PETRA® Data Science enables resource companies to turn data into real-time predictions and optimisations. We help our clients lead the world in preventing downtime with real-time machine learning algorithms. Proprietary big data integration services enable our clients to break down data silos and optimise across the whole operation (e.g. mine to mill, pit to port etc).

PETRA brings together a transdisciplinary team of PhD qualified engineers, mathematicians and programmers whose sole purpose is to engineer data science solutions for the resources industry. The diversity of our team enables us to think and act beyond traditional silos of domain expertise.

We are proud of the years of site experience and industry expertise that enables us to find hidden value in real mine data. Because we are resources professionals, we won’t take up valuable site personnel time trying to understand the data.

Our FORESTALL® real-time alert algorithms work with any process control/visualisation system, including; IoT end node processing/control (DCS), corporate data visualisation platforms (QuickView, Tableau and SharePoint), and platform agnostic cloud processing. Our 2016 Mining Magazine Award finalist PRODFINDER® data integration solution integrates 3D spatial data with time series data (PI, SCADA) to enable big data mine to mill optimization


Bringing the benefits of Big Data and Machine Learning to resource companies globally

Our proprietary data integration and prediction services are designed to support your mining operations with insights, algorithms, predictions and visualisations within six weeks. Our FORESTALL® real-time alert algorithms work with any process control/ visualisation system, including, IoT edge processing/control (e.gDCS), corporate data visualisation platforms (QuickView, Tableau and SharePoint), and platform agnostic cloud processing.

Making resource industry data usable by turning data into algorithms and insights

Every mine can collect data, but making it usable and interpreting it can be an art form. Our team have the combined on-site and industry consulting experience of over 40 years which empowers us to know which data is meaningful and actionable. For example, our 2016 Mining Magazine Award finalist PRODFINDER® data integration services fast-track this process, enabling big data mine-to-mill type projects to be completed for a fraction of the cost and time of traditional methods.

Harnessing the power of Big Data and making the most of your resource plant

Big data has emerged as a trend that is helping all manner of production facilities make the most out of their plant and improve their overall equipment efficiency (OEE). PETRA are committed to simplifying extracting value from your data. We support this through our simple and seamless data upload process via our secure cloud-based servers. This means we can extract value from your data assets worldwide.

Predictive algorithms to support your processes

The success of your plant is most likely based on the reliability of your equipment and downtime costs you money and production losses. Using our proprietary FORESTALL® predictive algorithm development services help you prevent unplanned maintenance. Our services can give you early warning hours before a piece of equipment is likely to fail or malfunction.