Textbook examines lifecycle of a mineral deposit

A new textbook authored by the University of Madrid’s Manuel Bustillo Revuelta provides students with practical information about exploring for, evaluating and mining mineral resources. The book’s section on geophysical exploration methods includes a sub-section on inversion with 3D model images created using Geosoft VOXI Earth Modelling. 

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Joint ESTCP/NAOC Training on UX-Analyze

In conjunction with the National Association of Ordnance Contractors (NAOC), the US Department of Defense’s Environmental Security Technology Certification Program (ESTCP) sponsored a series of training classes in June and July on the recently-released version 9.2 of Geosoft’s UX-Analyze analysis software. 

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Public domain satellite gravity inversion offshore Somalia combines layered-Earth and voxel based modelling

Geosoft collaborated with Spectrum Geo and Leeds University on a study that demonstrates how public domain data inversion can reveal a meaningful, basin-scale preliminary density model of the subsurface. This type of approach is a valuable, low-cost aid for mapping the density of the earth in frontier areas, and to facilitate basin exploration.  

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Searching for geothermal resources within the Umatilla Indian Reservation

A new technical paper describes how Geosoft’s Oasis montaj and GM-SYS software was used to model across the large Hawtmi and Wiahatya faults in northeastern Oregon, in search of potential geothermal resources on the Umatilla Indian Reservation.  

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Carlin Trend Field Guide now available online

The guide to the Carlin Trend field trip organized by Newmont Mining following the Society for Exploration Geophysicists conference in 1996 is now available online. The guide is a comprehensive package of materials that would be impossible to replicate but remains relevant to exploration for Carlin-type deposits. 

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Vietnam SEAPEX Meeting co-sponsored by Geosoft and Hanoi University

An article in the latest issue of SEAPEX Press reported on SEAPEX’s first technical meeting in Hanoi, Vietnam, co-sponsored by Geosoft, and Hanoi University of Mining and Geology (HUMG). Participants of the event, held on May 9th, 2017, included experts from PetroVietnam Exploration and Production, Vietnam Petroleum Institute, and professors and students from HUMG.  

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Geosoft announces new subscription plans for its Oasis montaj suite of geoscience software

Geosoft has announced new subscription plans for its Oasis montaj suite of geoscience software with options that include monthly, annual and multi-year terms. This follows the company’s introduction of subscription plans for its Target geology software, and marks Geosoft’s commitment to making all of its desktop software available by subscription.  

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New model extends understanding of the eastern Black Sea basement structure

Taking a new approach to regional integrated seismic exploration, Russia-based Geology Without Limits combined old and new data - reflective and refractive seismic, and potential field - to create a more accurate model of the deep structure of the eastern Black Sea basin. The team applied cutting-edge geophysical technologies, including Geosoft’s GM-SYS 3D and VOXI Earth Modelling software, to form the new model. 

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Geosoft releases GX Developer 9.2 for Python, C#, F# and Visual Basic

Geosoft is pleased to announce the release of GX Developer 9.2. Geosoft GX Developer supports the development and integration of geoscience software that works with Geosoft file formats and the Geosoft desktop environments. 

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Geosoft survey seeks to gauge how organizations are managing their geoscience data

Managing geoscience data is crucial to maximizing the value of data and overall efficiency. Our 2017 survey will assess how organizations are tackling data management and the results they expect from their efforts. Share your experiences with us before June 30.  

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Geosoft announces major release of UX-Analyze for UXO classification

Geosoft has launched a major release of UX-Analyze, a software extension for Oasis montaj that provides a comprehensive solution for classification, modelling and analysis of unexploded ordnance using advanced electromagnetic geophysical data. The system now supports dynamic survey data as well as static data.

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MX Deposit now integrated with Geosoft Target and Oasis montaj

Geosoft has announced new integration between Minalytix’s MX Deposit and Geosoft applications, Target and Oasis montaj, as part of its 9.2 software update. The new connectivity enables explorers to easily import drill hole projects from MX Deposit directly into the Geosoft environment.

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SAND Geophysics resurveys the River Thames for unexploded bombs

When a 50 kilogram German bomb was found in the River Thames during civil engineering work earlier this year, bridges were closed, roads cordoned off, and the Royal Navy and police called in to remove and safely detonate the device. As a further precaution, SAND Geophysics was hired to work alongside the Port of London Authority Hydrographic Service to resurvey the area. Key to SAND’s approach was the integration of all of its datasets in Geosoft Oasis montaj to provide a higher level of confidence in the results.

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Red Pine Exploration and Nighthawk Gold select MX Deposit for managing their drill logs and results

Red Pine Exploration and Nighthawk Gold are among the exploration companies that have recently selected MX Deposit for managing their drill logs and results. A new Earth Explorer article looks at some of the challenges they face in managing their drilling data, and key factors in choosing their solution.

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From the ground to the cloud: MX Deposit featured in CIM Magazine

MX Deposit was featured in CIM Magazine’s May Tools of the Trade report. CIM reporter, Kylie Williams, interviewed Steve Randall, Geosoft’s VP of Marketing, on MX Deposit’s software-as-a-service approach to drilling data management.

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UXO unearthed during construction

An engineering firm was in the process of refurbishing a relatively small ferryboat terminal in the Northeast, when an intact, massive - and potentially explosive - Rodman cannonball was unearthed by a backhoe. In their latest case study, Aqua Survey describes how they surveyed the work zone for other unexploded ordnance to ensure worker safety.

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N-Sea clears the way for windfarms

Netherlands-based N-Sea has selected Geosoft’s Oasis montaj and UXO Marine software to detect unexploded ordinance that pose a hazard to its customers operating in the North Sea and other offshore regions. N-Sea surveys, inspects, maintains and repairs subsea infrastructure for the oil and gas and windfarm industries using a fleet of ships and teams of divers, ROV pilots and surveyors.

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Public-private partnership to open geodata access for African resource development

Geosoft announced its participation in a pilot project aimed at improving the availability, accessibility and usability of geoscientific data to guide resource investment in the Eastern African Region. The pilot project, and launch of a geodata portal hosted by Uganda, will be conducted under the auspices of African Union Commission.  

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Seeing Beyond the Seabed at Ocean Business 2017

Geosoft looks forward to connecting with the Ocean Business community in Southampton, UK April 4-6. During the conference, Technical Analyst Sara Lise Underhay will be showcasing Oasis montaj, Geosoft's integrated platform for multidisciplinary geoscience, and its application to offshore site investigations.

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Geosoft announces major release of UX-Analyze at SAGEEP 2017

Geosoft will announce a major commercial release of UX-Analyze, a software extension for Oasis montaj developed with AcornSI, at SAGEEP next week in Denver. The Symposium on the Application of Geophysics to Engineering and Environmental Problems (SAGEEP) is internationally recognized as the leading conference on the practical application of shallow geophysics.

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Geosoft launches new subscription plans for Target geology software

Geosoft introduced new subscription plans for its Target geology software at the Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) international convention in Toronto this week. Target subscriptions include access to Geosoft’s geological modelling and interpretation software and a toolset for geochemical analysis and QA that provides the ability to validate and analyze assay results.

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Explorers hungry for pre-competitive data: Botswana Geoscience Portal serves up 2000 downloads

Over 2000 multi-disciplinary geoscience datasets have been downloaded free-of-charge from the Botswana Geoscience Portal since its launch in 2016. Mineral explorers, government and academic researchers, and other key stakeholders from more than 35 countries have visited the public repository to access the 10 gigabytes of pre-competitive geoscience data stored online.

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Effective approaches to potential field modelling in hydrocarbon exploration

In a challenging economic environment, potential field modelling can prove extremely useful to hydrocarbons exploration. Geosoft Technical Analyst Gaud Pouliquen addressed the trend in her presentation at a recent Kuala Lumpur Explorationists Society Meeting in Malaysia. 

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Next generation geophysics: Geosoft showcases VOXI IP and resistivity inversion technology during the PDAC 2017

Geosoft will present an inversion technology showcase demonstrating the latest 3D induced polarization (IP) and resistivity capabilities in VOXI Earth Modelling during the Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) convention at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, March 5, 2017. The showcase will be hosted by Dr. Robert Ellis, Senior Scientist, Earth Modelling, and Taronish Pithawala, Geophysical Modelling Lead. 

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Seeing beyond the seabed: Geosoft presents Marine Geophysics Technology Showcase at Oceanology International North America

Geosoft is pleased to announce its participation in Oceanology International North America 2017, which will be launched for the first time in San Diego on February 14-16, 2017 at the San Diego Convention Center.

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Geosoft and Minalytix partner to bring MX Deposit to the marketplace

Geosoft and Minalytix have entered a business partnership to commercially release MX Deposit, a new Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solution for drill hole and sample data management.

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Geosoft releases GX Developer 9.1 with support for Python and .NET

Geosoft is pleased to announce the release of GX Developer 9.1, which completes GX Developer support for Geosoft’s 64-bit Oasis montaj 9 platform.

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Geosoft announces technology partnership with Corescan

Geosoft is pleased to announce a technology partnership with Corescan to integrate Corescan’s web based virtual core library, Coreshed, with Geosoft’s geological software Target and Target for ArcGIS.

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Constrained inversion models identify new resources at Ivanhoe's Platreef deposit

In a new Earth Explorer article, geophysicists Barry de Wet and Dr. Nick Williams explain how they utilized advanced gravity and magnetic inversion methods, and VOXI Magnetization Vector Inversion technology, to help predict new resources at Ivanhoe Mine’s Platreef PGM Project in South Africa’s Bushveld Igneous Complex.

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Subsurface modeling identifies risks ahead of Rio subway build

A new subway line that opened in Rio de Janeiro just before the 2016 summer Olympics relied on a detailed analysis of the subsurface to identify risks and avoid surprises during excavation. 3D modelling in Geosoft Target used the consistency and density of the sediments to assist the team in preparation for engineering work.

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Geosoft introduces IP and resistivity inversion in VOXI Earth Modelling

Geosoft has added induced polarization and resistivity data inversion to its VOXI Earth Modelling 3D inversion software service. The new toolset is available as part of Geosoft’s 9.1 software update released this week.

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Gravity inversion helps solve pluton emplacement debate

A longstanding debate about whether granitic magmas in England ascended through the crust as diapirs or along networks of dykes to form tabular structures has taken a step closer to resolution. A 3D model of the St Austell pluton, one of six major plutons associated with the Cornubian batholith of Southwest England, created in Geosoft GM-SYS 3D suggests the pluton is comprised of at least two separately intruded sheets of granite.

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Magnetic inversion results for Ngamiland available for download

A regional-scale geophysical inversion of magnetic field data in the Ngamiland region of northwestern Botswana is now available for download from the Botswana Geoscience Portal, a partnership initiative of the Botswana Geoscience Institute, industry sponsors and Geosoft.

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How to extract more information from geophysical data

Acquiring geophysics data is an expensive exercise so it’s vitally important to retrieve as much information as possible from the data to enhance the likelihood of exploration success. Starting with the basics, Adam Kroll, Senior Geophysicist at Frogtech Geoscience, reviews innovative techniques for gleaning maximum information from geophysical data in an article published on LinkedIn Pulse. 

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New IGS Xplore prospectivity maps for Botswana

International Geoscience Services have released a series of base metal prospectivity maps for the Ngamiland District of northwestern Botswana using free geodata available on the recently-launched Botswana Geoscience Portal, hosted by Geosoft. The maps identify favorable areas for copper, zinc and lead mineralization using geological, geochemical and geophysical datasets downloaded directly from the portal.

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Treading delicate waters

Richard Funk with Tetra Tech’s Marine Mapping Group shares their success using a hovercraft-based EM system to detect munitions around coral reefs in the Caribbean. With a hovercraft, the team was able to survey vulnerable areas previously inaccessible except by more expensive helicopter-based systems, without damaging the coral.

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Give them data and they will come

Geoscience data is to exploration what road systems are to transport: a precompetitive asset that jurisdictions must provide if they hope to foster a viable and sustainable mining industry. This article, which includes an interview with Jon Hronsky of Western Mining Services, looks at the new era of prospectivity and why pre-competitive geoscience data will be essential to mineral exploration as we move into the 21st century.

 

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UXO Land for Geosoft Oasis montaj now available

UXO Land, a new extension for Oasis montaj 9.0, was released by Geosoft today. UXO Land merges Geosoft’s UX-Detect and US Department of Defense-sponsored UX-Process software into a single, comprehensive workflow for accurate detection and characterization of unexploded ordnance targets using magnetic and electromagnetic data. 

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Geosoft releases 9.0, high performance software for multidisciplinary geoscience

Geosoft announced today the availability of its new 9.0 update, introducing major improvements to its software technology for multidisciplinary geoscience. With this release, Geosoft Oasis montaj and Target are now 64-bit applications with simplified and customizable interfaces, multi-monitor support and enhanced core technology that makes complex geospatial analysis faster and easier.

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Managing UXO Risk in Offshore and Renewables Projects

In an article published in Hydro International, author Mattijs de Lange of Seaknowledge addresses the critical importance of a comprehensive UXO survey strategy in advance of building offshore marine infrastructure such as gas distribution or renewable energy projects in northwestern European waters. 

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