Many of Norwest’s geological staff have been drawn from the mining industry and understand the concerns of mining companies related to geological issues in property development and operation. We have worked on coal projects in dozens of countries worldwide and are experienced in all stages of coal property development.

Whether it be ranking and targeting greenfield properties for exploration, performing coal quality beneficiation studies or in-mine geologic mapping for ongoing operations, our geological team can add considerable value to any project. Norwest geologists routinely perform coal property modeling of varying structural and stratigraphic complexity. These models provide resource and reserve base estimations for our clients’ internal use and/or for disclosure to financing environments and public securities.

Our services include:

  • Property ranking and targeting studies
  • Exploration program design, implementation and management
  • Development drilling planning and management
  • Wellsite data collection services
    • Core logging, handling and sampling
    • Geotechnical logging
    • Water well installation and data collection
    • Methane desorption data collection
  • Geological modeling and coal resource estimation
  • Coal bed methane and coal mine methane analysis and reporting
  • Technical report preparation (QP and CP) for the established public securities administrations
    • NI 43-101
    • JORC
    • US Industry Guide 7
    • AIM
    • SAMREC
  • Surface and underground coal mine support and evaluation
  • Due diligence studies and resource/reserve audits
  • Underground coal gasification and unconventional coal exploitation
Norwest geologists have the ability to provide outstanding service and value to our customers in today’s coal market with a wide range of services and expertise.