Chunpongtong - Mining Engineer - Calgary, AB, Canada

Loy Chunpongtong

Calgary, AB, Canada

Summary

P.Eng.
•The author of Equipment Lifespan Optimization published in the CIM Journal Vol. 3-4, 2012
•Mining engineer graduated and master degree in economics
•20 years of experience in mine planning and scheduling, Lerch-Grossman pit optimization, pit design, ore-grade control planning, and advanced geostatistical modeling including multiple ore project, gridded seam model, variable height block modeling
•Hands on experience with mining software such as MineSight™ and Vulcan™ including CAD-3D, geological, geostatistical modeling, pit design and ore control planning tools, Xpac™ automatic scheduling, Mine 2-4D, EPS and Mine CAD
• Strength in numerical mathematics and statistics for 3D-trigonometry, cost-profit optimization, Krigging interpolation
•Good at script programming including Visual Basic, Excel Macro, Xpac XCM, Vulcan Lava, Python and proficient in statistical functions and numerical methods
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Services

Mining Engineer

Summary:

Principal Consultant, July 2012 - present MineRP (Mine2-4D), Calgary
• Carried out the CIM Journal paper, Oil Sands Mining Limit with Lerchs-Grossmann Optimization (submitted in August 2012, under blind peer reviewing)
• Carried out the CIM Journal paper, Inventory Calculation with LG pit Optimization Tool (submitted in November 2012, under blind peer reviewing)
• Successfully developed a computer script for coding/flagging block model with percentage to be used in scheduling
• Directly mentoring 3 mining engineers and served as a resource of mining and geo-modeling
Senior Consultant, Aug. 2011- July 2012 Snowden Group, Calgary
• Carried out the CIM Journal paper, Equipment Lifespan Optimization in the CIM Journal Vol. 3/4
• Successfully carried out a scoping study for Rutile mineralization in Guadalupito Peru including creating mining block model, mine design, scheduling, equipment selection, cash flow forecast.
• Successfully developed truck-shovel optimization computer program
• Successfully developed a computer program for optimizing truck and shovel selections
• Successfully developed a computer program for Monte Carlo experiments (a class of computational algorithms) for mining project financial model
Senior Mine Planning Engineer, May 2010 - July 2011 Shell Canada, Calgary
• Was responsible for the development of 10 year mine scheduling, consistent with production, dyke construction requirements, tailing output, and reclamation materials.
• Successfully developed a variable height block model in Vulcan using for mining plan, tailing plan, dyke/dump plan, reclamation plan.
• Successfully built 3D block models for tailing and dykes.
• Successfully developed auto scheduling for variable bench height block model in Xpac.
• Successfully developed semi-auto scheduling technique through Vulcan and own written sub-routine.
• Conducted a research for truck Mechanical Availability curve, Service Meter Unit, Gross Operating Hours, truck performance co

Geo Modeling and Geo Statistics

  • Full time
  • Part time
  • One time
  • Contract
  • Temp

Summary:

Strength in advanced mathematics and statistics for 3D-trigonometry, Covariance-Krigging interpolation, conditional simulation method

Work History

Principal Consultant

MineRP (Mine2-4D)

July 2012 - November 2012

• Carried out the CIM Journal paper, Oil Sands Mining Limit with Lerchs-Grossmann Optimization (submitted in August 2012, under blind peer reviewing)
• Carried out the CIM Journal paper, Inventory Calculation with LG pit Optimization Tool (submitted in November 2012, under blind peer reviewing)
• Successfully developed a computer script for coding/flagging block model with percentage to be used in scheduling
• Directly mentoring 3 mining engineers and served as a resource of mining and geo-modeling

Senior Consultant, Mining Engineering, Mining Modelling

Snowden Group, a Downer EDI group

From July 2011

• Carried out the CIM Journal paper, Equipment Lifespan Optimization in the CIM Journal Vol. 3/4
• Successfully carried out a scoping study for Rutile mineralization in Guadalupito Peru including creating mining block model, mine design, scheduling, equipment selection, cash flow forecast.
• Successfully developed truck-shovel optimization computer program
• Successfully developed a computer program for optimizing truck and shovel selections
• Successfully developed a computer program for Monte Carlo experiments (a class of computational algorithms) for mining project financial model

Senior Mine Planning Engineer

Shell Canada

From May 2010

Middle Range Mine Planning/Scheduling/Design,
Geo Block Modeling, Mine Engineering Modeling, Dyke/Tailing Modeling

Mine Planning Specialist

Canadian Natural Resources

From June 2008

• Was responsible for the development of long-range mine and tailing scheduling through the remainder of the mine life, consistent with production requirements, and product output
• Effectively conducted studies of bitumen-fines co-variogram to be used in Covariance-Krigging interpolation
• Successfully created a sensitivity simulation model. I varied uncertainties by proportional relative elevations of facie groupies and formations
• Successfully converted the geological block model to the variable bench height model (GSM) for mine planning
• Successfully redesigned and modeled a constructible dyke#1 with multiple-material block model to be used in volume calculation with MineSight™
• Successfully created a mathematical model to find the bulk ratio and its sensitivity in beach and MFT according to the production progress and the new regulation requirement
• Successfully created final pits with Lerch-Grossmann optimization under a multiple set of economic parameters, (e.g. TV/BIP=12, oil price and mining cost) and complex slopes constraints with MineSight Economic Planner™
• Successfully developed detailed plans and schedules with Xpac Auto Scheduler™ for ore and overburden mining and disposal for life of mine plans for the Horizon project. The plans include material movement and balance, scheduling of mine advances and all associated activities under the bitumen, fines and D50 grades constraints
• Severed as a resource of geo-statistics, and economics theories

Mining Engineer

Mintec Inc.

From May 2007

• Provided consulting and technical services in mining engineering and geology software for US and Canadian companies including Colorado School of Mine, CNRL, Synenco Energy Inc, Exm Associates, Moose Mountain, Norwest Corporation, Sim Geological Inc, Imperial Metals Corp., Norwest Corp., Quadra Mining, Imperial Metals, Teck Coal (Elk Valley), Grande Cache Coal
• Successfully solved hundreds of issues related to mining applications including 3D-CAD design, geo statistics data analysis, modeling, pit optimization analysis, cut of grade analyst, mine activity planning and long term scheduling optimization
• Specialized in 3D block modeling, GSM modeling, Krigging interpolation and ore control for sedimentary deposit such as industrial clay, coal and oil sands
• Conducted studies in an oil sands project for McMurray formation, including tagging mineable blocks, TV/BIP analysis, geotech/rose diagrams, recovery function
• Conducted studies in optimized complex slopes pit with Lerch-Grossmann method under stripping ratio constrain

Projects

Mining Consultant, November 2012 - present

• Carried out the CIM Journal paper, Oil Sands Mining Limit with Lerchs-Grossmann Optimization (will be published on Vol.4/4 2013)
• Carried out the CIM Journal paper, Inventory Calculation with LG pit Optimization Tool (submitted in November 2012, under blind peer reviewing)
• Successfully developed a computer script for coding/flagging block model with percentage to be used in scheduling
• Successfully developed a computer script for surface interpolation using in Muck 3D.

Qualifications & Certifications

P.Eng.

P.Eng.

M. Economics

Chulalongkorn University

B. Mining Enginineering

Chulalongkorn University

Triamudomsuksa

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