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With actionable data for energy, critical minerals and other natural resources

Do you spend more time finding and formatting data than analyzing it? While conversely, you need quick, quality decision-making to compete effectively and meet net zero goals.

Uncover relevant data up to 50% faster with Geofacets. We extract and geotag maps, tables and graphs from validated sources. And make that data easy to find and use with location-based search, multiple filters for targeted results and seamless integration with GIS tools.

Know more in less time with Geofacets.

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Geothermal power station in Italy
Geofacets provides geological and geophysical data that can help determine the optimal locations of geothermal power plants.

Why choose Geofacets?

Geofacets will help you optimize resources, take the right opportunities and minimize risk through:

Essential knowledge

Maps, figures, tables from reputable content providers

Geofacets content providers

Data overlays and industry news

Geofacets text overlays and news

Seamless integration

Including Geofacets for ArcGIS plug-in functionality

Geofacets data integration

Geospatial discovery

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Read more about How Geofacets works, including content and features.

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What can you do with Geofacets?

Geoscience professionals working on a variety of energy and mining projects, use Geofacets for:

Energy transition

Gain a global understanding of renewables and decarbonization. MapStand overlays provide insight into international power generation by energy type.

Site screening and assessment

Explore the characteristics of a site, searching by location, content type and subject area. Find maps and data to quickly screen and assess potential sites.

Desk studies

Discover bathymetric, stratigraphic, paleogeographic data and maps to perform desk studies, such as geological and environmental studies.

Business intelligence

Stay up to date with upcoming lease rounds, bids and commercial updates that are spatially tagged and linked to the scientific content with MapStand news.

Professional development

Build expertise in a range of geoscience topics, including geology, paleogeography, oceanography, geography, geophysics, hydrology, meteorology and climatology.

Focus on energy transition

Reducing CO2 impact

Carbon capture picto illustration

Momentum is building behind carbon capture, utilization and storage, along with the need for associated engineering expertise.

Offshore wind opportunities

Wind energy picto illustration

Moving from the O&G sector to wind projects is likely to be a natural transition for many engineers. Discover areas of overlap.

Data for transformation

Sustainability picto illustration

Data is the foundation on which renewable energy projects are safely built. Learn more in this Sustainability Magazine article.

5 uses of geospatial intelligence from Geofacets for energy transition

Geofacets is a valuable tool for finding and analyzing data to plan and execute energy transition projects. Following are examples of project types, data available and data sources.

1. Geological carbon storage

Identify and assess potential subsurface CO2 storage sites with data on:

  • Deep saline aquifers, depleted oil and gas fields
  • Geological structure and stratigraphy
  • Reservoir properties (e.g., porosity, permeability)
  • Seals and leakage
  • Analogs (e.g., natural analogs)
  • CO2 licensing rounds (as overlay)

With resources like:

Greenhouse gases: science & technology cover

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2. Wind energy

Screen potential development areas for both onshore and offshore wind with data on:

  • Regional geology, such as tectonic setting, key structures
  • Bathymetry, shallow seismic data, seabed mobility and obstructions
  • Wells, boreholes and soil strength
  • Meteorology and climatology
  • Wind lease rounds, development zones, wind farms, wind turbines and more (as overlays)

With resources like:

Wind energy cover

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3. Geothermal energy

Reduce geological risk in the early exploration stages for geothermal energy with data on:

  • Presence of rocks and radioactive minerals that can generate thermal anomalies (e.g., uranium-rich granites)
  • Heat flow, geothermal gradient, subsurface temperature, thermal conductivity
  • Permeability, porosity
  • Geothermal fields and systems
  • Locations or existing geothermal wells and geothermal powerplants (as overlays)

With resources like:

Journal of volcanology and geothermal research cover

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4. Critical minerals

Explore for and make investment decisions on rare earth and critical mineral resources for deployment of clean energy technologies and energy storage with data on:

  • Geological setting and sedimentary environment (e.g., salt lakes, metamorphism)
  • Rock types, mineralogy and mineral deposits (e.g., pegmatite, porphyry copper, Lithium)
  • Geochemistry (e.g., chemical composition, trace elements)
  • Geophysics (e.g., resistivity, magnetism, seismic data)
  • Topography and morphology

With resources like:

Ore geology reviews cover

Economic geology cover


5. Subsurface hydrogen storage

Identify and assess potential subsurface hydrogen storage sites with data on:

  • Geological setting (e.g., salt structures)
  • Sedimentology and stratigraphy
  • Subsurface structure and depth (e.g., seismic sections)
  • Analogs (e.g., natural analogs)
  • Locations of renewable powerplants (as overlays)

With resources like:

International journal of greenhouse gas control cover

Marine and petroleum geology cover