Groundmetrics, Inc.

3954 Murphy Canyon Rd., Suite D207 Array
San Diego, CA 92123

SBIR Award Summary

Total Number of Awards 6
Total Value of Awards $3.47MM
First Award Date 01/01/12
Most Recent Award Date 04/10/17

Key Personnel

Last Name Name Awards Contact
Hibbs Andrew Hibbs 3 Message
Guy Gayle Guy 6 Message
Wilt Michael Wilt 2 Message
MacLennan Kris MacLennan 1 Message

6 Awards Won

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Department of Energy
Topic: 13b
Budget: 04/10/17 - 04/09/19

It is important to understand where CO2 goes when it is stored underground. This project will productize a novel method to detect and observe these changes over time. A low‐cost monitoring system could positively impact the economics of CO2 storage and reduce the risk to the public of potential leaks.

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Department of Energy
Topic: 13b
Budget: 04/10/17 - 04/09/19

This project will develop a new way to efficiently assess casings in oil and gas wells. Breached and corroded casings can leak contaminants into soil and water. The proposed system will give oil and gas production companies a quick and efficient way to identify potentially problem wells.

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Department of Energy
Topic: 13b
Budget: 02/19/16 - 08/21/16

Among the most serious issues facing the oil and gas industry is the condition of older wells. Once a well has been in use for some time the casing and cement are subject to chemical aging and corrosion and this weakens the well. In addition if a well is used for production, near‐well saturation changes can result in local ground compaction and ...

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Department of Energy
Topic: 13B-2014
Budget: 01/01/14 - 12/31/14

Assuring the longterm, safe storage of CO2 requires the development of effective monitoring strategies that have minimal environmental impact. Models show measuring the resistivity contrast between injected CO2 and the host reservoir offers a means to image directly CO2 volume and saturation in situ, with the highest accuracy, while producing no...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Department of Energy
Topic: 13 B-2013
Budget: 01/01/13 - 12/31/13

Mapping the distribution of CO2 injected into a subsurface formation is a critical requirement for monitoring, verification, and accounting (MVA) of CO2 sequestration. Most proposed schemes involve injecting CO2 into a brine aquifer multiple kilometers below ground. There is presently no existing remote sensing technology that can reliably and r...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Department of Energy
Topic: 17 C-2012
Budget: 01/01/12 - 12/31/12

Most schemes currently proposed for carbon sequestration rely on storing CO2 in a supercritical state in deep saline reservoirs where buoyancy forces drive the injected CO2 upward in the aquifer until a seal is reached. The permanence of this type of sequestration depends entirely on the long-term geological integrity of the seal. In this SBIR ...