Voodoo Geophysics

Voodoo Geophysics

SEG webinar presented by Greg Hodges, Sander Geophysics SEG’s European Region Advisory Committee (ERAC) presented a webinar on “Voodoo Geophysics” examining questionable practices instrumentation systems promoted by individuals and companies in January 2019. The exploration industry has been plagued since the dawn of technology with near?magical oil, gold and waterfinders. They do untold damage to

AEGC 2019 CALL FOR ABSTRACTS – Open until 22 March 2019

Abstract submissions are welcome for consideration for the AEGC 2019 Conference, to be held on 2-5 September 2019 at Crown Perth. The theme for the 2019 conference is “Data to Discovery”. The AEGC technical program committee has a focus on Geology, Geophysics, and Geochemistry and how these are applied in exploration for both Petroleum and

AEGC2019 Data to Discovery

Perth will host the 2nd Australasian Exploration Geoscience Conference (AEGC) from Monday 2 to Thursday 5 September 2019 at Crown Perth. The AEGC is the largest petroleum and mineral geoscience conference in Australasia, and incorporates the West Australian Basin Symposium (WABS) and the ASEG-PESA International Geophysical Conference and Exhibition. The event will be jointly hosted

Two new events from Geoscientists Symposia

Geophysics for the Mineral Exploration Geoscientist Date: 11-13 December 2017 Venue: Tawarri Reception Centre, Dalkeith WA Presenter : Mike Dentith This innovative training course uses applied learning techniques and real-world mineral exploration scenarios to train participants in the key principles of interpreting geophysical data sets, without the need for complex mathematics and physics. This course teaches

SEG Distinguished Instructor Short Course (DISC) in Australia

The Society of Exploration Geophysicists is bringing its 2017 Distinguished Short Course (DISC) programme to Australia. Traveling worldwide, the SEG Distinguished Instructor Short Course (DISC) is an eight hour, one-day short course on a topic of current and wide-spread interest. The 2017 DISC course covers Fundamentals and Applications of Electromagnetic Geophysics. Local case histories pertaining

Drilling for Geology II – Register Now

The Australian Institute of Geoscientists (AIG) is hosting the second instalment of its very successful Drilling for Geology conference held in 2008. Drilling for Geology II, being held in Brisbane 26-28 July, 2017 will again focus on the collection and analysis of geoscientific information from drilling. Thirty presentations will cover best practice, case studies, emerging developments and

Smart Use of Technology and Data

AIG Victoria branch will hold their annual conference on Friday 13 October 2017 on the smart and successful use of innovative technology and data.  The conference will be held at Macedon, a short country drive from Melbourne airport. This conference provides the opportunity for geoscientists who have made smart discoveries using smart technology to showcase

Extracting Maximum Knowledge from Limited Data

Extracting knowledge from limited data is arguably one of the greatest challenges inherent in the evaluation of all mineral resources. Drilling, essentially, provides “points of observation” that must be put into a three dimensional context by carefully analysing variability exhibited in geological, geotechnical and grade / mineral composition parameters in order to develop a robust, reliable

Drill Core, Structure and Digital Technologies

Dr Julian Vearncombe will present a one-day short course dealing with the collection and use of important structural data from oriented drill core. In the mineral exploration industry, diamond core drilling provides the opportunity to collect structural data relating to a target or deposit. This enables improved and early knowledge and understanding of geological and

Developing a database of fatalities that have occurred in world wide geophysical operations

The International Association of Geophysical Contractors (IAGC) is developing a database of fatalities that have occurred in world wide geophysical operations. Risk management has to be experience-based, and hence needs a “memory function.” Risk assessments for low frequency, high potential incidents (fatalities) need to be done on the basis of collective industry experience. With the great