Mike O'Brien

Technical Director, Geology & Resources

Mike is a geologist and geostatistician with over 38 years of international experience in mineral resource estimations, statistical analysis and 3D geological modelling.
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Vancouver, Canada
English & Afrikaans

You can’t manage risk unless you quantify uncertainty.

Mike joined Ausenco in 2018 as Technical Director of Geology & Resources, providing expertise in model deposits and the estimation/categorization of mineral resources using practical and innovative approaches. He is a Qualified Person for mineral resources as defined by NI 43-101 and a Competent Person as defined by JORC and SAMREC reporting codes. Mike aims to identify risks and opportunities in projects and provide practical guidance to our clients. He leads a team of geologists determined to unlock value for his clients in each stage of the mining value chain.

Mike’s relentless curiosity and experience provide valuable insights into the entire life-cycle of a mineral project. He brings over 38 years of experience in resource estimation, review and due diligence of projects in a wide range of settings and commodities.

Countries of experience:

  • Argentina
  • Armenia
  • Australia
  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • Colombia
  • Congo
  • Egypt
  • Ghana
  • Guinea
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Mali
  • Mexico
  • Namibia
  • Russia
  • South Africa
  • United States of America
  • Ireland
  • Uzbekistan