Water Management for Mines

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“Step change” in subsurface technology for the mining industry

Schlumberger is the world's largest subsurface technology company with more than 85 years of history and annual revenue of more than $39 billion in 2011. Working with major mining companies, Schlumberger has been developing fit-for-purpose solutions focused on mine water management and subsurface characterization.

Schlumberger assists mines in implementing innovative workflows to improve operational performance through improved understanding of subsurface conditions and implementation of practical solutions. Our highly experienced professional teams have provided surface water, groundwater, geochemistry, and water engineering consulting services to more than 400 surface, underground, and in situ leach mining projects worldwide.

We have developed a reputation for technical excellence, knowledge of our clients' needs, and a practical, results-oriented approach. Schlumberger’s history of innovation and track record of process enhancement can be the needed step change for improving overall mine profitability.

Mine Water Management

Mine Water Feasibility Studies

Mine Water Permitting and Compliance

Groundwater Flow and Transport Simulation

Mine Subsurface Characterization


Pit Slope Depressurization

Mine Pumping Services

Solution and In Situ Mining

Heap Leach Monitoring

Geochemical and Waste Rock Assessment

Tailings Management

Mine Site Closure and Remediation

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Drilling Fluids

Drilling fluids formulated for borehole stability, core quality.

Dewatering Pump Systems

Customized pumping systems ideal for mine dewatering

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Increase Recovery for Heap Leach Operations with Near-Real-Time Data

Heap Leach
Innovation and advanced measurement technology bring step change to heap monitoring. Read case study

Mine Water Supply Challenged by Highly Complex Site

Flood Risk Management
Innovative modeling approach and control structures minimize the environmental impact and support environmental philosophy.
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Well Placement Technology for Mine Dewatering

Mine dewatering services
Advanced dewatering technologies to overcome existing challenges. Download brochure (2.51 MB PDF)