Imagine using drillhole data to immediately see what’s going on underground in real-time. This is what the expanding technology partnership between Seequent and IMDEX is aiming to achieve.

As leaders in 3D geological modelling and visualisation software, Seequent are thrilled to be working with IMDEX, who are global leaders in mining equipment, technology and services (METS).

Bernie Ridgeway, Managing Director of IMDEX and Shaun Maloney, CEO of Seequent

Bernie Ridgeway, Managing Director of IMDEX and Shaun Maloney, CEO of Seequent at IMDEX headquarters in Perth.

Among the company’s extensive technology offerings for Drilling Optimisation; Downhole Navigation; Structural Geology; In-Field Geoanalysis; and Driller Operable Geophysics, IMDEX’s solution sets to improve the process of identifying and extracting what is below the earth’s surface for drilling contractors and resource companies –letting clients know where it is and what it is now.

Our history together

A long-established partnership, Seequent began working with IMDEX (as its leading brand REFLEX) back in 2012 to connect our market-leading 3D data visualisation and modelling solution Leapfrog Geo, to ioGAS™, IMDEX’s highly successful data analysis application. ioGAS™ is designed to make sense of geochemical results through statistical analysis and application of classification schemes.

A mutual desire to make the solutions better and easier for shared customers drove the success of the ioGAS™ link project, and it now provides the foundation of trust and respect needed to solve this new technical challenge together.

Our new technology partnership

IMDEX has been working hard in the last few years to connect all of the company’s instruments into its cloud database IMDEXHUB-IQ™. This means drillhole data can be made available in near real-time, with internet connectivity. Partnering with Seequent will enable that drillhole data to be visualised in 3D and therefore made more quickly available to geologists anywhere.

Seequent’s 3D modelling and visualisation products are industry-leading and work with a wide range of subsurface information. Integrating the IMDEXHUB-IQ™ with Central enables visualisation in real-time of data in 3D for everyone involved in the project. This means that all things can be considered in 3D context. This is the bigger picture that people want to see.

The benefits of this include:

  • Rapid assessment of new, multiple data sources allowing you to view data on demand.
  • Improved quality assurance and quality control of the drillhole data in the context of other geological 3D data, enabling you to spatially validate it and deliver better, more responsive decisions about the progress of drilling programmes.
  • Better collaboration for teams working together on the same data in one location, no matter where they are in the world. The visual 3D output supports better communication to the wider stakeholders of a project.
Drillhole data in the Central Browser.

Drillhole data in the Central Browser. Displaying drillhole survey measurements and trajectory alongside the model.

The future is continuous

It follows that if data can be collected in real-time and sent to the cloud, it’s possible a 3D model can also be updated in real-time, in an area with well understood geology. Seequent’s implicit modelling technology is dynamic, which means when you change the input data, the output model changes as well. This is one of the most powerful aspects of our core technology. It also means that we are poised to take advantage of this capability for updating models continuously.

Reliable and accurate data delivered in a timely manner is the key to success for future projects and the partnership between Seequent and IMDEX lays the foundations for this improved connectivity between data collection and data interpretation. Both companies look forward to a continued successful partnership.