Drone-Based Magnetic Surveying for a Better Vantage Point
UAV Exploration pioneered Drone-Based Magnetic Surveying for well-locating, making traditional well-finding a thing of the past.
Locate abandoned wells with UAV magnetic surveying
Our multi-phase approach ensures large and complex abandoned well-locating projects can be accomplished efficiently and completely. Pinpoint accuracy of the location data for wells results in informed decision-making on how to address wells, facilitating their proper management and minimizing associated health, environmental and economic impact risks they represent.
Our Proven Process
We begin by helping our clients navigate the requirements of a comprehensive abandoned well survey and craft the appropriate plan based on the latest regulations.
Site Visit & Scan
Next, we employ USA-built UAV platforms and magnetometer systems, flown by expert-level operators to collect high resolution aeromagnetic data over the entire site.
Once aerial data collection is complete, our in-field data experts identify all well-like targets for further investigation.
Verify & Pinpoint Targets
Our crews then conduct a comprehensive ground-based survey to verify targets of interest. Various ground-based methods are employed, up to and including excavation.
Finally, our team will custom tailor the deliverables package to suit your needs and help you walk through findings with regulators.
We recognize each abandoned well survey has unique requirements. Our goal is to be your turn-key solution provider, ensuring all your specific project demands are met.
A modern solution to an age-old problem
Over the last century, abandoned and orphaned oil and gas wells have become a significant headache for developers due to safety, health, environmental, and economic concerns. So, it’s no wonder developers building in oil and gas country feel compelled to locate and deal with these wells before they break ground on new projects.
State well databases are notoriously inaccurate, outdated, and incomplete. Missing records, changing landscapes, and limited resources make accurately locating old wells a difficult task. Not anymore. At last, developers with substantial land portfolios have a solution.
Fast, accurate abandoned well-finding, at scale, isn’t just possible, it’s a reality.
UAV Exploration Inc. is a geophysical services provider specializing in Unmanned Aerial Magnetic Surveying. Our crews have safely performed hundreds of magnetic survey missions across the US, having located and mapped thousands of abandoned and orphaned wells and counting.
- Support local health and well-being. Protect the surrounding community from harmful vapors and water pollution that could lead to health risks caused by contamination.
- Promote a sustainable environment. Safeguard well infrastructure, reducing the risk of accidents from structural failures, minimizing greenhouse gas emissions, and improving air quality.
- Safeguard financial resources. Simplify the remediation, plugging, and environmental cleanup of abandoned wells, while unlocking land development potential and enhancing property values.
Why UAV magnetometer surveys are so critical
Besides the obvious environmental imperative, our UAV magnetometer surveys assist a variety of clients in satisfying regulations relating to locating abandoned oil & gas wells.
UAV magnetometer surveys assist solar farm and renewable energy developers in identifying and addressing abandoned wells, supporting site assessment, safety measures, regulatory compliance, infrastructure design, cost estimation, environmental sustainability, and long-term operations. These surveys contribute to responsible development practices, mitigate risks, and promote the successful implementation of renewable energy projects.
UAV magnetometer abandoned well surveys support CCS developers in satisfying regulations on Class VI sequestration projects. These surveys contribute to responsible risk mitigation in locating unknown wells that could act as a pathway for CO2 to reach the surface.
UAV magnetometer surveys assist oil and gas companies in identifying and managing abandoned wells for asset management, safety, regulatory compliance, environmental stewardship, operational efficiency, portfolio evaluation, and cost estimation. These surveys support responsible resource development, mitigate risks, and help companies effectively manage their operations and environmental impact.
UAV magnetometer surveys help developers better meet safety and other regulations, plan efficiently, estimate costs, and engage the community. They promote responsible development, hazard prevention, successful project execution, and environmental sustainability.
UAV magnetometer surveys assist environmental and natural resource agencies in locating abandoned wells to ensure public safety, environmental protection, efficient resource allocation, legacy well management, and informed land-use planning. These surveys play a crucial role in developing accurate well-databases, managing and mitigating risks associated with abandoned wells and facilitating responsible governance of natural resources.
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Engage the True Leaders in UAV Magnetic Surveys
We recognize each abandoned well survey has unique requirements. Our goal is to provide a turn-key solution for our clients to ensure their specific project demands are met.