MineScape, an integrated software solution for open cut and underground
mining operations for both coal and mineral deposits, has been at the
foundation of a number of co-operative programs with leading Indonesian
universities with faculties specialising in mining and geology.
MineScape is developed by Ventyx and sold by Mitrais in Indonesia.
The software has been introduced pro-bono at some universities: Institute
of Technology Bandung (ITB) and Padjadjaran University (UNPAD) in Bandung;
Pembangunan Nasional University (UPN Veteran) in Yogyakarta; and Mulawarman
University in Samarinda.
MineScape consists of a number of modules including: Core MineScape,
Block Model, Geological Database, Stratmodel, Dragline, Drill and Blast,
Roads, Open Cut, Survey, Schedule, Underground Planning, Geostatistic, and
Ring Drill Design.
In 2000, ITB and Mitrais worked together in a co-operative program to
equip the students from the Faculty of Technical Geology with skills in
computer-generated geological modelling and mine planning. The students were
given hands-on introduction in general MineScape, Stratmodel and Open Cut
Similarly in 2004, Mitrais conducted a joint program with UNPAD to
provide students from the Mathematics and Natural Sciences Faculty of the
Geology Department with mine-ready skills in computer-generated geological
modelling and reserve calculation. The students were given hands-on
introduction in general MineScape, stratigraphy modelling and reserve
computation. This program began in 2005.
At UPN Veteran, the MineScape software was introduced in 2001.
To date, similar programs have been forged with the Gadjah Mada
University (UGM) in Yogyakarta and Diponegoro University (UNDIP) in Semarang
to introduce MineScape to their respective students through road shows
conducted in mid-2012.
MineScape clients in Indonesia comprise of more than 150 organisations,
including concession holders, contractors and service companies.