Date(s) - 23/11/2017
The Kelvin Club
GPIC Technical Meeting Melbourne November 2017
3D modelling and data integration; getting the most from exploration data
Presented by Ben Jupp
Thursday 23rd November 2017
Nibblies from 6.30pm, Presentation 7.10pm (approx.)
The Kelvin Club
14-30 Melbourne Pl, Melbourne VIC (See map)
The successful development of a project from exploration through to mineral resource relies heavily on the collection of quality datasets but most importantly it relies on the interpretation of these datasets. Innovations in 3D modelling such as implicit modelling (e.g. Leapfrog, GOCAD-SKUA) have been an important step in improving how geology and ore bodies are modelled by allowing for a rapid integrated multidisciplinary approach to data interpretation. This coupled with advanced 3D visualisation and analytical toolsets has improved how geologists understand ore bodies and encompassing mineral systems (not just geometry) by providing valuable insight into the underlying geological and structural controls on mineralisation. As geological models progress, applying advanced modelling techniques such as geologically constrained geophysical inversion to the 3D modelling workflow can additionally improve modelled outputs by ensuring models are consistent with both geology datasets and geophysical inputs and therefore helping reduce uncertainty in model outputs. It is through applying these integrated methods for interpretation that improved geological understanding can be developed, providing rapid and cost effective models that honour all datasets.
This presentation will present examples and case studies illustrating how 3D modelling is being employed to improve understanding of the subsurface and as a result better informing decisions for effective exploration.
About the Presenter
BSc Hons (Geology) – Senior Consultant, SRK Consulting
Ben Jupp has over ten years’ experience specialising in geology and 3D geological modelling. Ben joined the geology team at SRK Consulting in 2011 and works as a Senior Consultant. He previously worked as part of the Greenfields Prospectivity Unit at Queensland Geological Survey and the Predictive Mineral Discovery*CRC at Monash University. His experience is varied and has included multi-scale mineral and oil and gas prospectivity studies, structural mapping in both Australia and Africa, and numerous 3D geological modelling projects at both deposit and regional scales.
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AIG Victoria will supply nibbles and a refreshment.