Ms. Duthe has more than 25 years of experience in conducting hydrogeologic investigations, including mine dewatering, water supply, contamination and remediation, integrated mine water management, Due Diligence, NI43101, and JORC reporting at all study levels from scoping to design for mining projects throughout Africa.
The main objective of this course is to demonstrate the implementation of numerical modeling and geomechanics simulation in reservoir engineering. The course focuses on the practical applications of numerical modeling for simulation and analysis of geomechanics problems such as wellbore stability, geothermal analysis, flow analysis, and hydraulic fracturing.
Mr Moabelo is a recent graduate who has completed his BSc Honours degree in geology, He is currently enrolled for a MSc in Hydrogeology at the University of the Witwatersrand.
Tailings dams are among the largest and most critical artificial structures in the world. Their analysis requires careful evaluation of all components and loading conditions. Itasca has performed detailed design and stability analyses for major tailing dams. Each analysis has been reviewed by experts representing governing authorities. Although every tailings dam analysis is unique, Itasca analyses typically include the following:
In addition to design analysis, Itasca has been involved in proposing standards for mining operations in seismically active areas, geotechnical investigations of tailings dam failures, and technical seminars to share experience and expertise. Selected examples of Itasca tailings dam projects can be seen in the following table.
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