CONFERENCE DAY ONE MONDAY 14TH OCTOBER 2013 
8.00 Conference Registration and Morning Coffee 
9.00 Opening remarks from ch...
1.45 Managing Through the Downturn – A Contractors Perspective 
Randall Freeman, Underground Operations Manager, Mastermyn...
CONFERENCE DAY TWO – TUESDAY 15th OCTOBER 2013 
8.30 Networking Breakfast in the Exhibition Hall 
9.00 Opening remarks fro...
2.30 Status of Australian Mining Engineering Education and Graduate Supply/Demand Issues 
Professor Bruce Hebblewhite, Hea...
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Longwall 2013 agenda

  1. 1. CONFERENCE DAY ONE MONDAY 14TH OCTOBER 2013 8.00 Conference Registration and Morning Coffee 9.00 Opening remarks from chairperson Ken Lewthwaite, G2 Project Technical Services Manager, Anglo American LONGWALL MINING IN THE CURRENT ENVIRONMENT 9.10 Market Overview – Outlook for the coal industry Coal Market – Recent History Asian Driving World Growth Supply/Demand of thermal and coking coal Market Outlook Chris Urzaa, Director – Commercial Services, HDR/Salva 9.50 Allocation of capital investment in longwall mines to achieve best ROI results Capital is hard to get in Longwall Mining, operators are tempted to invest less capital in length of longwall to create greater revenue and tonnes. There is a need to understand the relationship between development cost, Lw tonne: Dev m ratio and how they fit into a Project’s NPV drivers to achieve the optimum financial gain Guy Mitchell, Consultant, Guy Mitchell Consulting 10.30 Morning Tea CASE STUDIES IN OPERATIONAL EXCELLENCE 11.00 CASE STUDY – North Wambo Coal Mine Mining a thin seam Success in retreat rate Marc Johns, Longwall Superintendent, North Wambo Coal Mine, Peabody Energy Australia 11.35 CASE STUDY – Springvale Colliery - Meeting the Challenge and Beating the Challenge Ross Dowsett, Production Manager, Springvale Mine Centennial Coal 12.10 CASE STUDY – Metropolitan Replacement long Wall - Innovations and Transportation Martin Kime, Group Long Wall Projects and Automation Engineer, Metropolitan Mine - Peabody Energy 12.45 Lunch in the Exhibition Room
  2. 2. 1.45 Managing Through the Downturn – A Contractors Perspective Randall Freeman, Underground Operations Manager, Mastermyne 2.05 PANEL DISCUSSION – MANAGING THROUGH THE DOWNTURN Looking at the challenges facing the industry and ways to manage going forward Peter Brisbane, General Manager Technical Services, BANDANNA ENERGY Guy Mitchell, Consultant, Guy Mitchell Consulting Randall Freeman, Underground Operations Manager, Mastermyne 3.00 Afternoon tea LONGWALL TOP COAL CAVING 3.30 Yancoal’s Development of LTCC in Australia thru Operational and Design Improvements  Initial LTCC Equipment at Austar  Phase 2 of LTCC Equipment Development at Austar  North Goonyella LTCC Equipment with Phase 3 developments  Proposed Phase 3 LTCC Development at Austar  Future Developments of LTCC Equipment Steven Chandler, Project Manager, Yancoal Technology Development 4.00 Reliability Centred Maintenance and Longwall Top Coal Caving  Technique employed to determine appropriate maintenance tasks  Selection of the RCM analyst  Scheduling of the RCM analysis  Preparation for the RCM analysis  The RCM sessions  RCM outputs  Utilisation of RCM output data Tod Findlay, Asset Reliability Manager, Yancoal Technology Development 4.30 Question Time – Open discussion with LWTCC speakers on how this new technology is implemented in Australia and how it could work within the environment of your mine site. 5.00 Happy Hour 6.30 Longwall Dinner Featuring guest speaker Wayne Bennett
  3. 3. CONFERENCE DAY TWO – TUESDAY 15th OCTOBER 2013 8.30 Networking Breakfast in the Exhibition Hall 9.00 Opening remarks from chairperson Brian Nicholls, Managing Director, Brian Nicholls Mining 9.10 Springsure Creek Mine Development Peter Brisbane, General Manager Technical Services, Bandanna Energy TECHNICAL & INDUSTRY DEVELOPMENTS 9.50 INTERNATIONAL PRESENTATION – Comparison of Plow & Shearer Performance Under Comparable Conditions Michael Myszkowski, NPI / Product Management Product Line Longwall, Caterpillar Global Mining 10.30 Morning Tea 11.00 Getting your culture right: Exploding the myth of the high performance culture Jo Westh, General Manager, Confiance 11.40 Improving Roadway Development – The Key to Profitable Longwall Mining  Reviewing current roadway development practices and performance  Barriers to improved development performance  Integrating and automating the roadway development process – opportunities and challenges  Roadway development related research and development – turning enabling technologies into performance outcomes Gary Gibson, Project Coordinator, ACARP Roadway Development Improvement Project 12.20 Lunch 1.20 Proximity Detection-Mandating Fitment in Queensland Underground Mines  Making the case for proximity detection-Incident statistics  Understanding the technologies  Examining installation issues Peter Herbert, Senior Inspector of Mines – Electrical Mines Inspectorate, Department of Natural Resources and Mines 2.00 Geotechnical Challenges in a Lower Margin Coal Industry Examining opportunities for a number of relatively small changes in geotechnical practices at mine sites which in combination can make a significant contribution to improved operational performance Re-visiting the use of pillar extraction, based on recent developments, as an alternative to longwall mining which does not suit all underground coal mining projects for a variety of reasons Russell Frith, CEO and Principal Geotechnical Engineer, Mine Advice
  4. 4. 2.30 Status of Australian Mining Engineering Education and Graduate Supply/Demand Issues Professor Bruce Hebblewhite, Head, School of Mining Engineering, The University of New South Wales 3.00 Closing remarks from Chairperson 3.10 End of Longwall Conference 2013 We would like to thank our Sponsors and Exhibitors of this year’s LONGWALL 2013: Supporting Sponsor Exhibitors

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