Flinders University, BHP Billiton to develop technique for cost-effective recovery of copper from low grade ores

Flinders University has teamed up with mining giant BHP Billiton to work on a new technique for extracting low-grade copper in an affordable and sustainable way that could extend the life of some of the world’s largest and oldest mines. Funded [...]

BHP Billiton teams up with Pemex to develop deep-water oil find in Mexico

BHP Billiton has signed an agreement with oil giant Pemex to complete work on the significant Trion discovery located in the deep-water Gulf of Mexico. It comes after the miner submitted the winning bid to acquire a 60% participating interest [...]

BHP Billiton announces Board changes

BHP Billiton announced the appointment of Grant King as an independent Non-executive Director, effective as of 1 March 2017. Mr King is a former Managing Director and CEO of Origin Energy Limited. During his 16-year spell with Australia’s [...]

BHP Billiton to invest $2bn in Mad Dog Phase 2 project

BHP Billiton will spend US$2.2 billion for its share of the development of the Mad Dog Phase 2 project in the Gulf of Mexico. Located in the Green Canyon area, roughly 320km south of New Orleans, Mad Dog Phase 2 is a southern and southwestern [...]

Woodside, BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto contemplate LNG-fuelled future

Woodside has teamed up with mining giants Rio Tinto and BHP Billiton to investigate the commercial feasibility of LNG-fuelled iron ore bulk carriers, with the initial study focusing on the Capesize class. The Joint Industry Project will be [...]

BHP Billiton achieves record WA iron ore production  

BHP Billiton announced that it has achieved a record iron ore production from its Western Australia Iron Ore (WAIO) mines during the second half of 2016. According to the company, the record production from WAIO was driven by the continued [...]

Australia’s largest mining conference opens in Melbourne

Minister for Resources Wade Noonan officially opened IMARC 2016 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, welcoming more than 2000 global mining industry leaders and international policy makers from 58 countries. IMARC is Australia’s [...]

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