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SEAFLOOR MINERALS

OFG was formed in 2007 to provide services and expertise for the seafloor minerals industry. Since then, OFG has supported over 25 seafloor mineral campaigns and remains committed to delivering your mineral survey needs

  • Theoretical and practical expertise

    • Supported over 25 seafloor minerals campaigns to find and map deposits efficiently for our clients

    • Our team of experts had developed and uses best practices and tested methods to plan campaigns around regional exploration

  • Full-suite delivery

    • We take projects from exploration planning and identification of target sites, all the way to detailed mapping and data integration ​

EXPLORATION

  • Precision bathymetry and interferometry

  • AUV mapping - Synthetic Aperture Sonar (SAS), 3D Self-potential (iSP), MBES, SSS, SBP, MAG, water chemistry

  • Digital twin / 3D Whole-earth integrated models - geochemical, geological, geotechnical, metallurgical, water chemistry

  • Interpretation

  • Electromagnetics – deep tow CSEM, AUV CSEM

  • Seismic - 3D UHRS, Vertical Cable Seismic (VCS)

DETAILED SITE CHARACTERISATION

  • Environmental baseline mapping​

  • Project support​ and planning

ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING

AUV SMS Survey
AUV SMS Survey

AUV survey - geochemical and bathymetric anomalies

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Norwegian Continental Shelf SMS Deposit
Norwegian Continental Shelf SMS Deposit

AUV SAS image from OFG Hugin Chercheur at 4cm x 4cm (draped over MBES)

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Solwara (Papua New Guinea) SMS Deposit
Solwara (Papua New Guinea) SMS Deposit

OFG ROV EM system response draped over bathymetry

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AUV SMS Survey
AUV SMS Survey

AUV survey - geochemical and bathymetric anomalies

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