Gain tools, techniques and tips to create accurate cost estimations for the resources industry.
About this event
The Cost Estimation short course is designed to provide resources industry professionals with foundational tools and techniques to perform capital, operating and business cost estimations specific to the resources sector from scoping to feasibility studies.
Delivered by experienced industry leaders, this course draws from the AusIMM Cost Estimation Handbook and many case studies to provide practical tips for edging closer to accurate cost estimation.
Neil’s Project Management career has spanned almost four decades working as a Project Manager – Director on resource projects in most continents. Major projects have included Gordonstone Coal, Minera Alumbrera, Queensland Magnesium, Mt Isa Copper Smelter, sale of the Gladstone Power Station, Emu Downs Wind Farm, Anaconda Murrin- Murrin and the OPR – Crosslands Iron Ore project.
He has undertaken a variety of specialist advisory and Independent Peer Review assignments since 1988. These have included a wide range of Independent Peer Reviews and Expert Witness assignment for Reko Diq and Pascal Lama projects.
Neil’s speciality has including development and providing ‘best practice’ systems, procedures and reviews for multinational corporations including BHP Billiton, Barrick Gold, Antofagasta Minerals, Stanwell Energy, Cliff’s, MIM and Codelco. His focus since 1982 has been on defining the capital cost estimating standards in the mining sector.
His focus in recent years with AMC has been on performance diagnostic studies, mining equipment asset management, selection and procurement, and cost estimations for global open-pit mining operations.
Peter has held Mine Manager’s Certificates in Victoria and New South Wales and has degrees in Mining Engineering and Mineral Economics. He is a Life Member and board member of the Sovereign Hill Museums Association, an Honorary Fellow of The Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, a Chartered Professional Engineer, a member of the CSIRO Mineral Resources Advisory Council.
Peter has chaired several AusIMM committees and working groups, and has a special interest in mining heritage.