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 Assessing terrain stability for infrastructure planning in permafrost environments

Challenge ID:

HCP-5306

Originator:

Onshore: Hatfield

Title:

Assessing terrain stability for infrastructure planning in permafrost environments.

Theme:

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

Consortium Lead:

C-CORE

Interviewed Company:

C-CORE

Geography:

ON.REG.03 - Canada

Challenge Description

What is not possible / not adequately addressed at present?

Need for support from geotechnical terrain stability assessments to determine optimal locations of future/planned infrastructure development (e.g. roads, well pads, and pipeline routes, etc.).

What effect does this challenge have on operations?

Reduce risk of infrastructure failure or cost of mobilization/demob if there is a need to relocate infrastructure in the future.

Thematic information requirements:

Surface motion (horizontal and vertical)

Terrain information

What do you currently do to address this challenge? 

How is this challenge conventionally addressed?

Geotechnical engineering based on surficial geology knowledge and borehole sampling.

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

Integrated ground movement detection.

Improved surficial sediment maps.

Improved permafrost models.

Higher resolution climate change models.

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

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

Has not been proven in operations but it is needed for long term infrastructure planning and for short term multi-year operations.  Also useful for logistics (transportation routes over frozen ground).

Challenge Classification

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

Climate / Topography / Urgency:

Pre-license:

2

Climate class:

Severe Mid-Latitude, polar

Exploration:

2

Topographic class:

Snow/Ice

Development:

3

Seasonal variations:

Any season

Production:

4

Impact area:

Environmental

Decommissioning:

0

Technology urgency:

2 - Short term (2-5 years)

Challenge Information Requirements

Update frequency:

Snapshot

Data currently used:

Aerial imagery, optical imagery, LiDAR, field assessments

Spatial resolution:

License

Thematic accuracy:

Not specific

Required formats:

Not specific

Timeliness (Vintage):

Reference data

Geographic extents:

Basin

Existing standards:

None


 

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