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  • McPhar International becomes the first consortium to start the OGP surveys in India.

    April 7, 2017:McPhar International, together with their aviation partners, M/s Kiwi Air, became the first consortium to commence airborne surveys over the Obvious Geological Potential (OGP) areas of India. Hon’ble Minister of Mines, Government of India, Shri Piyush Goyal, inaugurated the first survey from Nagpur airport, via video-conferencing from New Delhi.

    The inauguration program was covered by leading Indian newspapers, including the Times of India and the Indian Express (Nagpur edition, 8th April).

  • Excerpts from the Times of India article is provided below

    “GSI additional director general, central region, N Kutumbarao told TOI the project will use three aircraft. Two of these have already arrived and would be stationed at Chandrapur airport. The first phase of the project will be completed in three years with two lakh square kilometre area being covered. The aircraft will fly at a height of 80m so the geophysical sensors, magnetometer and gamma ray spectrometer abroad pick up signals from underground.

    A consortium of service providers led by M/s McPhar International (India) with partners EON Geosciences Inc. (Canada) and Kiwi Air Ltd. (New Zealand) started the aero-geophysical data acquisition from Nagpur airport………..”

    To read the article on Indian Express on this event, please click on the link below to-detect- minerals-launched- from-nagpur-4604338/
  • Government of india lauds mcphar’s successful efforts in being the only consortium to start the ogp surveys on time

    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”.

  • McPhar International Completes second year of flying under contract to Geological Survey of India.

    The GSI DHC-6 Twin Otter aircraft seen here at Hisar, Haryana state is equipped with ahigh-sensitivity cesium magnetometer and a multi-channel gammaray spectrometer with 50.4 litres of sensor.

    January 2017 – In 2015 the Remote Sensing & Airborne Surveys division of the Geological Survey of India (GSI) awarded McPhar International a contract for the operation and maintenance of their deHavilland DHC-6 Twin Otter aircraft (VT-ELX) equipped with a high-sensitivity magnetometer and radiometricsurvey system. The contract included a mandate to undertake the data acquisition and processing of 200,000 line-km of survey work in various locations of India.

    At the end of February 2017, McPhar successfully completed the flying of the second season’s work, resulting in a total of 134,000 line-km of data acquired and processed to date.Approximately 66,000 line-km of work remains to be undertaken during the 2017/2018 flying season.

  • McPhar International Awarded New Surveys in India

    January 2017 – The Geological Survey of India (GSI) has awarded McPhar International two contracts to undertake airborne magnetic gradiometer and radiometric surveys in India. These surveys are the first phase of the GSI’s Obvious Geological Potential (OGP) project. The primary purposeof the OGP project, according to GSI is to “is to acquire high quality, purpose oriented geo-scientific data. The data willaugment the understanding of the geology and mineral potential of India and help identify the areas for mineral resource potential in order to promote and sustain growthin the sector, and increase the contribution the mining sector to the national GDP.” The two contracts awarded to McPhar International, which includes data acquisition, data processing and interpretation, are for Blocks 1 and 4 for a total of 393,000 line-km of work. McPhar is mobilizing three aircraft to undertake this work, with data acquisition scheduled to start in the second half of March 2017.