Professional Development - Short-Courses 2019

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About the Instructor

Hooman Askari is a professor of mining engineering in the School of Mining and Petroleum Engineering at the University of Alberta, Canada. He teaches and conducts research into mine planning & design and simulation of mining systems. Hooman is a registered professional mining engineer with more than two decades of operational, consulting, research, and teaching experience in the area of open pit mine planning and design. He has a strong track record of success in leading the Mining Optimization Laboratory (MOL) research team sponsored by industry partners into development, testing, and delivering mine planning optimization prototype software and mine simulation models to major mining companies. He consults as the Principal Engineer on long-term to short-term open pit production scheduling optimization and simulation of mining-systems through OptiTek Mining Consulting

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Strategic Mine Planning and Optimization using Geovia Whittle - Santiago, Chile, November 12-16, 2018 - 5 days

The Strategic Mine Planning and Optimization course is a comprehensive five-day course designed for mining and resource industry professionals including directors, project managers, mine planners, mining engineers, geoscientists, geologists, managers, metallurgists, financial analyst, and decision makers from exploration to operations. It is ideally suited to those from industry who wish to gain a more in depth and hands-on knowledge of modern strategic mine planning and optimization software tools and theory.

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Strategic Mine Planning and Optimization using Geovia Whittle - Perth, Australia, April 8-12, 2019 - 5 days

The Strategic Mine Planning and Optimization course is a comprehensive five-day course designed for mining and resource industry professionals including directors, project managers, mine planners, mining engineers, geoscientists, geologists, managers, metallurgists, financial analyst, and decision makers from exploration to operations. It is ideally suited to those from industry who wish to gain a more in depth and hands-on knowledge of modern strategic mine planning and optimization software tools and theory.

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Strategic Mine Planning and Optimization using Geovia Whittle - Toronto, Canada, May 6-10, 2019 - 5 days

The Strategic Mine Planning and Optimization course is a comprehensive five-day course designed for mining and resource industry professionals including directors, project managers, mine planners, mining engineers, geoscientists, geologists, managers, metallurgists, financial analyst, and decision makers from exploration to operations. It is ideally suited to those from industry who wish to gain a more in depth and hands-on knowledge of modern strategic mine planning and optimization software tools and theory.

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Simulation of Mining and Haulage Systems using Arena - Edmonton, Canada, September 24-27 2019 - 4 days

The Simulation of Mining Systems is a comprehensive four-day course covering fundamentals of Discrete Event Simulation (DES) modeling and its industrial applications to mining systems. The course is intended for mining disciplines and participants who would like to use simulation to design and optimize real-world mining and systems. Arena Simulation Software by Rockwell Automation is used as the primary modeling simulation tool.

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Open Pit Mine Design using Geovia Gems - Toronto, Canada,October 21-22, 2019 - 2 days

Open Pit Mine Design is a two-day course designed for mine planners, mining engineers, and geologist who are responsible for activities that require them to design and manage pits, ramps, switchbacks, slots, and waste dumps. It is ideally suited to those from industry who wish to gain a more in depth knowledge of modern mine planning and design theory and software tools.

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Short-Term Mine Planning using Geovia MineSched - Toronto, Canada, October 23-25, 2019 - 3 days

Medium / short-term open pit planning is a three-day course designed for the mine planners, mining engineers, geologists, and technical managers who are responsible for activities that require them to generate or oversee monthly and weekly mine production schedules. The course is designed to provide theory through lectures, complemented by a hands-on real-world mine planning project using GEOVIA MineSched.

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Strategic Mine Planning & Optimization - Geovia Whittle - Porto Alegre, Brazil - 5 days - July 30-Aug 3, 2018

The Strategic Mine Planning and Optimization course is a comprehensive five-day course designed for mining and resource industry professionals including directors, project managers, mine planners, mining engineers, geoscientists, geologists, managers, metallurgists, financial analyst, and decision makers from exploration to operations. It is ideally suited to those from industry who wish to gain a more in depth and hands-on knowledge of modern strategic mine planning and optimization software tools and theory.

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Mine Planning Software Foundation using Geovia Gems - 3 Days - Request a Custom Course

The Foundation course is a comprehensive three-day course designed as the basis of the Mine Planning & Design professional development series. The course covers principles and fundamental concepts involved in drillhole database management; data entry and editing; data manipulation, filtering, and validation techniques; creating points, polyline, and triangulations; drillhole compositing techniques; plot generations of plans and sections; and surface and solid modeling for geological domain characterization. The course complements theory with comprehensive instructions and hands-on experience using modern mine planning software. Participants will complete a project with real drillhole data. The project covers all the required steps from drillhole data to surface and solid modelling techniques used to model different orebody types and country rock environments using polylines, drillholes, surfaces, and solids.

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Resource and Block Modeling using Geovia Gems - 3 Days - Request a Custom Course

The Resource Modelling course is a three-day course for resource geologists, geoscientists, and mining engineers who want to update their knowledge of resource estimation and classification techniques. The course includes review of basic statistics, review of drillhole compositing, basic geostatistical analysis, variography and search ellipsoids, block model setup and updating, single and multiple folder block models, inverse distance estimation, theory of kriging, application of kriging, change of support, cross validation, and NI-43-101 resource classification into measured, indicated, and inferred categories. This course will also explore different methods of categorizing and reporting volumes and tonnages for resources. Participants will complete a resource modeling project. The project covers all the required steps from basic statistical analyses, experimental variogram calculation, variogram modeling, search ellipsoid setup, grade using inverse distance and kriging, cross validation of results, and finally resource classification.

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