils. In 2014, for example, 42 such brine spills per week, on average, were recorded in North Dakota. Brine spills introduce so ...


    By American Society of Agronomy

  • Interview with Ronald Ebelhar, 2015 Chairman of the ASTM Board

    Ron Ebelhar has provided leadership in civil engineering projects and ASTM technical committee work since the 1970s. This year, he brings his experience to his elected position as chairman of the ASTM board of directors. You have worked on dozens of engineering projects since getting your degrees in civil engineering. What are some of the most interesting and challenging jobs you ...


    By ASTM International

  • Environmental forensics: courting science?

    Forensics and hydrology are two terms that may not seem to go together well. To the uninitiated, this combination may evoke images of the crime scene investigation that ensues when some patsy goes into the drink wearing cement overshoes. Rather, the term environmental forensics, essentially the parent discipline of forensic hydrology, has found its way into contemporary parlance owing to ...


    By Hargis + Associates Inc

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