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 Planning and assessing borrow pits as source of aggregate material

 

 

Challenge ID:

HCP-5301

Originator:

Onshore: Hatfield

Title:

Planning and assessing borrow pits as source of aggregate material.

Theme:

ON 5.3: Logistics planning and operations - Facility siting, pipeline routing and roads development

Consortium Lead:

Arup

Interviewed Company:

Arup

Geography:

ON.REG.00 - Generic onshore

Challenge Description

What is not possible / not adequately addressed at present?

Identify suitable borrow pit locations with aim to reduce hauling distances, determine appropriate setbacks from sensitive areas (e.g. streams and lakes), and assess the volume of aggregate extracted.

What effect does this challenge have on operations?

Reducing costs and environmental impact by reducing haulage distance and traffic. Component of environmental management plan for operations that require aggregate and development of borrow pits. At decommissioning, regrade as necessary to establish safe slopes and restore the natural drainage to the area.

Thematic information requirements:

Lithology, structural geology,  surficial geology

Land use

What do you currently do to address this challenge? 

How is this challenge conventionally addressed?

Imagery analysis (aerial and satellite), resource/geological mapping, site visits- fieldwork

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

High resolution optical images and multispectral imagery

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

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

Mature technology with lots of choice of sensors

Challenge Classification

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

Climate / Topography / Urgency:

Pre-license:

0

Climate class:

Generic climate

Exploration:

1

Topographic class:

Not specific

Development:

3

Seasonal variations:

Any season

Production:

1

Impact area:

Cost reduction

Decommissioning:

2

Technology urgency:

2 - Short term (2-5 years)

Challenge Information Requirements

Update frequency:

Snapshot

Data currently used:

Landsat, ASTER, GoogleEarth, RapidEye, aerial photography

Spatial resolution:

License

Thematic accuracy:

Not specific

Required formats:

Not specific

Timeliness (Vintage):

Within a month

Geographic extents:

Basin, License

Existing standards:

None


 

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