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Paul has more than 30 years of experience in geophysics and management of teams and companies. He became chairman of the board of DMT Geosciences 10 years ago and took on the role of Managing Director in 2020.
He has a broad background in geophysics. He wrote his diploma in Germany on near surface seismic, while his PhD research focused on capacitive and inductive resistivity. Paul is an expert in vibration monitoring and mitigation. He has been responsible for geophysical instrument development, and initiated DMT’s geo-monitoring solution.
Jim has in excess of 45 years of project management and consulting experience in geophysics. Following graduation from the University of Toronto, he joined Northern Engineering as a project geophysicist managing field programs which involved the use of state-of-the-art geophysical applications to map permafrost distribution in remote areas. Jim has played a pivotal role in pioneering the application of geophysics for surface mineable and in-situ oil sands exploration and development.
He joined Hardy Associates in 1977 as a geophysicist and was responsible for the project management of a wide range of geophysical applications. In 1979 he participated in the formation of Geo-Physi-Con Co. Ltd. and was Vice-President, later promoted to President. In 1993 he joined AMCL as Manager of Geophysical Services with the special responsibility of establishing a geophysical group to service the resource sector. While at AMCL/DMT he completed his M.E. Des. and PhD. He is currently a technical advisor for DMT.
SVETLANA BIDIKHOVA, P.GEOPH
Svetlana Bidikhova serves as CEO and the officer of the company. She leads by example and provides strategic and organizational executive leadership in formulating and implementing the company’s goals and vision. She oversees all aspects of the company’s functioning including operations, business development, marketing, project work, talent management, and is also responsible for daily conduct of the business. Svetlana drives technology and innovations forward.
Svetlana obtained her Master’s degree in Geophysics with Honors from the Lomonosov Moscow State University. Svetlana has over 30 years of combined practical geophysical experience, seismic processing, geo-engineering, and operations with years of leading diverse, multinational, dynamic geoscience teams. Throughout her career Svetlana managed large-scale engineering and seismic processing projects from different regions across the world in Canada, US, Europe, China, Middle East, Japan, South America, and Africa.
Svetlana is a certified professional geophysicist with APEGA and a long-standing mentor with APEGA and SEG. Svetlana is a member of affiliated professional societies such as CSEG, SEG, EAGE and AAPG.
Sam Chen, as part of the management team, is responsible for Finance and Accounting, Human Resources, Health & Safety, Insurance and IT, and serves as an officer of the company. He also serves as CFO overseeing finance and HR for TMN Inc., a sister company.
Sam has 17 years of progressive experience in finance and accounting. His experience has involved general corporate accounting, reporting, costing, forecast and planning, taxation and financial audits in the oil gas, mining and IT industry. He is also involved in admin/HR supporting functions. Before he switched his career to finance and accounting, he had experience in software programming and technical support in IT and the telecommunication industry. Sam has a bachelor degree in computer science , an MBA from York University, and a Professional Accounting designation completed in 2006. In addition he completed a CPA in-depth tax program in 2019.
Jane has extensive experience processing and interpreting many types of geophysical data. She has been involved with a wide variety of projects, including identifying and mapping aquifer facies with GPR, designing and building a borehole probe for measuring magnetic susceptibility, inverting and interpreting airborne EM data, and processing and interpreting marine seismic surveys. Recently she has been working on multi-survey interpretations and in the inversion of airborne and ground TEM data using the UBC GIF inversion code. Jane has a BSc (Engineering Physics) and MSc (Engineering) from Queen’s University, and a PhD in Geophysics from the University of British Columbia.
Adam completed his BSc. in Geophysics from the University of Calgary in 2008. Adam brought significant work experience with seismic geophysical software to DMT Geosciences Ltd. when he joined in 2010. Now his expertise also includes acquisition, processing and interpretation of Electrical Resistivity Imaging (ERI), capacitively coupled resistivity (OhmMapper), fixed frequency electromagnetic methods (e.g. EM31), seismic methods and Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) among others. He has applied these methods in remediation and reclamation environmental applications, permafrost mapping, bedrock characterization, groundwater detection, and near surface gravel/sand resource identification.
Adam also enjoys leading a healthy lifestyle including activities such as hiking and golfing.
Drew obtained a B.Sc. in Geophysics from the University of Calgary in 2010. Drew is an expert in conducting and processing time domain electromagnetic (TEM) surveys. Since joining DMT in 2011 Drew has been undertaking seismic and TEM surveys for mapping stratigraphy as part of risk and water management investigations at oil sands mine sites. He is also familiar with data acquisition, processing and interpretation of fixed frequency electromagnetic (EM31 & EM38), magnetics, ground penetrating radar (GPR), capacitively-coupled resistivity and electrical resistivity (ERI) as part of geo-technical and environmental geophysical surveys.
A cool fact about Drew is that he enjoys archery and other target sports.
Patrick has been with DMT since 2011. He has extensive experience with the application of geophysics to numerous engineering, environmental, and exploration projects. He is responsible for business development within the geophysics division in Alberta specifically in the application of geophysics to geotechnical engineering and environmental projects.
Patrick’s expertise lies the application of geophysics for roadways, pipeline crossings, delineation of saline contaminants, and vibration monitoring.
Ross heads up our Kamloops office in British Columbia. He has been active in the exploration industry since graduating from UBC in 2006. He is especially familiar with acquisition and processing 2D Seismic refraction surveys, small scale 2D Marine sub-bottom profiling surveys, MASW surveys, and both ground and marine DC/IP surveys.
MATT NAIDEN, B.SC.
Matt has been working for DMT as a field geophsysicist and processor since 2017. After graduating from from University of Calgary in 2010 , he worked as a seismic interpretation consultant working on exploration stage projects for oil and gas, mining and potash companies. At DMT Matt has developed extensive experience in a wide range of shallow geophyics including TEM, seismic and marine methods. He specialises in borehole geophysics, both acquisition and processing.
Geophysicist in Training
Ashlee is a new graduate from the University of Calgary where she completed her M.Eng. in Environmental Engineering and B.Sc. in Geophysics. She gained experience with a variety of geophysical methods in University including seismic reflection and refraction, ground penetrating radar, and electrical resistivity imaging (ERI).
Ashlee enjoys volunteering in the Geoscience community; she sits on the executive committee for the Canadian Society of Exploration Geophysicists (CSEG) Mentorship Foundation and is also part of the GeoWomen team.
Geophysicist in Training
Before joining DMT in 2023, Justin's early career was spent in remote locations across North America. He has experience in the acquisition and processing of a range of geophysical methods, including Gravity, Magnetic, DC/IP, VLF, Electrical Resistivity Imaging (ERI), Seismic Refraction, and Multichannel Analysis of Surface Waves (MASW). He holds a B.Sc in Geophysics from the University of Calgary (2021).
In his free time Justin enjoys spending time golfing, hiking and skiing.
DMT Geosciences Ltd. (DMT or the “Company”) has a Permit to Practice (P-09454) issued by the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA). As of February, 2003 section 48(1)(d) of the Engineering and Geoscience Professions Regulations under the Engineering and Geosciences Professions Actrequires all APEGA permit holders to develop and maintain a Professional Practice Management Plan (PPMP) that is appropriate to their areas of practice.
The PPMP is a written description of corporate policies, procedures and systems used to ensure that appropriate standards of professional practice are maintained. it is a management tool that documents a permit holder’s procedures for planning, implementing, documenting and assessing the effectiveness of activities that constitute the Company’s scope of practice.
DMT Geosciences’ PPMP incorporates by reference all of DMT and its shareholder policies governing safety, ethics, risk management, authority limits and professional development.
DMT Geosciences Ltd. operates across Canada and internationally and is committed to ensuring its clients obtain appropriate professional advice from its staff. We ensure that all professional staff are registered or licensed to practice in the jurisdictions in which they live or work. This PPMP describes DMT policy as it relates to our practice of engineering and geoscience.
DMT Geosciences Ltd. (DMT or the “Company”) is committed to a high standard of achievement in a health and safety program that protects our employees and their families, the general public, the environment and our property and that of our clients. Employees at every level are responsible and accountable for DMT’s health and safety performance. Active participation by everyone, every day, and, in every situation is necessary to achieve the DMT standard for safety in the workplace. Our Health, Safety and Environment Management manual is available upon request.
Management will set the example and provide the leadership in the implementation of the Health and Safety Policy. DMT management will maintain a safe working environment and will provide proper equipment, training and instruction for all employees. Employees are responsible for following DMT policies and procedures, and working towards improving health and safety conditions at the workplace as well as at the home.
Every DMT employee will be familiar with the requirements of the applicable provincial occupational health and safety legislation as it relates to their individual position and responsibilities. DMT employees are expected to participate fully in the DMT HSE Management Program as a condition of employment. Employees are expected to develop and maintain safe working and living environments through the recognition of unsafe acts and conditions and by taking the necessary corrective actions. Each and every individual, as a direct result of DMT’s HSE Management Program and through personal initiative will be expected to understand the difference between a hazard and a risk, be expected to correct unsafe conditions, counsel others and adopt a healthy and safe working attitude.
DMT firmly believes that people are our most important asset. Each individual is important to themselves, their family, their community, our clients and DMT. Accidents and injuries are always costly to the individual and often disastrous to the future and security of the individual’s family. The achievement of objectives at the expense of the potential for personal injury or environmental damage is not acceptable. Doing our jobs safely ensures that each of us will be able to enjoy leisure time with our friends and loved ones, free of the pain and hardship that can result from a preventable injury or accident.
Our goal is a healthy and safe workplace for all employees. By acting together on all aspects of the DMT HSE Management Program, we can achieve this priority goal.
The protection of the environment is an extension of DMT Geosciences Ltd.‘s HSE Management Program. Our HSE Management Program is designed to protect employees from hazards; the same protection will be extended to the environment. DMT will take responsibility for the pressure it places on the environment and we commit to doing our share to mitigate our impact.
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