Life as a FIFO: Looking After Our Mental Health

By Gustavo Picorelli. As the world of mining grows and lifestyles change, more and more people working in the industry are doing FIFO work and leaving their homes and families on a regular basis. As someone who has been doing this throughout my career – and almost every week for the...

Integrity – Do all mine plans have it?

By Tracey Rock. As an Engineer, I am drawn to tools that make my work easier and result in a better outcome. In my 27 years in the industry, mine planning software has developed as a tool that makes it easier to evaluate multiple, often 10’s and 100’s of mine...

Mentoring the Titans

By Robin Arman. In Homer’s ‘The Odyssey’ in ancient Greece, Mentor was a trusted friend and adviser of the king of Ithaca, Odysseus. An aged Mentor was tasked to raise and teach Odysseus’ young son Telemachus, and protect Odysseus’ palace and wife Penelope, while Odysseus was leading his army in...

Collaborative Cost Modelling

Significant productivity leaps often require a new generation of tools that liberate us to think and behave differently. What was once difficult, becomes painless. The complex and opaque is made straightforward and transparent. Better business decisions become possible. And the basis of all business decisions – from greenfield developments, to...

For Want of a Nail

The story goes that it was late in August, 1485, as the summer heat was starting to soften, when one of the king’s grooms lead the monarch’s own favourite steed to the royal blacksmith. “Shoe him quickly, for the king needs to ride him to battle this very day,” said...

Open Position: Consulting Mining Engineer

We are seeking expressions of interest from Senior Mining Engineers (> 3yrs experience) and Consulting Mining Engineers (10yrs + experience) to join the Enable Advisory team.  You will be involved in providing and supporting advisory work as well as the potential for site secondment.  You will be well supported by...

Aquila’s Talwood on the market

Aquila Resources Limited is seeking buyers for its Talwood project in Central Queensland. We thought many might find interesting the information we have on our asset database. Enable has maintained a coal asset database for nearly a decade. Over time, we have collected a lot of public and industry information...

Some Simple Facts About Coal Tenure

The coal tenure landscape has changed materially in recent years.  Since January 2013, more than 1100 pieces of tenure, approximately half, have been relinquished in Queensland.  That equates to 386,384 km2, an area greater than the size of Germany.   Tenure held has contracted to the more traditionally explored and...

Man vs System

“In the past the man has been first; in the future the system must be first.” So wrote Frederick Winslow Taylor, often called the father of management consulting, in the introduction to his 1911 seminal classic “The Principles Of Scientific Management”. Taylor, born into a wealthy Quaker family, whose ancestor...

When It’s February And You’re Already Behind Plan

Are you in this spot? Before you are even get a couple of months into a new budget year you’re already behind. People just back from leave, a bunch of new starters to on-board, action list growing and day to day demands not affording you the time. When you reach...