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.
VOXI Magnetization Vector Inversion helped identify structures in the Pontes e Lacerda area of southwestern Brazil, a gold district at -12° latitude where magnetic anomalies with inverted polarity are poorly understood, in a study presented by Geosoft at SIMEXMIN 2016.
Geosoft is pleased to announce the launch of the Botswana Geoscience Portal, a partnership initiative with the Botswana Geoscience Institute and industry sponsors. The portal provides free access to multi-disciplinary datasets from Ngamiland, a district in the country's northwest.
6 Alpha Associates, a specialist risk consultancy practice, has launched a dedicated explosive ordnance disposal division. The company has also invested in Geosoft UXO software that will enable the firm to further refine and analyse raw survey data and provide a platform for subsequent investigative work.
Geosoft will preview new modelling and analysis capabilities in UXO Marine, a specialized geophysical software solution for underwater site investigations, at the Oceanology International and SAGEEP conferences being held in March 2016. The enhancements are part of a major software update that will be released in Spring 2016.
Geosoft has introduced a new team structure that makes industry and customer needs the focal point for business engagement. Geosoft's global business account team has been organized around 4 industry customer segments: Energy, Government and Education, Mineral Resources, and Near Surface (which includes Unexploded Ordnance, Environmental and Marine).
Geosoft is partnering with the Botswana Geoscience Institute and industry stakeholders to launch a Geoscience Portal that will provide free access to multi-disciplinary datasets from Ngamiland, a district in the country's northwest.
Keeping up with growing demand for seabed surveys has led service providers to improve workflows and innovate to deliver time and cost savings for clients. Bibby HydroMap uses Geosoft’s Oasis montaj and UXO software to effectively process and analyze the massive volume of project data, and generate fast results to assist in on-site planning.
Golden West Humanitarian Foundation will be using Geosoft’s Oasis montaj and UXO Marine software when surveying the coastal waters of the Solomon Islands, where villagers have been living under UXO threat since the end of World War II.
The Geological Survey of Ireland’s Tellus Programme has unearthed volcanics under Ireland’s limestones. The maps, generated in Geosoft Oasis montaj, reveal new detail of 300 million-year-old volcanoes on the Westmeath/Offaly border.
Geosoft won a Silver Stevie® Award for Company of the Year, Computer Software category, in the 2015 International Business Awards. Judges recognized Geosoft for its “commitment to R&D and technical innovation” and “impressive delivery of customer outcomes”.
Geosoft was featured in the Digital Energy Journal’s special report on Finding Petroleum’s “Transforming Subsurface Interpretation” conference, which looked at how to improve understanding of the subsurface with the help of technology.
Geosoft has partnered with Cambridge University Press to provide online access to practical exercises for a recently-released geophysical exploration textbook.
Historical and duplicate data are among the top challenges for exploration data management, according to Geosoft’s 2015 Exploration Information Management Survey Report. The majority of respondents (68%) report challenges managing historical data and 26% rank the amount that is unmanaged or disorganized as their biggest data management issue.
A filtering process refined by inversion modelling in Geosoft VOXI has given Margaret Lake Diamonds the confidence to select 12 drill targets from more than 60 geophysical anomalies on its 50,000 acre diamond property in the Northwest Territories.
By combining 3D geological insight, integrated exploration techniques and comprehensive data compilation in Geosoft Target, NexGen Energy has hit the buried Arrow zone on the Rook I property that straddles the southwest margin of Saskatchewan’s Athabasca basin in almost every hole.
A review of airborne gravity gradiometry data by Margaret Lake Diamonds, in conjunction with its geophysical consultants, has identified 12 high priority targets at the Margaret Lake Property. Interactive modelling of 23 higher priority targets in Geosoft VOXI Earth Modelling led to the selection of 12 high priority drill targets, 11 of which are gravity derived and are within lakes.
Cameco has launched its Geospatial Envision Technology and Information Transfer (GET-IT) system, a web interface for exploration and land management data. Geosoft’s data services team worked with Cameco on the design and deployment of the strategic exploration information management solution.
Geosoft Latinoamerica celebrated its 20th anniversary with customers in Rio de Janeiro. The Latinoamerica office was established in 1995 to meet customer demand for local support and expertise. Today, the team serves the needs of more than 1,100 customers across multiple industry sectors.
Mining Magazine’s April feature 'Exploring new options' examines how innovations in mineral exploration are even more important during a downturn. In the published article, Geosoft CEO Tim Dobush weighs in on how explorers are merging proven science with technological innovation to take more risk out of discovery.
The discovery of oceanic gateways could explain rapid glacier thinning in East Antarctica, according to research published by members of the University of Texas Institute for Geophysics, and an international team of collaborators. Inversion of airborne gravity data in Geosoft's GM-SYS Profile and GM-SYS 3D modelling applications, reveals two deep seafloor valleys.
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) 1 Arc-Second Global elevation data at a resolution of 1 arc-second (30 meters) are now available for Europe and Africa on the Geosoft Public DAP Server.
Medgold Resources started a new 3000m drilling program at Lagares in Portugal. The company worked to fully understand the geology and controls on mineralisation with the aid of advanced 3D exploration software. Geosoft’s Target exploration software was used to help prioritise targeting work.
Medgold Resources, a Mediterranean-focused gold exploration company exploring the orogenic gold provinces of northwest Iberia, selected Geosoft Target as its software for exploration mapping and 3D geology.
Geosoft presented on 3D Hybrid Gravity Inversion for Base of Salt Modelling at the Finding Petroleum Non-Seismic Geophysics event, held February 19 in London. Read the coverage in OilVoice.
Validating or improving geological models with magnetic field data is an important part of creating a unified 3D exploration model to guide drill planning. The benefit of the Magnetization Vector Inversion technique, now proven in the field, is its ability to produce results that are consistent with more geological environments than conventional susceptibility modelling.
Magnetization Vector Inversion (MVI) is gaining acceptance as an effective tool for subsurface exploration in areas where magnetization does not necessarily run parallel to the Earth’s magnetic field, a more common scenario than geoscientists have traditionally appreciated.
Stories of data and discovery were shared at Geosoft’s Vancouver User Group Meeting. Project examples range from visualizing diamond pipes in northern Canada to resource modelling in the Golden Triangle of British Columbia and breathing new life into historic data for a project in Cuba.
Join us at the Finding Petroleum Non-Seismic Geophysics event on February 19. Gaud Pouliquen, Technical Analyst with Geosoft, will present on “3D Hybrid Gravity Inversion for Base of Salt Modelling”. In his presentation, he will illustrate the use of hybrid inversion for solving the base of salt problem.