Site investigation borehole GeoReport

Site investigation borehole GeoReport

This report is designed for those drilling at a specific point. Boreholes can be drilled for a variety of reasons including to ascertain the geological succession beneath a site, for mineral exploration, for ground source heating and cooling, for a water supply or soakaway.

This report describes the geological succession you might encounter if drilling a borehole and also includes geological map extracts. Prognosis will be carried out to a relevant depth up to a maximum of 150m, with a default of 100m. Greater depths are available on request for an additional charge.

You can customise and enhance this report by adding the modules below to tailor it to your needs.

The Borehole Prognosis (point) module covers some potential hazards (running sands, dissolution and undermining). Optional modules contain information on further hazards, for example a Groundwater Abstraction or Hydrogeology (non-abstraction) module will cover the possibility of water inflows or artesian conditions and the Engineering Geological and Drilling Conditions module will indicate the possibility of very hard rock, etc.

Water Boreholes and Ground Source Heat Pumps

The requirements for water abstraction or soakaway boreholes and for heating/cooling boreholes (ground source heat pumps) are different and each requires a tailored prognosis. The relevant modules for a water borehole prognosis or a ground source heat pump can be added here, or, for suggestions as to which modules may be useful for your purposes, please use the following links:

Water borehole reports

Ground source heat pump reports

If you are unsure whether you need a closed or open loop report then select a "Groundwater abstraction" module and the "Temperature and Thermal properties detailed" module below. This will provide enough information for a qualified professional to look at the viability of both options.

Areas of complex geology

For areas where the geology is very complex, the reports take significantly longer to write and this is reflected in the price. Please see the "Report availability map" for an indication of the area, these areas are shown in purple on the "Report availability map".


Geological Map Extracts are not available in some areas of the UK. These areas are shown in yellow on the "Report availability map" below.

All prices include delivery.

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This report contains the following modules (click on module name for example content):

ModuleCost (ex. VAT)
Base report
Additional charge for complex areas***
+ £275
Geological map extracts (included)
Borehole prognosis (point) (included)
Groundwater modules **
Groundwater abstraction + £300
Groundwater abstraction for large yields + £420
Hydrogeology (non abstraction)
Additional charge for complex areas***
+ £155
+ £150
Engineering geological and drilling considerations + £190
Temperature and thermal properties modules **
Temperature and thermal properties detailed + £70
Geoscience data list (included)
** Only one module that is part of a group may be selected for a report. All modules in a group cover the same information, but at different levels of detail. Selecting more than one module within a group would produce duplicated information in your report at extra cost.

*** Please see the main product description (above) for details of additional charges for complex areas.

Delivery Options

Delivery by e-mail: Sent by e-mail as soon as your Report is ready

Delivery by post: Please allow up to five working days after despatch

* Note: postal delivery to non-UK addresses will take longer than five days


This report requires you to choose a location using either a UK address or a full British National Grid reference.

If your site is large or complex you can choose instead to send us a siteplan.

Map/Report Title

This product gives you the option of adding your own title to the report or map produced.

The title can be up to 200 characters long.

Report Purpose

This report requires you to choose a purpose so that our scientists can adapt the report to suit your requirements.


Despatched within twenty working days (can be longer for areas of complex geology).

Expected Yield

This report requires you to indicate how much water you are hoping to extract.