ARKeX - The non-seismic specialists
From advanced multi-client and proprietary Gravity Gradiometry surveys to traditional gravity and magnetics
The non-seismic specialists
ARKeX is a geophysical service company for the oil & gas exploration industry specialising in providing non-seismic solutions. ARKeX helps deliver an upgraded geologic insight to exploration companies seeking a deeper understanding of their geology, but lacking the specialist resources necessary to efficiently leverage all that non-seismic data can offer. ARKeX helps reduce the risk of exploration and increase the likelihood of success.
- The industry’s most experienced and proven non-seismic specialists
- The single most concentrated pool of gravity gradiometry processing, interpretation and integration expertise within the oil and gas sector
- A unique team armed with unique tools and patented processes to deliver results.
ARKeX’s integration ready multi-client non-seismic data multiplies the value of your 2D information without stretching your in-house resources or timelines.
Proprietary airborne and marine gravity gradiometry acquisition from the Leaders in Oil & Gas Surveying tailored to meet your acquisition challenge.
Reducing the uncertainty in your exploration decisions with integrated geological and geophysical interpretation from the industry’s most experienced non-seismic specialist.
ARKeX Interpretation Software allows the interpretation geoscientist to visualise, model and interpret non-seismic data in conjunction with 2D or 3D seismic in a totally integrated system. We also run FieldBank a data management service for gravity and magnetic exploration data, providing data discovery and retrieval via the web.
Using our proprietary workflows and in-house processing software ARKeX can process (or reprocess) your gravity and magnetic data. Our attention to detail has earned ARKeX a reputation for high quality data processing.
Next generation Exploration Gravity Gradiometer - ultra high resolution gravity gradiometer designed and built by ARKeX.
Founded in 2004, ARKeX is a spin out from a collaboration project between Oxford Instruments and ARK Geophysics (a specialist in gravity geophysics, who ARKeX later acquired in 2007). The company was set up to commercialise the idea of a superconductive gravity gradiometer that would give unprecedented sensitivity, resolution and stability and deliver high resolution data to the exploration industry. Between 2002 and 2005, and with early support from Shell, Anadarko Petroleum and Amerada Hess, the value of the technology was proven and ARKeX was formed.
ARKeX soon became fully operational using room temperature gravity gradiometers whilst continuing to develop the in house superconductive Exploration Gravity Gradiometer (EGG). Now with 60 people and offices in Cambridge, Sherington (UK) and Houston (USA), ARKeX continues to grow with customers ranging from small independents to large multi-national oil companies.
ARKeX's main investors include:
- Ferd Venture of Oslo, Norway
- Energy Ventures of Stavanger, Norway
- Scottish Equity Partners (SEP) of Glasgow, UK
Member of International Association of Geophysical Contractors (IAGC)
Member of International Airborne Geophysics Safety Association (IAGSA)
EAME (Head office)
Cambridge Business Park
+44 (0)1223 427400
Ethiopian Ambassador Visits ARKeX
His Excellency Ambassador Berhanu Kebede of Ethiopia visited the ARKeX offices in Cambridge to learn more about a technology that is helping change the fortunes of his home country.
The increasing use of Gravity Gradiometry in the Exploration Workflow
Overview and video of a talk presented at the Finding Petroleum Conference - The Next Generation of Exploration Technologies (07/03/13). The talk explains the theory of gravity gradiometry and illustrates it with examples from East Africa and Greenland