PETRA® Solutions enables resource companies to turn data into real-time predictions and optimisations. With hundreds of FORESTALL algorithms deployed around the world, we help our clients lead the world in preventing downtime with highly scalable predictive maintenance algorithms. PRODFINDER 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).

Our 2017 Austmine Innovation Award finalist FORESTALL® predictive maintenance and process algorithms are both highly scalable and platform agnostic.

Our 2016 Mining Magazine Award finalist PRODFINDER® data integration solution tracks ore geological data to enable real-time big data mine to mill optimisation. 

PETRA Advisory provides clients with access to the cutting edge expertise and the practical know-how required to convert data science “initiatives” into value generating data science deployments.  Our data science expertise is based upon successful delivery of hundreds of algorithms in around the world – expertise in data science project conception, scoping, valuation, development and deployment.  As data science translators we assist our clients understand data science jargon and hype. 


Platform agnostic and industry proven algorithms prevent downtime

Our 2017 Austmine Innovation Award finalist FORESTALL® real-time alert algorithms are platform agnostic and work with any process control/visualisation system (e.g. DCS and PLCs), corporate data science platforms, and cloud processing (e.g. Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services).

Value chain optimisation

Every mine can collect data, but making it usable and integration 3D spatial data with time series process data can be an artform. For example, our 2016 Mining Magazine Award finalist PRODFINDER® data integration enables 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 machine learning for exploration

Machine learning AI has emerged as a trend that is helping all manner of operations to make the most out of their data. Our advanced machine learning algorithms are trained to automate code matching across thousands of fields. Tests show that tasks which used to take three to five days, can now be completed in 15 minutes!

Bespoke data science applications

Our creative team of mathematicians, engineers and programmers love new challenges and we regularly work inside resource companies to solve a specific challenge. For example, our FRAGxTM algorithms quantify fragmentation using lidar point cloud data, whilst at the opposite end of the rock scale, LABYRINTH® detects microdamage using x-ray microtomography data.