Shenhua Watermark Coal
China Shenhua, China’s largest coal mining company, engaged GHD
in 2009 shortly after acquiring the greenfields Watermark coal
tenement in the Gunnedah Basin of NSW, Australia. GHD was initially
engaged to design the delineation program, select suitable
contractors, prepare drilling approvals and support community
engagement. We were then engaged to implement and manage all
aspects of the program from safety to environmental monitoring to
resource estimation. Resource delineation included core logging and
sampling, quality assurance and control, data management, downhole
geophysics, ground magnetic and seismic programs, geological
modelling and resource reporting (JORC). The program was
aggressive. To meet Shenhua's timeline, GHD mobilised a large team
of geologists, geotechnical engineers, hydrogeologists,
environmental scientists and project managers at short notice.
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