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Webinar: Setting studies up for success

This webinar is the second in a series hosted by Ausenco, AusIMM’s valued partner, and focusses on the role of studies and how to set studies up for success.

Date: Wednesday 2 September 2020

Time: 11.00 am – 12.00 pm AEST

Presenters:

  • Matt Pyle, Global Technical Solutions Director, Ausenco
  • Andrew Hoyle – Principal Process Engineer, Ausenco
  • Duncan Dodds – APAC Africa Study Director, Ausenco

Cost:

AusIMM Member – Free

Non Member – $20.00

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Please note: Registrants who cannot join the webinar at the scheduled time will receive a link to the recording to watch at a later time convenient to them.

Webinar Overview

Mining and minerals processing challenges such as reduced head grades, complex metallurgy, volatile commodity markets, and social licensing are driving miners to find better and more sustainable ways to extract and process the world’s resources.

Studies play a critical role in tackling these challenges as they help mining companies explore new solutions, prioritise areas for improvements, and define value pathways for growth.

This webinar is the second in a series hosted by Ausenco, AusIMM’s valued partner, and focusses on the role of studies and how to set studies up for success. Matt Pyle will explain the importance of economic modelling to guide study outcomes. Andrew Hoyle will describe “what good looks like” for studies, including ensuring study goals are met and how to avoid common traps when framing and conducting studies. Duncan Dodds will outline key features of good studies and provide some examples of how we have transformed study outcomes by aligning with all stakeholders and challenging paradigms.

If you missed the first webinar “The changing landscape of minerals processing projects”, you can register and watch the recording via this link.

If you would like to receive communications on the upcoming webinars in the series, register your interest through Ausenco using this link.

  • Design: 24 September 2020 (hosted by Ausenco)
  • Construction: 15 October 2020 (hosted by Ausenco)
  • Operations: 5 November 2020 (hosted by Ausenco)
  • Optimisation: 26 November 2020 (hosted by Ausenco)

Presenters

Matt Pyle, Global Technical Solutions Director, Ausenco

Matt has extensive experience in the design, operation and optimisation of minerals, base metal and precious metal processing plants. His experience spans all project stages from testwork management, concept level designs, and due diligence through to detailed design, commissioning, operations and optimisation. His core interests include novel technologies and flowsheets, bulk and particle sorting, coarse particle flotation, high capacity tailings filtration and ‘mine of the future’ approaches to process control, automation and continuous improvement.

Andrew Hoyle – Principal Process Engineer, Ausenco

An accomplished Process Engineer and Study Manager with more than 18 years of experience, Andrew has a strong track record leading cross functional teams to identify project and operational improvements.

Andrew has managed studies across Australia, Asia and South America for both owners’ and engineers’ teams focusing on adding value through collaboration and understanding project drivers at each phase of study.

 

 

Duncan Dodds – APAC Africa Study Director, Ausenco

Duncan is a highly knowledgeable project manager with over 40 years of experience across the mining, mineral processing, and metal production industries, globally.

Throughout his career, he has applied his leadership and senior management skills to provide both advisory services and direct implementation management of multibillion-dollar projects to many major resource companies. Additionally, he has held senior roles on owners’ management teams and with EPCM providers.

Duncan’s project management experience and expertise allow him to deliver studies exploring novel and practical solutions that can be successfully implemented and achieve high value for mining companies.

Recently Duncan has delivered an amount of optimisation work for major pit-to-port projects, and business-case improvements through innovative optimisation scope, fit-for-purpose design and commercial packaging.

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