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 - The Leader in Drone-Based Magnetic Surveying for Abandoned Well Locating -   



UAV Exploration Inc. is a geophysical services provider specializing in Unmanned Aerial Magnetic Surveying. We combine the latest in lightweight magnetic sensor technology, highly specialized aerial platforms and expert-level flight operations to produce the highest quality unmanned aeromagnetic surveys available.


Our crews have safely performed hundreds of magnetic survey missions across the US, having located and mapped over a thousand abandoned and orphaned wells and counting.

Our work assists renewable energy developers, CCS and gas storage clients in satisfying regulations relating to locating abandoned oil & gas wells. We also work directly for state agency’s oil & gas departments to find improperly plugged and abandoned wells.

Project Examples

Our Process

Our multi-phase approach begins with helping clients navigate the requirements of a comprehensive abandoned well survey. Next, we employ expert-level drone flight operations to ensure only quality aeromagnetic data is collected. Once aerial data is obtained, our in-field data experts identify all well-like targets for further investigation. Our field crews then utilize ground-based methods to verify and confirm identified targets, up to and including excavation. 


We recognize each abandoned well survey has unique requirements. Our goal is to provide a turn-key solution for our clients to ensure their specific project demands are met. 

 Additional Geophysical Services and Capabilities:

  • UAV-Mag for Mining & Mineral Exploration

  • UXO Detection

  • Ground-Based Magnetic/EM Surveys

  • Ground Penetrating Radar

  • Seismic Methods

  • Electrical Methods

  • Gravimetry

  • Marine Methods

  • Thermal Imaging/High Resolution RGB Imagery

Our Clients

and Partners

Drone Magnetometer Survey
UAS Magnetometer Surveying
Drone Magnetic Surveying
UAV Exploration
Drone Magnetometer Surveying
Drone Magnetic Surveying
Drone Geophysics
Orphaned Gas Wells
Orphaned Oil and Gas Wells
Drone Geophysics
MFAM Magnetometer
Abandoned Oil Wells
Drone Gas Wells
Abandoned Oil and Gas Wells
Drone Magnetic Surveying
Aeromagnetic Surveying
Orphan Oil and Gas Wells
Mag Drone One
GEM Systems
Drone Magnetometer
Drone Oil Gas Well Locating

- our mission -


To be the recognized leader in orphaned and abandoned well locating. 

- who we are -


UAV Exploration is more than another Drone Survey Company, we are among the most experienced UAS based aerial magnetic survey operators in the US. Our company was founded over a decade ago at the forefront of the drone revolution and we pride ourselves on being the pioneering organization in drone-based magnetic surveying for abandoned well locating. We are a hard working team of pilots, geophysicists, field technicians and business professionals that strive to provide exceptional results for our clients.

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