Technology

GroundMetrics has developed a new class of land-based electromagnetic sensors, survey methods, and data analytics. Open new opportunities for your oilfield.

Fast. Simple. Precise.

eQube® CAPACITIVE ELECTRIC-FIELD IMAGING SENSOR

The patented eQube is a highly accurate, broadband, stable capacitive electric-field sensor that operates in a wide variety of environments and challenging terrains for both fast and long-term surveys.

  • The eQube sensors employ a chemically inert electrode plate that couples to the electric potential in the earth via capacitive coupling (rather than ionic exchange with the local earth). The coupling is a purely electromagnetic phenomenon, which has no temperature, ionic concentration or corrosion effects.
  • The eQube employs ultra-high impedance feedback techniques that provide a high level of immunity to the sensor-to-ground contact impedance, and thereby produce unprecedented measurement fidelity. The key performance characteristic is that the sensor output to a constant signal (its accuracy) does not vary with the ground resistance. This enables rapid deployment and stability in all terrains and changing ground environments caused by varying weather conditions, ground compaction, and ground fissuring.

Fast. Simple. Precise.

eQube® CAPACITIVE ELECTRIC-FIELD IMAGING SENSOR

The patented eQube is a highly accurate, broadband, stable capacitive electric-field sensor that operates in a wide variety of environments and challenging terrains for both fast and long-term surveys.

  • The eQube sensors employ a chemically inert electrode plate that couples to the electric potential in the earth via capacitive coupling (rather than ionic exchange with the local earth). The coupling is a purely electromagnetic phenomenon, which has no temperature, ionic concentration or corrosion effects.
  • The eQube employs ultra-high impedance feedback techniques that provide a high level of immunity to the sensor-to-ground contact impedance, and thereby produce unprecedented measurement fidelity. The key performance characteristic is that the sensor output to a constant signal (its accuracy) does not vary with the ground resistance. This enables rapid deployment and stability in all terrains and changing ground environments caused by varying weather conditions, ground compaction, and ground fissuring.

Superior data made even smarter.

Data Analytics, Machine Learning & Imaging

GroundMetrics uses proprietary data processing, modeling and 3D resistivity inversion code to form our platform technology offering. We’ve developed sophisticated data analytics platforms using machine learning to improve the quality of results. We employ near-surface and overburden cancellation techniques that remove “noise” from geological inhomogeneities between reservoir and surface to improve accuracy of the inversion/interpretation which is critical with sensors at the surface.

Accurate. Efficient. Dependable.

Eos™ Wireless 24-Bit Data Recorder

GroundMetrics uses an industry leading wireless data recorder to help form its platform technology offering. In-situ sensor calibration ensures the highest possible
precision and accuracy possible with modern electronics. GPS timing is included in data stream to ensure phase information for high-quality data. Additionally, the Eos™ stores massive
amounts of data making long-term deployment possible. The Eos™ records at an exceptionally high sample rate with 1000 samples per second per channel and hosts three channels per system allowing for orthogonal (Ex, Ey) acquisition as well as advanced noise cancellation. With its wireless interface, the Eos ™ provides real-time monitoring of sensor systems in the field.

Accurate. Efficient. Dependable.

Eos™ Wireless 24-Bit Data Recorder

GroundMetrics uses an industry leading wireless data recorder to help form its platform technology offering. In-situ sensor calibration ensures the highest possible
precision and accuracy possible with modern electronics. GPS timing is included in data stream to ensure phase information for high-quality data. Additionally, the Eos™ stores massive
amounts of data making long-term deployment possible. The Eos™ records at an exceptionally high sample rate with 1000 samples per second per channel and hosts three channels per system allowing for orthogonal (Ex, Ey) acquisition as well as advanced noise cancellation. With its wireless interface, the Eos ™ provides real-time monitoring of sensor systems in the field.

Maximize depth and lateral range.

TCS-30 Source

The TCS-30™ source is one of the key components that powers GroundMetrics’ proprietary formation specific Far Field Resistivity services. The TCS-30™ source leverages borehole casings to achieve unprecedented range of depth (commercially tested down to 13,000 feet) and wider (approximately one-mile diameter.) The TCS-30™ provides significant safety and cost advantages with low-power source technology that stimulates underground reservoirs at full depth and its configuration and deployment design maximize depth and lateral range.

Innovations that sense hidden potential

Intellectual Property

Our patented and proprietary EM sensor system sets us apart from the rest of the electromagnetic sensor industry. Our sensors, source configuration, and data processing and inversion techniques are patented across the world. The world’s most sensitive EM sensor, the eQube® is combined with sophisticated algorithms to maximize performance.