Resource Management 

Optimizing Land Use with Improved Operations & Sustainable Practices

Magnet Geological is developing a digital twin as a comprehensive GeoManagement program for land resource management. Additional management tools include statistical future precipitation estimates, a sustainable livestock rotation plan and numerous other possibilities that may fit your needs.


RanchPlan is in the development phase of a digital twin for ranching operations. As an overall AI assisted management and operations tool, it will have the capability for assisted 24-Hour monitoring, Grazing and Financial optimization, Land Resource Information, additional financial resources such as Petroleum and Solar and wind. Following are some of the Resources in the planning:

LiDAR Base for Vision and Layout
Geological, geomorphological, soils, streams, grass and agronomy data.
Subsurface geological data like aquifers, petroleum and carbon sequestration reservoirs. 
Current and future locations for solar and wind. 

Survey and Ownership Data
Petroleum leases & Production. Lease area and depths, expirations, current production etc. 
Carbon Sequestration Income – Saline Reservoir, Soils, Enhanced Weathering

24 Hour AI assisted monitoring
Fixed assets like water troughs and electrical pumps, 
Livestock Monitoring - cattle monitoring and virtual fences  

Current Feed on hand
Current progression of livestock rotation plan 
Current climate, weather and statistical weather estimates
Current market conditions, calf weight estimates, calf growth estimates

Two Simple Examples
(1) Overnight a thunderstorm knocks off a breaker to a water trough located 10 miles from the house. AI catches the thrown breaker, in 1 hour it attempts to repair the breaker. If it does make the repair, it reports the breaker happened and is repaired without having to spend the time, fuel, wear and tear to go check the water trough. 
(2) If monitored cattle exit the real or virtual fences it will be reported instantly, if along a highway, perhaps this stops a wreck and countless injuries to people, livestock and mounting legal bills. 

The whole system is monitored for efficiency, marketing optimization, accurate payments and downloaded into the accounting system of your choice ready for the accountants. 

Precipitation Estimation

The combination of statistics and probability (what has happened and what is likely to happen), along with the new technology of daily rainfall for a specific location, can be used to estimate or project future rainfall dates and amounts for that location. It certainly is not a perfect science, nothing is, but it has been used successfully to project rainfall into the coming year. These projection trends can be critical to industry and agriculture.

Proven Sustainable Livestock Rotation Plan

In the 1990’s Mr. Johnson developed a livestock rotation program for the family ranch based on co-evolution of bison and grasses. Retaining the same appropriate stocking rate while increasing forage, and decreasing operations costs by 80% and being nearly totally sustainable. The method was proven productive for over 20 years. Evolutionary processes are natures “Artificial Intelligence” formed through great extents of time and trial and error, what we see, is what has succeeded, survived, and thrived.

GeoChemistry – Testing & Evaluations for Bedrock, Soils, Water & Vegetation

GeoChemistry is critical to understanding any system. Chemically testing and evaluating water, rocks, soils and vegetation is highly important to the operation of your GeoAssets. For water, test at least twice, when it is abundantly wet and everything is available and when dry to understand maximum concentrations. An example is Polioencephalomalacia, a cow killer that is associated with high sulfates in the water.

From the bedrock to the soil to the vegetation, what is that chemical and mineralogical evolution? What minerals do your cows need, do you have rare earth elements present, are there toxic contaminants, natural or otherwise, is there a petroleum seep leaking to the surface? Geochemistry is everywhere.

Test water, Test soils, Test rocks, as much as possible.

Enhanced Weathering (Basalt Silicates) Carbon Sequestration

Originating in the Earth’s mantle, basalt silicate rocks are not particularly stable at the surface and tend to weather and erode. As this happens it can both fertilize soils and capture carbon which ultimately ends up in the ocean through erosion and transportation. This is a very optimistic science.

Soil Carbon Sequestration

Magnet encourages the conservation and care of soils but does not participate in any projects with carbon sequestration in soils.


Knowledge, wisdom and models with supporting evidence for GeoAsset and GeoRisk Evaluation and Resource Management 

Geologic Models 

Geologic models come from knowledge, wisdom and experience. This combination is the most important geologic tool. Additional tools then amend, either slightly or dramatically, the original model. These additional tools should be used to refine the uncertainty.

Geophysical Tools 

Most original geophysical tools were either designed by or enhanced by the petroleum industry for the exploration for or the evaluation of hydrocarbon accumulations. Four of the oldest tools are seismic, electrical resistivity, geomagnetics, and geogravity. These tools can offer some insights into the subsurface from surface data. The next generation tend to be radioactive logs. This was originally valuable to understand pore space within borehole rocks. More recently above ground tools have evolved from two sources, first by moving downhole petroleum tools to the surface, such as logging tools then second through aerial and satellite reconnaissance. A vertically designed downhole electric logging tool is now used horizontally across the land surface and simple aerial photography and stereoscopes have evolved into highly sophisticated photogrammetry, LiDAR, and InSAR. Visible light technology (photography) has also evolved into infrared, multispectral and hyperspectral imaging.

Geochemical Tools

Common Geochemical tests include conventional organic and inorganic water tests, and for rocks and soils is XRD and XRF testing. Numerous other tests are available for specific minerals and elements. Existing technology is tests information combined with geologic information and maps. Advancing technology is the combination of geochemistry, geology and satellite detection. 

Drilling Tools

Rate of penetration, Lithology determination and sample descriptions, fluorescence from ultraviolet light, direct hydrocarbon detection and chromatography.

Other Test and Description Examples

Other Rock evaluations include basic environmental origins such as volcanic, metamorphic or sedimentary and descriptors such as grain size, matrix, color, hardness, streak, luster, cleavage, magnetic, chemical reaction, fossiliferous, vuggy, vesicular, expanding clay and specific gravity. 

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