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Open Pit Mine Planning Workshop

Technical Services Workshop
Focus: Reporting, Productivity and Cost Optimisation

16-17 May 2017, Almaty, Kazakhstan

Mine planning roles can range from reactionary short term solutions to life of mine planning. Operating mines are best served by engineers who can deliver a balance from these two extremes. This workshop aims to demonstrate key concepts for use in mine planning and to provide exposure to cutting edge techniques applied to improve productivity and add value.

Overview of the Workshop

SRK invites you to a workshop focused on open pit mine planning for operations. The program will explore current industry standards, applying best practice open pit mine planning tools and techniques to deliver practical planning targets for mine operations. SRK will bring its international experience in open pit mine planning as well as recent experiences in the Kazakhstan region and CIS.

The workshop content is designed to provide the delegate with a fundamental understanding of key concepts used in open pit mine planning, covering life of mine to short term planning horizons which are typically covered in technical services roles.

Workshop Content

Designed to be of real-world practical use, the workshop will consist of 2 days of lectures and tutorials comprising 8 modules that draw on the global experience of SRK’s open pit mine engineering group.

Each delegate will receive a printed copy of the workshop presentations and handbook.


The workshop will be presented by Allan Blair and Fraser McQueen of SRK Consulting. Collectively, the presenters have 35 years of global experience in operational and consulting roles within the mining industry.

Our Contacts

SRK Consulting (Kazakhstan) Limited
Almaty, st. Gogol 39, 11th floor
Tel: +7 727 2590118
Allan Blair:

The provisional workshop schedule is as follows*

Module Schedule
Day 1 1 General introduction
2 Estimation of mining dilution and loss
3 Strategic planning and pit optimisation
4 Open pit mine design
Day 2 5 Open pit production scheduling
6 Operational budget processes
7 Performance monitoring
8 Planning reconciliation

*SRK reserves the right to modify the workshop running-order and content as appropriate.

Further Information

The workshop will be held in the Kazakh-British Technical University in Almaty, Kazakstan. .

Workshop presentations will be in English and Russian and delegates should have at least a basic to intermediate level of experience in an open pit mining environment. Some worked example tutorials will require a calculator or laptop.

Any further questions and expressions of interest should be directed to Allan Blair:

Workshop attendance fee: USD 750 per person (ex-VAT)
Max no. of attendees: 30


SRK invites interested persons to register for this workshop by completing the information overleaf and returning this form to SRK before May 10, 2017.

SRK will subsequently confirm registration and, where requested, invoice all companies (or individuals) registered for the full workshop fees.

Registration PDF form

Delegates are kindly requested to register by completing this PDF form and return it to SRK via email

Please book your attendance on or before May 10, 2017 to take advantage of the early bird discount. Please note that your registration is binding. 


The fee includes: workshop attendance, a bound copy of the workshop presentations, handbook and practical exercises. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

Delegates are requested to complete registration details below.

Payment can be made by PayPal via this link.

SRK Kazakhstan