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Geophysics can simplify complex problems and provide significant cost savings

Our experienced team provides geophysical contracting and consulting services to clients in the Energy, Geotechnical, Civil Engineering, Mineral, Archaeological, Agricultural and Environmental sectors. We have an experienced and friendly team coupled with one of the largest equipment resources for shallow geophysical surveys in the independent private sector. We continue to grow in response to new applications where innovation is required. If you have a project that requires information on the subsurface and you are looking for a non-invasive method to describe the parameters of that subsurface, give us a call today.

Latest news

Southern Geophysical is still open for Essential Work - Utility clearance - Infrastructure Failure - Emergency Response. Give us a call and we may be able to assist even in this difficult time.

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NZ Response Team Recognition

In late May, 2021 a large flood event severely impacted the Canterbury region. One of our senior geophysicists, Christian Ruegg, is a member of the NZ Response Team, NZRT-1, and was deployed to theRead more

Southern Geophysical Ltd introduces thermal imaging to its "tool box" of non destructive testing equipment.

When used in conjuction with concrete scanning radar a great method to determine the location of on-slab and in-slab heating elements and pipes !Read more

Southern Geophysical Ltd invests in the latest sound monitoring equipment

To add to our existing Class 1 sound meters Southern Geophysical Ltd has purchased the Premium Pulsar Nova range (Model 45). Which meets UK and EU regulations for noise assessments. Features A highRead more

New developments in concrete floor slab investigations

Here at SGL we’ve been finding ways to answer a couple of the more challenging questions we’ve been asked during concrete scanning. What if there is a small void underneath the polystyreneRead more

10th Texcel ETM purchased for vibration monitoring !

Due to the increasing demand for vibration monitoring during construction and demolition throughout New Zealand Southern Geophysical Ltd has been building up it fleet of vibration monitors over theRead more

New GSSI hyperstacking ground penetrating system has arrived !

Southern Geophysical Ltd has just received one of the world's most advanced ground penetrating radar systems from GSSI - maybe perfect for your next project!  The GS Series, next-generation familyRead more

COVID-19 Update

Hoping you are all safe and well. The team at Southern Geophysical Ltd is fully operational. In accordance with level 4 guidance we have put on hold all non-essential data collection for the durationRead more

AUSIMM Reefton Explorers Forum Sponsorship by Southern Geophysical Ltd

Southern Geophysical Ltd was happy to sponsor the AusIMM Reefton Explorers Forum dinner on September 2nd, with Christian Ruegg and Dr Mike Finnemore in attendance. SGL was pleased to see the highRead more

Geophysical equipment now available to rent

Southern Geophysical has been a leader in geophysical surveying in New Zealand for the last 15 years. To assist environmental and geotechnical companies that do not always require our full servicesRead more

The SGL crew eco-commute

Most of the SGL team members are now eco-commuting to and from our offices each day. In order to reduce our impact on the environment our employees are choosing to travel using a selection ofRead more

Rotorua Aquatic Centre Resistivity Survey

Learn about what Southern Geophysical has been up to at the Rotorua Aquatic Centre. more