Geology News

  • US: Groundwater atlas

    The US Geological Survey series of publications “The Groundwater Atlas of the United States” describes the, location, extent and geological and hydrological characteristics of the nation’s important aquifers and is available online and in various print formats and scales. These have been produced over recent years as described in a useful summary fact sheet. Find out ...


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    You are required to generate the geological static models that will be used as main input for flow simulations. But how to ensure the model accuracy and realism needed for optimizing local recovery? Then... Join us for our 30mn complimentary webinar: How to combine physical processes and geostatistics to build realistic geological models on  ...


    By Geovariances

  • Latest news from Geovariances mining consulting corner

    Late summer has been a busy period for our consultants who have been involved in various consulting or training projects all around the world. Prediction of plant performances for Votorantim in Brazil Christophe Bessin, Resource Evaluation Consultant at Geovariances, was involved in a joint project with our office in Brazil for Votorantim as a ...


    By Geovariances

  • Lithium Australia NL (ASX:LIT) – First Ever Quantitative Field Measurements of Lithium in Soils Using Handheld LIBS

    First Ever Quantitative Field Measurements of Lithium in Soils Using Handheld LIBS Lithium Australia NL (ASX:LIT) has announced the first use of handheld LIBS to directly measure lithium in geological samples at the Seabrook Rare Metals Venture in Western Australia. The project utilized the SciAps Z-500, a handheld LIBS device developed and manufactured by SciAps, Inc. (Woburn, MA). ...


    By SciAps, Inc.

  • 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 ...

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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • CGG Acquires Saturno Multi-Client Survey over Santos Basin Offshore Brazil

    CGG announced today the start of a large broadband 3D multi-client survey in the pre-salt area of the deepwater Santos Basin. Santos VII (Saturno) is the third phase in CGG’s most ambitious pre-salt project to date, collectively known as the Santos Basin Trilogy. The project is designed to make ultramodern seismic datasets available as quickly as possible to support each phase in the ...


    By CGG

  • Dr. Daniel B. Stephens recognized for contributions to NGWA

    Daniel B. Stephens, Ph.D., PG, PHg, founder and principal hydrologist, Daniel B. Stephens & Associates Inc., has received the 2016 Keith E. Anderson Award for outstanding contributions to the National Ground Water Association. “Throughout the last 42 years, Dan has served with energy and dedication, bringing forth his extensive hydrologic and geological experience, as well as ...

  • 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

  • CGG Delivers 38,000 sq km of Ultramodern Seismic Images Ahead of Mexico’s Licensing Round

    CGG announced today that the Fast Trax™ Reverse Time Migration (RTM) data from its Encontrado multi-client mega-merge project covering the Perdido fold belt has been delivered on time to the industry and the Comision Nacional de Hidrocarburos (CNH) ahead of Mexico’s December Licensing Round. The Fast Trax results are available now for license on a non-exclusive basis, with final ...


    By CGG

  • EERC, the National Energy Technology Laboratory, and Hitachi High Technologies America, Inc., to improve the prediction of CO2 storage capacity in geologic formations

    The Energy & Environmental Research Center (EERC), a worldwide leader in the development of solutions to energy and environmental challenges, announced it is working with the Department of Energy (DOE) National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) and Hitachi High Technologies America, Inc., to improve assessment methods for estimating the storage capacity of carbon dioxide (CO2) in tight ...

  • Teledyne Supplies Critical Imaging Technologies for NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Mission

    Teledyne Technologies Incorporated (NYSE:TDY) has provided the majority of the image sensor technologies used in NASA’s OSIRIS-REx asteroid rendezvous and sample return mission. Scheduled to launch on September 8, 2016, from Cape Canaveral, OSIRIS-REx is an exciting mission that will travel to a near-Earth asteroid named Bennu and bring a sample back to Earth for study. The mission will ...

  • NOAA launches improved national streamflow forecast model

    In direct response to a call by the Obama administration for innovations in the conservation of domestic waterways earlier this year, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and its partners on Aug. 16 unveiled a comprehensive forecasting model to ...

  • CGG Launches TopSeis - The Solution for Imaging Shallow Reservoirs

    CGG announced today at ONS 2016 the launch of TopSeis™, the latest evolution in offshore broadband seismic, specifically designed to overcome the intrinsic lack of near offsets inherent in 3D towed-streamer seismic. Exacerbated by the use of progressively wider spreads to meet the industry’s quest for greater efficiency, the lack of near offsets leads to an inability to image shallow ...


    By CGG

  • Rock-solid carbon storage hopes rise

    Geologists have resolved one great problem about the capture of carbon dioxide from coal-fired or gas-fired power stations and its sequestration deep in the Earth, with what appears to be the prospect of rock-solid carbon storage. Once there in the right rock formations, there’s no reason why it should escape. That ...


    By Climate News Network

  • Scientists Deploy Seismographs in Napa Valley

    As the second anniversary of the August 24, 2014 South Napa earthquake approaches, U.S. Geological Survey scientists and volunteers, along with faculty and students from California State University, East Bay ...

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