Will AI-powered software advance my
in situ recovery mining operations?
Around the world, in situ recovery (ISR) is increasingly being used as a method for mineral extraction. As a result, roll-front and/or permeable deposits that were once perceived as uneconomic have become more attractive. Driving this activity is the need for clean energy and battery metals, such as uranium, copper, gold, and lithium. With activity in this area expected to grow in coming years, mining companies that plan correctly will be better equipped to succeed in their efforts.
The fundamental question to answer when embarking on an in situ project is, “How can you capitalize on this alternative method and make the best operational decisions?”
DSO/Mine scheduling software is key to making it all work successfully.
In this post:
- AI-optimization engine rapidly develops and improves schedules
- Multiple alternative scenario analysis
- Develop a pumping plan
AI-optimization engine rapidly develops and improves schedules
With its AI-driven optimization engine, DSO/Mine scheduling software rapidly develops and improves schedules, so your operations function at maximum efficiency. This advanced tool accurately and reliably schedules activities, including permitting, drilling, construction, and managing the concentration and fluid flow behavior of the pumped barren and pregnant solutions, plus more. With activities optimized and synchronized, you benefit from greater efficiencies at every step in the process and better utilization of equipment, which in turn, reduces costs.
Multiple alternative scenario analysis
DSO/Mine supports multiple alternative scenario analysis, allowing you to look at various alternatives, identify and monitor sources of uncertainty, and decide what is the best course of action to take regarding in situ recovery. For example, should a drill rig or other vital equipment break down, DSO/Mine can rapidly help you to reschedule to minimize losses. Or you can quickly determine how much money can be saved when using less expensive resources versus completing a project as quickly as possible.
Develop a pumping plan
Virtually every ISR project needs to account for an injection and extraction strategy. In addition to its advanced scheduling capabilities, DSO/Mine can develop a pumping plan with pre-defined concentrations that can be compared with actuals through the duration of the project. It can even provide economic recovery curves based on leachability of the mineralization. This has been developed through experience on production curve analysis lasting more than a decade in the Oil and Gas industry.