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Gus Elliot

Hermes and Soteria



What’s happening below the Surface? "Revolutionizing Tailings Management: The Transformative Power of Real-time Subsurface Monitoring"


The evolution of globally accessible mining technology has been remarkable, with significant advancements made in recent years through digital technologies, automation, and artificial intelligence. These innovations, and others, have transformed the industry by improving efficiency, reducing costs, and enhancing safety, placing technology at the nexus of critical infrastructure monitoring, technology, and mining.


This presentation will highlight how real-time subsurface monitoring can help mining companies proactively address potential risks and make informed decisions quickly and efficiently. The speaker will discuss how real-time subsurface monitoring can meet the tailings management challenges faced by the mining industry. Advanced monitoring technology can help mining companies to engage effectively with stakeholders and embrace their concerns through improved practices and a demonstrable commitment to safety and productivity, whilst also preserving the social and environmental aspects of the mining regions in which they operate. 


Using real-time data collected from advanced sensors such as positive pore pressure, negative pore pressure, PH, moisture, salinity, seismic activity, and temperature, mine site operators will be provided with subsurface visibility. By leveraging these sensors, mining companies can access real-time and accurate subsurface data measured longitudinally against a subsurface baseline to allow immediately informed decisions. This innovative technology represents a significant leap forward in the monitoring of tailings storage facilities and is poised to transform the methods by which we manage mining operations.


Attendees will gain valuable insights into the transformative role of technology in mining and how real-time subsurface monitoring can be utilized as a solution to address the challenges of tailings management.


Gus is the Managing Director and CEO of Hermes and Soteria. With over 25 years of experience in the construction, mining, oil and gas industries, Gus has recently served as the CEO of AllightSykes, a Seven Group Holdings Company and has spent the past 12 months supporting Chevron Australia’s development of their factory to enable delivery of subsea tie back projects.


Whilst more recently operating in executive leadership roles, Gus has a strong project delivery background in Power Generation, Water and Water Treatment, Oil & Gas, Mechanical & Electrical projects, and shutdowns for critical infrastructure. Gus has worked with and led project teams across all of these industries, having developed a strong understanding of the owners mindset for infrastructure, risk and reliable data to drive informed operational decisions.


Gus’ acute recognition and demonstratable commitment for the safety and wellbeing of people and the environment is clear, through reliable design, predictable quality management and well supported systems. The combination of this experience and his understanding in developing and delivering cutting-edge technology drives his ability to lead the Hermes and Soteria critical infrastructure monitoring innovation for tailings storage facilities. 

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