Pike River Mine Re-entry - Recovery Process Begins
The Pike River Recovery Agency has embarked on the Drift Recovery Phase – with the initial manned re-entry to the mine taking place on Tuesday 21st May. SCT Senior Geotechnical Engineer Rick Lee formed part of a three man team with Dinghy Pattinson (Chief Operating Officer) and Kirk Neilson (Mine...
SCT Staff Explore Ground Control Solutions at The ICGCM 2018, USA
SCT Staff Presenting at Proceedings of the 2018 Coal Operators Conference
SCT consulting staff Mahdi Zoorabadi and Yvette Heritage recently presented papers at the Proceedings of the 2018 Coal Operators Conference held at the University of Wollongong, NSW during 7 – 9th February.
SCT, CSIRO and LKAB Conduct Hydraulic Fracturing Trial in Sweden for Reduction of Mine Seismicity
A team of SCT Engineers led by Dr Rob Jeffrey and Dr Ken Mills travelled to Sweden in May to undertake the first full-scale hydraulic fracturing trial at LKAB’s Kiirunavaara Mine in Northern Sweden. The SCT team consisting of Dr Rob Jeffrey, Dr Ken Mills, Jesse Puller and Kenny Mills worked collaboratively with a team from CSIRO’s Melbourne hydraulic fracturing group and a select group of Engineers from LKAB’s R&D, project and operational rock mechanics departments.
Rib Deformation ACARP Study
SCT have completed successful instrumented rib monitoring programmes at two mines as part of their rib deformation ACARP study
SCT are proud to work with a leading mining house in Sweden
One of our Senior Engineering Geologists, Jesse Puller, recently conducted several underground overcore stress measurements at LKAB's Kirunavarra Mine in Northern Sweden. The project forms part of an ongoing campaign between SCT, LKAB and CSIRO which uses our new wireline deployed downhole logger technology to measure 3D in situ stress.