subsurface characterization News

  • Grand Challenges: Request for Information on the Subsurface

    Subsurface reservoirs account for more than 80% of U.S. primary energy, and they offer vast potential for the storage of energy, CO2, and nuclear waste. Despite decades of development, current technologies do not allow full utilization of subsurface energy resources. Major advances in our understanding of the subsurface environment coupled with the identification and development of potential ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Our expert in geostatistics applied to radiological contamination characterization is panelist at WM2013 Symposia

    Come to attend our expert’s presentation on "Geostatistical aspects and application of 3D characterization for decommissioning and waste management" February 24 - 28, 2013 Geovariances’ expert in geostatistics applied to radiological contamination characterization Yvon Desnoyers is panelist at WM13 Session 87. Come to attend his ...


    By Geovariances

  • ASTM D5777 - 00(2011)e1 standard guide for using the seismic refraction method for subsurface investigation

    This guide summarizes the equipment, field procedures, and interpretation methods used for the determination of the depth, thickness and the seismic velocity of subsurface soil and rock or engineered materials, using the seismic refraction method. Measurement of subsurface conditions by the seismic refraction method requires a seismic energy source, trigger cable (or radio link), geophones, ...


    By ASTM International

  • Withdrawn Standard: ASTM D420-98(2003) Standard Guide to Site Characterization for Engineering Design and Construction Purposes (Withdrawn 2012)

    This guide refers to ASTM methods by which soil, rock, and ground water conditions may be determined. The objective of the investigation should be to identify and locate, both horizontally and vertically, significant soil and rock types and ground water ...


    By ASTM International

  • Visit Solinst at NovCare 2011

    As societal concerns over sustainability of groundwater resources mount, the environmental research community increasingly finds itself in need of methods for subsurface investigation. In recent years, several new technologies have been developed for cost-effective, minimal-disturbance, and high-resolution subsurface characterization and monitoring that can be applied across a range of spatial ...


    By Solinst Canada Ltd.

  • Solinst symposium a forum for learning and sharing

    The 2011 Solinst Symposium proved to be another great forum for attendees and presenters to share their experiences and discuss ongoing work and research. The event ran from October 27 to 28 at the Solinst Georgetown facility, and centered on "Enhanced Monitoring and Remedial Methods for Contaminated Groundwater". This year's speakers came from Universities across Canada and the United States, ...


    By Solinst Canada Ltd.

  • DoD funding available for environmental research and development regarding PFAS

    The Department of Defense’s (DoD) Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP) is seeking to fund environmental research and development in the Environmental Restoration Program area, specifically regarding per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances. SERDP invests across the broad spectrum of basic and applied research, as well as advanced technology development. The ...

  • Department of Energy Selects Small Business to Provide Demolition and Remediation Services at the East Tennessee Technical Park K-732 Switchyard

    The Department of Energy (DOE) today awarded a Firm-Fixed-Price (FFP) contract to CTI and Associates, Inc. of Wixom, MI, a Minority Owned small business under the Small Business Administration’s 8(a) Program. CTI will provide demolition services of the East Tennessee Technology Park (ETTP) K-732 switchyard, including recovery and recycling of legacy metal and material assets and optional ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • 2001 Solinst Symposium a Forum for Learning and Sharing

    The 2011 Solinst Symposium proved to be another successful forum for attendees and presenters to discuss and share their ideas and experiences. This year's theme was "Enhanced Monitoring and Remedial Methods for Contaminated Groundwater". The event brought speakers from North American Universities, as well as practitioners from environmental consulting firms and remediation companies. One topic ...


    By Solinst Canada Ltd.

  • Sophisticated monitoring array to address mystery of uranium plume

    Scientists have been puzzled for years about why uranium contamination in groundwater continues to exceed drinking water standards in an area located at the south end of the Hanford Site. The Department of Energy wants answers to why the uranium persists. Now, an innovative system has been installed for field experiments to better understand this complex site and to support future cleanup ...

  • CGG GeoSoftware Integrates Geoscience Disciplines

    CGG GeoSoftware has completed the launch of a series of innovative new releases from across its reservoir characterization product portfolio. The delivery of Jason 9.5, HampsonRussell 10.1, InsightEarth 3.0.2, PowerLog 9.5, EarthModel FT 9.5 and VelPro 9.5. marks the next stage in GeoSoftware’s strategy to offer a full suite of powerful and complementary software solutions that integrate ...


    By CGG

  • New science gauges potential to store CO2

    A new method to assess the US's potential for storing carbon dioxide could lead to techniques for lessening the impacts of climate change, according to Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar, who praised a U.S. Geological Survey report in an energy teleconference today. The USGS released the report to describe its methodology to assess the nation's potential for carbon sequestration--the ...

  • New ORNL hybrid microscope offers unparalleled capabilities

    A microscope being developed at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory will allow scientists studying biological and synthetic materials to simultaneously observe chemical and physical properties on and beneath the surface. The Hybrid Photonic Mode-Synthesizing Atomic Force Microscope is unique, according to principal investigator Ali Passian of ORNL’s ...

  • Sercel Launches Sentinel HR High-Resolution Seismic Streamer

    CGG announced today that Sercel has launched Sentinel® HR, a high-resolution solid streamer designed to meet the specific imaging needs of shallow-target applications, such as oceanology, civil engineering and reservoir characterization, as well as high-resolution 3D (HR3D) seismic surveys for detailed mapping of geological features. The latest member of the ...


    By CGG

  • Future of water and hydrogeologic investigations focal points of 2018 McEllhiney lectures

    Looking at the disparity between water data and how water sources are developed is one of the topics being offered to selected hosts during the 2018 William A. McEllhiney Distinguished Lecture Series in Water Well Technology. A second presentation deals with how collecting high-density electrical data allowing for new advancements in hydrogeology illustrates that significant changes to ...

  • AAPG joins SEG in publishing new journal for interpreters

    The American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG), the world's largest professional geological society, will join with the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG), the largest international society dedicated to applied geophysics, in the publication of a new, peer-reviewed journal for advancing the practice of subsurface interpretation. INTERPRETATION will comprise papers directly ...

  • CGG GeoSoftware Releases Enhancements across Full Portfolio

    CGG GeoSoftware has announced a series of innovative software releases across its reservoir characterization product portfolio.  As part of its commitment to improve efficiency for interpretation experts, asset teams and reservoir engineers, the delivery of InsightEarth 3.1, Jason 9.6, PowerLog 9.6, EarthModel FT 9.6 and VelPro 9.6 offer more productive workflow solutions to address the ...


    By CGG

  • TROLL 9500 Used In Combined Remedy Approach at Former Dry Cleaning Site Contaminated with PCE

    A former dry-cleaning site in the Pacific Northwest, Ultra Custom Care Cleaners, was found to be contaminated with PCE (perchloroethylene). According to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), PCE was widely used in the dry cleaning of fabrics since the 1940s.  PCE is one of the most frequently detected VOCs (volatile organic carbons) in groundwater at a national scale (Moran 2004). PCE is highly ...


    By In-Situ, Inc.

  • Schlumberger Water Services launches new CTD-Diver

    Schlumberger Water Services (SWS) announced today the release of the new CTD-Diver* groundwater datalogger, which is engineered to further improve groundwater monitoring of municipal groundwater supplies, saltwater intrusion, injected wastewater, and water levels and tailings migration at mine sites. “CTD-Diver has an improved compact ceramic housing that will provide increased reliability when ...


  • Kentucky Leads the Race for Site Closures

    The State of Kentucky continues to stay on the forefront of UST in situ remediation with the successful implementation of BOS 200 at many of the State’s petroleum contaminated sites. To date, sixty five (65) sites have received BOS 200 injections: Thirty two (32) sites have been granted No Further Action (NFA), twenty eight (28) sites are in closure monitoring associated with 2014 and 2015 ...

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