IMDEX says it intends to showcase innovative new technologies at this year’s Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) convention in Toronto, Canada, this week.

IMDEX will feature its patent-protected drilling technologies IMDEX COREVIBETM and IMDEX XTRACTATM ay the event, which attracted over 25,000 attendees last year, and will launch the IMDEX SURVEY-IQTM app where users can monitor all IMDEX survey tools from one interface.

IMDEX COREVIBE uses high frequency, energy pulse-assisted drilling for wireline coring, providing a significant improvement in drilling productivity.

Test results validated by international inspection and verification company SGS show the IMDEX COREVIBE has delivered up to 30% improvement in core drilling productivity, according to IMDEX.

IMDEX XTRACTA enables drill bits to be inspected or changed without retrieving the rods, and has undergone extensive testing, with verified results showing safety and productivity gains, IMDEX says.

IMDEX SURVEY-IQ, meanwhile, can boost productivity by up to four times compared with conventional apps, according to the ASX-listed company.

IMDEX Chief Executive, Bernie Ridgeway, said: “The annual four-day convention, held this year from March 1 to 4, has grown in size, stature and influence since it began in 1932. It welcomes mining professionals from all over the world.”

IMDEX personnel including General Manager of Product Development, Dr Michelle Carey, Chief Geoscientist, Dave Lawie, Global Business Development Director, Derek Loughlin, and Principal Geoscientist, Gervais Perron, will be presenting at IMDEX’s seminar series.

With more than 20 years’ experience in the global mining industry working across multiple organisations including BHP and WMC, Dr Carey is an expert in developing products for the mining sector, IMDEX said.

Lawie will discuss the latest in leading exploratory data analysis software application, ioGASTM 7.2, explaining its speed and other benefits over traditional interpretation methods.

Loughlin has more than 30 years’ experience within the mining and drilling industry and will deliver a presentation on A New Wave of Drilling Optimisation, IMDEX said.

He will explain how IMDEX COREVIBE and IMDEX XTRACTA are creating a paradigm shift in drilling optimisation, the company added.

Dr Carey and Perron will discuss Real-time Decision Making in Exploration and explain how new technologies can assist in making better decisions in the field or in the office using survey instruments through to geochemical and petrophysical sensors.

The free workshops will be held on March 3.