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IGS consortium wins major contract in India

IGS Ltd, as part of IDPeX Pvt Ltd, has signed an agreement with the Odisha Mineral Exploration Corporation Ltd (OMECL) of India to optimise the exploration of mineral deposits in the eastern Indian State of Odisha. This will result in an inventory of auctionable blocks of different minerals.

L-R: R. Mohanty (IDPeX), S.K. Singh (OMECL), K.K. Rao (IDPeX), Craig Blane (MSA), Ash Johnson (IDPeX), Shri Balwant Singh (OMECL), Ian Haddon (MSA), P.P. Pani (OMECL), B. Sahoo (OMECL), Dhruba Nath (IDPeX)

IDPeX Pvt Ltd is the Indian registered joint venture of IGS Ltd, Datacode International (Pvt) Ltd, and Paterson, Grant & Watson Ltd (PGW). On this project IDPeX is working with consortium partners MSA Group Pty Ltd.

The work program will manage legacy data from exploration agencies of the State of Odisha. New airborne geophysical surveys will follow resulting in the selection of potential mineral blocks for different mineral commodities. The exploration programme will use the latest technologies and adhere to international standards.

Shri D.K. Singh, IAS, Chairman, OMECL said that, “Odisha is a mineral rich state. However, a large part of the State is still unexplored. This exploration program will lead to the discovery of hidden mineral deposits across the state using the latest technology which will help the state to utilise the mineral resources for the development of the State.”

Dr Ash Johnson, Director of IDPeX Ltd said “We are honoured and excited that IDPeX and MSA have been selected by OMECL as their Strategic Technical Consultant for this project. Our knowledgeable local team will work alongside our international experts to deliver auctionable blocks suitable to attract additional domestic and international investment into the State of Odisha.”

Saudi geophysics project update

Xcalibur geophysics plane at Al Baha, Saudi Arabia
IGS geophysics technical partner Feargal Murphy has recently been with the SGS inspection team of Ahmed Al Zahrani, Faiq Al Kanawi, and Amr Al Sheikh, and the Xcalibur field crew of John Sheemans, Johannes La Grange, and John Bell at Al Baha airport in Saudi Arabia.

The Saudi Geological Survey geophysics program covering the Arabian Shield is divided into 3 blocks, with Sander Geophysics flying Block 1 and Xcalibur Multiphysics flying Blocks 2 and 3.

After initial delays due to COVID, there are now four aircraft in country. Block 1 is 17% complete while production in Block 3 has commenced.

IGS is lead partner of the Technical Partner (TP) consortium. The TP team is responsible for providing quality control of contractor data and provides training and advisory services to SGS.

For the geophysics, IGS employees have carried out field inspection visits, generated QC reports and delivered training to SGS geophysicists.

The Regional Geological Survey Program – a foundation for a new Saudi mining sector

Peter Zawada, Managing Director of IGS, and Philipp Schmidt-Thomé of GTK, recently took part in a Mines and Money 5@5 Special Edition webinar sponsored by the Saudi Geological Survey. The webinar took place on Thursday 29th October and featured a discussion involving H.E. Khalid Saleh Al-Mudaifer – Vice Minister for Mining Affairs of the Ministry of Industry & Mineral Resources and those organizations that will be leading on parts of the Regional Geological Survey Program for Saudi Arabia.

Peter and Philipp’s presentation of the Technical Partner role in the RGP program starts from 32.50.

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