Aug 01 - 05 2022


8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Mine Optimisation Training Workshop 2022 – In Person


Learn how to improve your mine planning techniques

  • Understanding the principal concepts of strategic mine planning and improving economic performance such as revenue and cost
  • Exploring practical stochastic pit-limit optimization, pushback designs and mine-life estimation
  • Learning the principles and concepts of mathematical programming and its applications to integrated mine planning and waste management
    • Knowing about open pit/underground mining options optimization
    • Understanding mine production scheduling and its financial risk management
    • Discovering practical techniques in mine planning for grade, tonnage and metal uncertainty
    • Exploring cut-off grades, stockpiling and waste management strategies
    • Participating in hands-on computer labs on the applications of new optimization concepts

Who should attend?

Useful for mining, operations, project and exploration managers, mine planners, mine engineers, geoscientists, geostatisticians, geologists, metallurgists, financial analysts, and directors

Course training dates

Date: August 1 – 5, 2022

Time: 8:30am – 5:00pm GMT

Location: Busua Beach Resort, Ghana

Course fees in US Dollars

  • Regular $3,200 (Before July 15th, 2022)
    • Early Bird $3,000 (Before July 1st, 2022)
    • Multi-person (≥2) $3,000 (Before July 1st, 2022)
    • Course fee includes hotel accommodation and all meals

Registration Deadline July 15, 2022


Eugene Ben-Awuah, PhD, PEng Associate Professor, LU

Email: ebenawuah@optisimmining.ca


Phone: +1 705 923 3692

Lawrence Omari-Mensah Executive Secretary, WAIMM

Email: lawrenceomensah@waimm.org

Phone: +233 50 724 2841

Eugene Ben-Awuah is an Associate Professor of Mining Engineering at the Bharti School of Engineering, Laurentian University, Sudbury, Canada. He is also the IAMGOLD Research Fellow in Open Pit Mining. He holds a MSc from the University of Mines and Technology and a PhD from the University of
Alberta in Mining Engineering. Eugene is a registered professional mining engineer and has extensive operational, consulting and research experience from Ghana, Canada and Australia in mine design and optimization, and mine production management. He teaches and conducts research in strategic mining
options optimization, integrated mine planning and waste management optimization, simulation optimization of intelligent and autonomous mining systems, and applications of discrete fracture network. He is the Principal Mining Consultant for OptiSim Mining Solutions on mine optimization and simulation. He is a member of the West African Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (WAIMM) and the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM).