Installation of new observation wells at the Priddis Geophysical Observatory

Kevin W. Hall, Kevin L. Bertram, Malcolm B. Bertram, Eric V. Gallant, Gary F. Margrave, and Don C. Lawton


The Consortium for Research in Elastic Wave Exploration Seismology (CREWES), with support from Carbon Management Canada (CMC), has had two new observation wells drilled on University of Calgary land near Priddis, Alberta, bringing the total number of wells available for geophysical projects on the property to three. The new wells were permitted as geophysical test wells with a maximum depth of 149 m. One of the wells was successfully instrumented with forty-five 3C geophones at 3.06 m receiver spacing, as well as multi- and single-mode optical fibres. The wells will be used for geophysical research and teaching, including well-logging, vertical seismic profiles, cross-well seismic and microseismic. Well and equipment installations were completed October 30, 2013.

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