April 7, 2017: The Geological Survey of India (GSI) awarded airborne survey contracts to 3 different consortiums to Acquire, Process and Interpret airborne geophysical survey data over the 4 OGP exploration blocks that went to tender in 2016. Out of these, McPhar consortium were awarded Blocks 1 &4. GSI had set an inauguration date of 7th April for all of the 3 consortiums to begin their respective survey programs. However, McPhar consortium were the only ones to meet this deadline successfully.
McPhar’s success in meeting the inauguration deadline was the main talking point at the OGP inauguration function. Every senior Government functionary, including the GSI senior management, Jt Secretary and Secretary, Ministry of Mines, as well as Shri Piysh Goyel, Hon’ble Minister, Ministry of Mines, all commended McPhar on this rare achievements in their respective speeches. The Jt Secretary, Shri N.K.Singh, commented ‘this inauguration program would not have been possible without McPhar and hence, I take this opportunity to give McPhar a special thanks for their excellent efforts”.