The Abu Dhabi Geophysical Services Company (ADGS) is a pioneering private company established in Iraq by Iraqi qualified experts. Our main objective is to provide various types of services in the field of geophysical exploration; covering all activities involved in petroleum and mineral exploration industry, as well as those involved in engineering geophysics.
The members of ADGS have more than 35 years of academic and hands on experience in geophysical activities. This experience ranges around:

  • Ex-management of past geophysics-related companies.
  • 2D & 3D seismic data processing.
  • Field gravity, magnetic and refraction seismic surveying.
  • Executing geophysical projects for various governmental and private sectors.
  • Geophysical consultations.
  • Publishing of geophysical papers and reports.
  • Conducting geophysical studies and supervising specialized research studies.
  • Carrying out training courses in geophysical fields.
Our scope of activities is positioned within the following:
  • Providing technical consultation in petroleum exploration and engineering geophysics projects.
  • Participation in constructing pre-plan reports including seismic surveydesign processes.
  • Carrying out procedures for quality assurance and quality control (QC) in seismic exploration work.
  • Implementing geophysical techniques for engineering purposes.
  • Buying, selling and renting of geophysical equipments.
  • Providing lab & field equipment for geophysical work and research.
  • Organizing specialized training courses in the field of geophysical work.
Our scope of services within this field lies in the following:

Environmental Studies
The academic field which systematically studies human interaction with the environment. It is a broad interdisciplinary field of study that includes the natural environment, built environment, and the sets of relationships between them.
  • Environmental impact assessment studies.
  • Rain and Dust data collection and analysis.
  • Air and Water contamination studies.
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Hydrological Studies
Studies of the movement, distribution, and quality of water throughout the Earth, including the hydrologic cycle, water resources and environmental watershed sustainability.
  • Water well drilling.
  • Aquifer detection.
  • Echo-Sounding surveying (Bathometry for rivers and lakes bottoms).
  • Investigation of ground water by seismic refraction and electrical resistivity methods
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Earthquake Seismology
Providing Earthquake maps, information & studies, and describing any seismic event-whether a natural phenomenon or an event caused by humans-that generates seismic waves.
  • Earthquake hazard evaluation
  • Data analysis of historic and currently recorded earthquake data
  • Seismicity studies of regional and local areas
  • Micro-earthquake detection and analysis
  • Wave propagations studies and application on building-responses to earthquake
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Topographical Surveying
We are very familiar with all aspects of relating data with ground data performed boundary and topographic surveying together with Global Positioning System field control.
  • Topographical and underground surveying
  • Civil structure locations determination
  • Geodetic leveling (first order)
  • Remote sensing and GIS
  • Determination of point coordinates (x,y,z) and constructing topographic maps
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Geotechnical and Soil investigation Survey
A geotechnical investigation includes surface and subsurface exploration of a site. Sometimes, geophysical methods are used to obtain data about sites. Subsurface exploration usually involves soil sampling and laboratory tests of the soil samples retrieved.
  • Geotechnical and soil investigation survey
  • Drilling boreholes
  • SPT sampling
  • Laboratory testing
  • Water sampling
  • Trial pits
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Mineral Prospecting
Prospecting involving traversing, panning, sifting, and outcrop investigation; looking for signs of mineralization. Full description reports are also prepared.
  • Gravity surveying including processing & interpretation
  • Magnetic surveying including processing & interpretation
  • Electrical surveying including processing & interpretation
  • Electromagnetic surveying
  • Radiometric surveying including processing & interpretation
  • Metal Analysis using portable X-ray fluorescence (XRF) analyzer
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Engineering Geophysics
Geophysical survey data are used to analyze potential petroleum reservoirs and mineral deposits to locate groundwater, archaeological finds, thicknesses of glaciers and soils, and for environmental remediation.
  • Feasibility studies of geophysical projects
    • GPR measurements and interpretation
    • Microgravity surveying
    • Detailed ground magnetic surveying
    • Short-spread seismic refraction
  • Quarries and construction materials surveying and evaluation
    • Electrical resistivity surveying
    • Cross-hole seismic measurement
    • Determination of railways, pipe lines and road locations
    • Studies of dams and bridges-behavior
    • Soil layer property studies
    • Cavities and tunnel studies
    • Archeology investigations
    • Detection of shallow weak zones and faults
    • Field and Laboratory (Vp, Vs) measurements
    • Providing specialized security technology
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Petroleum Exploration
Provide comprehensive exploration work services and solutions for data processing through our specialized Iraqi Data Processing Center (IDPC) in Jordan which offers:
  • Seismic refraction surveying, processing and interpretation
  • 2D and 3D reflection seismic surveying
  • Interpretation of gravity and magnetic data
  • Survey design and pre-plan report preparation
  • Interpretation and evaluation of geophysical reports
  • Well velocity surveying & well logging
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Oil Services
Other Oil related services are provided, such as:
  • Camps planning design and construction
  • Supply drilling fluids chemical additives
  • Transporting pipe line security solutions
  • Supply pipes (casing, production and transportation)
  • Well logging
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Geophysical Security Techniques
  • Pipe line security solutions using seismic sensors (geophones) with an advanced identification technology and security wireless communication
  • Use of suitable sensors to monitor international borders
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Borehole Geophysics
  • Well velocity survey, including data processing and synthetic-seismogram computation
  • Logging measurements, including resistivity, Gamma-ray, SP and sonic log recording
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Mines Detection
We are agents to GEOMINES in Iraq, which solves and assists you with mine clearance issues, neutralization of all types of ammunition in various environments (Urban Areas, Deserts, Jungle, Rivers, Seas, Swamps, Plains and immersed zones).
GEOMINES owns and works with high technology material which makes it possible to adapt to various kinds of investigations based on a strict, sharp and reliable methodology which meets all the quality and safety standards.
Through GEOMINES we offer:
  • Mines detection
  • Localization
  • Identification and neutralization operations
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Implemented Projects Date
Nassiryah Site Survey-Iraq: This project included aTopographic & Geotechnical Survey, where the material and laboratory testing services were provided and certified by AETL . 2009-2010
Business Affiliates / Clients Names Country
Weatherford Oil Tool Middle East Ltd. USA
Bukitapit Bumi Persada PT. (BBP) Co. Indonesia
Region Service Company. USA
Sun Drilling Pte. Ltd. USA
Kreasindo Eratek Dinanika (KED) Co. Indonesia
Andrea Engineering Tests Laboratory Iraq
Info-Graph for GIS Services. Jordan
Geographic Services Center (GSC) Iraq
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