Mining IT

Can Australia use its success in the mining and resources sector to engineer world-class IT solutions? Australia's best technology news team digs in.

Nextgen to build $100m subsea cable for gas customers 
By Penny Wolf | May 12, 2014 | Comment Now 
Additional clients join in coming months.
 
INPEX to deploy subsea transponder networks 
Apr 23, 2014 | Comment Now 
Track remotely operated submersible.
 
Rio Tinto grows driverless truck fleet 
Apr 16, 2014 | Comment Now 
Sets new record in tonnes moved.
 
Bechtel brings RFID to Curtis Island gas projects 
Apr 11, 2014 | Comment Now 
Materials management on massive scale.
 
BHP uses IT systems to benchmark mine costs 
Apr 4, 2014 | Comment Now 
Flags further improvement.
 
Inside Queensland’s high-tech vessel tracking centre 
By Paris Cowan | Mar 27, 2014 | Comment Now 
Port opens $2 million facility.
 
Victorian mine drone in near miss with aircraft 
Mar 20, 2014 | Comment Now 
Site survey conflict with crop duster.
 
INPEX to run single control system across Ichthys 
Feb 18, 2014 | Comment Now 
Transportation ship builder uses same vendor.
 
Chevron forms tech commercialisation tie-up 
By Ry Crozier | Feb 4, 2014 | Comment Now 
Latest resources firm to create alliance.
 
Roy Hill mine to begin fleet system rollout 
By Ry Crozier | Feb 3, 2014 | Comment Now 
Buys first 34 ruggedised computers.
 
Atlas Iron warns against truck tracking trial 
By Ry Crozier | Jan 24, 2014 | Comment Now 
Pays its share of road use.
 
Shell turns to back-up systems for Prelude 
By Ry Crozier | Jan 21, 2014 | Comment Now 
Floating vessel gets UPS, battery arrays.
 
Woodside productivity drive targets SAP data entry 
By Ry Crozier | Jan 14, 2014 | Comment Now 
Five-year initiative launched.
 
BHP, Rio Tinto digitise iron ore shipping paperwork 
 
Rio Tinto tech and innovation head departs 
By Ry Crozier | Dec 10, 2013 | Comment Now 
Replacement found from within.
 
INPEX to deploy IT asset tracker on Ichthys project 
By Ry Crozier | Nov 29, 2013 | Comment Now 
Managing process and control systems.
 
BMA Coal gives screens to dragline operators 
By Ry Crozier | Nov 27, 2013 | Comment Now 
Miner's latest energy efficiency drive.
 
Chemicals giant keeps tabs on contractors 
By Ry Crozier | Nov 12, 2013 | Comment Now 
Understanding commercial realities of hiring transient workers.
 
Woodside Energy builds $500k supercomputer 
By Ry Crozier | Nov 11, 2013 | Comment Now 
To help oil and gas exploration efforts.
 
Rio Tinto to outsource IT 'back office' to IBM 
By Ry Crozier | Oct 22, 2013 | Comment Now 
Cost reduction exercise.
 
Lynas freshens web security after hacks 
By Ry Crozier | Oct 8, 2013 | Comment Now 
Re-aligns website responsibility.
 
Linc Energy makes IT modular 
By Ry Crozier | Aug 22, 2013 | Comment Now 
Brings technology in line with new business structure.
 
Santos takes IT into operations to boost profitability 
By Ry Crozier | Aug 21, 2013 | Comment Now 
Powers up remote operations, data analytics.
 
BigAir to take on Telstra in mine camps 
By Ry Crozier | Aug 8, 2013 | Comment Now 
Makes headway with Perth business buyout.
 
Rio Tinto uses algorithm to reclaim train capacity 
By Ry Crozier | Jul 23, 2013 | Comment Now 
Maximises iron ore loaded into rail cars.
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