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A mining boom is a prosperous and enjoyable time for a mining consultancy company, there are exploration programmes; feasibility studies, geological assessments, optimisation studies and drilling programmes as mine after mine raises funds to get online. Conversely, as we have seen over the past few years, in a depressed market all of the players in the mining supply chain suffer the consequences of a low commodity price environment.  

Finder Exploration is a privately owned oil and gas company operating from Perth, Western Australia, with permits across the North West Shelf. Founded in 2004 by Jan Ostby, originally an entrepreneurial explorer in the multi-client seismic space, Finder has found success in securing and operating a total of 30 petroleum permits in Australia, New Zealand, Jamaica, UK and more recently Canada.