Recent News


SGL Awarded Three New Gravity Surveys in Australia

May 2018 - Sander Geophysics has started flying another large airborne gravity project in Australia. Following on from our successful East Kimberley airborne gravity survey in 2016, SGL was recently awarded three new surveys, totalling over 175,000 lkm, in Western Australia. The project is being conducted on behalf of the Western Australia Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (DMIRS), and Geoscience Australia (GA), a division of the Commonwealth Department of Industry, Innovation and Science. The surveys are designed to support regional geological mapping, and the fully processed data are expected to be publicly available in late 2018. Sander Geophysics is proud to have been selected for this important project, and we are very pleased to be working with DMIRS and GA again.

Airborne gravity survey to help understanding of Kimberley geology

Government of Western Australia, Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (dmp.wa.gov.au), 3 May 2018


Latest Phase of Ireland's Tellus Airborne Geophysical Survey Data Released

March 2018 - The Geological Survey Ireland has released geophysical data Sander Geophysics acquired during the spring and summer of 2017, over counties Donegal and Mayo. SGL´s de Havilland Twin Otter (registration C-GSGF) gathered over 46,000 lkm of data using SGL's multi-parameter platform, which includes the high resolution SGFEM four frequency electromagnetic system. Koen Verbruggen, Director of Geological Survey Ireland stated “We’re pleased to have successfully completed the latest phase of Tellus surveying and the high-quality geoscience information is vital to the work carried out by the Geological Survey as well as wider stakeholders in areas of radon prevention, groundwater supplies, mineral exploration and agriculture.” Sander Geophysics looks forward to returning to Ireland this spring to complete the next phase of this important project.

More geological secrets of Ireland’s west and northwest revealed in latest phase of Tellus survey by Geological Survey Ireland

Geological Survey Ireland (gsi.ie), 12 March 2018

Aerial survey of Donegal reveals new findings - data can assist in assessing radon risks

Donegal News (donegalnow.com), 12 March 2018


SGL Data Lead to Positive Mineral Results in Ireland

December 2017 - BTU reports exploration success following up on anomalies initially identified from data acquired by Sander Geophysics as part of the Tellus geoscience mapping programme in Ireland. SGL acquired magnetic, radiometric and electromagnetic data for Tellus starting in 2011-12, and between 2015 and 2017 three more surveys were completed. The latest Tellus contract win for Sander Geophysics (see November announcement) means three more years of acquiring these important data in new regions of Ireland starting in 2018.

BTU Galway Gold Update – Exploration Team Discovers New Vein at Lee Target, Galway, Ireland

Geology for Investors (geologyforinvestors.com), 27 November 2017


Study says methane could be cut for 'near zero' cost, and SGL can help focus those efforts

November 2017 - A recent study from David Tyner and Matthew Johnson, two Carleton University professors, suggests that methane emissions could be significantly reduced for minimal cost. The authors also point out that the actual amount of methane being released is in most instances only estimated, and they say those estimates may be 50% too low. Sander Geophysics offers airborne methane mapping using SGMethane to find and quantify leaks in infrastructure used for producing, processing, storing and transporting natural gas, oil and other hydrocarbons, and to monitor and quantify all sources of methane emissions. SGMethane reveals all sources of significance, irrespective of awareness of infrastructure existence and location. Having this kind of accurate geo-located data allows responsible organizations and governments to focus methane reduction efforts, and work efficiently to reduce large emitters.

Methane could be cut for 'near zero' cost: Carleton study

The Canadian Press, 23 November 2017


Sander Geophysics Awarded Three Year Contract to Fly Multi-Parameter Surveys in Ireland

November 2017 - The Geological Survey of Ireland (GSI) has awarded Sander Geophysics a three year contract to fly a large airborne magnetic, radiometric and electromagnetic project in southern Ireland. This project is a continuation of the Tellus surveys that Sander Geophysics flew in 2011-12 and 2015-17. As in the previous surveys, high resolution electromagnetic (EM) data will be acquired using Sander Geophysics' unique SGFEM frequency domain EM system, along with magnetic and radiometric data. According to the GSI, the airborne geophysical data will be used "for geological mapping, resources assessment, mineral exploration, environmental management and geological and environmental research". SGL is very proud of this award and looks forward to continued close collaboration with GSI on this important project.