Course

Courses Event Type

Drilling Methods and Techniques in Resource Exploration (GSSA)

Event Date: 
26 Sep 08:00 - 28 Sep 16:00
Event Description: 

Course Outline

Drilling Fundamentals

  • Essential elements of a drilling operation
  • The mechanics of rock breaking
  • Drill rig fundamentals

Drilling Methods

  • Percussion drilling methods
  • Rotary drilling methods - mud rotary, air flush rotary
  • Rotary percussion methods - DTH drilling, Dual-tube reverse circulation drilling
  • Sonic drilling
  • Diamond core drilling
  • Simultaneous casing systems

Common drilling calculations

The use of drilling fluids

Fundamentals of borehole surveying and directional drilling, core orientation methods

Economic aspects of drilling

Common drilling problems

  • Shale stabilisation
  • Lost circulation
  • Solids control
  • Fishing

Registration Fees

  • Member R 9 450-00
  • Member R 12 075-00
  • Academic R 6 300-00
  • Students R 4 990-00

Attendance is limited to 30 delegates only

REGISTER

 

Congress Secretariat
Scatterlings Conference & Events
Charne Millet-Clay – Tel: +27 (0)11 463 5085, Email: charne [at] soafrica [dot] com

GWD Field School Gauteng 2018

Event Date: 
07 Mar 08:00 - 09 Mar 16:00
Event Description: 

Groundwater Field School
Pretoria March 2018
Wed 7 to Fri 9 March 2018

High Performance Center (hpc) Auditorium, University of Pretoria

The Course is aimed at those involved or interested in groundwater (or geohydrology) who wish to broaden their understanding of the fundamentals in the application of hydrogeological field work.  The course is presented by academics and consultants working in hydrogeology.

We encourage all graduate trainees, field technicians, environmental assistants, technical assistants, water technicians; geohydrologists, assistant hydrogeologists; geo-technicians and consultants to attend. 

The course is CPD accredited with SACNASP.

Make sure to sign-up early for this popular course! Group discounts (more than 3 delegates) qualify for a 10% discount

Course fees:

Cost: R 2000 per person per day (VAT excl)
Full attendance: R5,700 (GWD members) / R 6,000 (non-members) excl. VAT

Provisional Programme

VIEW THE LATEST PROGRAMME - 19 FEBRUARY 2018

Quick Overview:
Day 1: Groundwater Hydrology, Exploration and Management
Day 2: Field Hydraulic Testing and Interpretation
Day 3: Geochemistry and Contaminant Transport

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Geo-skills Course | Geological Society of South Africa

Event Date: 
27 Jul 08:00 - 29 Jul 16:00
Event Description: 

EC Groundwater Training Course – NMMU

Event Date: 
10 May 08:00 - 12 May 16:00
Event Description: 

NMMU GWD TRAINING COURSE
Port Elizabeth, 10-12 May 2017

Dates: (2.5 days)

10 May to 12 May

Venue:

Port Elizabeth - NMMU, AEON

The course will be held at InnoVenton on the NMU campus as indicated  on the attached map.

Costs:

R1900 per GWD member; R2100 per non-GWD member

R900 per Student; R1000 if only day is attended

(Lunches and Snacks included)

Topics: (Download Programme)

  • Overview of groundwater research and results on the central Karoo as part of the Karoo shale gas baseline studies (Half day)
  • Groundwater Exploration and Development in the Eastern Cape Province (Short Session)
  • Numerical Groundwater Modeling (Full Day)
  • Groundwater-Community Compatibility Studies (Short Session)
  • Groundwater Monitoring & Chemistry (Short Session)
  • Groundwater use Licensing (Short Session)
  • Groundwater Management Plans (Short Session)
  • Half Day field visits and practical – Measurement of CO2/CH4 isotopes of groundwater, ICPMS, Drones and Micro-seismic equipment. Site visit.

     

PLEASE NOTE LIMITED SPACE AVAILAVBLE (ONLY 30 SPACES) - REGISTER HERE
 

Please contact the Programme Director / ECape GWD Chair,
Mr Jan Myburgh
for any queries:

Tel : +27 83 273 6480

Email: easterncape [at] gwd [dot] org [dot] za

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GWD Field School 2017 GAUTENG

Event Date: 
07 Jun 08:00 - 09 Jun 16:00
Event Description: 

GROUNDWATER FIELDSCHOOL 2017

7 - 9 June 2017
Hpc Auditorium, Burnett Street, LC de Villiers Sports Campus, University of Pretoria, Hatfield

The main objective of this 3-day short course is to teach participants the basic theory of groundwater in an easy and understandable way with emphasis on practical hands-on-experience.

LEVEL: Basic / Intermediate/ Advanced (for selected sessions)

Who should attend?

The Course is aimed at those involved or interested in groundwater (or geohydrology) who wish to broaden their understanding of the fundamentals in the application of geohydrologal field work.
We encourage all graduate trainees, field technicians, environmental assistants, technical assistants, water technicians; geohydrologists, assistant hydrogeologists; geo-technicians and consultants to attend.

COURSE CONTEXT:

  • Linkage of the general geology of SA to groundwater occurrences (borehole yields, rainfall/recharge, aquifer parameters, fractures/faults, groundwater flow and other general characteristics)
  • ABC of groundwater hydraulics including testing and interpreting testing results
    • Practicals: Geophysics; slug test, pumping test and unsaturated testing
  • Groundwater Supply (Urban, well-fields and remote water supplies, monitoring and management of water supply)
  • Groundwater Data (QA/QC, Protocols and Reliability; Inferring change on the Groundwater model)
  • Geochemistry (principles of, contaminant hydrology and transport)
  • Miscible/ Immisible contaminants (sources & transport; mitigation and remediation)

Course presenters:
The course will be hosted in Gauteng by expert presenters on each topic.

Make sure to sign-up early for this popular course! Sign-up attendees will receive detailed information about this course when it becomes available. They will also be considered as early-bird registrations. Group discounts (more than 3 delegates) qualify for a 10% discount

COURSE FEES:

Cost: R 2000 per person per day (VAT excl)
Full attendance: R5,700 (GWD members) / R 6,000 (non-members) excl. VAT

For Logistical queries: Contact Elanda on info [at] gwd [dot] org [dot] za (subject: GWD%20FIELDSCHOOL) / Tel: 071 089 4363
For Programme queries: Contact Dr Matthys Dippenaar on Matthys [dot] Dippenaar [at] up [dot] ac [dot] za (subject: GWD%20Fieldschool%20query%20)


PROVISIONAL PROGRAMME

REGISTRATION CLOSED

Drilling Methods and Techniques in Resource Delineation (GSSA)

Event Date: 
02 Nov 08:00 - 04 Nov 16:00
Event Description: 

3D Geological Modelling (GSSA)

Event Date: 
13 Oct 08:00 - 14 Oct 16:00
Event Description: 

3D geological modelling, or geomodelling, is the applied science of creating computerized representations of portions of the Earth's crust based on geophysical and geological data. A geomodel is the numerical equivalent of a three-dimensional geological map, complemented by a suite of physical quantities within the volume of interest. Geomodelling reflects the current state of the Shared Earth Model, developed in the 1990's.

The past decade has seen a tremendous growth in the capability of almost all commercial 3D geomodelling packages, to the point where they run on high-end PCs. This growth has changed the face of mineral exploration and mining: there is now a large overlap in terms of basic volume modelling and manipulation between commercially-available, general modelling packages and those specifically tailored for use in geology and mining. Recent trends are away from software packages that have unforgiving data import routines, employ explicit or section-based modelling and which incorporate limited data sets or types. The trend is towards software packages that have flexible import routines; comprehensive data checking and cleaning tools; rapid, dynamic, implicit modelling of surfaces, volumes and shells; integration of large numbers of disparate data sets and 3D querying of spatial data to determine trends and patterns. These packages typically employ an easy, workflow-driven approach.

About the Course

The course is not specific to any modelling package, but rather uses a "nuts-and-bolts" approach. It presents underlying data and techniques employed in creating usable geometries for downstream processes. The course will be of particular relevance to those who are unfamiliar with 3D geomodelling. It will also be of particular interest to those that require a degree of insight into the relatively recent move towards rules-based implicit modelling or professionals or companies that are considering changing software packages:

•  An overview of the various data types that should be combined and examined in a typical modelbuilding process

•  The applicability of specific modelling techniques and philosophies to various deposit types and problems: 2D models vs. 3D
   models :exploration models; geophysical data inversion; resource estimation models; geotechnical models; conceptual models

•  Basic definitions of points, lines, polylines and polygons and variations in nomenclature

•  Techniques for the collection, storage, verification and validation of data

•  The processes of 3D geological modelling and the techniques employed

• The difference between explicit, implicit and rules-based implicit modelling

•  Incorporation of structural data to create a fault network

•  Tertiary use of 3D models, such as surface dip analysis, apparent dip analysis, 3D querying, intelligent targeting and    
   trend   analysis

•  New trends and developments

 

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Groundwater In Action- Groundwater Course (GWD Limpopo)

Event Date: 
20 Jul 09:38 - 21 Jul 09:38
Event Description: 

The Ground Water Division of the Geological Society of South Africa host this annual two day course where the main objective is to teach participants the basic theory of groundwater in an easy and understandable way with emphasis on practical hands‐on‐experience.

Who should attend?

This course is designed for those who have a professional interest in groundwater and require a refresher or exposure to tools and techniques to enable them to better understand the environment within which they work. This include all geohydrology/ environmental consultants, municipalities, government institutions and
students.

Fees?

Course registration fees are structured as follows: (All prices are inclusive of VAT.)
R4,332 for non‐GWD members; R4,047 for GWD and Professional members; R1,000 for GWD Students/ Pensioners

How do I register?

Should you wish to attend please register online on the Ground Water Division website:
http://gwd.org.za/content/groundwater‐course‐july‐2016
Once you have registered you will receive a quotation/invoice (as per your indication on the online registration
form). The invoice number should be used as reference for your payment. All participants receive a certificate
of attendance at completion of this course.

All registration should be completed before 12 July 2016 to secure your participation.
Contact the GWD National Secretariat on info [at] gwd [dot] org [dot] za (subject: GW%20Course-%20Limpopo%20July%202016) with any query.

We look forward to your participation.

REGISTER HERE

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The course will be hosted at the MASANA LODGE. Accommodation (at a special rate) is available on-site. Delegates will be responsible for their own arrangements.

Some other ACCOMMODATION recommendations:

Guesthouses

Georeen Guesthouse - 9 rooms - Prices R660 - R780 p/p

Polokwane Place - 5 rooms - R450 single occupancy

Hotels/ Lodges

- Bolivia Lodge - 140 capacity - Prices from R495 - R808 p/unit

-Eagle Nest Lodge - 41 capacity - R500 (1pax) up to R700 (4 pax)

-Pietersburg lodge - 64 capacity - R460 p/p sharing

-Zororo Lodge - 56 capacity - R430 p/p

B&B

The Macaw Nest Accommodation & restaurant - 5 capacity - R855 sleeps 2-3

Presentation Skills for Scientists & Engineers (Johannesburg)

Event Date: 
04 Aug 08:00 - 05 Aug 16:00
Event Description: 

PRESENTATION SKILLS FOR SCIENTISTS & ENGINEERS

OBJECTIVE:
Scientists and engineers are rarely given formal training in how to present their findings, yet this is a crucial aspect of their work. Being able to present in public is a skill that can be learnt and will be of great benefit when introducing your company to potential clients, presenting project proposals or communicating the results of your work. This practical "how-to" styled two day course will show delegates how to manage their nervousness, how to plan and design a presentation and how to effectively deliver a technical presentation.

LIMITED SPACE: The course is limited to 15 people so that delegates can participate in class exercises and get hands-on practical training. To avoid disappointment, book your place right away!

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: The course is aimed at young scientists and engineers who have to give technical presentations to groups both large and small. Project and research managers and those who have to provide feedback to a non-technical audience will also benefit from this course.

TOPICS TO BE ADDRESSED: The first day will focus on the purpose of presentations, planning and preparation; including tips on conveying complex information in a simple, clear and credible manner. Attention will be given to dress and creating a good first impression, body language and diction and the design of supporting visual material. Delegates will prepare a 5 minute talk and deliver it on the second day. The effectiveness of the presentations will be collectively considered before highlighting common mistakes. Handling questions and being a session chairman will be addressed before awarding course attendance certificates.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER: Dr Roger Parsons is a hydrogeologist who has worked for the state, a research organisation and is currently in private practice. He has delivered over 60 papers at local and international conferences. From his attendance at these conferences he knows what works, and what doesn't! He will share his knowledge on common faults and guide delegates to being able to effectively engage their audience.

DATES & VENUES:
Cape Town: 28 & 29 July 2015
Johannesburg: 4 & 5 August 2015

COST PER DELEGATE:
R6,500 (ex VAT), including all course material, tea & coffee and a light lunch.

CONTACT US:
Telephone: +27 28 273-8676
Email: info [at] pasgc [dot] co [dot] za
Fax: +27 86 604 8082

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Presentation Skills for Scientists & Engineers (Cape Town)

Event Date: 
28 Jul 08:00 - 29 Jul 16:00
Event Description: 

PRESENTATION SKILLS FOR SCIENTISTS & ENGINEERS

OBJECTIVE:
Scientists and engineers are rarely given formal training in how to present their findings, yet this is a crucial aspect of their work. Being able to present in public is a skill that can be learnt and will be of great benefit when introducing your company to potential clients, presenting project proposals or communicating the results of your work. This practical "how-to" styled two day course will show delegates how to manage their nervousness, how to plan and design a presentation and how to effectively deliver a technical presentation.

LIMITED SPACE: The course is limited to 15 people so that delegates can participate in class exercises and get hands-on practical training. To avoid disappointment, book your place right away!

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: The course is aimed at young scientists and engineers who have to give technical presentations to groups both large and small. Project and research managers and those who have to provide feedback to a non-technical audience will also benefit from this course.

TOPICS TO BE ADDRESSED: The first day will focus on the purpose of presentations, planning and preparation; including tips on conveying complex information in a simple, clear and credible manner. Attention will be given to dress and creating a good first impression, body language and diction and the design of supporting visual material. Delegates will prepare a 5 minute talk and deliver it on the second day. The effectiveness of the presentations will be collectively considered before highlighting common mistakes. Handling questions and being a session chairman will be addressed before awarding course attendance certificates.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER: Dr Roger Parsons is a hydrogeologist who has worked for the state, a research organisation and is currently in private practice. He has delivered over 60 papers at local and international conferences. From his attendance at these conferences he knows what works, and what doesn't! He will share his knowledge on common faults and guide delegates to being able to effectively engage their audience.

DATES & VENUES:
Cape Town: 28 & 29 July 2015
Johannesburg: 4 & 5 August 2015

COST PER DELEGATE:
R6,500 (ex VAT), including all course material, tea & coffee and a light lunch.

CONTACT US:
Telephone: +27 28 273-8676
Email: info [at] pasgc [dot] co [dot] za
Fax: +27 86 604 8082

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