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Managing risks across the mining and oil & gas lifecycle

July 10 @ 8:00 am - July 12 @ 5:00 pm

The industries of the extractive sector face many risks of a similar nature.  This conference brings together operators and service providers from both mining and oil & gas to explore our understanding of these risks and methods by which we can better manage them.

The decision to explore for a resource, and potentially extract it, poses a wide array of opportunities and threats.

  • Will there be anything worth in the ground, and can you prove it?
  • Do you have the technical skill to extract, process or produce it both economically and responsibly?
  • Will you be able to gain and retain your licence to operate?
  • Will the need for your resource, and price it commands be sustained throughout the life of your asset?
  • What will your legacy be when you have walked away from site?

The more robustly we can answer these questions and manage their accompanying risks, the more successful our projects will be.

Key Dates

10 – 11 July

Workshops into key risks faced by both mining and oil & gas.

12 July

Tips on managing risks from our operators’ CEOs, Heads of Geoscience and Chief Risk Officers.

13 – 14 July

Geological Society conference – Sharing an Uncertain World: Lessons in Managing Risk 

Call for Papers – deadline 10 May 2017

Authors are invited to submit 200 – 250 word abstracts for any of the sessions they choose.  All submissions must include the submitting author’s full name, telephone number and email address.  Abstracts should be submitted via email as a Word document to Georgina Worrall.

Further information about the call for papers and the conference can found within the abstract and information pack which is available to download.

Online survey

As part of the Society’s Year of Risk, we are keen to hear from people working within the extractive industries as to what you think are the key risks faced within your sector.  We would be grateful if you could take a couple of minutes to complete our online survey.

Registration – Early Bird Registration – deadline 10 May 2017

You can register for this workshop either online or download the PDF registration form, and return it to the Conference Office.


Sarah Gordon (The Geological Society/Satarla)

Glen Burridge (Glen Burridge & Associates)

Georgina Worrall (The Geological Society)


July 10 @ 8:00 am
July 12 @ 5:00 pm
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