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.

Complete list of conference papers here:

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Papers from 2003

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Longwall "Pore Pressure" Gas Emission Model, D. Ashelford

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Proceedings of the 2003 Coal Operators' Conference, Naj Aziz

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Double Shear Testing of Bolts, N. Aziz, D. Pratt, and R. Williams

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Study of Load Transfer Capacity of Bolts Using Short Encapsulation Push Test, N. Aziz and B. Webb

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Southern Districts Emergency Escape System, P. Baker

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Application of Bulk Coal Self-Heating Tests to Longwall Operations, B. Beamish, J. Phillips, M. Brown, and D. Millers

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Case Studies in the Application of Influence Functions to Visualising Surface Subsidence, R. Byrnes

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Respirable Dust Results From NSW Longwall Mines, K. Cram

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Potential Management and Rehabilitation Requirements of Environmental Effects From Longwall Subsidence on Streams, Lakes and Groundwater Systems, A. Dawkins

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Laboratory Testing of Rock Bolt Stress Corrosion Cracking, E. Gamboa and A. Atrens

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Update on Outbursts and In-Seam Drilling in 2002, J. Hanes

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The Challenge to Improve the Prediction of Subsidence Impacts, C. Harvey

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Investigations Into Premature Rock Bolt Failures in the Australian Coal Mining Industry, B. Hebblewhite, M. Fabjanczyk, and P. Gray

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Analysis of unsupported roof spans highwall mining at Moura coal mine, John Hoelle

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High Risk Management in Two Long Wall Operations, R. Kahler and M. Slater

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Longwall Roof Control by Calculation of the Shield Support Requirements, U. Langosch, U. Ruppel, and U. Wyink

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Hazard Management in Longwall Installations, B. Lyne

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The Coal Mine Roof Rating in Mining Engineering Practice, C. Mark and G. M. Molinda

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Controlling and Reducing Heat on Longwall Faces, P. Mitchell

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New Regulation for Health, Safety and Subsidence, R. Regan

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Roof Support in Gateroads in Multiple Seam Longwalls - Lessons From Ultraclosse Mining at Gibson's Colliery, Ross W. Seedsman

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Roadway Span Stability in Thick Seam Mining - Field Monitoring and Numerical Investigation at Moranbah North Mine, B. Shen, B. Poulsen, M. Kelly, Jan Nemcik, and C. Hanson

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Tailgate Support Design - An Empirical and Analytical Approach, G. Tarrant

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The Impacts of Mine Subsidence on Creeks, River Valleys and Gorges Due to Underground Coal Mining Operations, A. Waddington and D. Kay

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The Use of Sonic Velocity Logs to Define Potential Goaf Delamination Horizons, B. Ward

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The Measurement of Airflow Through Regulators, H. W. Wu, S. Gillies, and T. Mayes