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Hearing loss is prevalent in workers in the mining and oil and gas extraction sectors. Approximately 61% of workers in mining and oil and gas extraction have been exposed to hazardous noise levels on the job, according to a study published in the American Journal of Industrial Medicine. Millions of workers are exposed to noise in the workplace every day and, when uncontrolled, noise exposure may cause permanent hearing loss. Research demonstrates exposure to certain chemicals, called ototoxicants, may cause hearing loss or balance problems, regardless of noise exposure. Noise is one of the harmful agents to health that is present in the various branches of economic activity.
The American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers (AIME) has released a report titled, “In Pursuit of Technological Innovation,” that outlines the goals and initial analysis of the AIME Council of Excellence. An overview of honors and awards SPE members are eligible for from SPE’s founder society American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers (AIME), United Engineering Foundation, and American Association of Engineering Societies. The American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers (AIME) is the parent organization of SPE. AIME fulfills its legacy by supporting member societies’ programs and awards, and by documenting the history of the industries and technologies.
President Tung Thanh Tran Vice President Mr. Vu Van Tai Faculty Advisor Thong Duy Kieu, Hanoi University of Mining & Geology Secretary LY PHUONG NGUYEN Treasurer Ducanh Ha Bui Officer Ki Thi Nguyen Officer Tuan Anh Nguyen Van Officer Khanh Hoang Vu Officer Linh Trong Do Officer Kosal Lane Staff Liaison Erin O'Sullivan, Society of Petroleum Engineers Staff Liaison Mr. Justin Kijam, SPE-Asia Pacific (M) Sdn.
Petroleum Engineering – The Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) scholarship funds are available from many sources for students interested in pursuing careers in the oil and gas industry. Scholarships are offered throughout the world by SPE, the SPE Foundation, local SPE sections, and others. Geology – The Association of Environmental & Engineering Geologists (AEG)Foundation is dedicated to advancing research, education, and public awareness in the field of engineering geology and the related fields of environmental geology and hydrogeology. The programs of the Foundation are supported by public and corporate donations and by bequests. The AEG Foundation manages ten funds, including four scholarships.
Everyone in our industry is familiar with SPE and its contributions to the industry. But not many know that SPE has a parent organization: AIME, the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and Petroleum Engineers. AIME was established in 1871 in Wikes-Barre, PA as the American Institute of Mining Engineers. In 1904, AIME became one of the founder societies along with the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), and the American Institute of Electrical Engineers (AIEE, later IEEE) to form the United Engineering Society. In 1912, the Iron and Steel Division was created, and in 1918, the American Institute of Metals joined AIME, and the new organization, while still AIME, was called the American Institute of Mining and Metallurgical Engineers.
A Marcellus Shale well site operates outside of Waynesburg, Pennsylvania. The study used data from 32 states that participated in the 2016 National Violent Death Reporting System, which combined data from death certificates, coroner and medical examiner reports, and law enforcement reports. Researchers looked at the suicide rates by profession for 20,975 people, ages 16 to 64. They found that both male and female workers in construction, mining, and oil and gas had the highest suicide rates. Previous research indicated that suicide risk is associated with low-skilled work, lower education, and socioeconomic status, work-related access to lethal means, and job stress, which includes such factors as low job support and job insecurity.
Canada has the opportunity to become an energy superpower on the global stage, and it is the city of Calgary in the western province of Alberta that will lead the way. Located in the heart of the resource-rich Western Canada Sedimentary Basin--which includes the oil sands, the second-largest deposit of oil in the world--Calgary is the decision center of a young country's vast energy industry. It is vibrant and hopeful, a place driven by the western spirit of determination and innovation. Calgary sits in a rich valley at the intersection of two rivers--a spot where the Canadian prairie meets the foothills and just a bit further, the Rocky Mountains. It is a beautiful region, but historically a difficult one in which to exist.
Launched on 12 March, Human Rights Due Diligence in Conflict-Affected Settings responds to growing concerns by companies working in fragile areas about possible human rights violations in those contexts. The toolkit helps companies understand how specific conflict environments affect their effects on human rights and the ways in which they should conduct their human rights due diligence depending on the type of conflict in which they operate. It offers concrete actions to help companies improve stakeholder management, identify conflict risks, and contribute to peace in fragile areas. "This toolkit builds on International Alert's ground-breaking work over the past 2 decades to engage the private sector in building peace," said Harriet Lamb, chief executive officer of International Alert. "In areas hit by conflict, human rights violations are more likely to happen, and those violations will be more severe than normal."
Ruijun, Zhu (China ENFI Engineering Corp.) | Runcang, Yu (China ENFI Engineering Corp.) | Haoyan, Wu. (China ENFI Engineering Corp.) | Junsheng, Ma. (China ENFI Engineering Corp.) | Xiuhua, Gu. (China ENFI Engineering Corp.)
ABSTRACT: The development of Rock mechanics was originated from mining engineering at the very beginning. With the exploration of deeper underground resources, problems related to deep mining rock mechanics are both opportunity and challenge to rock mechanics engineers. The mining rock engineering designing approaches in China can be basically summarized as the qualitative judgment method based on experience and quantitative designing method with the aid of numerical modeling. These two designing methods are introduced in this paper and some representative classic cases are also summarized. The current trends of mining design methods and the future developing directions of mining rock mechanics are proposed as: development of rock mechanics computing cloud platform based on HPC; research on quantitative graphical method with experience; research on visualization of rock numerical calculation; the true three-dimensional design and full life-cycle management of mining with the organic integration of numerical rock mechanics model, ore rock model and MIM(mining information model).
Different from those infrastructure projects like hydropower and railways, rock mechanics puts more focus on the critical relationship between time and space, safety and economy, because of the special excavating destination and function of mining. Mining rock mechanics involves the stability, deformation, fractures and failure of mine rock mass and engineering structures.
Rock mechanics is mainly used to solve time-dependent stability problems of different scales in mining engineering, including stope stability, mining area stability, and mine stability. To be specific, rock mechanics can be used to calculate the stability of permanent underground roadway, to optimize level layout, to optimize mining sequence, to determine and optimize stope structure, to analyze and forecast rock burst, to evaluate the cavability of the orebody and the waste rock, and to calculate the mining-induced surface subsidence et. al.
The slope stability problem is of vital importance in open pit mining. For underground mining, problems are generally much more complex as it happens at hundreds of or thousands of meters below. The underground structures have different service life length provided the safety can be ensured during mining. The rock movement and subsidence problem caused by large area mining will also be studied besides the stability of rock structures.