Optimisation of offshore projects through surveys of marine geology and the assessment of associated risks
Having an in-depth understanding of the local geology is crucial for developing projects in the maritime sector (energy production, mineral resources, storage, infrastructure layout). It provides fundamental information for determining the choice of location, the type and size of the infrastructures that can be installed, and thus the technical and economic viability of a project. Drawing on its extensive knowledge and expertise in the field of marine geology, BRGM can provide you with support to help ensure the success of your projects by identifying the geological context and related risks.
Laboratory, technological platform
PRIME: an innovative test laboratory for soil and water decontamination
In France, almost 9,000 sites are contaminated by heavy metals, such as lead, copper and chromium, as well as by hydrocarbons and organochlorine compounds, which include pesticides and solvents. Decontaminating them is a major challenge for our environment. This is the objective of the experimental PRIME platforms, installed at the BRGM site in Orléans.
Mapping the possible presence of asbestos in the natural environment
As a project owner or contractor, you might need to know whether the rocks and soil in a given area are likely to contain asbestos fibres. BRGM can provide support at every stage of your project, from the preliminary study through to the creation of detailed maps, including field surveys, sample collection and laboratory analysis.
Simplified access to geoscientific data
Do you wish to easily use data produced or disseminated by BRGM? You can tailor these data to meet the needs of web developers, consultancy firms, public services, companies and other re-users by developing customised APIs.
Consideration of soil quality in urban planning
As a public or private stakeholder involved in reclaiming wasteland and managing excavated soil in potentially polluted areas, improve your knowledge of urban soil quality with the support of BRGM using urban soil geochemical background values.
Training in how to use BRGM's scientific data
BRGM makes various kinds of geoscientific data available to the general public in different formats through its web portals. It also provides its public and private partners with standard or tailor-made training courses to help them exploit the data to the full.
Characterisation of a potential CO2 storage site
Do you want to reduce your company’s CO2 emissions? BRGM helps you to assess the potential for geological storage of your company’s emissions beneath its facilities.
Laboratory, technological platform
BioREP: bioreactors for deep environments
BioREP is an experimental platform for studying deep environments and characterising the natural biogeochemical processes and/or industrial processes that take place there. It enables the safe study of interactions between water, gas, rocks and micro-organisms under a wide range of pressure and temperature, both for fundamental research and to meet very specific operational needs.
BILCO, software for data reconciliation by mass balance
BILCO is a software for data reconciliation by mass balance. It allows to obtain an instantaneous image of a process and to quickly provide solutions for material flow management problems.
Capture, storage and utilisation of CO2
Do you want to reduce your local CO2 emissions? BRGM assesses the potential for integrating a Carbon Capture, Utilisation and Storage (CCUS) technology into a circular economy to provide you with solutions that are adapted to the specificities of your region.
Rainwater infiltration beneath former industrial sites and contaminated wasteland
BRGM is offering its support to project developers by providing tailored solutions for controlled rainwater infiltration beneath former industrial sites and contaminated wasteland to prevent groundwater degradation.