CGG Joins Mine Tailings Monitoring Research Project Led by Amira

Added: 26th January 2021 by CGG

CGG has become a member of Amira, an independent global not-for-profit organisation representing members from the mineral resources industry seeking to enhance, sustain and deliver transformational R&D, innovation and implementation to the benefit of society.

As part of its membership, CGG’s Minerals & Mining group is sponsoring an independent industry research program developed in response to several recent and well-documented accidents and catastrophic failures at mine tailings storage facilities (TSF). The program will evaluate the suitability of a range of monitoring technologies for giving advance warning of dam instability based on the analysis and modelling of data collected at TSFs provided by key mining company sponsors. CGG will participate by contributing satellite remote sensing data, passive seismic survey equipment from its Sercel equipment division and associated geophysical data processing expertise.

High-resolution satellite image showing the extent of the mine tailings failure that occurred at Cadia mine in Australia on 9th March 2018. The post-failure image was captured by the Pleiades satellite on 17th March 2018. Copyright © CNES 2018, Distribution Airbus DS.