Geotechnical Data Management, Mining

Risk profile reduction solution

About our Client

Our client is one of the world’s top five mining companies with multiple commodity assets on numerous continents. Within Australia they have an extensive integrated mining operation.

The situation

They required a solution that allowed them, from anywhere in the world, to monitor and visualise geotechnical data from their global assets. The visualisation of geotechnical data also required other related information, such as geology, to provide additional information to support decision making.

The solution

Our solution collects geotechnical data (alerts and measurements) from multiple operating sites and stores this information in a central data store. A web front end allows users to interact with the system from around the globe. Alerts can be monitored at any level within a business defined hierarchy with a drill down facility to identify specific issues. Measured data can be analysed on its own or augmented with other data (environmental, geology, record of ground failure, predicted material etc) using maps and/or charts. The solution is easily extensible to support new sources of data.

The solution is built upon Empired’s system framework (based on Microsoft SQL Server and the .NET Framework) and was implemented using Empired’s Agile process. This process ensures constant stakeholder engagement and reduces risk by ensuring the items identified by the client as having priority are progressed first to ensure what is delivered is what is wanted.

The benefits

The solution has provided numerous benefits to the client including:

  • Reduction in risk of ground failure
  • Better use of human resources
  • Standardised approach, across operations, for reporting and analysis
  • Better geotechnical analysis and insight
  • Availability of geotechnical information across the entire (global) business

Empired continue to provide support for the solution to the client.

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