SME 2014 Accelerated Engineering Studies Course

SRK consultants present course to accelerate engineering studies to feasibility level at SME 2014.

Accelerated Engineering Studies: Effective integration of Hydrogeology, Geochemistry and Geomechanics
during the Resource and Reserve Stages of a Mining Project


Saturday and Sunday, February 22 and 23, 2014
Salt Lake City, Utah

The Objective:

The course provides mine planners with technical guidance on how to accelerate an engineering study, such a bankable Feasibility Study.  The course will cover hydrogeologic, geotechnical, and geochemical data collection, analysis and prediction components of the process. This course is designed for mining industry personnel (CEOs, COOs, Mine Engineers, Environmental Leaders) who are involved in the planning of new projects and desire to quickly get to the PFS or FS level, starting from the early stages of their resource estimate.  Participants need to have a broad understanding of the mine planning process.

The Schedule:

Day 1

  • Planning around the resource drilling
  • Considerations that drive the process: mine plan, resource type, country, physiography, climate and regulations
  • Objectives and goals for accommodating the study
  • Data collection needs to accommodate study objectives: logistics
  • Timing, scheduling and cost to address the data collection effort
  • Addressing environmental aspects and closure

Day 2

  • Data Analysis phase
  • Developing a Conceptual Model
  • Predictive phase
  • Data Management
  • Reporting for the FS and the Environmental documents
  • Case Studies

The Instructors:

SRK Consulting, Principal Consultants

Terry Braun, P.E.
David Bird, P.G., P.H.
John Tinucci, PhD, P.E.
Paul Williams, P.G., P.H.
Vladimir Ugorets, PhD., MMSAQP
Larry Cope, MS
Roger Howell R.G.

The Cost: 

Members $ 495
Non-members: $ 595
Students: $ 350

Registration at 2014 SME Annual meeting

SRK North America