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Profile and Experience

Quantec Geoscience Ltd. is a geophysical survey company specializing in ground-based electrical and electro-magnetic earth imaging techniques. We offer a full turnkey solution to customers – from project planning all the way to final interpretation and targeting of the subsurface.

Quantec was formed in 1986 to provide robust geophysical surveys in Canada. During the first few years, as Quantec focused on EM TDEM and DCIP surveys and established itself as the leader the Canadian minerals exploration market. From early days, the innovative people at Quantec began to envision more advanced ways of doing things. Throughout the 1990’s, the company expanded into the United States, South America, and Australia. But meanwhile, in the background, ideas were percolating, and in 2000, geophysical vision merged with technological advancement to create a big step forward in survey methodology, with the development of the TITAN 24 system.

Quantec now carries out projects for the mining, geothermal and oil & gas sectors. Our surveys include deep imaging 2D and 3D DCIP and Magnetotellurics (MT) surveys, as well as more conventional surveys such as Time Domain Electromagnetics (TEM), Borehole Time Domain Electromagnetics (BTEM), Resistivity, IP, Ground Magnetics, Gravity, and Controlled Source Magnetotellurics (CSAMT).


From the start Quantec has been a geophysical survey acquisition company, and we pride ourselves for the quality of our field work and the safe manner in which we operate. The 5,000+ and counting surveys conducted by Quantec have been located in basically any and every type of environment found on this planet’s surface – arctic, desert, mountain, jungle; hot, cold, dry, wet; populated, remote, dangerous, safe.

We know what it takes to plan a survey, deploy equipment and personnel to the survey site, record the data, and get out – efficiently, effectively, and safely. Our customers get the benefit of this experience, on every project.


During the 2000’s, as the mining sector boomed, Quantec not only focused on getting surveys done. Hardware and software R&D continued to be a priority, and in 2010 Quantec came out with ORION 3D, the world’s only true 3D system. This has taken 3D acquisition techniques and high-resolution capacity to a higher level, positioning Quantec well for future growth and geophysical excellence.


The processing and interpretation of geophysical survey data is a critical part of survey success. We stand behind our data quality and the accuracy of our interpretations. Our processors are trained geophysicists with many years of experience, both in the field and the office. Quantec’s interpretation team is made up of explorationists and scientists at the Masters and Ph.D. level, with decades of geophysical survey, inversion and interpretation experience.


Quantec’s industry-leading technologies today are recognised globally as the most precise deep imaging techniques available. Hardware and software R&D continues as a priority and is central to the firm’s culture. In 2010 Quantec came out with ORION 3D, the world’s only true 3D deep search electrical technology system. TITAN also evolved to become more flexible in its deployment.  In addition, Quantec established core competencies in the sophisticated applications of Magnetotellurics. The SPARTAN MT system provides a flexible and cost effective magnetotelluric resistivity mapping approach for 1D, 2D and 3D geologic scenarios.

Quantec’s people, technology and experience combine to provide an incredible value proposition: safe, cost-effective surveys deliver knowledge of your subsurface, which leads to improved likelihood of drilling success.

Technology for Discovery


Our proprietary field recording systems are known around the geophysical world by their names derived from the age of Greek mythology, a period linked with significant advances in human knowledge and exploration:

  • TITAN DCIP & MT is renowned for introducing sophisticated advancements in 2D DCIP acquisition and the introduction of MT data to the mining industry (near surface to 1.5 km depth).  TITAN-24 employs full-waveform receivers, continuous current monitoring, 100% duty cycle transmits and advanced FFT signal processing to extract both DCIP and MT geophysical data.
  • ORION 3D’s omni-directional DCIP & MT data is collected and inverted in REAL3D, providing high resolution images. ORION 3D offers the most accurate and clear 3D picture possible, from near surface to approximately 2 km deep.
  • SPARTAN AMT and MT record full tensor magnetotelluric signals from great depths. Recording over the usable broad frequency range, Spartan AMT gives the highest resolution; Spartan MT gives the deepest possible image of the subsurface, from near surface to 10 km deep and beyond, depending on survey design.

Improve your Exploration Team’s results with thorough, accurate imaging prior to drilling.

Target with proven technology.

Increase the likelihood of Discovery.

Quantec’s proprietary imaging technologies    –     ORION 3D        TITAN      SPARTAN MT