Risk Assessment on a live military firing range Oman

SafeLane Global provided an EOD consultant to conduct a risk assessment and assist seismic surveyors.

Risk assessment in Oman:

SafeLane Global provided an EOD consultant to conduct a risk assessment and assist seismic surveyors working in a live military firing range.

The operations took place at Karther 3D, a prospect site in northern Oman, near the city of Adam.

Karther 3D is a prospect site in northern Oman, that was being seismically explored for oil and gas by a seismic company.

It was broken down into three blocks, (A, B, & C).  The eastern half of Block C fell into an Omani army exercise/artillery range and was contaminated with ammunition.

SafeLane Global was asked to identify, map and mark any potential UXO for destruction by the Omani authorities.

A visual search was conducted by driving up and down the receiver lines.  After the receiver lines were cleared it was obvious from mapping that there was an eight kilometre wide corridor of contamination, (this obviously being the impact area of the range), this corridor started 8 km from the southern points of the range and continued up to 16 km from the southern points. 

It was therefore decided to clear the source lines within this corridor,

The destruction of identified UXO by demolition on site, and the removal of inert munitions and related items was undertaken by the Omani army.

Hand held GPS was the primary source of data recording for all finds and the progress of search and clearance; this data was notified to the client in the agreed format on their daily finds spreadsheet.

SafeLane Global personnel found:

  • 58 x UXO
  • 75 x Expended ammunition
  • 94 x Scrap items

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