Brian Bengert Brian Bengert


Brian received an M.Sc. from York University in 1996 while studying the dynamics of the Earth’s core using superconducting gravimeter data. Upon graduation, Brian spent five years as a field Geophysicist working for Quantec Geoscience in North and South America. From there Brian worked as a geophysicist for 15 years with Inco which later became a part of Vale. He started at Inco with major responsibility for the Voisey’s Bay nickel project. With Vale, Brian was quickly transferred to international work and was subsequently given the responsibility for best practices in global geophysics.

Over his career, Brian has gained extensive experience collecting, processing and interpreting geophysical data. He has been involved in the development of several geophysical methodologies, including Array MT/IP, natural field EM, borehole IP, and Groundfloor EM. His experience was gained from projects covering a wide spectrum of commodities, including nickel, copper, gold, iron, zinc, lithium, coal, and diamonds.

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Rogerio Monteiro Brian Bengert


Rogerio Monteiro is Vektore’s President. He is a Structural Economic Geologist with more than 30 years of experience in the global mining industry and a recognized researcher and leader in the development of practical new tools to optimize mineral exploration and target development.

A graduate from Brazil UNISINOS in 1982, Rogerio went on to earn his M.Sc. in 1990 from UFRGS, through the study of the structure, geochemistry and metamorphism of the Zapucay Gold Mine in Uruguay. In 1996, he completed his Ph.D. program at the University of Western Ontario in London, Canada, integrating structural domains and their intrinsic patterns with geostatistics, geochemistry and metamorphic history, focusing on the Ouro Fino Gold Mine in Brazil.

Rogerio Monteiro joined Inco Ltd. in 1997 as Senior Exploration Geologist and he was appointed Chief Structural Geologist for Vale Global Exploration in 2007. He retired from this position in 2012, and founded Vektore, a company that has since been focused on advancing the Applied Structural Economic Geology field, as well as developing and optimizing new tools and methods that bring significant impact to mineral exploration. Some of his unique contributions include the development of the ML-Compass (US Patent 6701631, 2004) and the following methods: V-SET©, Structural Inversion©, TAM©, ODESA©, Vektore Point Cloud Deletion© and Borehole Image Analysis©. In various combinations, these novel methods and tools have led to substantial discoveries and target development in exploration and mining operations around the world. In addition, Mr. Monteiro is leading the development of the vKore© System (core scanner – patent application submitted) and the OreNode© 3D software.

Rogerio Monteiro was the “Richard W. Hutchinson Visiting Industrial Professor in Mineral Deposits Studies”, from 2013 to December 2016, at the University of Western Ontario.

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