BOREHOLE MAGNETIC RESONANCE FOR AQUIFER CHARACTERIZATION AND QUANTIFICATION OF FLOW PROPERTIES
Marcus Donaldson, Ph.d.
Thursday, June 20th, 2019
Part of GEotech field days
12:00 pm - 12:45 pm networking and FREe lunch buffet
12:45 pm - 1:30 pm presentation
geotech environmental equipment, Inc.
2650 E 40th Ave
Denver, co 80205
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Geotech Environmental Equipment, Inc.
2650 E 40th Ave
Denver, CO 80205
Magnetic resonance logging is a non-invasive, radiation-free technique that allows for direct quantification of aquifer characteristics including porosity, specific yield and retention, and hydraulic conductivity. This talk focuses on the technique’s growing use in groundwater studies and explains the principles of the measurement. Case studies will be presented to demonstrate the capabilities and avoidable pitfalls of borehole magnetic resonance. Technical considerations that should be undertaken when proposing the technology and interpreting the data will also be discussed.
Marcus Donaldson holds a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of California, Berkeley, where he studied novel magnetic resonance techniques and built a laser-based atomic magnetometer for remotely-detected imaging experiments utilizing hydraulic flow. After graduation, he worked for Schlumberger as a field engineer in Russia and Indonesia, before moving to a position as a Research Scientist. In that role he developed methods and instrumentation for downhole magnetic resonance measurements. He specializes in magnetic resonance hardware, pulse sequence design and interpretation, and characterization of porous media.
Dr. Donaldson has broad experience in well logging, laser physics, chemical analysis, and other magnetic resonance applications. He has even built medical MRI systems. He currently works with Qteq (an Australian instrumentation manufacturer and service company) in partnership with Mount Sopris Instruments, delivering porosity and permeability measurement solutions to customers in North America and beyond.