Survey teams that are sent into the field to take underground images of a piece of land must have proper tools in-hand to take measurements of the images they receive. Each of the new images that are taken must have a measurement attached to offer the greatest amount of information possible. Each industry listed below needs these measurements for very specific purposes.
Oil and Gas Exploration
Oil and gas companies need tomography images to determine where their next drilling or siphoning project will occur. However, the companies must know the size of the gas or oil fields they find. An image only tells the company the relative size of the oil field. Using items like the AGI Swift Smart Electrode System allows the oil company to measure the exact size of the oil field.
From these measurements, geologists can approximate the amount of oil in the field or the cubic feet of natural gas inside the field. These measurements help companies to measure how profitable a new project will be. Also, the company can measure how much land is available for building well heads, support buildings and refinery space.
Land Development Needs
Land developers must have accurate geophysical images of the land they have purchased, but these images must be interpreted properly. The images must be measured to determine how far a rock formation goes underground, and gaps in the soil can also be measured for area.
A company that wants to build a large skyscraper can determine if there is enough area for the underground support poles of an office building. The company can also approximate the area that is unsuitable for building. This area can be plotted by the company and designated for park space or dead space on their property.
Using geophysical images helps businesses make wise decisions, but measurements produced from these images help to make exacting decisions about the development itself. The profits gained from a new drilling project cannot be measured without equipment provided with the survey gear. Once these instruments are put into practice, companies can gain exact measurements from their images moments after the images are taken.