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Upcoming AGI/AIPG webinars on professional ethics, mineral resource reporting

Best Practices in Mineral Resource Estimation & Reporting

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Overview

Construction of a computerized model to estimate mineral resources is a common practice in mineral exploration projects and mining operations. Many times a technical report is the done as per international reporting standards such as NI-43-101 or JORC to meet requirement of certain stock exchanges in the world. In all these standards there are certain minimum suggested requirements that have to be met for reporting mineral resources and reserves. The standards are not and cannot be prescriptive. However, irrespective of standards of reporting it is important that the mineral resource estimation be done following ‘the best practices’ in this area. This is to ensure that the resource estimation is reliable and based on valid parameters.

Presenter

Dr. Abani R Samal holds a doctorate from SIU Carbondale, DIC & MS from Imperial College, London and M Tech (Mineral Exploration) degree from IIT (ISM) Dhanbad, India. He has been in the mining industry since 1996. Immediately prior to his current position, he was a Principal advisor for Rio Tinto - a major mining company, based at their Salt Lake City Regional HQ. Currently he the owner and Principal of GeoGlobal, LLC. He is providing advisory services to mining companies. He is also an adjunct associate professor at University of Utah and Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bhubaneswar, India. Mineral deposit evaluation, resource estimation & reporting, reconciliation of mine operations and applied geostatistics are Dr. Samal's technical specializations.

Abani R Samal, is a Certified Professional geologist (CPG) of AIPG, Registered Member of SME and a Fellow of Society of Economic Geology (SEG). He has been active in strategic committees of SME, Past Chair of the industrial minerals and aggregates division and an active contributing member of the committee that published the 2014 SME Guide for Reporting Exploration Results, Mineral Resources, and Mineral Reserves. Dr. Samal is a very active member of other professional organizations including GSA, Geological Society of India (Fellow), IAMG (life member). Recently he was appointed as an honorary representative of CRIRSCO in India.

CEU Credits

All registrants who attend the entire duration of this webinar will receive 0.1 CEUs from the American Institiute of Professional Geologists.

Fundamentals of Professional Ethics: Elements and Examples

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Presenter

David M. Abbott, Jr.
AIPG Certified Professional Geologist 4570

This short course is offered by David M. Abbott, Jr. Mr. Abbott’s first paper on professional geoscience ethics was published in 1989. Since then, he has presented many papers and talks on the subject. Beginning in November 1995, Mr. Abbott began compiling a column, “Professional Ethics & Practices,” for the AIPG’s magazine, The Professional Geologist, and the column has appeared in each issue since. Mr. Abbott serves as the Chairman of AIPG’s Ethics Committee, which is responsible for inquiring into allegations of ethical misconduct by AIPG members and, when appropriate, prosecuting cases charging violations of AIPG’s Code of Ethics. Mr. Abbott is also a member of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy’s Ethics Committee.

Mr. Abbott holds an AB in Earth Science from Dartmouth College and an MS in geology from the Colorado School of Mines. He spent 21 years as a geologist for the US Securities and Exchange Commission in Denver assisting natural resources entities to comply with the SEC’s disclosure requirements and investigating and assisting in the prosecution of mining and oil and gas frauds. Since 1996 he has been an independent consultant specializing in natural resource disclosure issues, resource and reserve classifications and their application to specific deposits, and professional geoscience ethics. He is a Certified Professional Geologist by AIPG, is a Chartered Geologist by the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy and the Geological Society of London, holds the European Geologist title, and is licensed as a Professional Geologist by Texas, Utah, and Wyoming.

CEUs

Each registrant who participates in the entire webinar will be awarded 0.1 CEUs from the American Institute of Professional Geologists.

 

State Responses to Induced Earthquakes

Friday, April 14, 2017

The surge in recent years of earthquake activity associated with some oil and gas operations, most notably in Oklahoma, has spurred a range of actions and responses from state geoscientists and regulators. States have taken measures to monitor these earthquakes and moderate the activities that may be causing them, particularly the deep underground injection of large volumes of wastewater. Many states with extensive oil and gas operations but little or no increased earthquake activity have also adopted practices to prevent and prepare for potential induced earthquakes in their area.

Our speakers are:

  • Jeremy Boak, Ph.D., Director, Oklahoma Geological Survey, Mewbourne College of Earth & Energy, University of Oklahoma | pdf download icon Slides   YouTube download icon Video
  • Michael H. Young, Ph.D., Associate Director for Environment, Texas Bureau of Economic Geology, John A. and Katherine G. Jackson School of Geosciences, University of Texas at Austin | pdf download icon Slides   YouTube download icon Video
  • Steven Dade, Geologist 2, Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Oil & Gas Resources Management | pdf download icon Slides   YouTube download icon Video

Webinar Co-Sponsors
American Association of Petroleum Geologists, American Energy Society, American Geophysical Union, American Institute of Professional Geologists, Association of American State Geologists, Association of Environmental & Engineering GeologistsEnvironmental and Engineering Geophysical Society, Environmental Defense Fund, Seismological Society of AmericaSociety of Exploration GeophysicistsU.S. Geological Survey.

Downloads:
pdf download icon Webinar flyer
YouTube download icon Short video showing the increases in wastewater injection volume and earthquake activity in the Fort Worth Basin, Texas, from 2005-2016.

Resources to learn more:

Search the Critical Issues Research Database for reports and factsheets about induced earthquakes.

 

State Responses: Patterns of Induced Seismicity in Central and Northwest Oklahoma

Geoscience Online Learning Initiative

The Geoscience Online Learning Initiative (GOLI) is an effort by the American Geosciences Institute, started in cooperation with the American Institute of Professional Geologists, to bring to the profession a platform for asynchronous, life-long learning and continuing education opportunities.  These online courses are available to learners who desire the flexibility to complete their continuing education on their own time. Asynchronous courses do not have a set schedule as do traditional semester-based courses.

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