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Cyber risks in mining oil and gas companies

Mining is in transition from the electro-mechanical era toward the cyber-informational one. Cyber risks in mining oil and gas companies become relevant and one should include them in any operation risk landscape assessment. Cyber risks in mining oil and gas companies Information technology (IT) , Internet of Things (IoT), and spreading connectivity are bringing very significant benefits to mining. However they increase the mining industry’s exposure to cyber criminals and possibly terrorists. This phenomenon is general and occurs in every…

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Anthropocene, Sapiezoic and Risk Management

With Anthropocene, Sapiezoic and Risk Management we wish to give a philosophical start to 2017. Remember Riskope’s 2016 Season’s wishes? Remember our chapter The Long shadow of Human generated geohazards: Risks and Crises in Geohazards Caused by Human Activity? Anthropocene, Sapiezoic and Risk Management We recently read an interesting article . It was the trigger to present an integration of a prior posts discussing Anthropocene, Sapiezoic and Risk Management. When did the Anthropocene start? The article starts stating that humans…

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Answering risk questions that cannot be answered with common practice approaches

This interview ” Answering risk questions that cannot be answered with common practice approaches ” was recently published by Mind the Gap! We have added the red titlesto this version. The original questions are numbered Q1 to Q10. How large is the gap between companies following common practices vs. Best practices? Q1: After we first met, Franco, I realized how much proforma is the kind of Risk Management we do in our endeavors. How large is the gap between companies…

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Operation suspension spill response

We recently read that Barrick Gold (NYSE:ABX) temporarily underwent a operation suspension spill response at Veladero mine (Argentina). That was in compliance with a government request. Veladero is the only Barrick’s operational mine in the country. In 2015 Veladero produced approximately 10% of total Barrick’s gold production, a percentage forecasted to grow following the company’s last annual report. Management reportedly identified “better operational management of the leach pad” as a contributing factor to the growth in production. Operation suspension spill…

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Risk and Resilience in Mining

We are only two weeks away from the Risk and Resilience in Mining Conference. It will take place in Vancouver (Nov. 13th to 16th) with the following program. Risk and Resilience in Mining Let’s adopt a bit of a polemical stance, just to stir the discussion. First of all, in particular as it relates to the term resilience, are we sure we need to “invent a new word” for it? Isn’t it just “returning to good sense engineering” what we…

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The Long Shadow of Human Generated Geohazards: Risks and Crises

The Long Shadow of Human Generated Geohazards: Risks and Crises is the title of a chapter  by C. Oboni & F. Oboni of the book entitled Geohazards Caused by Human Activity (ISBN 978-953-51-4765-7, Arvin Farid, Ph.D., P.E., Associate Professor Civil Engineering, Boise State University, Idaho, USA, Editor). The book is due to be e-published soon by Intech with the goal to provide free online access to research. The Long Shadow of Human Generated Geohazards: Risks and Crises The purpose of the…

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Business tales, awe and success

We just rolled out our new course for businesses, entrepreneurs, startups. The title is Business tales, awe and success. Participants came from various business areas including mechanical engineering, green energy, automotive, wellness and health as well as engineering. Learn to write/rewrite your business story to plan for success. Embrace changes that will inspire awe and confirm your unique leadership. The two days event is an interactive and guided journey between literary analysis techniques. We also teach more advanced business decision making…

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The Long Shadow of Human generated Geohazards Risks and Crises

We received an invitation to write a Chapter in a book. The tite of the book is “Geohazards Caused by Human Activity”. The title of the chapter will be “The Long Shadow of Human generated Geohazards Risks and Crises”. We are eager to get this text up and running and wish to get our readers’ opinion on the concepts we are using as a backbone of the Chapter. Please let us know your thoughts! The Long Shadow of Human generated Geohazards…

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