Clients

Geofirma, LLC – (Geofirma.com) Provided hydraulic testing of 14 intervals in 7 geologic units in a 500-m borehole and performed analysis of all the transient-pressure data to provide the associated hydraulic parameter estimates.  All tests were performed in extremely low-permeability formations in southern Ontario, Canada, in support of a permit change application. Testing of this borehole included the development and deployment of a straddle-packer hydraulic testing tool, a custom data-acquisition system, and a mobile integrated aquifer testing & analysis (MIATA) platform from which all testing activities were conducted.

Intera Engineering/Geofirma, LLC – (Geofirma.com) Provided hydraulic testing in five deep (over 3000’) boreholes and two shallow (<1000’) and the associated analysis to provide hydraulic parameter estimates in the vicinity of the proposed deep geologic low & intermediate-level nuclear waste repository near Kincardine, Ontario, Canada.  Testing of these boreholes included the development and deployment of a straddle-packer hydraulic testing tool and mobile integrated aquifer testing & analysis (MIATA) platform from which all testing activities were conducted.  As part of this project, over 400 hydraulic tests were conducted in over 200 individual isolated intervals.

INTERA, Inc. – Conducted constant-rate and constant-pressure gas injection tests in 12 unsaturated boreholes (three vertical well pairs and three slanted well pairs) located on the Waste Control Specialists facility near Eunice, NM.  This project involved developing a specialized DAS, HTTs, and instrumentation to conduct successful hydraulic tests in the extremely low-permeability formations.  Special analysis techniques were developed and implemented in nSIGHTS to appropriately analyze the resulting pressure responses.

Sandia National Laboratories – Provided general hydrogeologic characterization, hydraulic testing, and analysis support associated with the continued effort to better understand the hydrogeology in the vicinity of the WIPP Site located near Carlsbad, NM.

Joe McKown – Conducted a high-rate hydraulic test near Tatum, NM, and associated analysis of the water-level response data to provide hydraulic parameter estimates and long-term sustainable yield of a well(s) in support of a property sale.

East Torrance Soil and Water Conservation District – Development of a geospatial database of hydrogeologic data and information associated with the Estancia Underground Water Basin.

Duggar Trust – Conducted hydrogeologic characterization activities in support of applications to appropriate groundwater from the northern Tularosa Underground Water Basin in Lincoln County, NM.  This project involved conducting and analyzing hydraulic tests from multiple wells, developing numerical groundwater models to assess the impacts of the proposed withdrawals on existing water rights in the vicinity, producing expert reports articulating the results of the investigations, and providing expert testimony in support of the application.

Estancia Basin Water Planning Committee – Conducting hydrogeologic data collection and assimilation within the Estancia Underground Water Basin.

Good Sawyer Development, LLC – Conducted hydrogeologic characterization activities in support of applications to appropriate groundwater from the northern Tularosa Underground Water Basin in Lincoln County, NM.  This project involved conducting and analyzing hydraulic tests from multiple wells, developing numerical groundwater models to assess the impacts of the proposed withdrawals on existing water rights in the vicinity, producing expert reports articulating the results of the investigations, and providing expert testimony in support of the application.

SRK Consulting – Providing training in the use of the numerical well-test analysis code, nSIGHTS, to allow for analysis of more complex and non-ideal testing results.

Taisei Kiso Sekkei Co., Ltd. – Provided training in the use of the numerical well-test analysis code, nSIGHTS, at the Technical Research Institute in Uenohara, Japan.

Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute (KAERI) - Designed and fabricated a custom portable data-acquisition system for use in KAERI’s hydraulic testing field program. Provided training in the use of the numerical well-test analysis code, nSIGHTS.