Annual Conference 2015

Welcome and Overviewxxx

We invite you to uncover the future at the DET CRC’s fifth Annual Conference in the Swan Valley, WA.

This Conference provides the opportunity to learn of the progress made by DET CRC projects after approximately 5 years of research.  It is clear that the results of DET CRC research will transform the workflow of mineral exploration.  The Conference is also an opportunity for Participants, Affiliates and Researchers to learn about and influence our ‘three key pillars’ of research.

This year’s conference will be held at the Novotel Vines Resort in the Swan Valley, WA.  The Swan Valley is Western Australia’s oldest wine growing region with over 180 years of wine making history.  The Swan Valley is where you will experience a colourful blend of history, people, art, world-class wine, gourmet food and fresh produce.

Summary of Key Events

Wednesday 18 November:

  • Geology for Non-Geologists Workshop
  • Improving Drilling Performance with Real Time Monitoring & Post-Mortem Reporting Workshop
  • Integrating Modern Downhole Sensors with Coiled Tubing Drilling Workshop
  • Welcome BBQ

Thursday 19 November 2015:

  • Project Reviews & Presentations
  • Conference Dinner

Friday 20 November 2015:

  • Science Steering Committee Meeting
  • DET CRC Project Meetings

Programme

A draft Programme for the Conference is available to download below:

2015 Conference Agenda (607.71 kB)

Last updated 27/10/15

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Workshops

Improving Drilling Performance with Real Time Monitoring and Post-Mortem Reporting

Primary Facilitator:
Stephen Banks, DET CRC Project 1.2 Leader, CSIRO

Date:
Wednesday 18 November 2015

Time:
08:30 – 12:30

Location:
Australian Resources Research Centre (ARRC), Auditorium, 26 Dick Perry Ave, Kensington

Cost:
Free of charge

Recommended For:
Drillers, drilling engineers, drilling managers, bit manufacturers

Overview:
This workshop will illustrate (with case studies) how the Wireless Sub and associated software can (i) provide real time support to the driller to optimise performance, (ii) yield a quantitative measure of performance which in turn allows for robust iterative improvement of performance(design). We will discuss that such a tool with appropriate data management, can lead to standardise drilling optimisation workflow and drilling practices.

The objective of this workshop is to gather feedback from drillers and drilling engineers to help steer the ongoing research effort in the design of algorithms for the processing, displaying, interpretation and reporting of data.

Agenda coming soon…

 

Geology for Non-Geologists

Primary Facilitator:
David Giles, DET CRC Program 3 Leader, University of Adealide/DET CRC

Date:
Wednesday 18 November 2015

Time:
09:00 – 16:00

Location:
Curtin University, Room 1.1, Building 312 – Applied Geology Department, Kent St, Bentley

Cost:
Free of charge

Recommended For:
Sponsors and researchers with limited to no experience in geology

Overview:
The core purpose of DET CRC is to ‘develop transformational technologies for successful mineral exploration through deep, barren cover rocks to be utilised and commercialised by the mineral exploration industry…’.  This purpose has drawn together a large group of researchers not all of whom have experience in geology.  This course aims to address this knowledge gap by providing an introduction to the basics of geology.  This workshop will address how the Earth works, the rock cycle, understanding the three genetic rock groups, geophysics, and the fundamentals of ore deposit geology and exploration.  The workshop will include a series of lectures and practical-based discussion on identification of minerals and rocks.

Agenda coming soon…

 

Integrating Modern Downhole Sensors with Coiled Tubing Drilling

Primary Facilitator:
Soren Soe, DET CRC Program 1 Leader, DET CRC

Date:
Wednesday 18 November 2015

Time:
13:00 – 16:30

Location:
Australian Resources Research Centre (ARRC), Auditorium, 26 Dick Perry Ave, Kensington

Cost:
Free of charge

Recommended For:
Sponsors, geologists, researchers and exploration managers

Overview:
This hands-on workshop aims to present the existing modern downhole sensing tools used in conventional mineral exploration drilling and discuss the integration with modern Coiled Tubing drilling. The facilities at Curtin University will be used to present the different downhole sensing tools used in conventional mineral exploration drilling including demonstrations of these tools and components.

The promise of live downhole sensing while drilling with a Coiled Tubing Drill Rig will be discussed, including desired output measurement from the tools. The specific challenges for the Coiled Tubing borehole with a small size borehole, high flow rate and narrow annulus will be presented and discussed.

Agenda coming soon…

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Accommodation:
A range of accommodation has been reserved at the Novotel Vines Resort for conference attendees and can be booked via our online registration form.

Catering:
Breakfast is included with accommodation.  Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea will be provided at the workshop and conference venues. The Conference will include two dinners, the Welcome BBQ at the Novotel Vines Resort on Wednesday 18 November from 6.00pm and the main Conference Dinner at Sandalford Wines on Thursday 19 November at 7:00pm.

Coach Transfers:
Coach transfers will be provided free of charge from Novotel Vines Resort to Sandalford Wines for the main Conference Dinner departing at 6:30pm.  All other transfers and travel arrangements will be up to delegates to arrange.

Partners:
If your partner would like to spend some time in the Swan Valley whilst you are at the Conference they are welcome to do so.  Please indicate this with respect to accommodation on the registration form. Please note only one breakfast is included per room, additional breakfasts will be at your own cost.  Partners are welcome to attend either or both of the dinners, this can be arranged at a cost to you of $30 for the Welcome BBQ and $100 for the Formal Dinner.

Map:
A map outlining the key conference venues is available to download below:

2015 Conference Map (1.06 MB)

 

 

Registration

Please select the appropriate registration category from the below two options:

DET CRC Participants & Affiliates

(Any employee of a DET CRC Participant or Affiliate organisation, excluding those who are researchers on DET CRC projects)

DET CRC Researchers, PhD Students & Employees

(Any person working as a researcher/PhD on a DET CRC Project, and DET CRC employees/Directors)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photos

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