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 2009

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Proceedings of the 2009 Coal Operators' Conference, Naj Aziz

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Gate Road Development in High Gas Content Coal Seams at Karaganda Basin Coal Mines, Kazakhstan, D. Baimukhametov, A. Polchin, T. Dauov, and S. Ogay

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Low Temperature Oxidation of a High Volatile Bituminous Turkish Coal Effects of Temperature and Particle Size, K. Baris and V. Didari

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System Management Approach to Improvements in Longwall Development, S. Barker and M. Kizil

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Comparison of Laboratory Bulk Coal Spontaneous Combustion Testing and Site Experience - A Case Study From Spring Creek Mine, B. Beamish and R. Hughes

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Reducing Coal Mine GHG Emissions Through Effective Gas Drainage and Utilisation, D. Black and N. Aziz

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Gas Content Estimation Using Initial Desorption Rate, D. Black, N. Aziz, M. Jurak, and R. Florentin

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Outburst Threshold Limits - Are They Appropriate?, D. Black, N. Aziz, M. Jurak, and R. Florentin

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Assessment of an Underground Coal Mine Fire: A Case Study From Zonguldak, Turkey, A. Cakir and K. Baris

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Spontaneous Combustion Management - Linking Experiment With Reality, D. Cliff

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ALTS 2009 - A Ten Year Journey, M. Colwell and R. Frith

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Changes in Acoustic Emissions When Cutting Difference Rock Types, D. Crosland, R. Mitra, and P. Hagan

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Sorption Characteristic of Coal, Particle Size, Gas Type and Time, R. Florentin, N. Aziz, D. Black, and L. Nghiem

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A Simulation Model for Roadway Development to Support Longwall Mining, G. Gray, E. Baafi, I. Porter, and O. Rojas

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Current Status and Future Prospects of Mining Subsidence and Ground Control Technology in China, W. Guo, Y. Zou, and Y. Liu

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Geotechnical Evaluation of Roof Conditions at Crinum Mine Based on Geophysical Log Interpretation, P. Hatherly, T. Medhurst, G. Ye, and D. Payne

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Outcomes of the Independent Inquiry Into Impacts of Underground Coal Mining on Natural Features in the Southern Coalfield - An Overview, B. Hebblewhite

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Using Helium as a Tracer Gas to Measure Vertical Overburden Conductivity Above Extraction Panels, Y. Heritage and W. Gale

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Coal Bumps in an Eastern Kentucky USA Longwall Coal Mine 1989 to 1997, J. Hoelle

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Geotechnical Risk Assessment in Kerman Coal Mine - Central Iran, M. Hossaini and S. Behraftar

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On Mining-Induced Horizontal Shear Deformations of the Ground Surface, G. Li, R. Pâquet, R. Ramage, and P. Steuart

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A Study on the Effect of Moisture Content on Rock Cutting Performance, J. Mammen, S. Saydam, and P. Hagan

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Dust Control on Longwall Faces by Fine Mist (Atomising) Sprays - Can They Really Work?, I. McDonell

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Opportunities for Improvements in Safety and Health Management Systems for Coal Mines - An Auditor's Perspective, I. McDonell

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Assessment of Spontaneous Heating of Coal By Differential Scanning Calorimetric Technique - An Overview, N. Mohalik, D. Panigrahi, V. Singh, and R. Singh

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Critical Appraisal to Assess the Extent of Fire in Old Abandoned Coal Mine Areas - Indian Context, N. Mohalik, R. Singh, V. Singh, and D. Tripathi

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Innovative Approach to Maintaining Mine Ventilation During Fan Upgrade at Carborough Downs Mine, June 2008, O. Morgan and M. Watkinson

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Ventilation and Gas Extraction Techniques of High Gas Seams in Kazakhstan, D. Mukhamedzhanov, S. Baimukhametov, and A. Polchin

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Geotechnical Assessment of Polymeric Materials as Skin Reinforcement in Underground Mines, Jan Nemcik, I. Porter, E. Baafi, and C. Lukey

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A New Approach for Determination of Tunnel Supporting System Using Analytical Hierarchy Process (AHP), K. Oraee, N. Hosseini, and M. Gholinejad

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Estimation of Coal Pillar Strength by Finite Difference Model, K. Oraee, N. Hosseini, and M. Gholinejad

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Application of Enhanced Gas Recovery to Coal Mine Gas Drainage Systems, R. Packham, Y. Cinar, and R. Moreby

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Moving the Ventilation Report into the 21st Century, J. Rowland

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Coal Reservoir Parameters Regulating Gas Emissions Into and From Coal Mines, A. Saghafi

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Times to Ignition Analysis of New South Wales, J. Sargeant, B. Beamish, and D. Chalmers

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Stresses in the Immediate Stone Roof of a Coal Mine Roadway, Ross W. Seedsman

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Prediction of Surface Subsidence Due to Inclined Very Shallow Coal Seam Mining Using FDM, K. Shahriar, S. Amoushahi, and M. Arabzadeh

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An Assessment of the Impact of Stylus Metallurgy on Cerchar Abrasiveness Index, J. Stanford and P. Hagan

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How We Can Help and Improve, M. Velzeboer

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A Web-Based Database for Assessing Roadway Development Performance, L. Viglione, E. Baafi, Amir Hesami, and G. Gibson

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Development of a Pre-Driven Recovery Evaluation Program for Longwall Operations, D. Wichlacz, T. Britten, and B. Beamish