Phoenix Geophysics management pays a visit
Vladimir Litvinenko, Rector of Mining University, had a working meeting with Leo Fox, President of Phoenix Geophysics (Toronto), and Olex Ingerov, the company’s Vice-President. The parties identified and discussed the opportunities for further cooperation.
Founded in 1975, Phoenix Geophysics is now a world leader in manufacturing electromagnetic systems used in geophysical prospecting, as well as in related services. Its major line of business is exportation of equipment used in magnetotelluric sounding, an advanced method in exploring of rock mass. In particular, it allows to prospect and explore hydrocarbon deposits by measuring natural electromagnetic field of the Earth and employment of controlled sources of electromagnetic method (CSEM). Electromagnetic equipment is also extensively used in geotechnical survey while building dams, pipelines, bridges, tunnels and other infrastructure facilities, as well as for predicting earthquakes.
There is a strong record of cooperation between Mining University and Phoenix Geophysics, both in use of magnetotelluric sounding and in research. The company’s experts also participate in core international conferences hosted by the oldest higher technical education institution of Russia.
During the meeting with Rector Vladimir Litvinenko the guests from Canada emphasized the importance of science/industry collaboration and discussed the areas for future cooperation. The parties also stressed the need for further research in magnetotelluric sounding and interpreting the data, which will allow to obtain more accurate information about the seam structure at every depth explored.
The working visit of Leo Fox and Olex Ingreov, President and Vice President of Phoenix Geophysics respectively, is to last till November 10th. They are delivering plenary reports at the annual geophysical academic and research workshop “The use of advanced electrical exploration technology in prospecting the deposits of commercial minerals”. Traditionally, this event attracts leading scientists in the area of geophysics, both from Russia and abroad.