Our Partnership with BHP

BHP is a world-leading resources company with global headquarters in Melbourne, Australia. It extracts and processes minerals, oil and gas, with more than 80,000 employees and contractors, primarily in Australia and the Americas. Its products are sold worldwide, with sales and marketing led through Singapore and Houston, United States.

Located 560km north of Adelaide, BHP’s Olympic Dam is one of the world’s most significant deposits of copper, gold, silver and uranium. Olympic Dam includes underground and surface operations and operates a fully integrated processing facility from ore to metal. The underground mine is made up of more than 450km of underground roads and tunnels, with ore hauled by an automated train system to crushing, storage and hoisting facilities. On the surface, the metallurgical facility includes a grinding circuit, hydrometallurgical plant incorporating solvent extraction circuits for copper and uranium, a copper smelter, a copper refiner and a recovery circuit for precious metals.

BHP’s purpose is to bring people and resources together to build a better world through its strategy: to have the best capabilities, best commodities and best assets, to create long-term value and high returns.

BHP is among the world’s top producers of major commodities, including iron ore, metallurgical coal and copper. It also has substantial interests in oil, gas and energy coal.

Supporting: BHP Playford Trust Honours Scholarship 

and Playford Trust Resources Sector Mining and Petroleum Engineering Scholarships