An electromagnetic survey (EM) has proven to be a cost-effective “screening tool” that can help to identify the lateral extent of drilling waste sumps, flare pits, salt impacts, pipeline spills and any other “inorganic” anomalies.
At Magara our goal is to provide the best quality service possible. As an owner/operator, we can meet your time deadlines and provide your EM31 or EM38 map usually within hours of scanning a location. In some cases we can generate a map onsite. Although the majority of our work has been Phase II ESA’s for abandoned wellsites, both EM instruments are a cost effective tool for scanning abandoned battery or gas plants, pipeline spills, or agricultural concerns.
As owner/operator Darcy has completed over 2000 EM survey maps. The majority being abandoned wellsites, however, oil batteries and gas plants, pipeline spills and agricultural assessments are also part of his experience. Owning and operating Phase II drill units for over 6 years also helps him have a strong understanding of the benefit and requirements to having a “quality” EM survey. Darcy has worked in all areas, from the southern Alberta and Saskatchewan prairies to remote locations in northern British Columbia, NWT, and the Yukon.
A comprehensive quality control plan is used to ensure that the data is of the highest quality and all error sources are minimized. QC tests are performed and all tools are calibrated following manufacturers procedures.
Ensuring proper PPE is worn, Darcy will walk with EM tool/GPS in an “s” pattern across the desired location. In some cases a Quad or sled is needed for larger sites or rough/wet terrain. The EM tools will collect the data for file creation which is then verified and converted to an easy to read map.
Interpretation services can be acquired optionally for either the EM31 or EM38 surveys and are performed by a professional geophysicist. An APEGGA stamped report is provided to the client with all interpretations. Additional interpretations or products can be provided on request.
Data integration is another important service provided by Magara. We can either integrate data from clients or provide data in a format that can be easily integrated with other results by the client’s personnel.