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:naj_aziz@uow.edu.au. See also the conference website and the Coal Science and Technology website. Listing of previous conference papers here:

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Papers from 2006

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Determining the Cotnrols for Strata Gas and Oil Duistribution within Sandstone Reservoirs Overlying the Bulli Seam, M. Armstrong, P. Hatherly, and S. Thomson

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Airborne Geophysical Techniques, M. Armstrong and A. Rodeghiero

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Ground Control in Coal Mines in Great Britain, J. Arthur

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Proceedings of the 2006 Coal Operators' Conference, Naj Aziz

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Bolt Surface Configurations and Load Transfer Mechanism, N. Aziz, H. Jalaifar, and J. Concalves

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Monitoring Of Subsidence Movements at Major Infrastructure, J. Barbato, D. Kay, H. Pinkster, and B. de Somer

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Rapid Rating Using Coal Mine Roof Rating to Provide Rapid Mine Roof Characterisation from Exploration Drilling, J. Calleja

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Why Uniaxial Compressive Strength and Young's Modulus Are Commonly Poor Indicators of Roadway Roof Stability - Except in the Tailgate, M. Colwell and R. Frith

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Development of In-House Coal Seam Permeability Testing Capabilities, T. Cummins and L. Fredericks

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The Use of Downhole Presometers Implications for Modern Underground Mines, J. Doyle and G. Poole

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Recovering from Major Roof Cavities on the Longwall Face - A Current Perspective, R. Frith

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Water Inflow Issues above Longwall Panels, W. Gale

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A New Real Time Personal Respirable Dust Monitor, A. D. Gillies and H. W. Wu

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An Investigation into Underground Mine Interaction with Overlying Aquifers, Huntly East Mine, New Zealand, G. Guy, W. Gale, B. Sinclair, D. Fergusson, and B. Farnworth

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Ground Vibrations Arising from Using Two Types of Explosives - A Comparative Study, S. M. Hossaini and Gour Sen

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An Assessment of Load Transfer Mechanism Using the Instrumented Bolts, H. Jalalifar, N. Aziz, and Muhammad N S Hadi

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Impacts of Longwall Mining to Rivers and Cliffs in the Southern Coalfield, D. Kay, J. Barbato, G. Brassington, and B. de Somer

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Management of Impacts of Longwall Mining under Urban Areas, D. Kay, A. Waddington, J. Page, and B. de Somer

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Numerical Modelling Of Mining Induced Subsidence, W. Keilich, Ross W. Seedsman, and N. Aziz

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A Case Study on Longwall Mining under the Tidal Waters of Lake Macquarie, G. Li, I. Forster, M. Fellowes, and A. Myors

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A Laboratory Facility to Study the Behaviour of Reinforced Elements Subjected to Shear, L. Mahony and P. Hagan

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Surface Goaf Hole Drainage Trials at Illawarra Coal, T. Meyer

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Developing Methods for Placing Sand-Propped Hydraulic Fractures for Gas Drainage in the Bulli Seam, K. Mills, R. Jeffrey, D. Black, T. Meyer, K. Carey, and S. Goddard

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Methods of Interpreting Ground Stress Based on Underground Stress Measurements and Numerical Modelling, Jan Nemcik, W. J. Gale, and M. W. Fabjanczyk

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High-Resolution Topographic Data for Subsidence Impact Assessment and SMP Preparation: Methods and Considerations, Daniel R. Palamara, G. Brassington, Phil Flentje, and Ernest Baafi

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Airborne and Terrestrial Laser Scanning - Applications for Illawarra Coal, P. Riley and P. Crowe

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Advances in Surface Seismic Acquisition, Processing and Interpretation, A. Rodegheiro and L. Fredericks

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Joint Structure and Coal Strength as Controls on Rib Stability, Ross W. Seedsman

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An Integrated Real-Time Roof Monitoring System for Underground Coal Mines, B. Shen, H. Guo, A. King, and M. Wood

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A Website on Coal and Gas Outburst Management, D. Vyas, N. Aziz, R. Caladine, and L.ucia Tome

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Sterilisation of Coal Resources in the Southern NSW Coalfields: The CFMEU Perspective, G. White

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Pike River Coal - Hydraulic Mine Design on New Zealand's West Coast, P. Whittall

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Observations on the Variation in Acoustic Emissions with Changes in Rock Cutting Conditions, E. Williams and P. Hagan