Chris Langton, P. Geol.

Vice President, Australasia |

Chris Langton joined KCB in 2004, and advanced his technical experience in the oil sands mines of northern Alberta, and his management career by leading the hydrogeology group in KCB’s Alberta business unit. Chris was promoted to Principal in 2008 and following a move to Australia, has led KCB’s Australasia business unit since 2018.

Chris manages multi-disciplinary teams for mine feasibility, operations and closure studies, and participates in due diligence assessments for mining and financial institutions. He has experience in mine water balance studies, mine dewatering and depressurization, seepage management systems including groundwater interception or cut-off wall designs, water budgets for tailings impoundment facilities and waste rock dumps, and mine closure plans and liability assessments.

Across the globe, Chris has worked in Australasia, Papua New Guinea, Canada, Russia, South America and South Africa. His key projects include the Hidden Valley and Lihir gold mines in Papua New Guinea, several mines in Queensland, Western Australia and the Northern Territory of Australia, and in Canada, the Ekati diamond mine in the Northwest Territories and a variety of oil sands mines in Alberta.


Chris has B.Sc. degrees in Geology and Physical Geography, and in Hydrogeology, from Rhodes University in South Africa. He is a registered professional geoscientist in Alberta.


“To my knowledge, we’re the foremost consultant prepared to do what we call unsaturated groundwater modelling, which can be very difficult. It’s a tough science.”

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