Application in geological and hydrological investigation

Geophysical survey techniques make it possible to map the geological structure of the subsurface to a depth of several kilometres. A continuous image of the underground is created without having to do numerous deep drillings or probings.

Possible applications of geophysical techniques in geological investigation are:

  • mapping the geological structure of the subsurface,
  • mapping dike composition,
  • mapping of impermeable (clay)layers,
  • mapping of aquifers,
  • determination of pleistocene-holocene transitions, 
  • detection of salt domes or caverns,
  • detection of deep oil and gas reservoirs,
  • Detection of conductive structures as for example mineral ores,
  • surveying of salty seepage water.