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Operations in Mountainous Areas
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Prospectiuni has close to 20 years of experience in hilly and mountainous terrain.

Our experience began when we were awarded concessions in Romania that were located in complex geological settings and since then we have continued to develop our expertise in rough terrain by improving our working process and expertise to overcome any challenges that we face.


Prospectiuni Operations in Mountainous Areas in Romania

1995-1996

The first two telemetry stations (input/output system type II) were acquired;




1997

Prospectiuni performed the first 2D geophysical data acquisition test in a mountain area on a straight profile;
1998-1999

Prospectiuni’s first project in tough terrain, hilly ground areas in East Moinesti, Bacau County;




2000

Completion of two 2D geophysical data acquisition projects in very difficult areas (almost completely wooded, with hard rocks on the surface and very limited access): Nereju area, Vrancea County, and Brates - Tazlau area, in Neamt County;
2001-2002

Prospectiuni performed its first large-scale 3D project in a hilly and mainly wooded area in the eastern part of the Getic Depression, Arges County;




2004-2005

Project in Obcinilor Bucovinei area, Brodina, Suceava County and Gura Ocnitei - Iedera, Dambovita County;




2006

Organization of the geophysical data acquisition project in Tazlau - Brates region;
2007

Operations in Moinesti, East Moinesti and Buzaului Mountains areas;
2008-2009

Operations carried out in Maramuresului Mountains;




2009

Introduction of Ground Hog compressed air drilling portable units;
2009-2010

Project in the Sub-Carpathians;




2009-2011

Operations progress in Brodina area in Bucovina, and in Vrancei Mountains;




2012

Geophysical data acquisition in Brodina area;
2013

Performance of a 3D geophysical data acquisition project of 206 km² in Brodina area, Suceava County, and a high-resolution 3D project in Balteni area, Gorj County.

Prospectiuni International Experience in Mountainous Areas

2003

The first international 3D project completed in the Palmyra region, Syria;
2010-2013

Several 2D and 3D geophysical data acquisition projects in the stony areas of Fes and Tadla in Morocco




2010-2011

3D geophysical data acquisition in western Portugal (on slopes covered with eucalyptus trees and in cultivated and urban areas) – 1st company to use the Sercel Unite cable-free system in Europe




2012

2012: 2D project in Tajikistan
2011-2012

Geophysical data acquisition projects in the forests in the south of Varna, Bulgaria




2012-2013

2D geophysical data acquisition project in the steep and wooded mountains of Georgia




Our 20 years of experience allows us to predict potential pitfalls and success factors when working in mountainous areas. We make sure to have a negligible impact on the environment by:

  • using existing roads for all field access;
  • using small quantities of explosives on each shot point;
  • making sure no deforestation takes place;
  • returning the field to its previous state.

To make sure that we complete these projects to the highest HSE standards while maintaining efficiency we have:

  • 70 Ground Hog portable units (compressed air drilling)
  • 84 self-storage units (hydraulic or auger drilling)
  • 15 MiniFor portable units (auger drilling)
  • 5 Wagon-Wheel portable units (compressed air drilling)
  • 48 Little Beaver portable units (auger drilling)

Having the right equipment is not the most important aspect in these projects. We also bring years of experience in planning and executing difficult projects across difficult terrain both in Romania and around the globe.