SME Rockbursts & Seismicity 2022 (RaSiM10)

Tuesday, April 26, 2022 - 12:00am to Thursday, April 28, 2022 - 11:45pm

ESG will be hosting a workshop at the SME Rockbursts and Seismicity (RaSiM10) taking place on April 26 - 28, 2022.

Title: Managing Seismic Risk in Mines

Seismic systems are widely used to assist operators to effectively manage seismic risk posed to the workforce, operations, local environment, and the public.  As such, seismic systems are reliably installed in deep, high-stress, hard rock mines, as well as in open pit mines, tailings dams, unconventional hydrocarbon extraction, and civil construction projects.  Seismic data has demonstrated additional value to characterize the rock mass response to human activities through the quantitative analysis of source parameters and failure mechanisms, and integration with numerical models.  This workshop will provide an opportunity for those familiar with or interested in mine seismicity to discuss best practices and recent developments in seismic monitoring, analysis and interpretation for managing seismic risk in mines in particular.

No prior knowledge required.


The workshop will cover the following:

  • Introduction to mine seismology
  • Introduction to hardware and software:
    • HNAS and HSS
    • OneMap™
    • Data acquisition and sensors.
    • Very long borehole deployment for deep extraction levels, stopes, or feasibility studies.
    • Portable Paladin®
    • Digital sensor orientation tool.
  • Feasibility studies: seismic array planning and design for high quality data.
  • Real-time alerting and re-entry protocols
  • Quantitative analysis:
    • Source mechanisms and stress inversion.
    • Statistical rock mass characterization using seismic data.
    • Seismic hazard.
    • Passive velocity and attenuation tomography.

Who should attend

Prospective and current users of mine seismic data