Multilevel system top hosing

G360 is a field-focused research institute and as such is always pushing the limits of existing methods and technologies for investigating the subsurface as well as developing new one along the way. Our team is always looking for new ways to gain insights from well established tools and methods and striving to make more advanced methods easier and more cost effective to deploy.

core in a core box

CORE DFN

COREDFN is a high resolution approach to matrix diffusion analysis developed by Dr. Beth Parker and patented by Cascade Drilling. COREDFN Matrix Diffusion Analysis provides key insights from core samples and open borehole experiments that strengthen interpretations of groundwater properties and parameters in complex fractured bedrock environments.

FLUTe linder installation

FLUTe Flexible Liners

FLUTe Flexible Liner Underground Technologies are used in conjunction with several of G360’s methods to allow for closed borehole tests of hydrologic properties. In particular, G360 had been experimenting with multiple methods of sensor deployment behind temporarily deployed FLUTe liners.

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Packer Testing

Packer tests allow hydraulic tests to be conducted in discrete subsurface intervals. This evolving field of groundwater science has lots to offer in terms of estimating hydraulic parameters, especially in fractured bedrock environments where bulk tests don’t provide enough insight.

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Portable Drills

Portable Drills open new opportunities for cost effective and highly mobile field investigation techniques. A little drilling can go a long way when you have the right tools and experience.