SVIBOR - Project code: 2-01-130


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Project code: 2-01-130

Geophysical Prospecting for Water,Energy and Raw Materials

Main researcher: ZAGORAC, ŽELJKO (54353)

Type of research: applied
Duration from: 01/01/91. to 12/31/95.

Papers on project (total): 50
Institution name: Rudarsko geološko naftni fakultet, Zagreb (195)
Department/Institute: The Chair for Geophysical Exploration and Mining Surveying Faculty for Mining, Geology an Oil, University Zagreb.
Address: Pierrotieva 6, 41000 Zagreb, Croatia
City: 10000 - Zagreb, Croatia
Phone: 385 (0)41 440215
Fax: 385 (0)41 440008

Summary: Development of geophysical methods in the prospecting of water, oil, gas, thermal and mineral water, minerals, and in solving the problems in engineering geophysics. Practical application of developed methods in Croatia: development of the technics of microgravity survey for investigation of caves and cavities in the underground, including computer processing of the results. Prospecting for unexploded bombs in the underground. Investigation of military magazines hidden in the underground. Development of high resolution reflection seismics and high precision magnetometry. Development of geodetic methods used in geophysics.

Keywords: Geophysical exploration, Minerals, Water, Thermal water, Computer processing, Oil, Gas.

Research goals: The aim of the project is development and improvement of geophysical methods in order to enable more successful prospecting of water, energy and raw materials. Geodetic surveying for geophysics is also treated, later on military use of geophysics is also included. A new method is developed for determining bedrock depth from resistivity profiling. It is tested in field at Vrbovec (water prospecting) and at Ferdinandovac (gas prospecting). An article about it is in print, and a paper is offered to the European Association of Exploration Geophysicists to be presented at the next meeting in Vienna. Microgravity method is developed and used in prospectingof underground cavities on the island Krk. Technics of high resolution reflection seismics and high precision magnetometry isdeveloped for water and thermal water prospecting. The analysis of seismic velocities in Croatia resulted in a postgraduate thesis. Development of geophysical methods for military use resulted in finding an unexploded bomb at Slavonski Brod, in producing graphical means for determining underground magazines, use of satellites for military purposes and in a doctorate thesis on underwater communications.


  1. Name of project: Nepoznat Groundwater and Geo-Energy Geophysics, Development of Methods and Software.
    Name of institution: TNO Institute of Applied Geophysics
    City: 2600 AG - Delft, Nizozemska


  1. Name of institution: Kansas Geological Survey, University of Kansas (prof.Don Steeples)
    Type of institution: Economical/Production
    City: 66046-2598 - Lawrence, USA

  2. Name of institution: TNO Institute of Applied Geosciences (Dr. I.L. Ritsema)
    Type of institution: University/Faculty
    City: 2600 AG - Delft, Nizozemska


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    Authors: Božidar Kanajet, dr. prof.

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