OSS is a strategic scheduling solution developed specifically for oil sands mining operations. It allows you to schedule automatically, manually or any combination of both. The tedious work of planning disappears with automated, practical mining rules that consider the construction of tailings dykes, with full control over the construction quality waste being produced. Planners now have full control over the placement of different waste types within the dyke and the seasonal capture rates of those materials, which gives planners a deeper understanding of what the mine is capable of.

OSS is 100% script-free and made up of pre-defined logic, which, when combined with the knowledge of mining engineers, automatically determines what is practically possible to achieve across one or multiple mining operations. OSS allows Mine Planners to respond rapidly to the market and maximise output, with the ability to generate multiple scenarios and schedules.

Features

Process-driven UI

Unique, process-driven UI. Learn in a few days, implement in a few weeks.

Automated reserving

Automatically creates the scheduling reserves from geology and design, whilst handling massive models.

Integrated destination scheduler

Simultaneously schedules mining and dumping, so you know the source and destination of every step.

Integrated haulage modelling

Detailed haulage modelling of every movement in the mine with automatic reporting of equipment requirements.

Intuitive, practical scheduling rules

Intuitive, sophisticated mining rules ensure schedules are always feasible and practical.

Dynamic scheduling

Dynamic scheduling allows a mix of manual and automatic techniques in the same schedule.

Scheduling speed

Incredibly fast scheduling speed – easy to study different scenarios.

Product Optimiser

Integrated Product Optimiser finds the best way to process, blend and stockpile products to maximise value.

Enterprise integration

Directly integrated with other RPM Solutions and ERPs.

Redefining mine planning and scheduling

Underpinning RPM’s Oil Sands Solution (OSS) is a powerful scheduling engine that does all the heavy lifting without compromising sophistication and capabilities. The parametric approach adopted by OSS means engineers can answer questions rapidly, amplifying their decision-making process. Together with our intuitive user interface, this embedded intelligence increases mine productivity and provides rapid ROI with a scalable, intuitive, and fast to learn.

Practical scheduling rules with a process-driven UI

OSS uses a process-driven workflow that’s 100% script-free, The mining rules, targets and objectives used to control the schedule have been tailored specifically for oil sands operations ensuring optimal schedules that are both practical and feasible. The sequential steps that form the scheduling process eliminate the need for complicated scripting and costly consultants. Rather than complex menus and options hidden within deeply nested dialogues, the repeatable process provides every option exactly when are where required.

Dynamic haulage modelling

In OSS, the haulage model is dynamic and can optimise the choice of destination as part of the schedule, taking into account previous scheduling decisions and influencing subsequent scheduling decisions. Dynamic modelling of the mines haul network evolves with the mine, to ensure optimised equipment utilisation and reliable reporting of equipment requirements. Together with unique 2-pass scheduling algorithms, planners can identify the best possible bitumen production schedule in variable strip rate conditions.

Integrated Product Optimiser

Automatically find the best way to process, blend and stockpile mined materials to maximise the value of one or more products. Unlike other mine planning solutions, XPAC Solutions is the only scheduling solution of its kind that can compare and optimise complex options, ensuring the optimal mining decisions are realised, enabling users to identify the most cost-effective scheduling and extraction sequence.

Multi-scenario analysis

With their intuitive, process-driven user interface, highly automated mining rules and extremely rapid scheduling speed, Engineers can focus on delivering value knowing the solution has the mining logic covered. You are no longer forced to accept the best option the planner can produce manually in the limited time available. Our scheduling solutions allow Engineers to explore alternative ‘what if’ scenarios and truly understand how best to drive the mine’s production.

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