Mining/Oil & Gas Services

OVERVIEW

Life Cycle Geo provides a broad range of technical services to the mining and oil and gas sectors in the areas of geology, geochemistry and the data sciences, across the project life cycle. If you are interested in any of our services and would like to learn more, please contact Life Cycle Geo.

MINING SERVICES

LCG has worked across the mine project life cycle for numerous clients across the globe. We specialize in advanced data collection and analysis techniques which include comprehensive materials characterization, water quality evaluation, predictive modeling, and interpretation of large, complex geochemical and geologic datasets (learn more about how machine learning can be used to optimize the mine project life cycle).

EXPLORATION

  • Identification of regional, district and deposit scale targets
  • Ore deposit paragenesis studies
  • Management, QA/QC and interpretation of:
    • Geologic, geochemical, and petrographic data
    • Geophysical data
    • Structural data
  • Mineral resource estimation (including NI 43-101 compliance)

FEASIBILITY, DESIGN & PERMITTING

  • Metallurgical and mineral processing studies
  • Environmental studies
    • Waste rock characterization: acid rock drainage and metal leaching potential
    • Long-term water quality predictions: pit lakes, waste rock, heap leach and tailings facilities
    • Permitting support, with experience in a variety of jurisdictions:
      • All U.S. states
      • NEPA/EIS
      • Global (ESIA, EIA etc.)

OPERATION

  • Metallurgical and mineral processing support
  • Mine waste management
  • Site wide water management
  • Impacted water assessment:
    • Source determination
    • Fate and transport
    • Remediation and treatment design

CLOSURE

  • Cover material evaluation
  • Post-closure water quality prediction

OIL & GAS SERVICES

LCG has deep expertise in characterizing and understanding the behavior of water, soil/rock, and gas in the deep subsurface, and uses this to solve a wide variety of problems for our clients. Our services range from providing support for isolated well issues to providing comprehensive water management support for regional plays throughout the project life cycle.

UPSTREAM / E&P SERVICES

  • Evaluation of fouling, scaling, souring and plugging in wells and facilities
  • Flowback chemistry analysis
  • Evaluation of source rock
    • Organic (TOC, kerogen type, thermal maturity, organofacies, kinetics, biomarker fingerprinting)
    • Inorganic (mineralogy, lithology, diagenetic processes)

ENVIRONMENTAL AND WATER MANAGEMENT SERVICES

  • Permitting and baseline characterization
  • Water supply evaluation
  • NORM assessment
  • Forensics
    • Stray-gas analysis
    • Spill source identification
  • Evaluation of waste storage and disposal alternatives:
    • Surficial (e.g., pond water quality evaluation)
    • Underground (e.g., deep well injection compatibility studies)
  • Remediation