Annual Conference 2014

Welcome and Overview

We invite you to uncover the future at the DET CRC’s fourth Annual Conference at Hahndorf in the Adelaide Hills.

This Conference provides the opportunity to learn of the progress made by CRC projects after approximately 4 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 the second Phase of DET CRC research.

Hahndorf is classified as Australia’s oldest surviving German settlement and each year thousands of people, young and old, enjoy its charm and the hospitality.  Hahndorf is the jewel of the Adelaide Hills and one of South Australia’s most popular towns.  A mere 20 minute drive from the Adelaide CBD, Hahndorf can be easily accessed via the Southern Eastern Freeway.  Hahndorf is a feast for the senses, its German architecture features many Fachwerk buildings, quaint shopping, fine dining and a broad range of accommodation choices, all blended between the 100 year old elm and plane trees which line the main street.  The Adelaide Hills produces some of the finest cold-climate wines, world-wide.  There are several Wineries and Cellar doors located nearby such as Shaw and Smith, Nepenthe and The Lane.  Hahndorf has become a unique town where you can walk the past and taste the future.

This years conference will be held at  the newly refurbished Hahndorf Resort. Sitting atop 32 acres of manicured grounds boasting uninterrupted views of the stunning Adelaide Hills, The Hahndorf Resort feels a world away, yet offers every quality convenience at your fingertips.  Please note the conference is open to DET CRC sponsors and researchers only.

Key events are summarised below (please see the Conference programme for further information):

  • Tuesday 18 November 2014: Hole Stability, Cuttings Transport & Water Cleaning Studies Workshop
  • Tuesday 18 November 2014: Seismic Imaging – DET CRC Case Studies Workshop
  • Tuesday 18 November 2014: PhD Session
  • Wednesday 19 November 2014: PhD Mentoring Breakfast – Proudly Supported by the Department of State Development
  • Wednesday 19 November 2014: Conference Day 1
  • Wednesday 19 November 2014: Conference Formal Dinner
  • Thursday 20 November 2014: Conference Day 2, DET CRC Brukunga Bazaar (trade show style exhibition showcasing DET CRC Projects)
  • Thursday 20 November 2014: Conference Informal Dinner
  • Friday 21 November 2014: Conference Day 3, Science Steering Committee Meeting & Project Meetings

Programme

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

DET CRC 2014 Conference Agenda (595.86 kB)

Last updated 12/11/2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Workshops

Hole Stability, Cuttings Transport & Water Cleaning Studies Workshop

Primary Facilitator:
Vamegh Rasouli, DET CRC Researcher, Curtin University

Date:
Tuesday 18 November 2014

Time:
09:00 – 17:00

Location:
DET CRC Head Office/Boart Longyear, 26 Butler Boulevard, Adelaide Airport, ADELAIDE SA 5950

Cost:
Free of charge

Recommended For:
This workshop is recommended for those interested in DET CRC’s work on Coiled Tubing (CT) drilling, mud selection, and Lab-at-Rig® projects.

Overview:
Under Project 1.1, hole stability, cuttings transport and water cleaning were identified as three important topics for study during Phase II to address some of the practical issues in Coiled Tubing (CT) drilling with small size annulus space and high flow rate.  This workshop aims to present a review of the past practices in different engineering disciplines for measurement of borehole instability due to erosion in soft and unconsolidated formations and the industry practice to quantify it.  Furthermore, the importance of particle tracking to avoid smearing effect and contamination of the samples travelling to the surface will be discussed.

Mineralogy and water chemistry receive much of the focus in drilling studies, but the size of particles brought to the surface can have a significant impact on flow and fluid recycling.  The Imdex Solids Removal Unit (SRU) used to clarify the solids-laden fluids before their rescue has also enabled the Lab-at-Rig® concept, and the factors that affect its performance will be discussed.  CT drilling will almost certainly change the drilling approach from core production to just delivering cuttings, and may lead to much coarser cuttings.  It has therefore been necessary to develop robust techniques to characterise particle size distribution from the sub-micron range through to 10mm, and with that how to quantify the shape of the coarser solids.

We will present the research directions which can improve the depth matching of cuttings and drilling data interpretation.  It establishes a link between the drilling and particle analyses, embracing subjects such as the relationship between the particle sizes and drilling parameters, field calibration of depth matching, isolating distorting bit sharpening events, and detecting broken ground / borehole instability conditions.  The lab set up that has been developed at the Department of Petroleum Engineering, Curtin University for these studies will be explained and some of preliminary test results presented.

DET CRC P1 Workshop Agenda (42.2 kB)

Seismic Imaging – DET CRC Case Studies Workshop

Primary Facilitator:
Andrej Bona, DET CRC Project 3.1 Leader, Curtin University

Date:
Tuesday 18 November 2014

Time:
13:00 – 17:00

Location:
Hahndorf Resort Business Centre, Hahndorf Resort, 145A Mt Barker Rd, Hahndorf, ADELAIDE SA 5245

Cost:
Free of charge

Recommended For:
This workshop is recommended for DET CRC Participants, Affiliates and Researchers who wish to gain a better understanding of the application of seismic methods to mineral exploration.

Overview:
Seismic imaging for the minerals industry has matured over recent years with many exciting results.  This workshop will systematically work through a number of key modern seismic case studies including results from several different ore deposits styles highlighting significant outcomes of the DET CRC research program.  It will illustrate benefits and highlight potential pitfalls of seismic imaging for each of the case studies.  Examples will include case studies from Hillside, SA (Rex Minerals), Solwara 1, PNG (Nautilus Minerals), Martha’s Vineyard, WA (BHPB), Kevitsa, Finland (First Quantum).

DET CRC P3 Workshop Agenda (40.93 kB)

PhD Student Workshop

Primary Facilitator:
Caroline Forbes, DET CRC E&T Committee Chair, University of Adelaide

Date:
Tuesday 18 November 2014

Time:
15:30 – 17:30

Location:
The Lakeview Room, Hahndorf Resort, 145A Mt Barker Rd, Hahndorf, ADELAIDE SA 5245

Cost:
Free of charge

Recommended For:
This workshop is compulsory for DET CRC PhD and MPhil students attending the Annual Conference.

Overview:
The DET CRC Education & Training (E&T) Committee is striving to build a strong and cohesive higher degree student cohort.  In doing this, we aim to provThe DET CRC Education & Training (E&T) Committee is striving to build a strong and cohesive higher degree student cohort.  In doing this, we aim to provide support for students through regular sessions associated with DET CRC meetings that address issues faced by postgraduate students, as well as providing opportunities to network with DET CRC Researchers, Participants and Affiliates.

One of the biggest fears that we all have as human beings is public speaking.  However, knowing that you have good quality, clear, and stimulating visual aids to support your presentation and that your research is being presented in a manner that follows a logical argument and delivers clear conclusions gives confidence and enables a presenter to deliver their message in a more effective manner.  Furthermore, it is critical that a presenter knows their audience and pitches their presentation in an appropriate manner.

The student session associated with DET CRC’s Annual Conference ‘Uncovering the Future IV’ held in Hahndorf will focus on the design and delivery of a high quality presentation.    Additionally, we will have guest speakers representing DET CRC industry, academia, government and service providers who will talk to the group about what they would expect to see from a presentation – be it a detailed and intensive discussion on results; a summary of research with a pitch for future research funding; or even delivery of your work in layman’s terms so that anybody could understand your work.

Agenda coming soon…

Logistics

Conference Venues:

Tuesday 18 November 2014 (Pre Conference Workshops)

  • Hole Stability, Cuttings Transport & Water Cleaning Studies Workshop: DET CRC Head Office/Boart Longyear, 26 Butler Boulevard, Burbridge Business Park, Adelaide Airport SA 5950
  • PhD Session: The Lakeview Room, The Hahndorf Resort, 145A Mt Barker Rd, Hahndorf
  • Seismic Imaging – DET CRC Case Studies Workshop: The Adelaide Hills Convention Center at The Hahndorf Resort, 145A Mt Barker Rd, Hahndorf, Adelaide SA 5245

Wednesday 19 November 2014

  • PhD Mentoring Breakfast: Restaurant 5425, The Hahndorf Resort, 145A Mt Barker Rd, Hahndorf, Adelaide SA 5245. Proudly Supported by the Department of State Development,

  • Conference Day 1: The Adelaide Hills Convention Centre at The Hahndorf Resort, 145A Mt Barker Rd, Hahndorf, Adelaide SA 5245

Thursday 20 November 2014

  • Conference Day 2 Brukunga Bazaar: Brukunga Drilling Research & Training Facility, Pyrites Road, Brukunga SA 5252 (coaches provided)

Friday 21 November 2014 (Conference Day 3)

  • Science Steering Committee Meeting: The Adelaide Hills Convention Centre at The Hahndorf Resort, 145A Mt Barker Rd, Hahndorf, Adelaide SA 5245
  • DET CRC Project Meetings: Various Locations TBA (DET CRC Project Meetings)

Accommodation:
A range of accommodation has been reserved in Hahndorf for conference attendees and can be booked via our online registration form.

Catering:
Breakfast is included with all accommodation. Morning tea and lunch will be provided at the conference venue. The Conference will include two dinners.  The Formal Dinner will be held on Wednesday 19 November 2014 at the Adelaide Hills Convention Center at the Hahndorf Resort, 145A Mt Barker Rd, Hahndorf, Adelaide SA 5245.  The Informal Dinner will be held on Thursday 20 November 2014 at Restaurant 5245 (The Hahndorf Resort, 145A Main Street Hahndorf SA 5245)

Coach Transfers:
In addition to coach transfers to and from the Brukunga Bazaar the following optional transfers are available free of charge.

Tuesday 18 November 2014

  • Departing DET CRC/Boart Longyear at the conclusion of the Hole Stability, Cuttings Transport & Water Cleaning Studies Workshop at 17:15
  • Departing Adelaide Airport for Hahndorf, meeting flight QF668 (leaving Perth at 8:30 arriving in Adelaide at 13:55)
  • Departing Adelaide Airport for Hahndorf, meeting flight QF592  (leaving Perth at 12:55 arriving in Adelaide at 18:20)

Friday 21 November 2014

  • Departing Hahndorf for Adelaide Airport at 12:45

Partners:
If your partner would like to spend some time in the Adelaide Hills whilst you are at the Conference then they would be most welcome. 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. We would also be delighted if partners wish to attend either or both of the dinners, this can be arranged at a cost to you of $40 for the Informal Dinner and $90 for the Formal Dinner (inclusive of gst).

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

DET CRC 2014 Conference Map (446.03 kB)

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)

 Please note that registrations close Friday 7 November 2014.