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Qteq has made substantial investments in commercialising Smart technologies that provide real-time, actionable data to boost resource productivity, reduce overall operating costs, preserve the environment and safeguard infrastructure, communities and ecosystems.
The particular Smart technologies developed, adapted or re-purposed by Qteq are chosen for their ability to drive substantive value creation and help automate environmental stewardship.
We provide our suite of products, systems and services across the Carbon, Capture & Sequestration (CCS), Surface & Groundwater, Coal Seam Gas, Mining and Oil & Gas, and Disaster Mitigation industries, and to councils and state governments.
To ensure we remain relevant to end users, we focus on delivering the latest Smart sensor and mitigation technologies, ruggedised to maintain superior operational reliability, complemented by world class deployment service excellence.
Surface water and groundwater are vital resources of social, agricultural, environmental and economic benefit, with known supplies dwindling through continuous population growth, agricultural intensification, and industrial expansion.
Hydrogeology studies play a critical role in locating, quantifying, protecting and managing the allocation of these dwindling supplies. These studies encompass the occurrence, distribution, movement and properties of water sources and their relationship with the environment within each phase of the hydrologic cycle.
Qteq provides a range of innovative technical solutions to help hydrogeologists develop an in-depth understanding of river flows, lakes, other surface water accumulations, the meteorological events that produce them, and the vertical and lateral extent of aquifers, aquifer flow potential, and to map groundwater movement into and out of these aquifers over time.
The aim of Carbon, Capture and Sequestration (CCS) is to prevent the release of large quantities of waste carbon dioxide (CO2), a greenhouse gas (GHG), into the atmosphere. Capture of CO2 emissions by heavy industry and from heating is considered a potential means of mitigating the impact of this GHG on climate change and ocean acidification.
To provide ongoing assurance to communities that the CO2 remains locked in place, subsequent long term rigorous monitoring of CCS sites is essential.
Qteq offers a range of products and services to help identify suitable geological formations for permanent CO2 sequestration, characterise in-situ injection conditions and map the subsequent migration of CO2 plumes throughout the disposal formation.
We can also monitor the long term integrity of overlying geological traps, as well as mechanical integrity of injection and monitoring wells.
Climate change is increasing the severity and frequency of extreme weather events. These events can cause natural disasters, such as floods and bush fires, that pose a risk to the environment, infrastructure, communities and ecosystems.
Qteq build ruggedized Sentinel monitoring and alert pods that provide situational awareness of both weather and terrain, and that are designed to alert and protect communities from the impacts of natural disasters.
The Sentinels relay critical information to state recovery and resilience agencies, infrastructure authorities and councils, for public dissemination and to guide disaster response plans.
Blue hydrogen is when natural gas is split into hydrogen and CO2, either by Steam Methane Reforming (SMR) or Auto Thermal Reforming (ATR), with the CO2 captured and sequestered (CCS).
The capture of a key greenhouse gas mitigates impact on the planet, with natural gas used as a feedstock rather than as a fuel to create a clean energy resource.
This resource can also be stored in deep underground formations.
The responsible and efficient development and production of hydrocarbon energy resources requires use of rugged subsurface measurement and monitoring sensors, well completions equipment and remediation systems.
A wide variety of sensor types, deployment methods and completion architectures isneeded to support a broad range of applications, with remediation technologies used to mitigate environmental impacts of fugitive emissions.
A variety of mining techniques is used to extract valuable minerals, usually found in ore bodies, lodes, veins, seams, reefs or placers. These include open pit mining, underground mining, solution mining and leach mining.
High grading such deposits involves extensive geophysical logging and gyroscopic surveys of exploration and blast holes. Geotechnical surveys are also conducted to monitor open pit slope stability, underground tunnel stability and stability of tailing dams.
Qteq offers an extensive range of geophysical, geomechanical and geotechnical logging and borehole imaging tools. These are operated from purpose-built wireline units to meet client and regulatory requirements.