subsurface geology News

  • Oklahoma geology group links earthquakes to oil waste wells

    The Oklahoma Geological Survey said Tuesday it is "very likely" that most of the state's recent earthquakes were triggered by the subsurface injection of wastewater from oil and natural gas drilling operations. Geologists have been studying the cause of hundreds of earthquakes that have shaken the homes and the nerves of residents in central and north-central Oklahoma, where the pace of oil and ...


    By Associated Press

  • Groundwater movement and contaminant transport in the Earth’s subsurface are the focus of two 2017 Darcy lectures

    Quantifying water movement and contaminant transport in the Earth’s subsurface are the critical issues addressed during presentations offered through the 2017 Henry Darcy Distinguished Lecture Series in Groundwater Science. Earth’s subsurface is part of the “critical zone” — the layer of the planet from the tops of the trees to the bottom of groundwater. This zone is ...

  • 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

  • DoD awards remediation grant to Regenesis, URS and Berkeley Labs

    An $869,000 grant from the US Defense Department’s Environmental Security Technology Certification Program (ESTCP) was awarded to Regenesis, URS Corporation, and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory to evaluate the utility of geophysical imaging tools for investigating the performance of bioremedial soil amendments. Regenesis will administer the grant and will manage transfer of the technology, ...


    By REGENESIS

  • August Mack Environmental, Inc. Announces Promotion of Indianapolis Employee to Senior Technical Manager

    INDIANAPOLIS – August Mack Environmental, Inc., a full-service environmental, health and safety consulting firm, is pleased to announce the promotion of Darci Thomas to Senior Technical Manager in its Indianapolis office. Since joining August Mack in 2004, Thomas has served as a staff geologist and project manager before taking on her new role as senior technical manager. With over twelve ...

  • CGG Completes Phase 1 Processing for Davros Multi-Client Survey in Northern Carnarvon Basin

    CGG announced today that the final pre-stack depth-migrated data for Phase 1 of its Davros 3D BroadSeis™ and BroadSource™ multi-client survey in the Northern Carnarvon Basin on the North West Shelf of Western Australia is available now. With over 6,400 km2 already acquired, Davros is the largest multi-client seismic program ever to be acquired and processed by CGG in the Asia-Pacific ...


    By CGG

  • Geosoft announces geochemistry extension for ESRI ArcGIS

    Geosoft Inc., a world leader in software and solutions for earth exploration, announced today the commercial availability of their Geochemistry for ArcGIS™ extension for ESRI's ArcGIS software. The Geochemistry for ArcGIS extension adds a powerful geochemical workflow to ArcGIS, enabling geoscientists to efficiently conduct their geochemical QA and analysis inside ESRI.Geosoft is focused on ...


    By Geosoft Inc

  • Steve Kennedy is honored by the Texas Association of Environmental Professionals

    Project Geologist Steve Kennedy from the Houston, Texas, office was awarded the 2012 Environmental Professional of the Year by the Texas Association of Environmental Professionals (TAEP). The Environmental Professional of the Year award celebrates an individual’s professional and community service to the Houston Gulf Coast area. Steve was chosen as the award recipient due to his career ...


  • Defense department environmental program awards $869K grant to regenesis, URS, and Berkeley Lab Research Group

    An $869,000 grant from the Defense Department’s Environmental Security Technology Certification Program (ESTCP) was awarded to Regenesis, URS Corporation, and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory to evaluate the utility of geophysical imaging tools for investigating the performance of bioremedial soil amendments. Regenesis will administer the grant and will manage transfer of the ...


    By REGENESIS

  • `Boiling hot` leads to cool results: Army employs hot new approach to environmental remediation

    Army officials are breaking ground on a decades-long environmental remediation project to lift contaminants out of acres of land located on Redstone Arsenal near Huntsville, Alabama. Across football field-sized areas that became contaminated with industrial chemicals, workers employ a hot new approach to soil and groundwater remediation. They use an environmental treatment method called ...


    By TRS Group, Inc.

  • CGG Wins Major Award from Pemex for an Integrated Subsalt Seismic Acquisition & Imaging Project in Mexico’s Perdido Area

    CGG announced today that it has been awarded a major contract by Pemex to deliver an orthogonal wide-azimuth integrated solution designed to optimize subsalt seismic imaging in the geologically complex deep waters of the Perdido area. A new wide-azimuth survey, covering approximately 10,000 km2, will be acquired perpendicularly over the existing wide-azimuth seismic data acquired by CGG in 2010. ...


    By CGG

  • 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

  • Space tech helps to find natural resources

    Using space-based technology developed during ESA’s gravity mission studies, a novel gradiometer is being developed by a UK-based company to help oil and gas companies find the most appropriate locations to drill wells and plan further exploration. The gravity gradiometer measures the variations in the Earth’s gravity, or in technical terms, the ‘differential acceleration’. These variations ...


    By European Space Agency (ESA)

  • CGG Awarded Multi-Client Projects Offshore Mozambique

    CGG announced today that it has been awarded an extensive multi-client program by the Instituto Nacional de Petroleo (INP) to acquire seismic data offshore Mozambique. The multi-survey program is designed to improve industry insight into the region’s geology and provide oil and gas companies with a greater level of understanding of the country’s prospectivity. ...


    By CGG

  • NanoSensors will go underground to boost oil production

    A multimillion-dollar research consortium that will develop micro and nanotechnology devices to increase oil and gas production is taking shape in Texas. The consortium's primary goal is to develop intelligent subsurface micro and nanosensors that can be injected into oil and gas reservoirs to help improve the recovery of existing and new hydrocarbon resources. These tiny sensors would migrate ...

  • North Sea oil could be found with unmanned drones

    Unmanned, remote-controlled drone aircraft are being used to search for new and undiscovered oil reserves in the North Sea for the first time. The new machines are being used to study geology from the air as part of a scheme from Aberdeen University, The Scotsman reports. A group from the Norway-based University of Bergen are also contributing to the initiative.  Rock formations in remote ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

  • 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.

  • 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 ...

  • Dr. Todd Pierce Rejoins Locus Technologies to lead Locus' Web-based Geographic Information Services and Augmented Reality Group

    Locus Technologies (Locus), the industry leader in Web-based water, energy, and environmental software, announced today that Dr. Todd Pierce rejoined the company in their newly established office in Asheville, NC. Dr. Pierce will lead Locus' Web-based Geographic Information Services and Augmented Reality Group. Dr. Todd Pierce returns to Locus as Director of Geographic Information Systems. ...


    By Locus Technologies

  • 2008 Groundwater Summit brings top scientists and industry leaders to Memphis

    The National Ground Water Association's 2008 Ground Water Summit taking place March 30-April 3 in Memphis, Tennessee, features 20 sessions covering the latest in ground water science, technology, and ground water policy. This fourth annual Ground Water Summit brings together local, national, and international science partners to exchange information on scientific, policy, and regulatory issues ...

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