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.
Effectively manage water quantity, quality, and timing while controlling adverse hydrological impacts.
Assess mine water operations by integrating hydrogeologic options with the needs of infrastructure, site layout, regulations, and mineral economics.
Deliver guideline requirements for prompt approvals by using permitting and engineering services that satisfy local, national, and international guidelines.
Obtain robust predictions of future groundwater conditions using the ideal combination of current public modeling codes and our proprietary internal flow codes.
Take advantage of accurate and timely in situ analysis for safe and cost effective mine operations using our subsurface characterization technology.
Improve operating efficiency, reduce risks, and reduce costs by drawing on our dewatering expertise, downhole technology, and mine water management programs.
Improve pit slope performance by relying on clear and integrated understanding of engineering geology, groundwater, and mine design.
Quantify mining performance through subsurface characterization and monitoring.
Capitalize on the benefits of understanding the inner workings of your heap leach pad by using a combination of advanced technologies.
Meet strict water quality standards by leveraging our regulatory advisory experience as well as our extensive experience from pre-feasibility to closure.
Manage tailing facilities responsibly beginning in the site selection stage through to closure.
Bring advanced solutions to fruition—from the conceptual closure plan through to long-term monitoring.
Drilling fluids formulated for borehole stability, core quality.
Customized pumping systems ideal for mine dewatering