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 Identification of groundwater table to reduce potential issues during seismic activity

 

Challenge ID:

HCP-4208

Originator:

Onshore: Hatfield

Title:

Identification of groundwater table to reduce potential issues during seismic activity.

Theme:

ON 4.2: Environmental monitoring - Continuous monitoring of changes throughout the lifecycle

Consortium Lead:

RPS Group

Interviewed Company:

RPS Group

Geography:

ON.REG.03 - Canada

Challenge Description

What is not possible / not adequately addressed at present?

Seismic survey can involve drilling holes for geophones and explosives. Need to understand likelihood of creating a "flowing hole" based probability of drill hole intersecting the groundwater table.

What effect does this challenge have on operations?

A flowing hole will cause some localized flooding.

Thematic information requirements:

Lithology, structural geology,  surficial geology

Water quantity

What do you currently do to address this challenge? 

How is this challenge conventionally addressed?

Typically local knowledge is required, especially if the well is situated in or near a community. Holes are usually filled using bentonite (a highly water-absorbent clay) to prevent water flow within the well/drill hole. Flooding must be addressed if it does occur.

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

Use EO to help identify the level of the water table and combine with baseline information to assess prior impact.

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

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

Change detection with high-resolution optical may be able to locate new flowing holes.

Challenge Classification

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

Climate / Topography / Urgency:

Pre-license:

0

Climate class:

Generic climate

Exploration:

3

Topographic class:

Not specific

Development:

2

Seasonal variations:

Any season

Production:

2

Impact area:

Environmental

Decommissioning:

2

Technology urgency:

3 - Immediately (0-2 years)

Challenge Information Requirements

Update frequency:

Snapshot

Data currently used:

Field data (GPS) and observation

Spatial resolution:

License

Thematic accuracy:

Not specific

Required formats:

Not specific

Timeliness (Vintage):

Reference data

Geographic extents:

License

Existing standards:

None


 

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