Venue: Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain

Date: 13th -14th NOVEMBER 2019

Time: 8:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M

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Having accurate knowledge of subsurface/ underground/ buried utilities (pipes/ cables/ drains etc.) is critical for any infrastructure project. The successful detection and mapping of buried utilities involves the combination of several techniques, the results of which are synthesised down to a single interpreted plot. The techniques and methodologies used will primarily depend upon the required outcome for the survey, the site conditions and the type of pipes or cables being targeted. 

Subsurface Utility Engineering (SUE) is an upcoming field dealing with procedure and standards for detection and mapping of underground utilities. The workshop comprehensively covers all the aspects related to conducting a successful underground utility detection and mapping project.


The program will benefit an individual or organization by reducing risks and costs involved while meeting an existing utility unexpectedly during construction. The program will also help organizations plan towards creating database of existing utilities in their area (refineries/ plants/ factories) for future reference/ expansion plans/ repair & rehabilitation. There is an urgent need for capacity building in the field of SUE, and program will also help participants to pursue career in this field.

Who should Attend ?

This two day training workshop program will help professionals, engineers and managers from entire spectrum of construction, infrastructure and municipal sector, including but not limited to: 

  •  Water, electrical, telecom, gas and other utility companies 
  • GIS companies
  •  Construction/ Infrastructure organizations, MES 
  • Trenchless companies 
  • Refineries/ factories/ plants 
  • Municipalities/ Municipal Corporations 
  • Utility repair/ rehabilitation organizations
  • Airport Authorities/ planners/ consultants/ contractors
  • Highway authorities/ planners/ consultants/ contractors
  • Environment consultants/ contractors
  • Fresh engineers planning to pursue career as SUE engineer • Engineers/ managers conducting/ supervising utility detection projects 

Fee Structure

BD 400 per participant, inclusive of training notes, morning & evening tea & Lunch. A discount of 10% for students and 5% discount on group booking of 03 or more participants from a single organization is applicable.

Facilitator: Dr. Sanjay Rana

A geophysicist working in the field of engineering geophysics for last 29 years. M. Tech., MBA and Doctorate qualifications. He pioneered the concept of Subsurface Utility Engineering (SUE) in India, dealing with management of underground utility infrastructure during construction projects, to ensure safety of utilities, personnel and public.

Key Elements

  • Introduction to Subsurface Utility Engineering 
  • Utility Quality Level Attributes 
    • Quality Level D, C, B, A 
  • Steps and procedures for QL-D data collection 
  • Survey procedures for collecting QL-C data (including use of total station, DGPS etc.)
  • Field Procedure and Approaches for GPR Surveys 
    • Antenna selection, frequency v/s depth 
    • Various Antenna Configurations in various applications 
    • Data acquisition, data handling

  • DataProcessing of GPR data 
    • High pass, low pass filters, Ormsy bandpass filtering, Notch Filters 
    • AGC, Move Out Correction, Terrain Correction, Migration, energy envelops 
    • Time-depth conversion 
  • Data interpretation of GPR data 
  • Field Procedure and Approaches for EPL Surveys 
    • Direct Connection Mode, Clamp Mode, Induction Mode 
    • Choosing right frequency & locating in difficult cases
  •  SUE map preparation guidelines, including plan, L-section etc.

For Registration and Inquiries, Please Contact

Bahrain Society of Engineers

 P.O. Box 835, Manama, Bahrin 

Mobile: +973- 17-727100 | 17- 810725 

Fax: +973- 17-827475 

Email: [email protected]