Over his 15 years of experience in diversified working environments, Joël Dubé has gained strong technical knowledge of virtually all geophysical methods applied to mineral exploration.
After exploring for uranium, REE, base metals and gold for Soquem in Northern Québec, Joël specialized in exploration geophysics with Val D’Or Sagax, and Sagax Maghreb, where he applied several ground and borehole techniques to exploration problems for a broad range of geological environments and commodities. He spent 6 years based in Morocco, where he used his skills on gold, silver, base metals, cobalt and industrial minerals exploration projects. Several projects he worked on were eventually brought into production. He then moved to Sander Geophysics, where he specialized in airborne data processing and interpretation. On top of being responsible for developing data processing methodology for a newly acquired frequency-domain electromagnetic survey system, he got involved in RD projects aiming at improving AIRGrav data processing of vertical and horizontal gravity components. His tasks brought him to closely interact with world-class organizations and corporations such as the Geological Survey of Ireland, NASA, Petro-Vietnam, Shell, Perenco, Geological Survey of Canada, Quadra-FNX, Husky Energy and British Geological Survey. At Sander Geophysics, Joël met another dedicated geophysicist, Eric Desaulniers, with whom he started Dubé & Desaulniers Geoscience in 2012, a consulting firm offering advanced and integrated geophysical services to the mineral industry.
Be it for managing surveys, providing training or presenting interpretation results, Joël travelled extensively throughout North and Central America, Europe, Greenland, North, West and Central Africa as well as South-East Asia.
Joël holds a degree in geological engineering from the École Polytechnique de Montréal, and he is constantly looking for the most recent technological advances in applied geophysics, through specialized publications, close interaction with the exploration community and active participation in geoscientific presentations.