Case Study – Taking the pain out of Data Management

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Case Study

A small Australian gold and REE explorer with projects in southern Africa

PROBLEM

  1. MS Excel based logging system was struggling to keep data consistent with the multiple versions of logging templates.
  2. No data flow control mechanisms.
  3. Fragmented data that was stored in many different formats including CSV, Access, Mapinfo and AcQuire.
  4. A non-centralised database was causing incomplete datasets to be used in resource estimation reporting. Some lab results were not being used as they were only located during Expedio’s migration process.
  5. Historic data from several previous project owners had created unconformity in the dataset. Local grid conversions have been mismanaged and not correctly implemented to the collar coordinate data.
  6. Lack of in house skills and IT infrastructure.

SOLUTION

Database solution – Expedio hosting with routine extracts and reports to client

OCRIS Operational Unit (OOU): Expedio implemented a centralised fully hosted OCRIS Operational Unit

OCRIS Mobile: Anywhere data logging solution customised with the client’s business rules, validation and formulas,.

OCRIS Toolbox:  Consolidated all data into one database. Using OCRIS Toolbox users can now access a variety of summary activity reports, QC analysis tools and strip log functionality to browse, report and export their data on demand.

OCRIS Logix: A stringent data management process from field logging to data management with a full, demonstrable audit trail.

Expedio Hosting: Expedio hosts one centralised database and manages all of their project data

OUTCOME

Scalable solution – By implementing the OOU the Expedio’s scalable solution will easily grow with the global expansion of the company.

Data Capture – Field logging process delivering a clean, controlled and rapid flow of data with errors trapped and corrected at the point of data capture by the user

Data Management – Regular updates using accurate datasets are always available on short notice, freeing up time for managers to do what they do best, plan, model, interpret and manage their project development, while outsourcing the skills, hosting and IT infrastructure overheads to the experts at Expedio.

Support – 24 hour support ensures the client has peace of mind knowing a solution to any data management challenges can be delivered rapidly avoiding any major issues.

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Expedio News – Daily Dashboard Reports

Expedio Monthly News

This was the March 2016 issue of Expedio’s Monthly News. Highlights were:

daily dashboard reports

Daily Dashboard Reports

Introducing customised high level reports for all Expedio clients. The Daily Dashboard Reports are a fully interactive reporting system. It allows executives, managers and supervisors the ability to see live reports on the go.

Key features include:

  • Management reports on the go
  • Drilling and Production summaries
  • Daily budget analysis
  • Interactive, app and web based
  • Fully customisable to your needs

Watch a short demo below of our Interactive Daily Dashboard Reports

Now is the time to upgrade! 
Why migrate sideways when you can migrate upwards to the leading edge OCRIS data management solution. Engage with Expedio and benefit by having access to the latest technology and industry knowledge along with ongoing cost savings that you can’t ignore.

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Expedio Top Tip – Data Capture

Data Capture

Expedio’s Top Tip for March better Data Capture:

reusable data jigsaw data capture

Data capture is one of the most important processes in data management. Getting it right at the point of capture will negate many errors before they become a big problem further down the process stream.

A data capture tool should enforce strict standards on a user to only allow valid data to be entered. For example:

  • Enforce company codes – pick lists to fields to ensure adherence to company logging standards and avoid a situation of people creating their own geology codes.
  • Built in validation rules to allow worksheet checks, this provides the ability to define contextual checking of data within and across multiple worksheets. Validations will allow you to check for:
    • Overlapping or missing intervals
    • Invalid dip/azimuth/grid values
    • End depth checking
    • Invalid sample types or groups
    • Contextual or logical checking across data columns
  • Manage data flow – only allowing a user to export data once from a logging tool to avoid a double up in data in the production database and creating an issue of multiple data sets. Which data set is correct?

OCRIS Mobile allows for all of this and more, OCRIS Mobile has an unbeatable range of features combined with rock-solid data validation and management. OCRIS Mobile is the only choice if you want fast, accurate and dependable exploration or mining logging in the field.

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RIU Explorers Conference Wrapup

RIU Explorers Conference Wrapup

RIU Explorers Conference

RIU Explorers Conference held last week in Fremantle was a fantastic event for both the technical presentations and an opportunity to reconnect with old friends and colleagues.  The focus this year was on Lithium with a broad spectrum of presenters from junior explorers to major producers, with gold and base metal resource companies also well represented.

The Expedio booth was well attended with a lot of interest and positive feedback for our new interactive dashboard reporting.

Metals X were the recipients of this year’s Craig Oliver Award for general industry excellence and the winner of the Expedio wine prize was Peter Cash from Millennium Minerals. Congratulations to Metals X, Peter Cash and thank you to the event organisers, sponsors and attendees.

RIU Explorers Conference Winner

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Gold Bar found in German lake

Lucky Teenager finds Gold Bar….. in lake

Gold Bar

Only if it was this easy to explore for Gold, we would like to say it was because of OCRIS but that would be a lie.

A teenage girl in Germany will be allowed to keep a gold bar worth $25,000 AUD found in a lake after the owner could not be identified, police said.

The 16-year-old found the 500g gold bar at a depth of about 2m while swimming near the shore of Bavaria’s Koenigssee lake last August.

She handed it into police, who were unable to find the owner.

It is still not clear how the bar ended up in the lake.

A six-month investigation could not identify the owner and, as a result, the teenager will be allowed to keep the gold. The girl has not been identified.

The bar’s identity number had been defaced but officials managed to restore it, German media reported.

The find revived rumours of Nazi gold supposedly lost in the lake, near Germany’s southern border with Austria, but reports said the find was not connected to the Nazi era.

Original article from the BBC and can be found here

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OCRIS Mobile 3.1.8 Release

OCRIS Mobile 3.1.8 releaseOCRIS mobile

OCRIS Mobile 3.1.8 release is here, providing great new user functionality and improved development to the database engine;

  • The addition of a Site list filter in the selection pane. This allows the user the ability to filter when Site lists become too large.

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  • Updated the application status text, so that users can immediately see which logger is active.
  • Updated the underlying SQLite engine, this will increase the performance of the underlying database engine by at least 60%.
  • Minor bug fixes.

Learn more about OCRIS here or view a short demonstration video below.

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Giant Diamond Found by Lucapa

Lucapa finds giant diamond

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The company recovered a 404.2 carat diamond during alluvial mining at Mining Block 8, above the high-priority L259 kimberlitic signature, at the Lulo concession in Angola.

The giant diamond has been confirmed as a top-tier Type IIa D-colour gem.

Lucapa said it was the biggest diamond ever uncovered by an Australian company, and was the 27th biggest recorded diamond in the world.

The previous largest diamond recovered at Lulo was 133.4 carats, found only weeks ago.

The diamond represents the fourth 100-plus carat diamond found at Lulo since mining began in August 2015, and the 114th large special diamond.

Lucapa’s average selling price for run-of-mine diamonds has been $A2360 per carat, but this stone is expected to go for much more.

Lucapa CEO Stephen Weatherell said the company (40%) and its partners Endiama (32%) and Rosas & Petalas (28%) were proud of the find.

“We have always emphasised the very special nature of the Lulo diamond field and this recovery – together with the other 100 carat-plus diamonds recovered this year alone – is further evidence of that,” he said.

Original article by Kristie Batten of MiningNews.net, click here to view the full article

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Expedio News – Data Capture, Preparing for the field season

Expedio Monthly News

This was the February 2016 issue of Expedio’s Monthly News. Highlights were;

Preparing for the field season with data capture

Preparing for the field season? 

Drilling, surface sampling or environmental monitoring at Expedio we believe it is the combination of a well-designed data capture solution and a clean data process that delivers always accurate geological data.

We have ready to go field logging modules for drilling, field mapping , Heritage PoW surveys, water management and mine production.  Be up and running within days starting from $1250 for an OCRIS Mobile digital data capture solution;

Data Capture

Rapid data entry – Fast, clean, efficient

  • Low cost and rapid implementation
  • Short learning curve and minimal training
  • ‘On the fly’ data validation with user friendly interactive reports
  • Camera / GPS / Digital Scales / Scanner data feed
  • Fully customisable to your company business rules
  • Compatible with all data management software products
  • Options to bundle with rugged hardware – hire or buy

 Data Management

Our services are expert, accurate, reliable and friendly;

  • Outsource your data management and IT overheads to us
  • Fast turnaround of clean, compliant data and reports
  • PAYG charge model – only pay for data management during your active field season
  • Single , centralised data source – eliminate those clunky spreadsheets and double-handling
  • Data Packaging,  audits and data migration services
  • Plotting
  • Delivery of Always Accurate Data

Come See Us At

RIU Explorers

Wednesday 24 & Thursday 25 February 2016 Esplanade Hotel Fremantle, Western Australia

The RIU Explorers Conference has earned a reputation as the major Australian forum for the resources sector, with mineral exploration companies and emerging new miners. Expedio will be there again this year so pop over and see us at BOOTH #43.

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Expedio Top Tip – Data Handling

Data Handling

Expedio Top Tip for February better Data Handling:

Data Handling

Poor Data Handling procedures can lead to loss of data, money and time. This can put a resource project under huge risk of failure. Companies are happy to spend millions of dollars on drilling and lab test work, but lack when it comes to storing the data it returns.

Data Handling problems can be attributed to these main factors;

  • Break down in data flow procedures;
    • loading the same data files several times
    • field collected data and lab results not making it back to the main office and the master data set
  • Non centralised data;
    • multiple copies of the data/database, users and managers working on separate copies of the data. Who has the most recent and up to date version?
  • Data being stored on an unsecure/non backed up system;
    • what would happen if the computer/server dies, do you lose millions of dollars worth of data

Click here to learn more on how Expedio’s OCRIS Logix processes can help your project and data management procedures.

Expedio News – Water Management Systems

expedio news

This was the December 2015 issue of Expedio ‘News for You’. Highlights were;

Water Management System

Water Management

Expedio are experts in building comprehensive water management systems run directly from our OCRIS software suite.

  • Time based storage and tracking of multiple data sources
  • Aquifer properties and volume usage
  • Digital downhole logger management
  • Weather station and rainfall gauge data

Our data capture and management solutions allows you to manage a single, centralised system for all exploration, mining and  hydrogeological data including:-

  • Detailed well completion logs
  • Groundwater license summary reports
  • Routine data exports in valid, ready to use formats

Expedio can also produce data exports and well completion logs in the standard GSWA / Government data interchange format specific to the groundwater industry. To find out more visit www.expedio.com.au or email info@expedio.com.au

From all the Expedio team, we would like to wish you and your families a very Merry Christmas & Happy New Year…
…and a successful 2016!

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