The Coal Operators' Conference has been held at the University of Wollongong since 1998. The Conference is organised jointly by the Illawarra Branch of The Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy AusIMMM, the University of Wollongong and the Mine Managers Association of Australia.

For further information contact Naj Aziz (Chairman and Convenor), School of Civil, Mining and Environmental Engineering, University of Wollongong, 2522.
Tel: (02) 4221 3449.
Email: .
See also the conference website and the Coal Science and Technology website.

Listing of previous conference papers here:

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Papers from 2002

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Industry Impacts Outburst and Gas Management, B. Allan

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Strata Control in Underground Coal Mines: A Risk Management Perspective, C. Allanson

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Gas Drainage Experience at the North Goonyella Mine, P. Allonby

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A New Technique to Determine the Load Transfer Capacity of Resin Anchored Bolts, N. Aziz

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Proceedings of the 2002 Coal Operators' Conference, N. Aziz

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Use of Booster Fan Ventilation at West Cliff Colliery, D. Benson

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Case Study Central Colliery QLD, D. Bruggemann

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Geological Structures in Relation to Outburst Events, R. Doyle

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Case Study Outburst & Gas Management, P. Eade

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The Development of Hazard Plans at Kestrel Mine, N. Gordon

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Current In-seam Drilling Techniques, J. Hanes

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History of Outbursts in Australia and Current Management Controls, C. Harvey

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Hydraulic Fracturing Applied to Stimulation of Gas Drainage From Coal, R. Jeffrey

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Overview of Gas Outbursts and Unusual Emissions, R. Lama and A. Saghafi

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Use of Cone Bolts in Ground Prone to Rockburst, R. McKenzie

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Strata Management in Weak Roof Conditions at Crinum Mine, D. Payne and B. Ward

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Strata Management at the Goonyella Exploration Adit Project, Ross W. Seedsman, P. Brisbane, and G. Mitchell

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Assessment of Rib Instability Hazards for Strata Management Systems, J. Shepherd

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Gibsons Colliery - Thin Seam and Ultra Close Mining, K. Singer

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Investigations Aimed to Improve Tailgate Serviceability at Dartbrook Mine, G. Tarrant, R. Doyle, and K. Mills

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Gas Content Testing for Outburst Management Compliance, R. Williams

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Outburst Research, M. Wold

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Case Study Management of Outburst Risk at Tahmoor Colliery, P. Wynne