We welcome in the New Year and a refreshed logo

As Directors of OG & Geotechnical Mining Services (GMS) we’re always thinking about where we are now, where we are going and, where we’ve come from. We have recently gone through a process to shape our vision for the future of both OG & GMS which involved gaining insights from within our team, our clients, and our advisors.

To support our plan to expand internationally we have made the business decision to merge GMS and OG under the OG banner to form a single brand. This will help us strongly position OG both domestically and internationally and allow us to communicate more clearly our competitive advantages to the marketplace. Accordingly, we felt this was the right time to update our logo.

We have also made key role changes to provide better clarity for our employees and clients regarding initial point of contact and responsibilities. The following changes are now effective: 

Jeremy Doolan      General Manager – Australia

Jeremy with his extensive management experience and leading large teams will become the General Manager: Australian Operations. Jeremy will assist and oversee the areas which are led by Dan, Chris, Mairi and Jed, along with the field services team (formerly GMS). 

Dan Barnett           Manager – West Operations

Dan will oversee Western Australian site support requests and focus on mentoring and leading the west coast geotechnical team.

Mairi Ferguson      Manager – East Operations

Mairi will oversee east coast site support requests and focus on mentoring and leading the east coast geotechnical team. 

Chris Moulding      Manager – Technical Studies 

Chris will manage technical studies, oversee ad-hoc site support and lead technical mentoring for the core team.

Jed Percy               Project Lead – Backfill 

Jed will lead the backfill projects and oversee backfill site support.

Trent, Ben and Ash will still be present across the business however shift their focus to business development and growth, both domestically and internationally, along with team interaction and innovation projects.

OG Conference 2022

The conference was held in Busselton, WA, across two days with the agenda consisting of Rocscience software training presented by Alison McQuillan & Angela Li, team workshops with David Reid and a social afternoon with employees, partners and children. 

The OG conference 2022 was the largest gathering of staff in our 6 year company history with 21 employees along with 20 partners and 10 children. There was time for socialising and lawn games at Caves House along with a couple of dinners with the whole OG family.

Trent presenting a business update

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AusIMM 14th Underground Operators’ Conference

OG Director Ben Barsanti, Senior Geotechnical Engineers Chris Moulding & Dan Barnett attend the 14th AusIMM Underground Operators’ Conference in Perth. The 3 day event showcased a variety of technology and innovation ideas, terrific presentations across all mining disciplines with a heavy contingent of geotechnical topics. It was great to seeing many of our fantastic clients in attendance.

Annual OG Conference 2021

Following the success of our inaugural conference in 2019, we were excited to host another one in 2020 but we all know how 2020 turned out. Coordinating people across 5 states with travel restrictions and FIFO rosters was always going to be a challenge, but we found a small window at the end of February 2021 to get together.

The conference was held in Hobart across two days with the agenda consisting of technical presentations, guest speakers and a team activity. There was time for socialising and a couple of dinners with the whole OG family. A great few days and hoping the annual conference can continue in 2022.

Nick Cox

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A Social Evening to Say Thank You

To celebrate the people, clients and companies who have helped us along the way, we set off on an evening boat cruise from Perth’s Elizabeth Quay down to Fremantle and back. 

While the OG journey is still just beginning, we feel its important to stop, reflect and say “thank you”!

Swan River Boat Cruise

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Inaugural OG Conference

We held our first internal conference which provided an opportunity for nine of our employees to present on a topic of their choice. The content was excellent and there was plenty of interesting discussions across the afternoon.

We were very fortunate to have presentations from two highly regarded industry guest speakers, Ms Alex Atkins and Mr Frans Basson.

The day concluded with a team dinner including partners, a few refreshments and a great evening of socialising.

Sam Webb

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