CoalLog: the standard for collection, recording, storage and transfer of geological and geotechnical data for the Australian coal industry

J V Simmons, A P Maconochie, B J Larkin, D R Green
2013 Transactions - Institution of Mining and Metallurgy. Section B. Applied earth science  
A standard has been developed to improve and upgrade the collection and coding of geotechnical data as part of geological exploration activity. CoalLog was developed by industry-based geoscientists and geotechnical specialists in response to outdated terminologies, non-translatable data coding, and con-conformances with relevant Australian and international standards for geotechnical investigation, testing, and reporting. The new standard will allow the industry to use geotechnical information
more » ... hnical information efficiently and accurately, thereby minimising potential legal liabilities associated with non-conformance to recognised standards that are already in-place in the non-coal geotechnical sector. Adoption of this standard will also promote opportunities for a wider range of geotechnical specialists to provide services to the coal industry.
doi:10.1179/1743275813y.0000000032 fatcat:b53bz6n6w5hvdddkx35p42bmr4