John T. Boyd Company Updates

Chuck Mazur - Director of Oil and Gas Services

Sam Shoemaker John T Boyd mining consultantThe John T. Boyd Company takes pleasure in announcing that Chuck Mazur has rejoined the firm as Director of Oil/Gas Services. Chuck will be responsible for business development, valuations, litigation support, transaction advisory, and strategy in the energy/natural resources markets. He has more than 20 years of experience, primarily in the mining, oil, and natural gas industries. Chuck earned his MBA in finance from Duquesne University and his BS in business from West Virginia University.

John T. Boyd Company Welcomes Sam Shoemaker

Sam Shoemaker John T Boyd mining consultantThe John T. Boyd Company is pleased to announce the addition of Sam Shoemaker. In keeping with engaging senior operations oriented talent, Sam has over 35 years of experience in mine planning, design, resource estimation, and operational management. His extensive production and engineering practice includes projects in iron ore, copper, gold, silver, nickel, platinum, palladium, uranium, rare earths, lithium, zinc, and aggregates in both open pit and underground mining environments. Sam’s background is focused on developing mine plans that are functional as well as economic. He received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Mining Engineering from the Montana College of Mineral Science and Technology in 1982.

Robert Stefanko Distinguished Achievement Award in Mineral Engineering to John L. Weiss

John L Weiss John T Boyd mining consultantThe faculty of Penn State’s Mining Engineering program named John Weiss as the recipient of the 2017 Robert Stefanko Distinguished Achievement Award in Mineral Engineering. This award was established in 1992 to honor past Professor Robert Stefanko and recognizes achievements and leadership that enhance the mineral engineering profession. John is a Vice-President at the John T. Boyd Company and has worked at the company since 1990. John received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Mining Engineering from Penn State in 1983.

SME/AIME Mineral Economics Award to Ronald L. Lewis

Ron Lewis mining consultantThe SME/AIME Mineral Economics Award was presented to Ronald L. Lewis in recognition of his outstanding professional achievements and distinguished contributions to the field of mineral economics. Ron is the Chief Operating Officer and Managing Director of John T. Boyd Company. He is a recognized expert in the valuation of coal and mineral reserves and operating mining companies with a specialized expertise in the areas of coal and mineral reserve estimation, surface and underground mine analysis, economic assessments, and market analysis. He is also a certified member of the International Institute of Mineral Appraisers.

Feasibility Study – Coal Expansion in Bangladesh

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On February 16, as witnessed by over 150 people at the Westin Dhaka, John T. Boyd Company successfully initiated its first project in Bangladesh by signing a contract with Barapukuria Coal Mining Company Limited (BCMCL).

The Feasibility Study is for the Extension of an Existing Underground Mining Operation of the Barapukuria Coal Mine. The target of this project is to study the feasibility of improving the annual production of Barapukuria Mine from 1.0 million tonnes (Mt) to 1.5 Mt.

Guests attending the contract signing ceremony include the Minister of Ministry of Power Energy and Mineral Resources of Bangladesh, Chairman and MD of Petrobangla (mother company of BCMCL), representatives from subcontractor companies involved in the project, and national and local medias. Bangladesh is depending on coal to support its fast growing economy. The government hopes coal use will jump from 2% to over 50% of Bangladesh’s electricity supply by 2022, with new coal-fired generating stations on the horizon.