subsurface imaging system News

  • Study to Uncover Yellowstone’s Subsurface Mysteries

    A new study providing an unprecedented regional view of the earth’s crust beneath Yellowstone National Park will begin with a helicopter electromagnetic and magnetic (HEM) survey on November 7, 2016. Scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey, University of Wyoming and Aarhus University in Denmark hope to distinguish zones of cold fresh water, hot saline water, steam, clay and unaltered ...

  • DOE US$78m fund to promote enhanced geothermal systems

    At the National Geothermal Conference in Reno, Nev., Deputy Assistant Secretary for Renewable Energy Steve Chalk announced the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) awards under a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) for research, development and demonstration of Enhanced Geothermal Systems (EGS) for next-generation geothermal energy technologies.  Subject to annual appropriations, the ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Energy Department Announces Up to $31 Million for Initial Phases of Enhanced Geothermal Systems Field Observatory

    As part of the Administration’s all-of-the-above energy strategy, the Energy Department today announced up to $31 million to establish the initial phases of the Frontier Observatory for Research in Geothermal Energy (FORGE), a field laboratory dedicated to cutting-edge research on enhanced geothermal systems (EGS). EGS are engineered reservoirs, created beneath the surface of the Earth, ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • OceanServer Delivers Next-Generation AUV for Water Quality Solutions with YSI Integrated Systems & Services

    OceanServer Technology, the leading manufacturer of commercial Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs), announced today its continuation of a successful 10-year partnership with YSI (a Xylem brand) with YSI  (a Xylem brand] with the launch of the next-generation YSI EcoMapper. The i3X0 EcoMapper AUV is based on the robust Iver3-580 AUV platform and takes advantage of YSI's expertise in water ...


    By YSI - a Xylem brand

  • U.S. Marine Corps Installs Living Machine System at San Diego Training Base

    Living Machine® Systems, L3C, a provider of industry-leading water reuse technology, today announced that the Marine Corps Recruit Depot (MCRD) in San Diego will recycle blackwater for sub-surface irrigation, minimizing its water usage in drought-prone San Diego. The Living Machine system is an ecological wastewater treatment and reuse technology for black and greywater. The new MCRD system ...


  • 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

  • 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)

  • Renishaw`s LiveTrack focus-tracking technology wins an award

    Renishaw, the global engineering technologies company, is delighted to have won an award for its real time focus-tracking technology for Raman imaging - LiveTrack. The Analytical Scientist Innovation Awards (TASIAs) 2016 are organised by The Analytical Scientist magazine and voted for by a ...


    By Renishaw plc

  • CGG Launches JumpStart Regional Geoscience Programs

    CGG announced today at the 2017 EAGE Conference & Exhibition the launch of JumpStart™ multi-client geoscience programs designed to accelerate industry understanding of petroleum systems and support exploration efforts. CGG currently has seven JumpStart programs that include offshore areas of Mexico, Gabon, Australia, Norway, Indonesia & Timor Leste, ...


    By CGG

  • Fugro Robertson Taps Insight Earth(R) From TerraSpark Geosciences for 3D Seismic Interpretation

    TerraSpark Geosciences, LLC announced today an agreement to provide three-dimensional seismic interpretation software to Fugro Robertson Ltd., a UK-based member of the Fugro companies and a recognized global leader in geosciences consulting and technical services for oil and gas exploration companies. Fugro Robertson has secured TerraSpark's Insight Earth® seismic interpretation platform, ...


  • 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 ...

  • CO2 Monitoring Capability Makes a Giant Step Forward for Oil Industry

    CO2 injection into oil reservoirs has been used extensively in the oil field and is recognized as a leading Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) technique. At the forefront of this effort is SR02020’s PRO 3D VSP advanced seismic ...


  • Dr. Todd Pierce Rejoins Locus Technologies

    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. Dr. ...


    By Locus Technologies

  • U.S. Department of Energy Projects Win 32 R&D 100 Awards for 2016

    November 7, 2016 -- U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) researchers have won 32 of the 100 awards given out this year by R&D Magazine and received a special recognition award for the most outstanding technology developments with promising commercial potential. The R&D 100 ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • EMGS launches 21st licensing round campaign

    Electromagnetic Geoservices ASA (EMGS) is pleased to announce the launch of a major multi-client 3D EM campaign ahead of the 21st licensing round in Norway. This is a continuation of the highly successful Barents Sea project in 2008, which was the world's first large-scale multi-client 3D EM survey.Carl Hutchins, EMGS president multi-client group, stated: ...


    By Thomson Reuters

  • Robotic glider to map Moreton Bay impacts

    Dr Andy Steven from CSIRO's Wealth from Oceans Flagship says the glider’s deployment is part of a research program to monitor the extent of the flood plume into Moreton Bay and assess its effects. “This disastrous flood also provides us with a rare opportunity to understand how our marine ecosystems respond to massive inputs of fresh water and sediments,” Dr Steven says. ...

  • New Field Laboratories and Related Research To Help Promote Environmentally Prudent Development of Unconventional Resources

    Today (Nov 6, 2014), the Department of Energy announced the selection of three multiyear, field laboratories and six other multiyear research projects for continued research to promote environmentally prudent development of unconventional oil and natural gas (UOG) resources. As part of a July, 2014 Executive Order and a multiagency effort involving the Energy Department, the Environmental ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Greenland`s rising air temperatures drive ice loss at surface and beyond

    Greenland's enormous ice sheet is home to enough ice to raise sea level by about 23 feet if the entire ice sheet were to melt into surrounding waters. Though the loss of the whole ice sheet is unlikely, loss from Greenland's ice mass has already contributed in part to 20th century sea level rise of about two millimeters per year, and future melt has the potential to impact people and economies ...

  • Department of Energy awards up to $38 million to advance technology and reduce cost of geothermal energy

    U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu today announced $38 million over three years for projects to accelerate the development of promising geothermal energy technologies and help diversify America’s sources of clean, renewable energy. Thirty-two innovative projects in 14 states will develop and test new ways to locate geothermal resources and improve resource characterization, drilling, and ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Berkeley Lab receives US$7m for enhanced geothermal energy technologies

    As the world’s energy needs grow ever greater, scientists are charged with finding new ways to expand clean-energy resources and tap new ones. One such resource is geothermal energy, or heat mining, in which the heat acquired by fluid circulation deep in the Earth’s crust is tapped for conversion to electricity. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has been awarded $7 million in American ...

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