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Papua New Guinea Pipe Route Survey, NT

Jan 01, 2005 oemg digital geophysics and geotechnical studies GT3 Themes 2 Months Spent

A pipe route survey was conducted between Cape York and Papua New Guinea for Exxon Mobil. The survey comprised Aquares Resistivity, pinger and Side Scan Sonar Surveys being undertaken simultaneously. A geotechnical post survey was then conducted with borehole locations and numbers being optimised using the geophysical results. Aquares data proved to be fundamental to analysing the results to provide the best outcomes for the client.

In general, excellent correlations were noted between the resistivity and the seismic studies. However, in areas where cap rocks (calcarenites) were present and the acoustic systems failed to provide data, the Aquares system continued to function flawlessly.