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  • Customer uses Sitelab to test LNAPL to map plume of subsurface oil

    Are you managing petroleum sites with subsurface plumes of non-aqueous phase liquids (NAPL) at an oil refinery, fuel storage site, military base or Brownfield site? If so, use Sitelab's oil forensics field screening application for testing NAPLs for their diesel range and gasoline range content. This case study illustrates a one-day site investigation on a 30-acre tank farm site where 40 ...


    By Sitelab Corporation

  • 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 ...

  • 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. ...

  • 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

  • Willowstick Technologies wins iQ award for green business

    Willowstick Technologies, the leading provider of innovative subsurface water mapping services, was recognized Wednesday as one of the top earth-friendly businesses in the state, winning an award in the category of Green Business at Utah Business magazine’s iQ Awards.In a ceremony at Salt Lake City’s Wells Fargo Bank Building, Willowstick was recognized for providing alternatives to traditional ...

  • Bentley adds geotechnical and geoenvironmental capabilities through acquisition of gINT software

    Bentley Systems, Incorporated, the leading company dedicated to providing comprehensive software solutions for the infrastructure that sustains our world, today announced, at this invitation-only gathering of top users from around the globe, that it has acquired gINT Software. Headquartered in Santa Rosa, Calif., gINT Software has been a leader in geotechnical and geoenvironmental products since ...

  • New partnership: Geometrics Representation

    We are very happy to announce that our company is representing all Geometrics products, including seismographs, magnetometers and geoelectrics. Geometrics has supplied the world with rugged, portable, easy-to-use, and technologically-innovative geophysical instruments — and responsive, worldwide customer support, since 1969. Geometrics' line of seismographs, magnetometers, ...


    By Geomorph Instruments

  • Energy Department Opens Job Search for Geothermal Technologies Office Director Position

    The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, U.S. Department of Energy, is seeking applications for the permanent position of Director to lead a national program in the development of innovative geothermal technologies that advance geothermal's role in the U.S. energy portfolio. The program includes enhanced ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • 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

  • Valuing Undrilled Exploration Acreage: CGG and Wood Mackenzie Release EV² Exploration Valuation Platform

    Launched today, the powerful EV2 decision support platform enables oil and gas clients to determine the value of undrilled exploration acreage in the world’s most prospective basins. Combining the geological expertise of CGG Robertson with the commercial insight of Wood Mackenzie, EV2 represents an industry first in terms of coupling a flexible valuation tool with a rigorous and ...


    By CGG

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • EarthSoft and Keynetix Announce EQuIS for AutoCAD

    January 31, 2011 – Keynetix Managing Director Roger Chandler and EarthSoft CEO Mitch Beard announced today the beta program for a new EQuIS module: EQuIS for AutoCAD. EQuIS for AutoCAD will generate advanced environmental and geotechnical graphics within AutoCAD, AutoCAD Map or AutoCAD Civil, from EQuIS Schema databases and EQuIS Professional. The public beta release of this software will ...


    By EarthSoft, Inc

  • New framework to assess brownfield development potential

    Researchers have proposed a new framework to assess the potential for redeveloping large contaminated brownfield sites. The framework applies a range of spatial assessment methods to analyse remediation costs, economic value and the sustainability of different land-use types, and to recommend suitably mixed land-use options for redevelopment. Redeveloping brownfields can address health, ...

  • ADVENTUS Bioremediation Technologies Highlighted at Battelle Symposium

    Remediation Firm’s Green and Sustainable Solutions Featured in Eighteen Platform and Poster Sessions. Its EPA-approved technologies will be widely highlighted during the 6th international conference on 'Remediation of Chlorinated and Recalcitrant Compounds' being held May 24-27 in Monterey, California. Los Angeles, CA - The Adventus Group, a remediation biotechnology enterprise for ...


  • 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

  • Geophysical Services in the US Industry Market Research Report from IBISWorld has Been Updated

    The Geophysical Services industry surveys and maps subsurface terrains to find mineral and energy deposits and other physical features, such as fault lines. While the industry primarily serves mining and energy companies, it also contracts services to government agencies and ...


    By PRWeb

  • Using airborne geophysics for pre-construction engineering

    Aeroquest Limited recently completed an airborne survey in Namibia for pre-construction engineering of the electrode station at Gerus for the Caprivi Link Interconnector Converter Stations Project. The project is for the construction of a 350 kV DC overhead power transmission between the Zambezi converter station at the Caprivi strip and the Gerus converter station in central Namibia. Ideally the ...


    By Geotech Ltd.

  • New Deltares Managing Director

    ir. Maarten Smits (51) will take up his position as the new managing director of Deltares, the research institute for water, subsurface and infrastructure, with effect from 1 December 2012. He will succeed ir. Harry Baayen, who will be retiring effective the same date. At present, Maarten Smits is the managing director of FugroGeoServices bv in the Netherlands. He joined that organisation more ...


    By Deltares

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