Oil And Gas Services

The oil and gas industry is no stranger to the use of geophysical methods, and HGI has extensive experience in conducting large scale exploration style surveys using techniques such as gravity, magnetics, and 2D seismics.  Geophysics plays a critical role in the oil and gas industry where data are used by geophysical scientists to understand the presence, nature and size of subsurface rock layers and potential reservoirs within.

Additionally, HGI has developed a number of unique tools to monitor changing electrical properties during oil recovery. These tools use existing oil field infrastructure (injection and production wells) coupled with a dedicated geophysical data acquisition equipment to provide near ‘real’ time monitoring.

hydroGEOPHYSICS Inc. (HGI) has developed advanced geological monitoring technologies to help ensure the effective delivery of reagents to subsurface targets for the Oil & Gas industry.

Directly delivering reagents through an injection well is a common means to increase the efficiency of resource extraction in the oil industry.  Known as ‘Enhanced Oil Recovery’ (EOR), this technique can increase the amount of crude oil that can be extracted from an oil field. Geophysical monitoring, when coupled with EOR methods, can provide cost efficient volumetric information on rock and fluid properties in subsurface reservoirs, helping to understand the fate of the reagents and their intended target.  Monitoring changes in geophysical parameters creates a better understanding of dynamic subsurface processes and allows for oil recovery methods to be refined, thus optimizing injection strategies.

As secondary and tertiary recovery methods are implemented, they are accompanied by changing properties within the subsurface reservoir.  One significant change in the majority of recovery methods is in the conductivity of the reservoir.  Geophysical methods are used to record and monitor these changes over time.

To monitor injections, HGI built the GeotectionTM system – a state-of-the-art, 180-channel, geophysical monitoring system that can capture a complete snapshot of subsurface conditions (on average) every 20 minutes.  GeotectionTM, along with the latest advances in modeling algorithms, provides the high resolution imagery needed to capture dynamic changes within a reservoir.

HGI collaborates with partners on larger scale 3D seismic surveys for the oil and gas industry to provide data quality assurance and logistical services.


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The application of near-surface geophysical methods to the oil and gas industry in the areas of environmental monitoring, compliance, and characterization is growing.  HGI has proven itself time and again to be an innovative and solutions orientated geophysical consulting, services provider, and research organization dedicated to the oil and gas sector.  HGI has conducted numerous projects in the oil and gas sector covering a wide range of areas, including:

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