Mining software solutions and services provider Micromine and Mining Media International will host two geostatistics workshops in Indonesia to introduce delegates to the fundamentals of geostatistics from data analysis through to resource estimation and classification.  1

The first workshop will run for three days at Bandung’s Padma Hotel from May 15-17 and focus on minerals, and the second workshop will investigate coal at The Ritz Carlton Hotel in Jakarta from May 21-23.

The workshops are titled ‘Up Close & Personal: Geostatistics in Action’ and will be delivered by one of the world’s pre-eminent authorities on resource estimation and geostatistics, Mohan Srivastava, who is also a principal consultant with Micromine Consulting Services (MCS).

Mohan Srivastava will use real-world examples and case studies to ensure that the workshops are relevant to delegates’ operations, including sessions on the analysis of spatial continuity, assessment of uncertainty and risk analysis and conditional simulation.

Micromine Indonesia’s regional manager Myke Jones says each session will address the compliance of reporting requirements with international codes such as JORC and NI 43-101. The units will also investigate how geostatistics can assist resource classification.

“Micromine is committed to delivering premier software solutions and services to the Indonesian mining community. As part of this commitment, we aim to impart expert knowledge that will benefit the industry and our Indonesian clients. We are privileged to be able to share the renowned expertise of Mohan Srivastava with workshop attendees. Recognized internationally as an expert in the field of geostatistics, he is author of ‘An Introduction to Applied Geostatistics’, the major introductory textbook on geostatistics,” Myke Jones says.

Mohan Srivastava also has extensive experience with resource and reserve estimation for a range of mineral projects, has worked for junior exploration companies and senior producers, advises Boards of Directors and has served as an expert witness. He is respected as an advisor to governments and to standards-development organizations. In his role as principal consultant for MCS, he has helped mentor fellow consultants leading exploration and resource estimation expertise to support projects throughout the archipelago.

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