Summit SOPP

Strategic Optimisation

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Reliable Open Pit Optimisation

Reliably perform hundreds of optimisation runs with input parameters that are specific to your needs.

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Quick & Easy Scenario Generation

Create thousands of open pit scenarios easily and in only a fraction of the time of conventional software products.

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Gain Valuable Insights

SOPP’s sensitivity analysis can reveal insights about value drivers that may not be otherwise apparent from a small sample of alternatives.

Summit SOPP

Efficient Mine Optimisation

Rapidly assess the key value drivers in an uncertain environment – SOPP is built on the renowned Summit platform and allows you to create thousands of possible open pit scenarios in one-tenth of the time of traditional desktop pit optimisation applications. You can analyse the effects of changes in input variables in two ways – through sensitivity analysis and simulation analysis. Sensitivity analysis allows you to discover the individual parameters to which a project’s economics is most sensitive. It can reveal insights about value drivers that may not be apparent from investigating a small sample of alternatives. Whereas simulation analysis is used to understand the probability of achieving certain economic outcomes from a project such as NPV, cash flow and recovered metal. It allows you to compare candidate projects for capital allocation based not just on value but on the probability of achieving defining investment criteria. These two analysis tools are what really make SOPP such a comprehensive and indispensable software for open pit mining professionals.

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Key Features

Simulation Analysis

Simulation is used to understand the probability of achieving certain economic outcomes from a project. To do this reliably requires hundreds of optimisation runs with input parameters selected based on probability distributions of key variables, something which SUMMIT can achieve in mere hours. The result enables you to understand the probability of achieving specific outcomes such as NPV, cash flow and recovered metal. Simulation allows you to compare candidate projects for capital allocation based not just on value but on the probability of achieving defined investment criteria.

Sensitivity Analysis

Sensitivity analysis allows you to discover the individual parameters to which a project’s economics is most sensitive. Project value can vary in response to changes in costs, prices, recoveries and practical mining parameters. How the economics respond can only be reliably determined by systematically analysing a matrix of hundreds or even thousands of scenarios. Sensitivity analysis can reveal insights about value drivers that may not be apparent from investigating a small sample of alternatives.

Better Analysis in a Fraction of the Time

SOPP allows you to create thousands of open pit scenarios in one-tenth of the time of traditional desktop pit optimisation applications. You can analyse the effects of changes in input variables in two ways – through sensitivity analysis and simulation.

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Studio OP is a complete design and scheduling product for short and medium term planning of open pit mines. Packed with functionality for automated reserve generation, pit design and scheduling, Studio OP makes generating and comparing alternative mine plans a breeze.