Associated Event

Hotel Bonaventure, Montreal, Canada
24 – 26 September 2024

mXrap User Case Studies for Mines Seminar

23 September 2024 | Hotel Bonaventure, Montreal, Canada | Online

Objective 

This event is designed to allow mXrap users to share (through presented case studies) their experience of using mXrap and the problems they have been able to address using the software package.  

Who should attend? 

Engineers interested in geotechnical risk mitigation at their operations, particularly those with issues related to seismicity. 

Preliminary Program*

This is a half day program which includes lunch from 12:00-13:00.

Time Program
07:30
REGISTRATION
08:00

Welcome and introduction Dr Daniel Cumming-Potvin, Australian Centre for Geomechanics, Australia

08:10

Robyn Teet, Resolve Mining Solutions, Australia

08:40

Aboubacar Koulibaly, Westwood Mine, Canada

09:10
BREAK
09:30

Lindsay Moreau-Verlaan, RockEng Inc., Canada

10:00

Wei Duan, Westgold Resources Limited, Australia

10:30

BREAK

10:50

Ben Ollila, SRK Consulting, Canada

11:20

TBA

11:50
WORKSHOP CLOSE
12:00
LUNCH

*Program is subject to change.

Facilitator

Dr Daniel Cumming-Potvin
Project Lead – mXrap Development
Australian Centre for Geomechanics, Australia

Daniel completed his Bachelor of Mining Engineering and PhD at The University of Western Australia in 2012 and 2018, respectively. He has worked at a number of underground metal mines in Australia, specialising in the areas of ground support, monitoring, and mine seismicity. He is project lead for mXrap.

Presenters include

Wei Duan
Senior Geotechnical Engineer
Westgold Resources Limited, Australia

Wei graduated from The University of Western Australia with a bachelor degree with honours in mining engineering in 2013. Since then, he moved onto obtaining his master degree in geomechanics with the Australian Centre for Geomechanics. Wei has worked for Xstrata Copper Canada Kidd Mine in 2012 prior to joining ACG as a research assistant for the Mine Seismicity and Rockburst Risk Management Project. Wei also has ongoing work with Independence Group Long Operation. Wei completed his Masters Degree studies with the Australian Centre for Geomechanics in 2016. Since then, Wei has gained additional practical and technical skills in the field of seismic monitoring, rock mechanics and ground control through various roles within the underground mining industry. Wei is currently serving as Senior Geotechnical Engineer at the Big Bell Mine at Western Australia.

Aboubacar Koulibaly
Rock Mechanics/Seismic Engineer
Westwood Mine, Canada

 

Lindsay Moreau-Verlaan
Principal Geomechanics Consultant
RockEng Inc., Canada

Lindsay is a principal geomechanics consultant with RockEng Inc. Educated as a mine engineer, Lindsay complements her desire to resolve challenging rock engineering problems with proficiency in practical, operations-based solutions. Over her 20-year career, Lindsay has developed, lead, managed and executed operations-based geomechanics and ground control programs in some of Canada’s most challenging geotechnical environments. In her current role, Lindsay offers extensive expertise in stability hazard management with a strong focus in underground high-stress seismic risk mitigation, incorporating both strategic design approaches and tactical ground control measures.

Ben Ollila
Senior Rock Mechanics Engineer
SRK Consulting, Canada

Ben Ollila is a rock mechanics engineer with over 13 years of expertise in underground mining, including over a year working as an underground miner. Graduating in geological engineering from the University of Waterloo, he worked for seven years as a ground control engineer at Glencore’s 3 km deep Kidd Creek mine before pursuing a master’s in mine seismology at Laurentian University. Now with SRK Consulting in Vancouver, Ben specialises in geotechnical mine design, rock mass characterisation, management of mine seismicity, and operational support.

Robyn Teet
Senior Geotechnical Engineer
Resolve Mining Solutions, Australia

 

If you have any questions, please email info-acg@uwa.edu.au

Call for industry presenters

  • Case studies sought from global operations using mXrap
  • Presentations are to be 30 minutes, including Q & A.

Email events-acg@uwa.edu.au to express your interest to present at this seminar.