Presentation List

Presenter Surname Abstract # Title Presentation Type 
Martin Brandt 2022-001 Research activities at the South African National Seismograph Network Oral
Jeff Thurston 2022-002 Case Studies Showcasing New Developments with Your Existing Potential Fields Datasets Oral
Francois Fourie 2022-003 Forward and inverse 2D ERT modelling to investigate the depth extents of the granophyre dykes in the core of the Vredefort Impact Structure Oral
Raymond Durrheim 2022-004 Insights into the structure and geodynamics of the African continent produced by AfricaArray seismograph networks Keynote
Stefan Buske 2022-005 How zebras can help to improve seismic images Keynote
Sekelo Mutelekesha 2022-006 Comparison between downhole and core gamma measurements for lithology logging and stratigraphic correlation Poster
Vungani Midzi 2022-007 Seismic Hazard of South Africa: Update of the Seismic Source Model Oral
Susan Winkler 2022-008 A geodynamic interpretation of the Damara – Dom Feliciano Orogen using Landsat8 satellite imagery with support from geophysical data. Oral
Lynette Kirkpatrick 2022-009 Towards a better understanding of sediment dynamics on Namibia’s south western coast: A case study using legacy geophysical datasets to help understand the impact of coastal mining on Namibia’s rocky reefs Oral
Moaginywa Lekaunyane 2022-010 Evaluation of diamond preservation potential based on mineral chemistry and oxygen fugacity of kimberlites from the AK-10 and AK-8 in Orapa Kimberlite Field, Botswana Poster
Alexander Prikhodko 2022-011 Exploration for deep gold bearing structures with natural field airborne electromagnetics Oral
Mehrdad Bastani 2022-012 UAV-borne magnetic and electromagnetic measurements in Sweden Oral
Anthea Davids 2022-013 DHI’s mapped in the Paddavissie Fairway within the Southern Outeniqua Basin – South Africa Poster
Bastien Linol 2022-014 Earth – Ocean Links across the southern South African margin Oral
Glen Nwaila 2022-015 A match made on Earth: machine learning meets geosciences Oral
Raymond Durrheim 2022-016 Community of Practice in Knowledge & Skills Development for Oil & Gas Exploration & Production Oral
Rilwele Tshikovhi 2022-017 Regional Understanding of the Outeniqua Basin – South Africa Oral
Stephanie Enslin 2022-018 Pan African Planetary and Space Science Network (PAPSSN) Oral
Antoine Thomas 2022-019 Spotting the outliers: Applying a fully trained AI to 3D seismic data to help mining operations Oral
Per Gisselo 2022-020 Airborne Electromagnetics – from deep to detail Keynote
Pankaj Mishra 2022-021 3D Magnetotelluric Study
of the Crustal Architecture and Mineral System in Pyhäsalmi, Finland
Adouley Guiro 2022-022 IP extraction from Magnetotelluric (MT) Oral
Thando Nqasha 2022-023 The Vulnerability of low-cost masonry Buildings From the 2014 Orkney earthquake in terms of Directional effects Oral
Sisipho Dlakiya 2022-024 Monitoring Hillslope Stability and Behaviour Using a Soil Slope Induced Failure System. Poster
Bongani Sayidini 2022-025 The Role of Geophyiscs in Oil and Gas Exploration and Production in South Africa Keynote
Jena James 2022-026 Analysis and interpretation of time series signatures from optic fibre sensor signals in geological monitoring applications Oral
Gordon Cooper 2022-027 A Review of the Applications of AGC Filters to Potential Field Data Oral
Thully Kunjwa 2022-028 The use of ambient seismic noise to investigate internal changes in a tailings storage facility Oral
Francois Swanepoel 2022-029 Design and Implementation of Soil Slope Induced Failure Monitoring System Poster
Minenhle Buthelezi 2022-030 Regional Magnetotelluric mapping of the Namaqua Sector to the Kaapvaal Craton edge Oral
Brassnavy Manzunzu 2022-031 Impact of uncertainties associated with earthquake catalogue on seismic hazard assessment for Johannesburg Oral
Leonie Mare 2022-032 Petrophysics Database of South African Rocks: Progress and Applications Oral
Magdel Combrinck 2022-033 AEM base frequency and depth of investigation Oral
Tebogo Pule 2022-034 The Preliminary Exposure Model for the City of Johannesburg Oral
William Morris 2022-035 Borehole magnetics – An under-utilised source of information? Oral
Moritz Kirsch 2022-036 Summary of INFACT geophysical surveys at the Geyer reference site, Germany: Lessons learned for the exploration of polymetallic vein-, skarn- and greisen-type mineralization in populated areas Oral
Hernan Ugalde 2022-037 Tensors & vectors vs scalar: is it worth it? Keynote
Sinovuyo Myendeki 2022-038 Source parameters for the 6th February 2022 earthquake within the Orkney region Oral
Gavin Selfe 2022-039 Geophysics in the Geotechnical World – A New Reality for Some Keynote
Warren Krynie 2022-040 An Integrated Approach To Interpretation Of Borehole Radar Reflector Orientation Using Televiewer Image Data Oral
Kamogelo Baloyi 2022-041 Using InSAR to detect soil expansion: A new way to explore for kimberlites Poster
Diloro Phitlho 2022-042 3D Magnetic Inversion of Kw2 Carbonatite within Kokong, Botswana Oral
Reagan Africa 2022-043 Seismic delineation of
contourites and mixed depositional systems within the Orange Basin along the
western margin of South Africa
Wayne Pettit 2022-044 Passive Seismic Monitoring of Dam and Slope Stability using Ambient Noise Interferometry Oral
Felix Hlousek 2022-045 Imaging the Bushveld complex using focusing prestack depth migration of vintage reflection seismic data Oral
Malaika Motsoai 2022-046 Seismic monitoring
in Gauteng
Musa Manzi 2022-047 Reviving active seismics for mines in South Africa – from legacy to new Oral
Alireza Malehmir 2022-048 Land seismics beyond state-of-the-art: for mineral commodities and geological storage sites Keynote
Andi A. Pfaffhuber 2022-049 Geophysical models – what do we use them for? Keynote
Richard Masethe 2022-050 Mitigating the risk of rockbursting by integrated interpretation of 3D reflection seismics and source parameters of mining-induced earthquakes: A case study from Kloof Gold Mine, South Africa Oral
Yuleika Madriz 2022-051 UAV magnetics for underwater targets in Rogaland anorthosite province, Norway Oral
Joseph Matamela 2022-052 Combined downhole and surface seismic investigation of the Karoo basin, South Africa Oral
Sithembele Zangqa 2022-053 The potential of hydrocarbons in Durban Basin, South Africa Poster
Zenande Nonkula 2022-054 The investigation of groundwater potential zones in the neotectonic area of Ntabankulu Local Municipality, Eastern Cape Province, South Africa Poster
Hayley Cawthra 2022-056 Two months at sea on the Joides Resolution and over 2 km of seafloor core from southern South Africa sheds light on regional climate history Keynote
Lwandisa Mthintweni 2022-057 The use of gravity and seismic refraction methods to characterize the dolomitic land in Kuruman, Northern Cape Province, South Africa. Poster
Jureya Dildar 2022-058 An Integrated Approach to Delineate Fluid Migration Pathways using Near Surface Geophysical Methods Poster
Fenitra Andriampenomanana 2022-059 Seismic Signature of the 27 July 2018 Benenitra Meteorite, Southwestern Madagascar Oral
Vuyolwethu Mahlalela 2022-060 Seismic attribute analysis of legacy 3D seismic data, Oryx mine (South Africa) Poster
Eric Saffou 2022-061 Carbon Utilisation and Storage Potential in Depleted Gas Fields: Oral
Moses Magoba 2022-062 Integration of petrophysical evaluation and petrography analysis to characterize the upper shallow marine sandstone reservoirs in the Bredasdorp Basin, South Africa Oral
Mpumelelo Dube 2022-064 Aquifer mapping and potential seawater encroachment using regional airborne electromagnetic data in the western region of Namaqua sector, Western Cape, South Africa. Poster
Blessing Afollayan 2022-065 Lithology and Petrophysical Characteristics of Charis Reservoir, Bredasdorp Basin, South Africa Oral
Emmanuel Sakala 2022-066 Application for geophysics in the validation of groundwater vulnerability assessment models Oral
Farbod Khosro Anjom 2022-067 Fault detection from guided waves and tunnel surface waves of in-mine seismic data Oral
David Ngobeni 2022-068 Resistivity Imaging of the Tshipise Geothermal Prospect Area Using 2D and 3D Magnetotelluric Inversion Oral
Joseph Marintinkole 2022-069 Improving automatic earthquake detection and phase picking using deep learning algorithms Oral
Sean Davids 2022-070 2D Geochemical modelling of the Pletmos basin Keynote
Samuel Nengola 2022-071 Mineral prospectivity mapping, linearments and faults of the Swartbooisdrift map sheet using integrated geophysics and geological data Oral
Steven van der Veeke 2022-072 Guidelines for UAV-borne geophysics Oral
Paschal Ogechukwa Amaechi 2022-073 Characterization of blocks within a near seafloor Neogene MTC, Orange Basin: Constraints from a high-resolution 3D seismic data Poster
Jessie Kanyerere-Amaechi OR 2022-074 A review of the challenges of geophysical methods of groundwater exploration Poster
Rethabile Tau 2022-076 The tectonic
evolution of Bredasdorp Basin and its implications for the formation of
Nehemiah Dominic 2022-077 Reservoir Quality Modelling: A case study of the Orange Basin Poster
Maxwell Amponsah-Dacosta 2022-078 Fault Seal Analysis for Carbon Dioxide Storage within Offshore Pletmos Basin, South Africa Oral
Michael van Schoor 2022-079 Selected case studies in Engineering Geophysics Oral
Nomveliso Caku 2022-080 Petrographic Evaluation of the Potential
Source-Reservoirs of the Offshore Algoa Basin Sediment Using Hand-specimen
Evaluation, Thin-section, and SEM-XRD Analysis
Rainer Herd 2022-081 Airborne geophysical investigations with an ultra-light aircraft in Mongolia (Phase 2022) Oral
Sean Bettac 2022-082 New constraints on the structure and composition of the lithospheric mantle beneath the Slave Craton, NW Canada from 3-D magnetotelluric data – origin of the Central Slave Mantle Conductor and possible evidence for lithospheric scale fluid flow Oral
Omphulusa Mulanduli 2022-083 Seismicity Analysis of
the Moab Khotsong Gold mine using mXrap
Salizwa Plaatjie 2022-084 Using numerical modelling to analyse seismic waves in the vicinity of in-mine tunnels Poster
Salizwa Plaatjie 2022-085 A Statistical and Machine Learning Approach to Analysing Faults at South Deep Gold Mine Oral
Robel Berhanu 2022-086 Reprocessing of legacy seismic profile for shale gas exploration in the Karoo Basin (South Africa) – preliminary results Oral
Marcus Mkhomazi 2022-087 Integrated Near Surface Geophysical Methods for Underground Tunnel Mapping in old Mine site Oral
Jean Legault 2022-088 A ZTEM Airborne Natural Field EM and Magnetic Case Study over the Berg Porphyry Copper Project, near Houston, British Columbia Oral
Silindokuhle Majola 2022-089 Underground seismic surveys at a platinum mine Poster
Moyagabo Rapetsoa 2022-090 Integrated Approach to Image Fractures using Near Surface Geophysical Methods Oral
Percy Kelepile 2022-091 Source Mechanism for Induced Mining Earthquakes in the Bushveld Complex Oral
Laurent Ameglio 2022-092 Reflected GNSS electromagnetic waves as proxy for soil electrical conductivity mapping Oral
Zamaswazi Nkosi 2022-093 Downhole and laboratory physical property measurements to constrain the location of the ML5.5 structure: Moab Khotsong gold mine Oral
Jean Legault 2022-094 Helicopter Time Domain EM-AIIP, Magnetic and Radiometric Case Study over the Lawyers Epithermal Gold-Silver Project, North-Central BC, Canada. Oral
Mpilenhle Mkhize 2022-095 The Linear Fractures in the Granites of the Vredefort Impact Structure Lightning
Honours Geophysics Wits group   2022-096 2022 AfricaArray Geophysics Field School – A Vredefort Adventure Oral
Bojan Brodic 2022-097 Peculiar aspects of
near-surface seismic: from acquisition to automatic processing
Mpofana Sihoyiya 2022-098 Re-appraisal of legacy seismic data for subsurface delineation of the Evander goldfield Oral
Mpofana Sihoyiya 2022-099 Comparison of pre-stack time and depth migration approaches for delineation of gold-bearing horizons in the South Rand Goldfield Oral
Susan Webb 2022-100 The Bushveld Drilling Program (BVDP) of the International continental Drilling Program Oral
Stephanie Enslin 2022-101 “Geoscience on the chopping block”: A South African perspective Keynote
Ndamulelo Mutshafa 2022-102 Reappraisal
of Legacy Seismic Data for Gold Exploration in the Witwatersrand Basin (Fochville, South Africa): a case study from the Carletonville Gold Field
Margaret Adeni 2022-103 An Integrated approach in Groundwater Recharge Zone Delineation Using Electrical Resistivity Method, Remote Sensing and GIS Poster
Zbigniew Wilczynski 2022-104 Seismic wavefield modeling of surface and borehole distributed acoustic sensing arrays for deep iron-oxide deposit targeting Oral
Ken Witherly 2022-105 Innovation Required but Excuse the Mess Keynote
Emmanuel Onyebeuke 2022-106 Integrated near-surface seismic and resistivity methods to investigate underground mine workings at the Magaliesburg Goldfield, South Africa Oral
Emmanuel Onyebeuke 2022-107 Application of integrated Ground Penetrating Radar, Refraction seismic and Electrical Resistivity Methods for Mine Boulder Detection at the Tharisa Platinum Mine, Rustenburg, South Africa Oral
Nandipha Masondo 2022-108 Mechanics of rock fracturing by thermal shock Oral
Laura Valentina Socco 2022-109 Real time seismic for fast site assessment Keynote
Susan Webb 2022-110 Palaeointensity
investigations of the 2.0 Ga Bushveld Complex and implications for the presence
of the Earth’s inner core
Meshaclick Bopape 2022-111 The usefulness of historic data: The shale gas potential of the south-eastern Karoo Basin, South Africa Poster
Lebogang Madisha 2022-112 The impact of COVID-19 on anthropogenic noise levels in Johannesburg suburbs Oral
Nondumiso Mabele 2022-113 Integrated geophysical surveys for sinkhole mapping: A case study from Gauteng, South Africa Oral
Sikelela Gomo 2022-114 Investigating surface and groundwater mixing near a tailings dam and contamination potential using integrated geophysical methods Oral
Kamogelo Duiker 2022-115 Statistical analysis of physical property and mineralogical data from the Bushveld complex, South Africa. Poster
Joshua Pillay 2022-116 Accurate automatic first break picking Oral
Lea Gyger 2022-117 Simultaneous borehole-surface distributed acoustic sensing for deep iron-oxide deposit targeting in Blötberget, Sweden Oral
Wesley Harrison 2022-118 Engineering Standards Driving Geophysics Demand Oral
Bathandwa Mabedla 2022-119 The integration of borehole geophysical logs into a hazard index log for geotechnical boreholes logged at Tumela Mine Oral
Edgar Stettler 2022-120 Technical advances in UAV surveying with reference to the earth sciences Keynote
Bufelo Lushetile 2022-121 Geophysical Interpretation of Opuwo Sheet, Kune Region, Namibia Oral
Francois Fourie 2022-122 Forward and inverse 2D ERT modelling to investigate the effect of dyke thickness on the resolvable depth extent of resistive dykes of limited depth extent Oral
Thulani Maupa 2022-123 Legacy data – a value from the past Poster
Dan Hollis 2022-124 Holistic Seismic Imaging Keynote
Maal Adam 2022-125 Estimating Water Storage Change using GRACE & GRACE-FO data with Machine Learning Poster
Lindsay Linzer 2022-126 3D Elastodynamic modelling applied to complex blasting problems Keynote
Valeriya Hallbauer-Zadorozhnaya 2022-127 A modified S-tau method for the fast interpretation of airborne TEM data Oral
Simeon Shilamba 2022-128 Preliminary structural interpretation of high resolution airborne magnetic over the Kamanjab map sheet Poster
Zayonce Lee 2022-129 Magnetic Anomaly Depth Estimates Compared to Drill Results Oral
Michelle Grobbelaar 2022-130 Developing formulae for mitigating the effects of blasting on the community Oral
Nombuso Maduna 2022-131 Temporal evolution of the deep-water Orange Basin using high-resolution 3D seismic reflection data Oral
Laurent Ameglio 2022-132 Automatic drone magnetics mapping platform – VAMP air Oral
Hielke Jelsma 2022-133 Beyond the Range of Expectations Keynote
Michael Westgate 2022-134 Reflection Seismic Constraints on the Trompsburg Igneous Complex Using Reappraised Data Poster
Teo Hage 2022-135 Reimagine – The widespread adoption of AEM as a geophysical mapping tool Keynote
Joel Jansen 2022-136 The role of geophysics in improving people’s lives Keynote
Josephine Uushona 2022-137 Geology for Sustainable Development: An initiative to raise awareness on the importance of earth sciences in Namibia Oral
Gordon Cooper 2022-138 A Generalised Source-Distance Semi-Automatic Interpretation Method For Potential Field Data Keynote
Thiashen Nadan 2022-139 Near-surface geophysical investigation of the Far Western Limb of the Bushveld Complex, South Africa Oral
Caiphus Motsoaledi 2022-140 Surface soil gas geochemical data evaluation for hydrocarbon prospecting, Willowvale, Eastern Cape Province, South Africa. Oral
Moctar Doucouré 2022-141 PRESENT, PAST, AND PONDERING THE FUTURE Keynote
Greg Turner 2022-142 Seismic Re-imagined Keynote
Michelle Pienaar 2022-143 Advanced Orebody Knowledge through innovative collaboration Keynote
Itumeleng Mogatusi-Sekgota 2022-144 Beyond tonnes– the contribution of mining in enhancing water supply for host communities through the application of hydrogeology & geophysics. Keynote
Chris Wijns 2022-145 When geophysics overrules geology Keynote
David Khoza 2022-146 The role of geophysics in Just Energy Transition Keynote
Gbenga Olamide Adesola 2022-147 Investigation of potential groundwater zones in fractured aquifers using integrated magnetic and electrical resistivity methods: case study of Ncera Location in Alice, Eastern Cape Province, South Africa Oral
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Dr Musa Manzi Foundation is a Non-Profit Organisation (NPO), founded by Professor Musa Manzi with the aim of empowering young people from underprivileged backgrounds, with skills and resources to overcome poverty; realise their highest potential and ultimately contribute positively to the socio-economic development of their communities and South Africa at large. This is realised through education and training support, access to material resources and holistic character development.

PHOENIX GEOPHYSICS LIMITED is a geophysical manufacturing and contracting company founded in 1975. Phoenix Geophysics delivers cost-effective, reliable instruments and services that produce superior results. We are the world leader in magnetotelluric (MT) instrumentation.  Measurements made by Phoenix instrumentation include magnetotellurics (MT; broadband, audio and controlled source), time- and frequency-domain induced polarization, time- and frequency-domain EM, and resistivity. Advanced Phoenix technology is used in exploration for mineral, groundwater, oil & gas, and geothermal resources; in environmental and engineering geophysics; and in earthquake prediction and research deep into the Earth’s crust. Phoenix systems are used in more than 100 countries for exploration and research. Our clients include mining and oil companies, geophysical contractors, universities, research agencies and government earth science agencies. Please visit our booth/stand No. A14 to learn about our new Ultra-Wide MT (UMT) system and Powerful MT processing software (EMpower).

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.

Seequent, the Bentley Subsurface Company. A better understanding of the Earth creates a better world for all Seequent brings together industry-leading earth modelling, geo-data management, and team collaboration software. Because when everyone can see the full picture, they can make better decisions that benefit people and the planet. Every day, our customers in over 100 countries work to develop vital mineral resources more sustainably, design and build better infrastructure, protect the environment, source renewable energy, and help resolve historical challenges such as groundwater contamination and ageing infrastructure. We’re here to help them. That why we’re constantly evolving at the forefront of technology and geoscience – from Cloud accessibility, to 3D modelling, to digital collaboration. Headquartered in New Zealand with our team located in 25 locations around the world, Seequent is a high growth, people-centric success story. We’re passionate, curious, Earth lovers. Seequent, the Bentley Subsurface Company working together to build a better future.

GEM has had a long and storied history – starting as Geophysical Electromagnetic Systems, a consulting partnership. The company incorporated in 1980 as GEM Systems, and is now known in industry as GEM Systems. This work was completed in 1983 through a research grant and led to the first of an innovative series of magnetometer/gradiometer technologies featuring three main physical principles – Proton quantum magnetometer, Overhauser quantum magnetometer, and the optically pumped Potassium quantum magnetometer. GEM Advanced Magnetometers is a supplier of magnetometers, gradiometers and magnetic sensors for Earth Science, Geophysics and other applications. With more than three decades in the research and development of equipment for geophysical exploration, GEM is also known for its service and support – featuring knowledgeable magnetics professionals and the industry-leading three-year warranty program. GEM Systems developed the DRONEmag™ (GSMP-35U/25U) to be the first lightweight, high sensitivity magnetometespecifically designed for UAVs. The sensors are based on GEM’s popular optically pumped Potassium Magnetometer sensor, which offers the highest sensitivity, absolute accuracy and gradient tolerance available in the industry. The 0.2 pT sensitivity potassium magnetometer forms the coreof GEM’s UAV solutions.

Bell Geospace has been at the forefront of Gravity Gradiometry for over 25 years. Bell Geospace provides exploration companies with Full Tensor Gravity Gradiometry (FTG) and magnetic data to enhance sub-surface models and de-risk exploration projects.  

Explore Province to Play, Efficiently

Airborne geophysics with FTG allows fast screening and ranking of prospective areas at the province and district scale, de-risking ground exploration at prospect and play scale. Accurate and informative data enhances existing complementary data and fine tunes a strategy for future acquisition. 

African Gold Exploration

Bell Geo's FTG, gravity and magnetic data acquisition technology is especially good at locating contact zones and faults, suitable for finding the mineralized geology which hosts gold. Bell Geo’s most recent gold exploration project took place in West Africa.  Gaud Pouliquen and Ria Tinnion can share more details about this in person at SAGA.

Energy-Metals Exploration in Africa

Geoscientific methods are more critical than ever for energy-supply sustainability. Structural and lithological information to demystify subsurface mineral systems is required on a new, larger scale. If you're exploring in the Kalahari and Zambian copper belt, ask us at SAGA about Bell Geo’s experience in Botswana, Zambia, South Africa... and beyond.

Petroleum Agency SA, a South African state-owned company established through a Ministerial Directive issued in 1999, is mandated with providing effective and efficient regulation, encouraging investment, fostering diversity, protecting public interest and ensuring a level playing field within the upstream oil and gas industry. Since its inception, the Agency has emerged as the only regulatory body of the upstream oil and gas industry, keeping watch over this strategic and critical industry in South Africa.

The company’s vision is to create a diverse upstream industry contributing to energy security through sustainable growth in exploration and development of oil and gas.

The Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) is a global not-for-profit organization with a mission of connecting the world of applied geophysics. Founded in 1930, SEG provides information, tools, and resources vital to advancing the science of exploration geophysics, fostering common scientific interests, supporting humanitarian efforts, and accelerating geophysical innovation.

Inspiring the geophysicists of today and tomorrow, SEG's long-standing tradition of excellence in education, professional development, new business generation, and engagement cultivates a unique community platform that encourages collaboration and thought leadership for the advancement of geophysical science around the world.
Headquartered in Houston, Texas and with regional offices in Dubai, UAE; Beijing, China; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and Tulsa, OK; SEG is a global society dedicated to enhancing the present and future of applied geophysics.

ElectroMagnetic Imaging Technology

EMIT is a group of geophysicists, engineers and software developers with a passion for innovation, embracing new technology and solving problems in electrical geophysics. 

Founded in 1994, we develop geophysical instrumentation and software, primarily for EM and IP surveys.  Our customers appreciate the flexibility & reliability of our systems, their ease of use and timely support. 

Our products include:

  1. SMARTem24 multi-purpose receiver system
  2. DigiAtlantis borehole EM/MMR system
  3. SMARTx4 Transmitter
  4. SMARTxM transmitter output Multiplexer
  5. SMART Fluxgate sensor for TEM/MMR
  6. Maxwell EM software

The implementation of new features requested by users keep the systems modern and relevant.  We are working on modelling, data communication, transmitters, transmitter control and distributed receiver systems.

Loupe Geophysics

Loupe Geophysics has developed a novel, backpack-mounted, time-domain, electromagnetic system for measurement in the near-surface.  Loupe was initially envisaged as a system for environmental, engineering and shallow groundwater applications.  However, in the past 4 years Loupe has been widely used in reconnaissance mineral exploration and a myriad of other applications.  Some specialist studies using Loupe are void mapping, UXO detection and mapping of seepage from, and variability of sediments within, tailings storage facilities.

SRK Consulting is a global leader in engineering solutions to the earth and water resource industries. Our professional engineers and scientists provide a comprehensive range of technical consulting services related to the mining, water, environment, infrastructure and energy sectors.

With a powerful skills base of 1,500 specialists in over 45 SRK offices on six continents, we develop and apply leading-edge technologies and methods in our specialized services. Our integrated multi-disciplinary teams collaborate across the globe to ensure profitable and sustainable projects for our clients. 

SRK’s core business includes pre-feasibility studies, feasibility studies, due diligence studies, audits and reviews, as well as designs and specifications for major projects worldwide. Our solutions cut across various fields, allowing us to do engineering studies and design in markets from bulk water supply and mine infrastructure to buildings and wind power sites. 

We work with clients on all phases of projects, from planning, design and implementation, right through to operational stages and project closure. SRK’s experts offer clients both strategic insight and in-depth studies on all vital project elements –ensuring a full and detailed consideration of all risks and opportunities.

While retaining overall responsibility for design concepts and details, we conduct projects on an interactive basis with our clients, to promote an exchange of ideas and experience to the benefit of the project.

Dias delivers leading geophysical solutions through innovative technologies.

We focus on our clients’ needs, nurturing excellence in our team, and delivering our services worldwide with efficiency.

Dias’ induced polarization (IP) and resistivity surveys use its proprietary and effective DIAS32 system. This system produces high volumes of rich data using the patented common voltage referencing (CVR) methodology. DIAS32 surveys consistently deliver accurate and highly-resolved 3D models for our clients.

In addition to ground surveys and in partnership with Supracon AG of Germany, Dias also provides two highly effective airborne technologies that use SQUID-based sensors. Both ground and airborne technologies provide accurate, high resolution data sets for our clients.

With offices in Toronto, Saskatoon, Vancouver, Mexico and Chile, Dias has completed successful commercial surveys all around the world, including in Argentina, Australia, Canada, Chile, China, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, India, Kazakhstan, Mexico, Peru, Mali, Saudi Arabia and the United States.

Xcalibur Airborne Geophysics is a Pretoria-based South African airborne geophysical company operating world-wide with a second administrative office in Madrid, Spain. We specialize in ultra-high resolution airborne geophysical surveys with our main offering being low-flying fixed-wing gradient magnetic and radiometric surveys. A new fixed-wing electromagnetic (TEM) system on an Air Tractor platform is currently under development and fixed-wing gravity surveys also regularly flown.

Our fleet of aircraft comprises six owned turbine Air Tractors and a PAC-750 with priority access to leased turbine Islanders (BN-2T), and Eurocopter and Jet Ranger helicopters. These all enable data acquisition at the lowest safe ground clearance possible, typically 10m to 40m. The survey height is generally only limited by the height of the vegetation and the presence of man-made features such as power lines, buildings and antennae. Because spatial resolution improves when flight altitude is reduced, low-level data provides significantly more detailed information for kimberlite detection, base and precious metal exploration, structural and lithological mapping and mine planning, while depth of penetration is not compromised.

The Air Tractors are particularly robust and powerful, thus providing excellent rugged terrain draping capability, together with unsurpassed endurance and safety. The twin-turbine Islander aircraft are used mainly for regional gravity, magnetic and radiometric surveys. These aircraft have the capability of operating at low speeds (80 knots) and are ideal for gravity surveys over water for hydrocarbon exploration. Airborne electromagnetic (AEM) surveys will soon be available with our low-flying towed-bird basic off-time XAG-EM system.

Rio Tinto is a mining and metals company founded in 1873 and currently operating in 35 countries around the world. We work in mines, smelters, and refineries, as well as in sales offices, data centres, research and development labs and with artificial intelligence. Our purpose is to produce the metals essential for human progress. The transformation to a low-carbon world offers a unique opportunity for us to grow and play an important role in tackling this global challenge. Our culture, underpinned by our new values of care, courage, and curiosity, will be a key enabler in successfully executing our new strategy and delivering superior returns to our shareholders and contributions to society.


“To maximise the returns of South Africa’s mineral wealth through collaborative, sustainable research, development, innovation and implementation of mining technologies in a socially, environmentally and financially responsible manner that is rooted in the wellbeing of local communities and the national economy.”


officially opened on 4 May 2018, provides the opportunity to have a community of researchers working together in the same space on related subjects both from an inter- and intra-organisational perspective.


The SAMERDI Strategy, as an outcome of the Mining Phakisa, provides a roadmap on how to work collectively towards technological solutions that will increase safety and productivity, and reduce costs to ultimately extend the life of mines by:

Improving the competitiveness of the sector and creating new opportunities for South African based companies to operate in areas along the entire value chain; and

Reposition South Africa as the world leader in mining RD&I by building human resource skills, capabilities, and capacities across industry, academia and the science councils, ensuring its sustainability.

The SAMERDI Strategy provides a roadmap on working collectively towards technological solutions that will increase safety and productivity, reduce costs, and ultimately extend the life of mines.

Thus the implementation of the SAMERDI strategy through collaboration and support from researchers (science councils and academia), government depart­ments, mining houses (individually and collectively), and organised labour unions can be the solution to the chal­lenges that beset the mining sector.

EAGE is a professional association for geoscientists and engineers. It is an organization with a worldwide membership, providing a global network of commercial and academic professionals and students. With more than 19,000 members from over 100 countries, the association is truly multi-disciplinary and international in form and pursuits. EAGE operates two divisions: the Oil & Gas Geoscience Division and the Near Surface Geoscience Division.

Barrick Gold Corporation has mining operations and projects in 18 countries, including Mali, Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, Senegal, Tanzania, Zambia, Argentina, Canada, Chile, Dominican Republic, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Saudi Arabia, Guyana, Japan and the United States.

Barrick’s shares trade on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol GOLD) and on the Toronto Stock Exchange (symbol ABX). Our portfolio is primarily focused on high-margin, long-life gold operations and projects spanning in the world’s most prospective gold districts, supported by a robust copper business. Barrick operates six of the top Tier 1 assets in the world including the Nevada Gold Mines JV (Barrick 61.5%; Newmont 38.5%), the biggest gold mining complex in the world. Barrick has one of the deepest project pipelines in the gold industry, including brownfields projects near existing operations, greenfield exploration discoveries and some of the largest undeveloped gold deposits in the world, providing significant optionality and leverage to gold prices.

With its four product lines - resistivity, induced polarization, electromagnetism and magnetic resonance - IRIS is a leading manufacturer of geophysical instruments in the non-seismic fields. IRIS distributes on the market products and solutions with high technicality to solve the most critical challenges. IRIS Instruments sells its equipment worldwide directly or through a network of loyal distributors. Its enthusiastic and motivated experts provide excellent customer support. IRIS Instruments' products are the result of innovation. They can be used in very contrasting environments, in low or high temperatures, in humid or very hot climates and in very varied geological contexts. Its Research and Development team is particularly attentive to the criteria of low power consumption, optimal weight and resistance to water and dust. IRIS Instruments is committed to providing excellent customer training throughout the world in addition to the supply of equipment. A wide range of technical training courses can be provided in its premises or at its customers. They help to acquire, maintain and optimize the use of equipment in the many professional challenges that everyone may face. IRIS Instruments' clients are public organizations or private companies. Its teams, composed of geophysicists and electronic engineers, provide continuous technical support.

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.

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.

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.

Software and services that enable exploration discovery

From the industry’s most advanced geological and geophysical modelling, machine learning, and data management solutions to Python applications and our free 3D viewer, our wide range of modelling, visualization, and AI software tools provide the foundation of mineral exploration success.

With offices around the world, our team of geological and geophysical consultants are there to deliver meaningful, tailored models to support exploration decision-making and drillhole targeting. Our accomplished experts in geology, geochemistry, and geophysics bring the experience, skills, and tools required to solve the most complex integrated interpretation challenges.

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.

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
monitoring on land, aquatics and in boreholes. and

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.


Advanced Logic Technology – ALT  focuses on improving data collection and information extraction from boreholes to support better decision-making and more efficient geoscience projects.  We passionately build and provide high-end wireline logging solutions and software to geoscience people and organizations. Our product portfolio includes: 
The WellCAD software to handle the entire data loading, log editing, analysis and presentation workflow including borehole image, full waveform sonic and NMR interpretation.
Slim hole geophysical logging systems such as acoustic and optical televiewer for cased and open hole applications.

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.

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.

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.

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

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. /

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


Radiation Solutions Inc. (RSI) is a Canadian company specializing in nuclear instrumentation for the detection, measurement and analysis of low-level ionizing radiation from both naturally occurring and man-made sources. RSI’s industry-leading radiation detection technology incorporates a fully digital system design, spectral analysis and advanced data processing. RSI deploys this technology in stationary systems, airborne and mobile systems, portable and handheld spectrometers. This provides a level of quality previously only attainable in laboratory equipment. RSI is committed to working closely with customers in all aspects of the product life cycle including product requirement, application, training, support and product enhancement. Our comprehensive approach results in state-of-the-art hardware components, and software that produce outstanding results exceeding expectations.

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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’

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.

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