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The software package Surpac is one of the world’s most popular geology and mine planning software, supporting open pit and underground operations and exploration projects. It is widely used by mining companies in Fennoscandia and worldwide. Exposure and basic competence in this software package are important factors that will help geology and mining engineering students to find their first employment after graduation. Target of the course is to teach basics of GEOVIA Surpac software, and give an idea of different tasks, phases and methods involved in geological modelling and mine design. The course includes lectures and exercises done with Surpac. The course will provide users with understanding of how software tools can be applied to perform common geological and engineering tasks. The course covers following topics among others: drillhole data and database, solid modelling, geostatistics, blockmodeling, pit optimisation and open pit design.


Start date 4th of May, 2020

End date 8th of May, 2020


Petteri Somervuori (WSP Finland)

Hanna Mönkkönen (WSP Finland)

Marko Moilanen (Oulu Mining School)


University of Oulu Finland


40 MSc students from UniOulu, LTU, TuBAF and AGH

More information about the course contact jukka-pekka.ranta@oulu.fi