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 Understanding hydrogeology

 

Challenge ID:

HCP-2102

Originator:

Onshore: Hatfield

Title:

Understanding hydrogeology.

Theme:

ON 2.1: Surface Geology Mapping - Mapping geological features

Consortium Lead:

Arup

Interviewed Company:

Arup

Geography:

ON.REG.00 - Generic onshore

Challenge Description

What is not possible / not adequately addressed at present?

Need to obtain understanding of hydrogeology, such as: water supply; artesian conditions; high groundwater table; seepage; contaminant plume migration; hot / thermal springs.

What effect does this challenge have on operations?

Reduces uncertainty, improves decision making for field development. Early identification of constraints and opportunities.

 

Thematic information requirements:

Water quality

Water quantity

Lithology, structural geology,  surficial geology

What do you currently do to address this challenge? 

How is this challenge conventionally addressed?

Topographic mapping, aerial photographic interpretation, field mapping, walkover surveys and fly-by surveys, ground and groundwater investigations, water well monitoring

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

Climate and environmental condition specific.

LiDAR in densely vegetated areas where surface cannot be observed. Satellite and aerial imagery / DEMs. Thermal imaging. Geophysics.

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

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

EO can complement ground-based and airborne techniques and provide wider geographic coverage at lower cost.

Challenge Classification

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

Climate / Topography / Urgency:

Pre-license:

1

Climate class:

Generic climate

Exploration:

3

Topographic class:

Not specific

Development:

3

Seasonal variations:

Any season

Production:

2

Impact area:

Environmental, Health and Safety, Cost reduction

Decommissioning:

2

Technology urgency:

2 - Short term (2-5 years)

Challenge Information Requirements

Update frequency:

Snapshot

Data currently used:

Air photo interpretation

DEM analysis (ASTER, SRTM, High res optical DEM)

Radar

Google Earth

Spatial resolution:

Regional to License

Thematic accuracy:

Not specific

Required formats:

Not Specific

Timeliness (Vintage):

Reference data

Geographic extents:

License

Existing standards:

None


 

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