Passive Monitoring

Obtain the critical information required to better understand your problem

Geothermal, Passive MonitoringWhen facing a challenge, such as a salt dome collapse, Passive Monitoring is a powerful tool that can provide a wealth of information. We offer significant expertise in network design and provision of passive monitoring strategies aimed at monitoring specific aspects of subsurface processes. We will perform a background seismic study aimed at acquiring the data required to image a specific environment, such as: 

  • Cap Rock Integrity
  • Wellbore Integrity
  • Subsidence Monitoring
  • Life-of-Field
  • Structural Monitoring
  • Geothermal Monitoring

We are the leading provider of seismic equipment to governments and universities around the world and one of the very few companies with the expertise to deliver reliable results. When choosing Nanometrics, you will be selecting the same services and equipment as used by the BC Oil and Gas Commission, Natural Resources Canada and USGS.


Case Study - The Bayou Corne, LA, Salt Dome Collapse 

Bayou Corne Sinkhole, LA, Passive Seismic Stations

The collapse of the Napoleonville Salt Dome in August 2012 produced a large sinkhole located 1300 feet from the community of Bayou Corne in Assumption Parish, Louisiana. Community residents and state officials, including the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources, were concerned about gas leaks, subsidence and earthquakes. As a key component of the ongoing seismic monitoring study, we were contracted to install a turnkey permanent seismic array with high-performance broadband seismometers for scientists and local authorities to closely monitor the seismic activity in the area.

>> For the full Case Study, go to Technical Resources