The Getech Group Delivers Insights into African Lakes from Space

By March 16, 2017 News No Comments

Getech, providers of natural resources exploration data and information expertise, has recently developed a new gravity data product that will enhance explorationists’ understanding of the East African Rift.AfricanLakes400

Potential fields data have proved particularly successfully within this environment and numerous oil companies have cited how the use of this type of information has had direct positive impacts on their exploration campaigns.

Getech experts have used a technically innovative method to create these new datasets by converting lake surface satellite altimeter measurements to gravity.  The raw data was obtained from latest measurements collected by theCryosat-2 and Jason-1 satellites which were then combined with previously acquired GEOSAT data.

This unique combination of data and expertise – the Getech team had to work out how to process a different satellite mode from Cryosat-2 – has created information that is of a sufficient density to produce real insight for explorationists.

Getech has created these insight-products, advanced processing packages and linked onshore data for Lake Albert, Lake Edward, Lake Malawi, Lake Mweru, Lake Rukwa, Lake Tanganyika, Lake Turkana and Lake Victoria.

Simon Campbell, Head of Gravity and Magnetic Solutions for Getech explains more about how and why his company has developed these new data products; “translating our processing methods developed in open oceans to inland lakes has been a significant technical leap forward.  This advancement, combined with the increased data density has resulted in us providing complete coverage and insight over these inland lakes; an environment where we have seen potential fields play a key role in exploration.”

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