The Team at SPECTREM AIR will draw on three core values that have built the company a solid reputation as one of the most sought-after solutions providers – Adaptability, Reliability and Integrity, as they look forward to being involved in geohydrological surveys in Africa.
There are several companies offering geophysical and hydrological surveys using different techniques to companies in the Mining, Oil and Gas sectors. While, on the face of it, there may be little differentiation in their offering, Spectrem Air has excelled as one of the sought-after providers of airborne electromagnetic surveys. The company is excited about opportunities that are opening up in Africa after the uncertainty caused by the Covid pandemic which resulted in many projects postponement since 2020. One of the areas showing much growth is in Airborne Water Resources Assessment surveys, a segment where SPECTREM AIR is looking forward to deploying its SPECTREMPlus Airborne Electromagnetic system. The company sees the experience gained from recent projects, as shown in the previous edition of this publication, as very handy.
Three core values
SPECTREM AIR’s General Manager, Louis Polomé, states that the team at SPECTREM AIR will draw on three core values that have built the company a solid reputation since its existence- Adaptability, Reliability and Integrity. “These three facets have made us relevant and enabled to address client’s requirements, in either mining geophysical or hydrogeological surveys,” Polomé says, as he elaborates how these have enabled the company to stay the course.
The Spectrem Teams’ approach is informed by the saying, ‘Change is the only constant‘.
The belief of constantly adopting new ways to improve the quality of surveys has fuelled the drive to constantly deliver the best quality results since 1989, when the first aircraft was deployed on an assignment. Drawing an example of an eagle, which goes to heights other birds don’t reach, SPECTREM AIR is always exited to adopt to new ways that will improve its service. ‘If we must sacrifice a certain aspect in how we conduct our airborne survey to guarantee improved results, we don’t hesitate. At the end of the day, change is the only constant’, referencing to the continuous adoption of industry best practice and latest state-of-the-art technologies. “As long as we are certain that something will help us deliver best services, we readily embrace it.”
The team always keep abreast of latest developments that are likely to reshape the operations of its airborne industry. Currently, they are keenly monitoring how software algorithms are evolving and new processing routines are being applied in airborne electromagnetic data. This innovation will result in better 3-dimension interpretation and provision of additional products. There will also be a focus on shallow data to assist in geo-hydrological and geo-engineering requirements.
“We foresee continuous improvement in hardware technology and better control on geometric information of the platforms resulting in significantly improved data interpretation,” predicts Polomé.
Through consistent provision of reliable results to clients, on time and to the expected superior quality, SPECTREM AIR has built a reputation as a go-to company in the provision of airborne electromagnetic surveys for both geo-hydrological and mining geophysical data. “The impeccable reputation pushes us to pull out all the stops to live up to expectations as a reliable service provider.”
SPRECTREM AIR gives clients more confidence in the integrity of data gathered using its airborne EM surveys through rigorous processes of data acquisition, processing and interpretation, as well SHEC compliance, which are carried out meticulously. The emphasis is on: Qualified experts in data acquisition, Collaboration with recognised leading consultants; and Quality through international standards and in-house control systems. Furthermore, as part of its Safety and Environmental compliance practices, detailed risk assessments are done throughout each job, in accordance with the International Airborne Geophysics Safety Association (IAGSA) recommendations of which the company is a member.
In the provision of hydrogeological surveys, it is advisable for clients to engage reputable companies that are well-resourced and have a proven track record. This is because the surveys are critical to all stages of a mining project, and must be conducted as effectively as possible, states Polomé. “Hydrogeological surveys are currently a trend worldwide and should be undertaken as early as possible in the exploration phase to build a reliable model that ensure water resources are effectively managed from the start of a mining operation. If I am to have advise to exploration and mining companies out there looking for a service provider, what I can tell you is Track Record, Track Record, Track Record,”