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CX-008605: Categorical Exclusion Determination

Geothermal Technology Advancement for Rapid Development of Resources in the U.S.
CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.2, B3.11
Date: 07/19/2012
Location(s): Texas
Offices(s): Golden Field Office

Bell Geospace, Inc. (BGI) would utilize DOE and cost share funds to (1) combine airborne full tensor gravity (FTG) and the z-axis tipper electromagnetic (ZTEM) deep penetrating, low frequency, passive electromagnetic exploration system onto one platform for simultaneous acquisition; (2) test the applicability of each of these technologies for geothermal exploration over a known geothermal deposit; (3) if the initial tests successfully show the usefulness of these combined technologies, test surveys would be acquired over a more "greenfield" area; and (4) use the ZTEM, FTG and Magnetic data that would also be acquired simultaneously to perform an integrated interpretation that can be used to determine whether or not a combined interpretation produces a higher confident geophysical model than any one of the technologies by itself.