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 Identify soft ground to reduce environmental impacts

Challenge ID:

HCP-1210

Originator:

Onshore: Hatfield

Title:

Identify soft ground to reduce environmental impacts.

Theme:

ON 1.2: Seismic Planning - Identification of adverse terrain for trafficability

Consortium Lead:

RPS Group

Interviewed Company:

RPS Group

Geography:

ON.REG.00 - Generic onshore

Challenge Description

What is not possible / not adequately addressed at present?

Soft ground  susceptible to land use impacts such as rutting from equipment movement. Need to reduce environmental impacts of surveys.

 

What effect does this challenge have on operations?

Environmental footprint issue if damage is not minimized. Operational costs can increase due to compensation for damage to land and/or efficiency of surveys.

Thematic information requirements:

Terrain information

Lithology, structural geology,  surficial geology

Water quantity

What do you currently do to address this challenge? 

How is this challenge conventionally addressed?

Local knowledge and reconnaissance. Avoid operations in rainy season in tropical countries.

What kind of solutions do you envisage could address this challenge?

Weather forecasts to predict wet season end / conditions. Surface water extent and soil moisture information.

What is your view on the capability of technology to meet this need?

Are you currently using EO tech? If not, why not?

None

Challenge Classification

Impact on Lifecycle (0=none, 4=high):

Climate / Topography / Urgency:

Pre-license:

1

Climate class:

Tropical humid, Mild Mid-Latitude

 

Exploration:

3

Topographic class:

Agricultural

Development:

1

Seasonal variations:

Wet season focus

Production:

1

Impact area:

Cost reduction, Environmental

Decommissioning:

1

Technology urgency:

3 - Immediately (0-2 years)

Challenge Information Requirements

Update frequency:

Snapshot

Data currently used:

High resolution imagery

Spatial resolution:

License

Thematic accuracy:

Not specific

Required formats:

Not Specific

Timeliness (Vintage):

Reference data

Geographic extents:

Basin

Existing standards:

None