Quantec maintains a dedicated customer-focused management team with a diverse set of skills to deliver the best possible geophysical solutions for our clients. Our Team has a strong background in Geoscience, Service and Business management.
Oliver Kuhn: President & CEO
Oliver is a senior geophysicist with many years of management experience in the geophysical service sector. After gaining his B.Sc. (Geophysics) from UWO in 1984, he moved to Calgary to join Geo-X Systems Ltd. as a seismic processor. Over the years he transitioned from technical roles into management, and held various positions, including Processing Supervisor at Geco-Prakla (a Schlumberger company), General Manager at Geo-X, VP Processing at Divestco Inc. and Vice President at Apoterra Seismic Processing Ltd. He has worked in Calgary, Singapore, Wellington, Perth, and now Toronto. He is a member of the SEG, CSEG, and APEGA, and was president of the CSEG in 2006.
Kevin Blackshaw: Vice President, Operations
For over 33 years, Kevin has been running and managing geophysical survey operations throughout Canada, and the rest of the world. Kevin is an expert in all areas of Quantec’s extensive operations. As VP Operations Kevin ensures projects are run to the highest standards while maintaining project timelines and adhering to customer budgets. He has a Diploma in Geological Engineering from the Cambrian College of Applied Arts and Technology in Sudbury, Ontario.
Rob Hearst: Chief Geophysicist
Robert has many years of project management experience in exploration geophysics. Having obtained his HB.Sc. (Geophysics with Geology specialization) from UWO in 1983, he commenced work with Paterson, Grant & Watson Ltd (PGW) as a geophysical consultant. In 1993 he obtained an M.Sc. (Geology and Geophysics) from McMaster University. During the ensuing years, Robert has held many technical through management roles both as a consultant and with as Chief Geophysicist at McPhar Airborne Survey, President and Chief Geophysicist at MPX Airborne Surveys, Manager Interpretation at Quantec Geoscience, Chief Geophysicist for Asperbras and Chief Geophysicist for Areva Resources Canada Inc. He has worked on the ground in North America, West and Central Africa, the Middle East, China and India. He is a member of the PDAC, SEG, CSEG, ASEG, EAGE and KEGS (past President) and is a registered Professional Geophysicist with APGO, APEGS, APEGA and NAPEG.
Robert Gordon: Manager Sales & Marketing
Rob spearheads Quantec’s business development and marketing efforts.. He started his career with Anaconda Canada and subsequently held progressive roles with Echo Bay Mines, Covello, Bryan and Associates, and Terraquest as a Geophysicist. Rob then spent 7 years with Dighem, a helicopter EM survey company, where he was involved in all aspects of helicopter EM, Magnetics and Radiometric surveys. Following an earlier stint at Quantec (1998 to 2008), Rob became General Manager then President of Caracle Creek, an innovative global Geological consulting firm, where his efforts were focused on providing integrated exploration programs for clients including geological mapping, resource modelling, drill programs, geophysics and earth modelling. Rob graduated with a B.Sc. Eng. in Geological Engineering (Geophysics) from Queens and an MBA from the Ivey Business School at UWO. He is a registered Professional Engineer in Ontario and holds an Honorary Fellow from Geoscientists Canada for his extensive volunteer work with the APGO.
Roger Sharpe: Vice President, Technical
Roger has been leading teams in the geophysical service sector for over 30 years. Having held positions as General Manager, Senior Interpreter and Manager of R&D, Roger provides clients with a broad range of technical experience for advanced interpretation, survey design and equipment development. Prior to joining Quantec, Roger was Chief Geophysicist at Battle Mountain Gold Company, and at Multi-Phase Technologies he was Senior Geophysicist in hardware and software development for 3D monitoring. Roger is responsible for quality assurance and survey integrity. Roger heads the R&D team which is responsible for maintenance and development of Quantec’s proprietary software and advanced systems including; ORION 3D, TITAN 24 and SPARTAN MT. Roger’s alma mater is Queen’s University and he is a member of APGO, SEG and KEGS.
Mark Morrison: Manager South American Operations
Mark is a geophysicist with extensive experience with both geophysical service providers as well as junior exploration companies. He holds a B.Sc. (Hons.) in Geophysics from the University of Western Ontario and prior to joining Quantec worked in various technical and leadership roles at Fugro Airborne Surveys, Superior Diamonds (now Northern Superior Resources), and Peregrine Diamonds. At Quantec he performed various field operation roles, before taking on the position of General Manager of both Quantec’s Chilean and Peruvian operations in 2011.
Nigel Unger: Manager Argentina
Nigel has been involved with Quantec since 1999 running and managing the execution of geophysical surveys in South America. He has been managing the Quantec office in Argentina since 2007. He completed a B.Sc. (Hons.) degree in Engineering Geology from the University of Natal, South Africa. He has accumulated more than 20 years of geological and geophysical experience in various geographical locations (Angola, South Africa, Brazil, Chile, Peru and Argentina), and now uses the accumulated skills and ability to successfully manage all aspects of Quantec’s Argentina office.
At Quantec we value:
- Working with people who are professional, hold themselves to high ethical standards, and aim for excellence in everything they do.
- Teaming up with co-workers and customers in an environment of mutual trust and respect.
- Learning and focusing on continually improving.
- Exploring in remote places and overcoming challenges with resourcefulness, expertise and hard work.
- Creating innovative, leading edge technology.
- Recording high quality data.
- Delivering reliable high value services with commitment.
- Experiencing the natural beauty of the places our projects take us.
Revealing the Earth’s resources through committed performance, teamwork and technology
Quantec deploys advanced geophysical technologies and expert personnel to investigate the Earth’s sub-surface. We conduct our surveys globally in a healthy, safe, secure and environmentally responsible manner, respecting the people and cultures we interact with.
We are committed to value creation for our clients, employees and owners. To create value we commit to:
- Reduce exploration risk for our clients
- Provide a rewarding work environment for our employees
- Generate growth and profitability for our owners