Focus on Coal

Issue: 
#37
SRK provides independent review of Indonesian open pit coal mine to support IPO with JORC standards.
PT Indo Tambangraya Megah Tbk recently commissioned SRK to conduct an independent review of the resources, reserves and mining operations of all the company’s coal mining assets in Indonesia, to support an initial public offering of shares on the Jakarta Stock Exchange. This is the latest step in SRK’s continuous...
SRK is often asked to provide geological expertise in the early stages of a coal exploration program. In identifying new opportunities and areas for exploration, typically SRK recommends that the first stage in any greenfields exploration should involve a collation of all relevant open-file data, integrating it into a GIS-based...
SRK evaluated complex coal deposit, developed 3D model of area, and composed JORC resource estimation
Since Griffin Coal commenced operations in the Collie Coalfields of Western Australia in 1927, it has evolved into a major open cut mining operation, producing 4 million tonnes a year of predominantly low ash, high volatile thermal coal, from its Muja and Ewington mining operations. SRK has been involved with...
Innovative approach to coal mining aims to reduce costs and risks while increasing production.
Caledon Coal Pty Limited acquired Cook Colliery, situated 30 kilometres south of Blackwater in Central Queensland, Australia, from Xstrata Coal Australia in 2006. SRK Consulting (Australasia) supported Caledon’s acquisition by completing a due diligence and compiling a Competent Person’s Report to list and raise equity finance on AIM in London...
The Skyline project included the installation of large diameter interception wells and prediction of long term dewatering requirements for mine expansion
Roger Howell and Vladimir Ugorets recently joined SRK (US) bringing with them significant experience in the fields of coal hydrogeology and coal mine dewatering. At the Skyline longwall coal mine in Utah, the two teamed up to determine the source of large, persistent groundwater inflows emanating from fracture intersections. Using...
SRK has completed a regional geological evaluation, coal geology evaluation and the scoping of further exploration studies for its client, Black Gold Mining Lda.
Mining exploration came to a halt in Mozambique in southern Africa when civil war broke out in the seventies. Only since 2002 have companies started to conduct exploration work again. Last year, SRK began evaluating coal deposits east of the town of Tete, in the Tete province in Mozambique. Tete,...
SRK's South African coal team includes experienced engineers, geologists, and specialists in GIS and technical reporting.
The SRK Coal Team has a well-established track record in the industry, with a collective 57 years of experience in this industry sector. Andy Birtles is an Associate and Principal Mining Engineer and is registered with The Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA). He has specialised in the field of...
SRK analysed feasibility of expanding operations at Morupule coalfields with 3D model and additional boreholes, to meet growing demand for power.
With energy demands rising sharply worldwide, Morupule Colliery Limited (MCL) in Botswana, a division of Debswana, is planning to increase its coal production to satisfy the proposed expansion of its Morupule power station, as well as to meet the needs of the local and cross-border markets. In May this year,...
SRK's experience in geological modelling and mine planning and scheduling allow us to provide services to both underground and open pit coal operations.
One of the oldest industries in the history of man, mining has evolved over the centuries. Gone are the days of canaries in cages, pick-axes, and candle-lit headlamps. With Global Positioning Systems (GPS) and automated machinery, today’s operating mines are at the cutting edge of technology – taking the best...
Geophysical data plays an important role in basin studies. In particular, gravity and magnetic data can provide a cost-effective means to assist in interpreting basin to lease-scale structural geology and depth to basement studies. Magnetite is a very minor constituent of sediments, which makes magnetic data valuable for determining the...
As regulators, investors and other stakeholders place increasing demands on companies to provide assurance on managing business risk, they face a growing need for effective, auditable methodologies for Enterprise Risk Management (ERM). While an ERM process must satisfy prescribed minimum requirements, it should be designed to complement existing decision making...
SRK conducts major study of Australian coal basin, attracts increasing support from government and mining sponsors.
In 2003, SRK initiated a major study of the structural framework for the region that covers the Sydney Basin and the eastern part of Gunnedah Basin. Initially, four coal mining companies supported the study, with release slated for early 2004. In the latter part of 2003 and 2004, interest in...
SRK has extensive experience in re-interpreting existing resource estimations to conform with international JORC standards for mining, geological, economic, and environmental assessment.
In the current boom time for coal mining, SRK frequently receives requests from clients to undertake resource and reserve estimations in line with various internationally recognized codes such as JORC – probably the most widely utilized code within the coal industry. These requests come from a variety of sources –...
Today, society expects organizations to address the protection of people and the environment from harm in pursuing their operational strategies and demands assurance that they will take effective action in responding to risk. Consequently, incidents that result in personal harm or environmental damage are often broadly condemned and invariably exert...
SRK supports acquisition and financing of coal mines in Colombia with NI 34-101 reports.
Coalcorp Mining Inc (Coalcorp) is a Canadian mining company listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX), with two producing open pit coal mines in northern Colombia: La Francia and La Caypa, in the Cesar and Guajira departments, respectively. SRK assisted Coalcorp in acquiring the properties and has had an ongoing...
Coal industry in Russia growing with increased production and demand, but requires more work on safety and transportation.
Compared to other Russian fuel sources, the coal industry has the best raw material base. Resources are concentrated in 22 coal basins and 118 individual deposits, spread unevenly across the country. Total resources are approximately 200 billion tons (bt); reserves under development, about 105.2bt, with open pit mineable reserves at...
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