Geophysical Surveys Articles

  • Identification of Archeological Remnants

    Czorsztyn Castle, Poland 2D Electrical Imaging Objective Study area was within the ruins of the 14th century Czorsztyn Castle, located in the boundaries of Pieniny National Park (southern Poland). The main goal of this research was to check if one of the stone wall residues continues under the ground surface. Additionally, an attempt was ...


    By Advanced Geosciences, Inc.

  • A novel approach for providing potable water in rural Sodwana Bay, northern Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa

    Many people living in the Sodwana area of South Africa do not have access to potable water. Groundwater is the best source of fresh water for the rural community. Potable water in the Zululand coastal plain, Sodwana, South Africa can be enhanced by: (i) providing detailed information on the aquifer system using geophysics; (ii) providing information on groundwater quality and its efficient ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Case Study - The Oluz Mound Archaeological Site Investigation

    Amasya, Turkey The Oluz Mound is a very important ancient Turkish settlement with a history stretching back 4,500 years BC. Objective To help an on going arcaeological excavations and to show possible structural extensions or new remains on the side by using the Geophysical Electrical Resistivity Tomography (ERT) imaging method. ...


    By Advanced Geosciences, Inc.

  • Case Study - Pipeline Subsidence

    Looking for sinkholes Pyramid Environmental recently performed a geophysical investigation for the National Park Service at Carlsbad Caverns National Park in Carlsbad, NM. The survey used electrical resistivity mapping (ER) to look for potential underground caves or caverns near an area designated for the construction of an underground utility line. A 2D resistivity survey ...


    By Advanced Geosciences, Inc.

  • Geo Drilling International: Hands-On

    Boart Longyear has launched a core-orientation system made for drillers, by drillers Although critical for mapping exploration and minesite development, core orientation is part of the drilling process that has experienced only incremental product improvements through small changes to the process and equipment. Boart Longyear has now introduced TruCore, a first-inindustry integrated ...


    By Boart Longyear Inc.

  • Surface borehole resistivity survey case study 1

    Surface borehole method can be used to effectively maximise the value of existing boreholes. This is because surface-boreholre method can give operator more geological and geophysical information around the borehole. For example, we did a surface-borehole survey, where there was already well-known mineralisation existing between 60-80m in Figure one and 100-115m. The inversion resistivity ...

  • Seismic refraction and MASW case study

    Proposed Gatun Bridge, Colon, Panama The Autoridad del Canal de Panama (ACP) conducted a geotechnical investigation along the footprint of a proposed bridge crossing of the Panama Canal, north of the Gatun Lock. As part of the geotechnical study, GeoView, Spotlight Geophysics and ATI Panamericana were tasked to provide seismic P-wave and S-wave velocity structure of the subsurface. The ...


    By GeoView, Inc.

  • Using GPR to map rebar and post tension cables case study

    Building Renovation - Boston, MA Our client was tasked to install new plumbing lines as part of a building renovation. This task involved drilling cores through each floor of the building. Geoview was contracted to locate the rebar and post tension cables to determine safe coring locations. The geophysical investigation was conducted using Mala and GSSI Structure Scan ground ...


    By GeoView, Inc.

  • Seismic reflection, seismic crosshole and ground penetrating radar case study

    Geophysical Investigation of the Crosstown Expressway. Tampa, FL In April, 2004 Pier 97 which supported an elevated roadway in Tampa, FL was vertically displaced (collapsed) approximately 10 feet (ft). At the time of the collapse it was not known whether the collapse was associated with geological conditions at the site, specifically karst conditions, or whether is was associated with a ...


    By GeoView, Inc.

  • Residential sinkhole investigation csae study

    Hernando County, Florida Geophysical techniques are commonly used as part of geotechnical investigations for sinkhole claims of residential structures. GeoView, Inc. has performed thousands geophysical surveys for residential sinkhole investigations throughout Florida, Tennessee and Georgia. The investigations involve performing ground penetrating radar (GPR) and/or electrical ...


    By GeoView, Inc.

  • Mapping sediment thickness case study

    Polk County, Florida Bathymetric and sub-bottom surveys were conducted within a clay settling pond at a Phosphate mine in Central Florida. Prior to the geophysical survey, a depression or slump had formed along the northern dam of the pond. The purpose of the study was to map various sediment layers within the pond to help determine if the depressions or slumps were related to sinkhole ...


    By GeoView, Inc.

  • Geological characterization case study

    Oil Storage Terminal Grand Bahama Island, Bahamas GeoView, Inc. performed a geophysical investigation across a 65-acre area where large bulk oil storage tanks were planned for construction. The purpose of the investigation was to evaluate the condition of the underlying limestone, which from previous work was known to be suspect in certain areas. Of primary ...


    By GeoView, Inc.

  • MT & Gravity Survey in Delvina, Albania - Case Study

    MT & Gravity Survey In November 2012, SeismoTech s.ltd. was awarded a Gravity and Magnetotelluric survey in the Delvina Area (SW Albania), by Stream Oil & Gas Ltd. The scope of this project was to enrich with additional geophysical information the Delvina Gas field area, in order to conclude on optimum locations for well-drilling. The Delvina Gravity and ...


    By SeismoTech Ltd

  • Integration & Joint Interpretation of Passive Seismic Tomography, Gravity and MT Data - Case Study

    Integration & Joint Interpretation of Passive Seismic Tomography, Gravity and MT Data The scope of this project was an integrated interpretation of the Passive Seismic Tomography, Gravity and Magnetotelluric data, acquired in the Delvina Gas field area in the context of the according geophysical surveys. Although the Delvina Gas field has a marginal production, the only ...


    By SeismoTech Ltd

  • Results of AMT survey at Patomsky crater case study

    The Patomsky crater is located in east part of the Irkutsk region (Russia). This geological object has anomaly appearance and is discordant placed relative to hosting geological structure. The crater has been discovered in 1949 during routine geological survey of the territory by geologist V.V. Kolpakov. The drastic investigations of Patomsky crater by modern technology have begun since 2006. The ...

  • The Mycenaean drainage works of north Kopais, Greece: a new project incorporating surface surveys, geophysical research and excavation

    The attempt to drain the Kopais Lake was one of the most impressive and ambitious technical works of prehistoric times in Greece, inspiring myths and traditions referring to its construction and operation. The impressive remnants of the Mycenaean hydraulic works represent the most important land reclamation effort during prehistoric Greek antiquity, thus attracting the attention of the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Integrated Geophysics: GPR and EMI surveys at an air force base

    PROJECT: GPR and EMI surveys at closed metallic waste disposal sites LOCATION: Hill Air Force Base Annex near Ogden, Utah PROJECT DESCRIPTION: Designed and performed a GPR survey in tandem with an EM-31 terrain conductivity survey regarding two suspected Mg/Th aeronautical debris dump sites at an Air Force base in Utah.  Survey was designed to ...


    By ECA Geophysics

  • Seismic Reflection Method

    Compiled and rigorously edited stacking velocity data to produce velocity maps at specified travel time intervals. These maps were verified to be extremely accurate, enabling exploration staff at AMOCO Production's Alaska North Slope group to make much needed time-depth conversions. Produced time-structure Maps via interpretation of Gulf Coast seismic reflection data while employed with Conoco, ...


    By ECA Geophysics

  • Integrated Geophysics: Magnetic / EMI surveys at an air force base

    PROJECT: EMI and Magnetic surveys at closed waste disposal sites LOCATION: Holloman Air Force Base near Alamogordo, New Mexico PROJECT DESCRIPTION: Designed and performed total-field magnetometer surveys in tandem with EM-31 terrain conductivity (EMI) surveys of approximately 53 acres of closed landfills at an Air Force base in New Mexico.  Survey ...


    By ECA Geophysics

  • Integrated Geophysics: GPR and EMI surveys at an air force site in the Mojave desert

    PROJECT: GPR and EMI surveys at closed waste disposal sites LOCATION: Cuddeback Air-to-Ground Gunnery Range in the Mojave Desert near Ridgecrest, California PROJECT DESCRIPTION: Designed and performed a GPR survey in tandem with an EM-31 terrain conductivity survey of nine closed landfilling areas at an abandoned Air Force gunnery range located in the ...


    By ECA Geophysics

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