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South African Geophysical Association’s 17th Biennial Conference & Exhibition

28 Nov 2022 – 01 Dec 2022 | Sun City

 

Add to My Calendar 2022-11-28 08:00:00 2022-12-01 18:00:00 Johannesburg SAGA Conference 2022 South African Geophysical Association’s 17th Biennial Conference & Exhibition | Theme: reconnect . reimagine geophysical collaboration for growth. Sun City, North West, South Africa SAGA | South African Geophysical Association info@sagaconference.co.za

The Conference’s Organising Committee invites you to the 17th Biennial SAGA Conference & Exhibition to be held within Sun City from the 28th of November to the 1st of December 2022. With the world recovering from the Covid-19 health and economic crisis, “RECONNECT . REIMAGINE” has been chosen as the event’s theme. Not only did pandemic-related lock downs disrupt most global economies, they also accelerated deep change in supply chains to key global sectors such as mineral exploration, mining, energy, environment, and technology. SAGA 2022 presents a unique opportunity to reconnect across the industry to discover as well as share emerging technologies and research discoveries with one of the world’s leading assemblies of geoscientists, young professionals, decision makers, and technical experts.

WHAT TO EXPECT

High Quality Science

We are honoured to have excellent plenaries, keynote speakers, workshops, and peer reviewed presentations and posters from industry leaders.

Location

Sun City is the perfect venue for us to come out into the light again.  Can’t wait to see you there!

Accommodation

Choose from a range of accommodation options to suit all budgets.  From stylish Soho and the casual Cabanas, to Sun Vacation units – or live like royalty at the Palace of the Lost City!

Informal Networking

As is tradition at SAGA, we enjoy connecting.  2022 will not disappoint.

WHO WILL ATTEND?

INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Diamond, Platinum, Gold and Silver investment packages as well as exhibition booths and branding opportunities. Invest Now.

Diamond
  • 18 m2 Stand
  • 6 x complimentary registrations

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Platinum
  • 12 m2 Stand
  • 4 x complimentary registrations

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Gold
  • 8 m2 Stand
  • 2 x complimentary registrations

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Copper
  • 6 m2 Stand
  • 1 x complimentary registrations

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INVESTORS

 

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

Abstract submission now open
We invite you to submit papers and posters for SAGA 2022
Abstract submission deadline: 30 June 2022
Submissions will be peer reviewed and responses provided within 1 month of submission

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Michal Malinowski

Senior Scientist

Geological Survey of Finland

& Professor at Institute of Geophysics Polish Academy of Sciences

Biography

Michal Malinowski is a senior scientist at Geological Survey of Finland and a professor at Institute of Geophysics Polish Academy of Sciences. He received MSc in exploration geophysics from AGH University of Science and Technology in Krakow (2000), PhD in geophysics from Institute of Geophysics PAS (2006) and full-professor title in 2021. He was a Visiting Fellow at Geological Survey of Canada between 2007-08. His research expertise covers active and passive seismic data analysis (processing, imaging, modelling, interpretation) at various scales and range of applications (crustal structure, shale gas exploration, mineral exploration in hardrock environment, geothermal, near-surface).  In 2017, he was awarded with the M. P. Rudzki Award of the Earth Sciences Section of the Polish Academy of Sciences. He serves as an associate / topical editor in Geophysical Journal International, Solid Earth, Acta Geophysica and Minerals. He is a member of EGU, EAGE and SEG.

 

Anre Vorster

Senior manager

Future Exploration

& Manages De Beers Exploration’s innovation portfolio

Biography

Anre graduated with a MSc (Exploration Geophysics) from the University of Pretoria and specialized in the acquisitioning and processing of high resolution seismic reflection data before joining Anglo American in 1997 and shortly thereafter De Beers.

He has 25 years of experience in kimberlite exploration and has been involved in many successful projects across the globe. During his tenure as Technical Services manager he became a strong proponent of a multi-disciplinary integrative approach to achieve success in exploration.

He is currently the senior manager for Future Exploration and Projects and manages De Beers Exploration’s innovation portfolio. He remains deeply involved in the pioneering Full Tensor Magnetic SQUID development project and have seen it grown from a conceptual idea to successful implementation of the technology on various airborne platforms.

 Anre is a past president of SAGA (2003) and has been the SEG country representative for South Africa from 2002-2006.

Dr. Stephanie Enslin

Lecturer

 School of Geoscience at Wits University

Biography

Stephanie has focused on volcanic and magmatic activity throughout her career, first investigating Icelandic volcanoes using campaign GPS for her MSc (Wits, 2009); and then sills and dykes of the Karoo LIP using aeromagnetic and historic seismic data for her PhD (Wits, 2015). For her PhD she also created a 3D model of the Karoo Basin, constrained by potential field, seismic, borehole, petrophysical and teleseismic data. She has also conducted investigations into the western and southern lobes of the Bushveld Complex using 2D and 3D seismic data and aeromagnetic data. She has recently branched into using satellite data and machine learning to understand groundwater potential across South Africa. She is currently lecturing at the School of Geoscience at Wits University.

Itumeleng Mogatusi-Sekgota

Sustainability Integration and Impact Specialist

Anglo American

Biography

Itumeleng holds a master’s degree from the Groundwater Institute at the University of the Free State. She completed her undergraduate studies in Geology and Hydrogeology at the University of the Witwatersrand. By technical training, Itumeleng is a Projects Hydrogeologist focused on the mining sector with expertise in Mine Dewatering for open pit and underground operations. She has over six years of experience managing hydrogeology projects across the globe. Her work experience involved designing and implementing Slope Depressurization and Dewatering Programs, Site-specific Hydrogeological Characterization, Groundwater Exploration and Modelling and holistic mine water management. Hydrogeology provided her with the opportunity to work in different commodities for both open pit and underground mines. She worked on projects in the Platinum Bushveld Complex, South Africa, to the Supergene Iron Belt in Northern Cape, South Africa and the Porphyry Copper Belt deposits on the Andes Mountain Range in Central Chile. There she spent two years living in Santiago Chile and learnt to speak Spanish.

Itumeleng has always believed in using the sciences, particularly geosciences to contribute to solving the problems society is facing. From sound environment management to timely assessment of natural hazards such as floods to sound data on water resources. Geoscientists have a role to play in contributing to a sustainable society.

Although she enjoys being challenged by complex groundwater issues, which she still consults for.  She always wanted to contribute to society beyond the mine fence. Thus, her work as a Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6 ambassador. She is currently a part of Anglo American’s Group Sustainability Team. She holds the position of Sustainability Integration and Impact Specialist. Her focus is advising the business on integrating sustainability into core business practices-from biodiversity-Geoheritage to Health and Wellbeing-medical geology.  With a special focus on 10-year planning towards 2030, water stewardship and setting science-based targets to develop pathways to value.

Itumeleng serves on the Young Water Professional Committee and Newly formed ESG committee of the Geological Society of South Africa. When not working Itumeleng enjoys watching her son grow and daydreams of working with President Ramaphosa on accelerating action for the National Development Plan.

Chris Wijns

Group Geophysicist 

First Quantum Minerals Ltd

Biography

Chris Wijns has been the Group Geophysicist since 2008 for First Quantum Minerals Ltd, a global base metals miner. He initially studied in Canada, and after a few years in gold exploration in West Africa, he moved to Australia in 1999 and completed a PhD in 2004 at the University of Western Australia. Chris has been a director of Amira Global, a mining industry research body, since 2015, including three years as chair of the board, acting on his belief in collaborative work and a desire to bring research results into industry use. His goal is to promote geophysics in all the domains where it can prove useful throughout the minerals value chain. Chris has enjoyed working inside sizeable mining companies for the opportunity to have constant interaction with geologists, geochemists, and assorted engineers.

Teo Hage

Managing Director

Xcalibur Multiphysics in Australia

Biography

Teo is passionate about Airborne EM, an enthusiasm fuelled after joining Anglo American in 1987 as a scholarship recipient.  Throughout his Anglo career, from graduate geophysicist to manager of SPECTREM AIR Ltd, Teo was intimately involved in the ongoing research and development of Airborne EM systems.

In 2001,  following Fugro’s consolidation of the Airborne Geophysical contractors, Teo was inspired to join its team of people who were focused on technology development as a core part of their business. Teo spearheaded a talented team of engineers and technicians responsible for developing new airborne geophysical systems and instruments, most of which are still in regular use today.

Teo’s intimate involvement with AEM systems development survived a number of transitions, including a move back into general management duties, the sale of Fugro Airborne to CGG in 2013 and a permanent relocation from Johannesburg to Perth in 2014. 

As Managing Director for Xcalibur Multiphysics in Australia and Chief Technology Officer for the group, Teo leads a group of motivated and skilled people who are driven to continuously improve the technology and application of airborne geophysics.

Hielke Jelsma

Principal Geoscientist – Orthomagmatic Systems

AngloAmerican

Biography

To start, a disclaimer: I am not an expert in geophysics, but work with geophysicists on a daily basis. I am Principal Geoscientist at Anglo American, a leading global mining company with a portfolio that includes diamonds (through De Beers), platinum and other precious metals, copper, nickel and manganese, iron ore, metallurgical coal, and fertilizers. I completed my undergraduate training in 1989 and obtained a PhD in geology in 1993 from the Free University of Amsterdam. Between 1993 and 2003 I lectured geosciences subjects at universities in Zimbabwe and South Africa, acted as geological consultant for exploration and mining companies, focusing on precious metals and base metals projects, and then worked as senior researcher within the cross-disciplinary Centre for Interactive Graphical Computing of Earth Systems with the late Prof. Maarten de Wit at University of Cape Town. In 2003 I joined De Beers and in 2014 Anglo American. My industry experience includes the evaluation of conceptual and project areas across all exploration stages, in over 25 countries on six continents. I am currently a member of the Integrated Systems Geoscience Team, seeking generative opportunities and transformative value for the Anglo American group. I am also involved in the execution and management of research projects that support our business decisions. Over the years, I have specialized in field mapping, structural geology, economic geology and tectonics, topics on which I have authored or co-authored >60 papers in peer-reviewed international journals. Ongoing interests are broad and include mineral systems science, metallogenesis, lithosphere geodynamics, supercontinent cyclicity and regional geological assessments, in which geophysics plays an essential role. I am registered as a Professional Natural Scientist; I am an elected Fellow of the Geological Society of South Africa and Honorary Life Member of the Geological Society of Zimbabwe.

Dr. Edgar H Stettler

Honorary Professor of Geophysics

Witwatersrand University

Biography

He holds an MSc (Exploration Geophysics) and a PhD (Geophysics) from Pretoria University, was part time lecturer since 1980 and Extraordinary Professor of Geophysics at that University from 2000 to 2009 and is since 2010 an Honorary Professor in Geophysics at the University of Witwatersrand. E. Stettler is a past president (1994) and Meritorious Geophysical Service Award holder of the SA Geophysical Association (2009), a recipient of the prestigious Dr. Rudolf Krahmann Gold Medal award (2013) and an active member of the International Society of Exploration Geophysicists, Tulsa, USA since 1976. He represented the SA earth science community on SACNASP (1994-2004) and represented SA at the Geophysics and Seismology Working Group at the SADC Mining Co-ordination Unit. He is also a Fellow of the Geological Society of SA.  Edgar joined the Geological Survey geophysics unit in 1975 as a student and was the Divisional Manager for Geophysics, Seismology and Geohydrology between 1994 and 2004. He then joined the Thani Group in Dubai (2005-2010) as a geophysical consultant in gold, base metal and oil exploration. Between 2009 and 2018 he was a director of the Hamburg Alternative listed Swiss company, Afrika Gold AG with assets in Ghana and South Africa. He has an extensive refereed publication list dealing mostly with tectonics as revealed by geophysical data. GEONICS of Canada referenced his theoretical work on borehole electromagnetics in a patent. With F. Kamenetsky (University of Muenchen) and G. Trigubovich (Novosibirsk State Technical University) he co-authored the textbook ‘Transient Geo-electromagnetics’, published in 2010. Edgar specializes in base metal, diamond and groundwater exploration with geophysical techniques and his current interest’s cover drone based geophysical surveying where he is involved in magnetic, TEM and MMR surveys.

Prof. Moctar Doucouré

Co-founder & managing director

AEON (Africa Earth Observatory Network)

Associate-professor in geophysics

Nelson Mandela University

Biography

Moctar Doucouré is co-founder and managing director of AEON (Africa Earth Observatory Network) and associate-professor in geophysics at Nelson Mandela University (Feb.2012 to present) where he managed the Karoo shale gas baseline research programme. He previously held the positions of chief operating officer of AEON at the University of Cape Town (UCT; 2008-Dec.2011), and principal specialist geophysicist at De Beers Group Exploration. Prior to these positions, he was senior researcher in geosciences at UCT (Jan.1995-Jan.2001) and postdoctoral Melon fellow at the Bernard Price Institute of Geophysical Research at Wits University (Nov.1989-Dec.1994).

Moctar Doucouré has an engineering degree in exploration geophysics from the Hydrocarbon Institute of Algiers (1981) and a doctorate in global geophysics from Université Paris VII, France (1986).

Prof. Milovan Urosevic

Professor at the Dept. of Exploration Geophysics

Curtin University, Perth, WA 

Co-founder

HiSeis P/L

Biography

Milovan Urosevic received BSc (Hons) in geophysics from the University of Belgrade in 1980, MSc in geophysics from the University of Houston in 1985 and PhD in geophysics from the Curtin University of Technology in 2000. He acquired over ten years of industry experience working in oil and gas sector in the areas of seismic data processing, AVO, inversion, multi-component seismology and seismic anisotropy. After joining Curtin University in 1991 he has taken part in various industry projects related to the oil, coal and mineral exploration. He held leading roles in several major Australian corporative research centres such as Australian Petroleum CO2CRC, Deep Exploration Technologies CRC that is now spilled into the MinEx CRC for another decade. His main interest is in the utilisation of new seismic technologies to advance exploration of natural resources. The aim is to positon seismic reflection methods as the primary tool for discovery of deep mineral resources, at a vastly reduced cost. Milovan is associate editor of the Exploration Geophysics Journal. He is Emeritus Professor at the Dept. of Exploration Geophysics at Curtin University, Perth, WA and co-founder of HiSeis P/L, the world leading geophysical company dedicated to the application of seismic methods for exploration of mineral resources. He is a member of SEG, ASEG, EAGE and AGES.

Joel Jansen

Lead – Geophysics

Anglo American

Biography

I’ve been a mineral exploration geophysicist for over 25 years, with field experience in 20 countries on six continents, including eight years spent as an expat in Mexico, Chile, and Australia where I was involved in seafloor exploration for massive sulphide deposits, and so I have experience in marine, terrestrial, and airborne geophysics.

In 2015 I moved from Teck Resources Limited, where I was Chief Geophysicist, to Anglo American plc to leverage my experience and broaden my expertise in production- and operation-oriented geophysics in the mining environment, a learning path I am still on today.

I have a B.Sc. in Geological Engineering and an M.Eng. in Geophysics, both from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada.

I am a registered Professional Engineer in British Columbia, Canada, a Director of Spectrem Air Pty and President of IAGSA, the International Airborne Geophysics Survey Association. I live in Vancouver.

Prof. Raymond Durrheim

Professor 

School of Geosciences

Biography

Raymond Durrheim (PhD, Witwatersrand, 1990) held the South African Research Chair in Exploration, Earthquake and Mining Seismology at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg from 2007-2021, and now has a post-retirement appointment as a Professor in the School of Geosciences. He co-directs the AfricaArray research and capacity-building program, leads the DSI-NRF-SAIMI Community of Practice in Knowledge & Skills Development for Oil & Gas Exploration & Production, and is principal investigator of the ICDP project Drilling into Seismogenic Zones of M2.0 – M5.5 Earthquakes in Deep South African Gold Mines (DSeis, 2016-present). Ray is the author or co-author of more than 160 refereed articles published in journals, conference proceedings and books, and co-recipient of the Society of Exploration Geophysics Award for the Best Paper Published in Geophysics in 2012. Ray was chair of the first two SAGA Biennial Conferences (in 1989 and 1991) and SAGA president in 1995/96. He received SAGA’s Meritorious Service Award in 2010 and the Krahmann Medal in 2015. In 2021 Ray received two NSTF-South32 “Science Oscars”: the Lifetime Award for his outstanding contribution to science, engineering and technology (SET) and innovation in South Africa, and was a member of the Wits School of Geosciences team that won the Data for Research Award.

 

Sean Davids

Geologist

Petroleum Agency SA

Biography

Sean is employed at the Petroleum Agency SA as a Geologist since 2003. He holds a Master degree in Hydrogeology from the University of the Western Cape. Sean has 15 plus years’ experience in petroleum geology and has worked on various offshore basins in South Africa; the West Coast Orange basin, the South Coast Pletmos basin and extensively along the East Coast, Durban & Zululand basins.

Sean is involved with numerous other collaboration projects; he was part of the Working Groups on South Africa’s Pilot Project on Carbon Capture and Storage and a current member of the South African Code for the Reporting of Oil & Gas Resources committee.

 

Phumza Banjwa

Section Manager Rock Engineer

South Deep Gold Mine (Gold Fields Ltd)

Biography

Phumza Banjwa is a Section Manager Rock Engineer at South Deep Gold Mine (Gold Fields Ltd). She received her BSc (Hons) degree in Mining Engineering (2012) and MSc degree in Rock Engineering (2022) from Wits University. Phumza has held various key positions in South African mining giants such as Impala Platinum, Petra Diamonds and now Gold Fields. She has more than 10 years of experience in the mining industry leading various projects, adding value and solving operational unique challenges. These include (1) design and implementation of a micro-seismic system in a block cave mine, (2) development and application of the SSP for preconditioning purposes in a deep level mine, (3) monitoring large long-term excavations using multi-point borehole extensometers, and monitoring seismicity around open pits using advanced seismic sensing technology.

 

Prof. Glen Nwaila 

Director & Professor of the Wits Mining Institute (WMI)

University of the Witwatersrand (Wits)

Biography

Glen Nwaila is the Director of the Wits Mining Institute (WMI) and Visiting Adjunct Professor in the School of Geosciences at the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits). His main research focuses on increasing the integration of high-dimensional mining and mineral resources data with machine learning for uncertainty reduction and optimal decision-making. Prior to joining Wits, Glen worked in the mining and consulting industries for a period of 13 years, where he led teams of mining professionals and led audits in the mineral resources and extractive metallurgy plants. At Sibanye Stillwater, Glen led the Geology functions in the Driefontein operations. He also served as Manager at Deloitte Technical Mining Advisory (DTMA). He has served as an Erasmus Mundus Scholar at Uppsala University since 2018. Nwaila completed his PhD in Geosciences (Magna Cum Laude) at the Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg in Germany. Glen also holds an MSc in Chemical Engineering from the University of Cape Town and a BSc (Honours) in Geology from the University of Johannesburg. He was recently appointed to the 35 IGC Legacy Fund’s Board of Directors. He is a Professional Natural Scientist (Pr.Sci.Nat.) with the South African Council for Natural Scientific Professions (SACNASP). Glen is also a Fellow of the Geological Society of South Africa (FGSSA).

 

Dr. Bojan Brodic

Senior Scientist

GTK

Biography

Bojan Brodic is a Senior Scientist at Geological Survey of Finland – GTK. He received his B.Sc. (2010) and M.Sc. (2012) in applied geophysics from University of Belgrade, Faculty of Mining and Geology, Serbia. In 2018, he obtained his PhD at Uppsala University where he continued his work on active seismic methods, first as a postdoctoral researcher and subsequently as a Researcher. His research interests are in the area of seismic data acquisition, 2D/3D seismic modeling and active and passive seismic imaging in near-surface and hard rock environments. He is an active member of SEG and EAGE and holds an Honorary Lecturer position at University of the Witwatersrand.

Prof. Lindsay Linzer

Corporate Consultant / Associate Partner

SRK Consulting

Biography

Lindsay is a consulting geophysicist to SRK with 26 years’ combined experience in the processing and interpretation of seismic waves ranging from: acoustic emissions recorded in the laboratory; seismic surveys for geotechnical purposes; seismicity induced by shallow and deep level mining; and, seismic reflection data. She was recently appointed as an Honorary Professor: Seismic wavefield simulation at the University of the Witwatersrand. Lindsay has applied state-of-the-art seismic interpretation technology to extract information vital to shaft-sinking, optimal borehole siting and mine-planning. She has specialist skills in determining seismic source mechanisms (laboratory tests in rock and concrete and mining seismology) through moment tensor inversion using her own code and expertise in dynamic numerical modelling (2-D and 3-D) of seismic waves for AE/NDT laboratory tests; mine-seismology problems; geotechnical problems; shaft-sinking, and reflection seismology. She has recently extended her dynamic modelling skills and has developed methods to model complex blast patterns for open pits and underground using Wave3D, a 3D finite difference full waveform modelling code.

Since joining SRK, Lindsay has become involved in seismic hazard assessments for the design of engineering structures. She has also begun to apply seismic and electrical methods to assess the internal structures of tailings dams, with a particular interest in quantifying brittleness.

Lindsay is an expert user and programmer in mXrap, a geotechnical data analysis and monitoring platform within which data analysis tools have been developed under the ACG’s Mine Seismicity and Rockburst Risk Management project.

Dr. Hernan Ugalde

Senior Consulting Geophysicist

DIP Geosciences – Canada

Biography

Hernan started his career in the Geological Survey of Chile (SERNAGEOMIN) in 1995, where he completed his M.Sc. (Geophysics) thesis work under the supervision of Dr. Gonzalo Yañez. In 1997 he moved to the newly created South America office of Paterson, Grant & Watson Limited (PGW) in Santiago, where he stayed until 2001.

In 2001 Hernan moved to Canada to engage in doctoral studies at the University of Toronto. He completed his Ph.D. under the supervision of Dr. Bernd Milkereit in 2006. In 2006 Hernan started a postdoc with Bill Morris at McMaster University. This triggered the quest for understanding data from a geological point of view. With Bill, Hernan started working in 3D modelling, and developing workflows for the understanding of remanent magnetization and how to model it, geologically. It was an amazing time, and in Hernan’s words “Bill told me everything I know…except for Matlab”. However, by 2011 the MAGGIC lab ran out of funds and Hernan decided to go back to PGW.
In PGW, Hernan moved from small processing and interpretation projects into country scale ones in Ecuador, Nigeria, the DRC and many other places. In 2015 Hernan became Vice-President of PGW. By then he also started teaching geophysics at Brock University. By September 2018, the thirst for teaching and research was strong enough to make Hernan leave PGW to spend more time teaching and working on research with Bill.

DIP Geosciences came to life, and the journey is just beginning…Hernan now teaches Advanced Structural Geology, Field Camp and Exploration Geophysics at Brock University. He has active research projects with Bill on remanence, full tensor magnetics and geological understanding of geophysical data. He collaborates with Intrepid Geophysics and Tensor Research from Australia.
Constantly learning, and always happy to teach and try new ideas.

Gavin Selfe

Director and Consulting Geophysicist at Geofocus

Geofocus (Pty) Ltd

Biography

Gavin has a BSc Honours degree, with dual majors in Geology and Geophysics, from Wits. He has 32 years of field experience in the mineral exploration industry, specialising in geophysics. He has worked mainly across Africa but also globally, and is a partner in a ground geophysics and consulting company, Geofocus (Pty) Ltd, with Bjorn Havemann. They currently have a 3-pronged approach to the geophysics business, being geotechnical geophysical services, minerals exploration surveys, and pure consulting work which often involves minerals targeting and the geological interpretation of large geophysical datasets.

Prof. Laura Valentina Socco

Professor in Applied Geophysics

Department of Engineering of Environment

Biography

Laura Valentina Socco, is presently Full Professor in Applied Geophysics at the Department of Engineering of Environment, Land and Infrastructures (DIATI) of the Politecnico di Torino.

Prof Socco works on developing geophysical techniques for near surface investigation in applications ranging from, seismic hazard and engineering, to hydrocarbon and mineral exploration, environment and cultural heritage. In the last twenty years, she has focused her research work on surveying techniques based on the propagation of seismic surface waves for estimating subsurface velocity models and on geophysical data integration techniques.

In 2013 Prof Socco has been chosen as Honorary Lecturer by the SEG. In 2014 she has received the Conrad Schlumberger Award (EAGE).  In 2019 Prof Socco has received the Outstanding Educator Award from SEG. She has been Editor in Chief of Geophysics from 2017 to 2019.

Prof Socco is author of more than 150 scientific publications in peer reviewed journals and conferences. She has been awarded with a honourable mention in the category best paper in Geophysics in 2012, 2013 and 2016. She has been chair-person of the Near Surface Division Committee of EAGE and member of EAGE Board (2014-16). She has been Associate Editor (2003-2013) Assistant Editor (2013-2017) of Geophysics and she has been Associate Editor (2006-2013) of Near Surface Geophysics. 

She is Chair of the education programs in Environmental Engineering and of Georesources and Geoenergy Engineering (former Petroleum and Mining Engineering) of Politecnico di Torino since 2018.

Dr. David Khoza

Executive Manager

Council for Geoscience

Biography

David Khoza is geophysicist who’s worked in minerals exploration, mining and geoscience research. After completing BSc Honours degree, David joined BHP Billiton’s mineral exploration division, conducting geophysical surveys primarily in Africa. David took a break and then back into academia to complete his PhD, which focussed on understanding the tectonic evolution of the Southern African lithosphere using magnetotelluric data. Following that, he joined Anglo American’s Technical Solutions department supporting several business units in mining, green and brownfield exploration and research efforts within Anglo American. He then joined SPECTREM AIR, primarily focused on airborne data processing, modelling, interpretation and research. David then joined Council for Geoscience’s Executive Management Team. He holds a BSc (Geology and Physics), BSc Honours (Geophysics) and a PhD (Geophysics) from the University of the Witwatersrand

Bongani Sayidini

Chief Operating Officer

Petroleum Agency South Africa

Biography

Bongani Sayidini is currently the Chief Operating Officer at the Petroleum Agency SA.

He is a Petroleum Engineer with 21 years working experience in the petroleum industry. He has held various technical and strategic roles ranging from Production Technologist, Reservoir Engineer, Senior Reservoir Engineer, Principal Reservoir Engineer, Strategist: Business Intelligence, Regional Manager: East Africa, E&P and Vice President – E&P and Acting CEO of PetroSA for a little more than a year in 2019/20.

Bongani Sayidini holds a BTech in Chemical Engineering, an MSc in Petroleum Engineering (University of London) & Diploma of Imperial College; an LLM in Petroleum Law and Policy ‘Distinction’ (University of Dundee) and an MBA (University of Cape Town).

Ken Witherly

President

Condor Consulting, Inc. Canada

Biography

Ken Witherly graduated from UBC (Vancouver Canada) with a BSc in geophysics and physics in 1971.

He then spent 27 years with the Utah/BHP Minerals company during which time as Chief Geophysicist, he championed BHP’s programs in airborne geophysics which resulted in the development of the MegaTEM and Falcon technologies. In 1999, Ken helped form a technology-focused service company that specializes in the application of innovative processing and data analysis to help drive the discovery of new mineral deposits. In 2017, he helped establish the Women Geoscientists of Canada, a group dedicated to support early career women in the minerals industry.

Prof. Alireza Malehmir

Professor of Applied Geophysics

Uppsala University-Sweden

Biography

Alireza Malehmir is Professor of Applied Geophysics at Uppsala University-Sweden. He was the PI of the award-winning Smart Exploration project and a co-PI of FUTURE, a European-South African tech-type mineral exploration collaborative project. He has led several research-industry works in various continents and known for his hardrock seismic expertise and innovative ideas. He has (co)authored +120 peer-reviewed journal publications and serves on the editorial boards of Geophysical Prospecting and Nature Scientific Reports. He is an active member of EAGE and SEG. Occasionally, Alireza acts as a consultant for utilizing innovative seismic imaging solutions for societal applications.

Prof. Gordon Cooper

Professor of  Geophysics

University of the Witwatersrand

Biography

G.R.J. Cooper is a Professor of  Geophysics at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. His areas of research include potential fields, image and signal processing, seismic attributes and nuclear physics. He is currently an Associate Editor for the E.A.G.E., the A.S.E.G., the I.A.M.G, and the A.J.G., and constantly reviews papers for all the major journals. He has published more than 120 papers in international journals, and also holds five patents. Algorithms that he has developed have been  implemented by various commercial geophysical companies. He was the President of the S.A. Geophysical Association from 1997-98, editor of its newsletter for more than a decade, and built its first website.

Prof. Dr. Stefan Buske

Professor of “Applied Geophysics / Exploration Geophysics”

Technical University Bergakademie Freiberg (Germany)

Biography

Stefan Buske is a Full Professor of Applied Geophysics / Exploration Geophysics at Technical University Bergakademie Freiberg (Germany). He earned a PhD and a diploma in geophysics at University of Frankfurt (Germany) and has worked in the Depth Imaging Department at Ensign Geophysics Ltd. (UK) and as head of the Seismic Data Laboratory, Department of Geophysics at Freie Universität Berlin (Germany). He received the Louis Cagniard Award from EAGE in 2004 and the outstanding teaching award from the German Geophysical Society in 2019. His research interests include seismic acquisition, processing, modelling and imaging including applications for geothermal and mineral exploration, investigation of fault systems and deep seismic sounding of the lithosphere.

Michelle Pienaar

Programme Manager, Advanced Orebody Knowledge

Mandela Mining Precinct

Biography

Academic Qualifications:
BSc Honours Geology
GDE Mining

Employment History:
Michelle Pienaar obtained a BSc Honours degree in Geology from the University of Johannesburg. She has over 17 years’ experience within the mining industry where she started her career as a mine geologist but later progressed to Geoscience Manager on numerous deep level gold operations. She joined the Mandela Mining Precinct as Programme Manager for the Advanced Orebody Programme, which incorporates subjects such as geology, geophysics, rock engineering and geochemistry among others, aimed at developing technologies to create the ultimate glass rock environment.

Dr. Hayley Cawthra

Chief Scientist at the Council for Geoscience (CGS)

Western Cape regional office

Biography

Hayley Cawthra holds the position of Chief Scientist at the Council for Geoscience (CGS) Western Cape regional office, where she leads the marine geoscience programme, and is a Research Associate in Nelson Mandela University’s African Centre for Coastal Palaeoscience. She has over fifteen years of work experience at the CGS in the acquisition, processing and interpretation of geological and hydroacoustic data and is a qualified commercial diver. Hayley has specific research interests in Pleistocene sea-level change and reconstructing now-submerged terrestrial landscapes on the continental shelf, particularly in a context of ancient human use of coasts. This is done by coastal- and offshore mapping, and studying markers of palaeoenvironmental and palaeoclimatic change over time. Hayley has led or been a co-investigator on several local and international projects, all with a focus on South African records. Most of her work in this regard has been carried out on the Palaeo-Agulhas Plain on the Cape South Coast, and in Mpondoland on the East Coast.

Hayley holds a Ph.D. in geological science from the University of Cape Town (awarded in 2014) and was a visiting post-doctoral researcher at the University of Bremen Centre for Marine Environmental Sciences in 2016. She was a junior fellow of the Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg in Germany from 2017-2019, has published 79 papers in peer-reviewed journals of acceptable repute within the last ten years in the field area of marine geology, and her work has received almost 1200 citations to date.

Hayley serves on several professional committees and panels and some examples are holding the position of Chair of the South African Committee for Stratigraphy task group for Post-Karoo stratigraphy and being vice president of the Southern African Society for Quaternary Research. She is a steering committee member of the South African Extended Continental Shelf Claim Project and a technical advisor on the South African delegation to the United Nations’ International Seabed Authority. Hayley is a Fellow of the Geological Society of South Africa and is an NRF rated scientist. She also has interest in geoheritage and geoscience education and has worked on several initiatives in this regard, including being part of a team that has produced three ‘Science Spaza’ comics for school-level learners.

THE SCHEDULE

Pre-Conference Workshops begin

10:00

Pre-Conference Golf Day begins

10:30

Lunch

13:00

Registration

Registration desk open in the foyer

15:00

Welcome Function

Welcome Function in the Kings Ballroom, our exhibition space for the week.

18:00

Arrival tea & coffee

Arrival tea and coffee and registration in foyer

08:00

Opening ceremony

Plenary and opening ceremony

08:30

Morning tea

10:00

Sessions

10:30

Lunch

12:00

Sessions

13:00

Afternoon tea

15:00

Sessions

15:30

Speakeasy Networking

Speakeasy networking dinner at the Brew Monkey

18:00

Arrival tea & coffee

08:00

Sessions

08:30

Lunch

12:00

Group photo

Group photo at the Amphitheatre

13:00

Equipment demonstration

13:30

Afternoon tea

15:00

Gala Dinner

Theme to be announced

19:00

Arrival tea & coffee

08:00

Sessions

08:30

Lunch

12:00

Closing ceremony

13:00

Close

16:00

Optional Safari Drive

17:00

Depart for post conference field trips

08:00

Depart for post conference safari

10:00

Mon 28 Nov – Welcome Function

Join us for the start of SAGA 2022 in the Kings Ballroom at Sun City.  We will no doubt spend the evening re-connecting with friends and colleagues and meeting new delegates.  There will be food, drinks and music to kick-start the Conference.

18:30

Tue 29 Nov – Poster Happy Hour

Please join us straight after the last session for a poster session happy hour in the foyer.  Drinks will be served while you take the time to view the posters and meet the authors.

17:00 - 18:00

Tues 29 Nov – Speakeasy Networking Dinner

Join us for a networking dinner and drinks at the Brew Monkey.  Remember your password to enter the bourbon tasting, and fill up on American-style barbeque, while catching up with friends and colleagues.

18:30

Wed 30 Nov – Gala Dinner

Sadly tonight is your last with us – so let’s make it special.  As is SAGA tradition, we will announce the theme of our Gala Dinner closer to the time, but needless to say, it will be a magical night – full of great food, wine, dancing and entertainment.  Don’t forget the prize for the Best Dressed!

19:00

PROUDLY PARTNERED WITH

TESTIMONIALS

  • “Thanks again for a wonderful conference … already looking forward to the next one!”

    Terry Odgers

  • “SAGA gives me an opportunity to meet with colleagues from outside North America and that is very important. And secondly, the SAGA format is such that there are lots of opportunities to actually sit down and talk with people, as opposed to running to the next session.”  

    Bill Morris

  • “I just wanted to congratulate you and your team for such a wonderful SAGA conference. I think it was of a very high standard and I very much enjoyed listening to such new and exciting research and developments in geophysics. Also, and most importantly, it was a fantastic occasion to meet up with some of the friends and colleagues of the past.”

    Mike De Wit

  • “Safely home and behalf of Spectrem I would like to take this opportunity to thank you and your team as well as the SAGA Organising Committee for a job really well done. I have attended a great number of conferences over the last few years, but I must say that SAGA always rates on top with its organisation, technical content and social aspects. Well done.” 

    Louis Polomé

  • “A great event, packed with so much knowledge, great speakers and an overall good experience. Great networking and learning opportunity. The evenings ROCKED!’’  

    Michelle Pienaar

CONFERENCE MEMORIES

WHERE TO STAY

Accommodation can be booked through our ‘one-stop-shop’ online registration process

SOHO Hotel | 4 Star

From R2262 pp | Breakfast

Register here

The Cabanas Hotel | 3 Star

From R1384 pp | Breakfast

Register here

Sun Vacation Resort

From R3540 per unit | Self Catering

Register here

THE VENUE

Our venue, Sun City, is located along the border of the Pilanesberg National Park, in the North West Province of South Africa – a premier conference venue with all that Africa has to offer. Conveniently situated just 2 ½ hours’ drive from Johannesburg’s OR Tambo International Airport, it provides a serene atmosphere and contemporary style to the 17th Conference & Exhibition.

KEY DATES

 

Abstract submission closes:

30 June 2022

Early bird registration closes:

15 July 2022

Online registration closes:

30 October 2022

Full payment of accommodation due:

31 August 2022

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What about accommodation?

You can book your accommodation, as well as all transfers and all pre and post conference events through our online registration portal.

How can I get to the venue?

If from out of town, fly into OR Tambo or Lanseria airports. During online registration, be sure to book one of our handy transfers to whisk you to Sun City. It is about 2hrs from Lanseria and 2h30 from ORT.

When is the abstract submission deadline?

30 June 2022

 

What is the theme for this year’s Gala Dinner?

All will be revealed in good time 😊

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    www.fqml.com

    First Quantum Minerals Ltd. is an established mining and metals company producing copper, nickel, gold, zinc, and platinum group elements from seven mines in Zambia, Mauritania, Australia, Spain, Finland, and Turkey. Development projects are underway in Panama, Peru, and Argentina. In 2014, First Quantum produced 427,655 tonnes of copper, 45,879 tonnes of nickel, 229,813 ounces of gold, 55,980 tonnes of zinc and 60,080 ounces of platinum group elements. Exploration has a current focus in the central Andes, Alaska, southern Africa, and Australia.

     

     

    www.skytem.com

    SkyTEM is the leader in innovative airborne electromagnetic geophysical surveying services.  We engineer advanced data collection systems to meet the high-data-density and high-data-quality requirements of earth scientists for a wide range of subsurface studies. SkyTEM pioneered calibrated dual moment technology and SkyTEM FAST for mapping the very near surface to great depths, concurrently, economically and consistently, with lowered costs through rapid acquisition and delivery speeds. We offer reliable 12.5 Hz systems for even deeper anomaly targeting through conductive overburden. The best solution for high-quality data, SkyTEM deliverables are robust and dependable enabling exploration specialists to build accurate geophysical models with confidence.

     

     

    www.debeersgroup.com

    De Beers is the world’s leading diamond company. Powered by more than 20,000 people around the world, with a mission to support local communities, protect our natural environment and shape a brighter future. We combine advanced technology, huge investments and traditional exploration know-how to find the finest diamonds in the world. Today, we’re searching in South Africa, Botswana and Canada. De Beers Group’s targeted exploration in southern Africa is an attempt to discover the first major new diamond mine in the region in more than 20 years.

     

     

    www.geoscience.org.za

    The Council for Geoscience (CGS) is one of the National Science Councils of South Africa. It was established by the Geoscience Act (100 of 1993)and is the national custodian for the collection and curation of all onshore and off shore geoscience information in South Africa. It is mandated to investigate a wide range of surface and subsurface, onshore and off shore geoscience matters. These include, but are not limited to, geology, geochemistry, geophysics, engineering geology, economic geology, geohazards and geohydrology. The organisation performs these duties mainly through Government funds and, to a lesser extent, through collaborations with private and public institutions, including institutions of higher education. Furthermore, the CGS is also mandated to provide for the promotion of research and the extension of knowledge in the field of geoscience as well as the provision of specialised geoscientific services. It aims to use this information to develop geoscience solutions to real-world challenges.

     

     

    www.agiusa.com

    Advanced Geosciences, Inc. (AGI) is a high-tech manufacturer of Electrical Imaging systems since 1989 and with its European office, Advanced Geosciences Europe (AGE), located in
    Madrid, Spain since 2006 offer sales, rentals, seminars, training, instrument demonstrations, repair, maintenance, and technical support in English, Spanish, Turkish, Portuguese. Our
    Resistivity/IP/SP systems will challenge your electrical imaging knowledge through their powerful and portable high-tech instruments for 1D, 2D, and 3D earth imaging, remote
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    www.mountsopris.com

    Mount Sopris Instruments is a leading manufacturer of slimline borehole geophysical logging systems for the groundwater, mining, engineering, environmental, geothermal, and oil and gas industries featuring a complete range of stackable probes, rugged winches, versatile loggers, and best-in-class software. In 2022 we celebrate our 70th year in business! With over 50 representatives in strategic locations around the globe, and equipment operating in over 120 countries, we are always nearby for after sales support and service.

    www.skytem.com

    SkyTEM is the leader in innovative airborne electromagnetic geophysical surveying services.  We engineer advanced data collection systems to meet the high-data-density and high-data-quality requirements of earth scientists for a wide range of subsurface studies. SkyTEM pioneered calibrated dual moment technology and SkyTEM FAST for mapping the very near surface to great depths, concurrently, economically and consistently, with lowered costs through rapid acquisition and delivery speeds. We offer reliable 12.5 Hz systems for even deeper anomaly targeting through conductive overburden. The best solution for high-quality data, SkyTEM deliverables are robust and dependable enabling exploration specialists to build accurate geophysical models with confidence.

    http://www.geotech.ca

    Geotech is the global leader in technological innovation for airborne geophysical survey mapping, interpretation and analysis, offering helicopter and fixed wing airborne geophysics. Geotech operates on a global scale with offices in Canada, Australia and South Africa.

    www.lim.eu/en

    LIM LOGGING, which is the result of the acquisition by LIM of Electromind in 2017, is at the world scale, a recognized manufacturer which offers a very complete range of borehole logging probes. At the international reputation level, the OPTV and BHTV televiewers from LIM LOGGING are unanimously considered to be the benchmark products on the market.

    www.geofocus.co.za

    GeoFocus provides a wide range of geophysical data acquisition, consulting and equipment rental services to the minerals, engineering, and environmental industries.
    By combining industry leading expertise with advanced operational capability, and a low overhead structure, GeoFocus exceeds clients’ expectations in terms of quality, speed, and cost. The company operates globally with extensive experience throughout Africa, working with clients big and small, across a broad spectrum of industries

    www.medusa-radiometrics.com

    Geophysical research is at the brink of a rejuvenation. Novel measurement technologies and computing systems are not only changing the toolbox of the geophysical fieldworker, but also the working environment of the people processing and interpreting the data. Medusa Radiometrics is committed to power this rejuvenation by providing geophysicists around the world the most efficient, lightweight and robust gammaray survey systems imaginable, through innovative sensor design and smart data analysis models. Our systems include sensors for underwater mapping, land-borne work, and for drone-borne and airborne surveys.

    It is our mission is to partner with our customers in every aspect of our activities. We want to establish an intense and long-lasting customer involvement in the design and development of our sensors.

    www.geotron.co.za

    Geotron (Chemtron prior to 1987) is a manufacturer and supplier of geophysical equipment and has been supplying and servicing the industry for over 48 years.  The commitment to design, service & a dedicated team, has ensured a successful partnership and Geotron becoming one of the major geophysical instrumentation companies in the Southern Hemisphere. Scintrex, a major supplier of geophysical equipment has been associated with Geotron since 1989

    Equipment manufactured:

    • Proton & 3 Component Fluxgate Magnetometers
    • Resistivity Meters & Penetrometers
    • Borehole specialized winches
    • MUEM Broadband sensors

    Equipment supplied:

    • Magnetometers, Gravity Meters, Seismographs
    • Frequency & Time Domain Electromagnetic Equipment
    • Gamma Scintillometers & Spectrometers
    • General Geophysical & Archaeological Exploration Tools

    www.wirelineworkshop.com

    Wireline Workshop (Pty) Ltd is a geophysical borehole logging company, formed in August 2007 that provides a combination of long experience, latest technology and operational capacity. The owners have over 70 years of hard-won experience, describing mining targets from remote Mongolian coal to Andean copper and South African gas fields. The Company offers specialised imaging services (optical and acoustic) to the Mining and Civil Engineering sectors, such as structural information used in major dam projects in Southern Africa. Calibrated and borehole compensated physical property measurements are designed in the UK and Luxembourg for application in all mining and exploration fields from coal through base and precious metals to unconventional hydro-carbons such as CBM and tight shale gas. These include density, gamma, neutron, resistivity and sonic. Then there is the north-seeking gyro service and the XRF and UV florescence loggers. Client requirements vary from mineral type to location, whereby consultation is offered at all stages throughout the duration of the work. Our flagship service is the high-level log analysis and presentation.

     

     

     

    www.geovista.co.uk

    Geovista geophysical borehole logging and imaging tools serve geoscientists worldwide, with best in class performance. We supply the largest range of dependable systems to cover borehole data requirements for exploration, mining exploitation, site investigation, and groundwater. We manufacture and supply compact loggers, reliable winches with a full set of safety features, an extensive range of combinable sondes, televiewers, borehole video inspection cameras and North Seeking Gyros. Sonde stacking capability allows for efficient logging operations. It also allows for useful sensor combinations that would otherwise not be possible. Both the cameras and the logging sondes can be run on the same wireline cable. Geovista also offer memory and Thru-bit logging conveyance modes as well as the traditional wireline for high risk or deviated boreholes.

     

     

      www.geoline.co.za

    Established in 1999, Geoline has now been servicing the mineral industry for 20 years. The company has grown such that we service the coal, CBM, iron-ore, magnetite and geotechnical industries in Southern Africa. Specialising in general mine exploration logging including rock strength and strata identification (structural analysis), deviation and coal blast hole logging, Geoline data is optimizing mine planning and providing solid resource data for feasibility studies. We pride ourselves on being able to provide high quality, safe, affordable and responsive services to a perpetually demanding and dynamic market. Backed by the SABS ISO9001 standard, we continuously monitor our service performance and provide tailor-made solutions to clients who are facing a variety of challenges in a continuously changing industry.

     

     

    www.gapgeo.com

    Gap Geophysics Australia (Gap) is a progressive Technology Developer and Service Provider to the mineral exploration and environmental geophysics industries. With a Head Office in Brisbane and established bases in Mt Isa Qld, Kalgoorlie WA and Mt Barker SA, the company is well positioned to service the Australian market. Our main focus is to provide better quality data, efficiently and more cost-effectively than with conventional technologies. We do so by offering a range of unique services based on proprietary instrumentation. Established in 2005, Gap is owned and operated by a committed group of geophysicists and engineers who have been involved in the development of advanced survey instrumentation and techniques for over 30 years. The main focus of the company is to provide better quality data, efficiently and more cost-effectively than possible with conventional technologies. Proprietary instrumentation includes rapid sampling TM-7 magnetometers, Gap HeliSAM and GeoPak High Powered Transmitters. Gap is also the Australian operator of the Canadian developed DIAS32 3DIP system.

     

     

    www.expertgeophysics.com 

    Expert Geophysics Limited (EGL) is a geophysical company specializing in advanced helicopter borne electromagnetic surveys worldwide. EGL offers the latest innovation in proprietary airborne electromagnetic technologies:

    • The Mobile MagnetoTellurics (MobileMT) system is the most advanced generation of airborne AFMAG technology. It maps resistivities from shallow to > 1000m and has application mapping porphyries, the alteration and dissemination halos accompanied Cu, Au, Ag, and Mo mineralisation, all types of VMS, superconductive Ni-Cu-Co, unconformity uranium deposits and geothermal targets.
    • MobileMTm is a similar system suited to shallower more detailed work and is flown with a gradient magnetometer and has application mapping kimberlites and structure.
    • mTEM is a time-domain system electromagnetic system designed for detailed near surface investigations. mTEM is the only system in the industry able to acquire quality data in industrial areas with significant electromagnetic disruption and power line electrical noise.

     

     

    www.spectrem.co.za

    SPECTREM AIR operates the most advanced fixed-wing airborne geophysical system, collecting high resolution Electromagnetic (EM), Magnetic and Radiometric concurrently.

    With the highest power and advanced processing, the SPECTREMPLUS system has the ability to simultaneously map shallow (1-100 m) and deep (100-1000 m) features with a high level of resolution. Our team of specialists provide integrated 3D solutions for geological mapping, minerals exploration targeting including oil and gas, geo-hydrological, geo-engineering applications. The principal objective of developing these airborne systems is to enhance our ability to carry out effective exploration in area where the geology is poorly exposed on surface.

    Spectrem is also conducting significant amount of in-house R&D to ensure that the system remains state-of-the art and satisfied the need of its clients. In that respect, Spectrem was the first company to develop and commission an airborne magnetic gradiometer using the SQUID superconducting technology.

     

     

    www.digitalsurveying.co.za

    Digital Borehole Surveying Pty Ltd is an industry recognised turnkey provider of downhole wireline logging and data analysis services, and, driller operated rental products.  Head-quartered in Johannesburg South Africa, with regional branches around the African continent, Digital Surveying is uniquely positioned to deliver a multitude of fit for purpose, cost-effective data, evaluation and product solutions so that informed decisions can be made when they matter, by leveraging the latest available technologies.

    We are proudly a first-to-market and often exclusive supplier of advanced technologies, ranging from north seeking solid-state gyro deviation products and services, through off-hole imaging (borehole radar), to hydrogeological (magnetic resonance) wireline solutions.  ‘Informed decisions through integrity and innovation’

     www.airbornegeophysics.com

    New Resolution Geophysics (NRG™) is an airborne geophysical company specializing in the collection of ultra-high resolution airborne data with offices in Cape Town, Pretoria, Perth, Spain and Italy. NRG has been in operation since 2005 and owns and operates a fleet of nine new generation turbine powered helicopters and four fixed-wing aircraft. Focusing on the African and Australasian markets, the company has completed in excess of 6,000,000 line kilometres of survey in over 50 countries. The company was formed with the objective of providing a technically superior, efficient, and professional service to the mining and petroleum exploration markets. Regional mapping agencies also benefit largely from our advanced technology.

     www.reddoggeo.com

    Established in 1995, Red Dog Scientific Services provides specialist earth-science equipment, and allied products to the African exploration & mining community. Products include seismometers, magnetometers, seismic systems, geophones, DC resistivity & IP systems, spectrometers, magnetic susceptibility meters, ground penetrating radar, borehole logging probes and other geophysical equipment