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Securing the future flow of oil and gas

June 26, 2017

Securing the future flow of oil and gas

This month the Australian Centre for LNG Futures, ACLNGF features in Impact – an online publication showcasing global research impact.  The article outlines the ACLNGF and Fluid Science and Resources research groups and their ongoing industry aligned research. You can view the article here or click here for the full digital edition of June 2017 Impact.

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Synchrotron Research for Nitrogen Capture

June 21, 2017

Synchrotron Research for Nitrogen Capture

Last week LNG Futures researchers travelled to Melbourne to conduct experimental research at the Australian Synchrotron facility.  During their visit they conducted experiments to determine the surface structure and composition of lithium used to capture nitrogen from a natural gas stream. A synchrotron is a large machine (about the size of a football field) that…

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Flow Loop Modifications for New Joint Industry Project

June 15, 2017

Flow Loop Modifications for New Joint Industry Project

The 8th UWA Flow Assurance Industry Workshop was held at the Australian Resources Research Centre, ARRC in Kensington on Thursday the 1st of June 2017.  The event was attended by over 30 Industry Participants and organised by the Flow Assurance Research Group within the Fluid Science and Resources Division (and Training Centre for LNG Futures)…

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Experts Show New Way to Store Clean, Energy-Rich Gases

June 10, 2017

Experts Show New Way to Store Clean, Energy-Rich Gases

An international team of scientists and engineers has discovered a solution to a long-standing scientific problem of storing gases in common minerals. It could form the basis for a cheap and efficient way to power hydrogen-fuelled vehicles of the future. The study, published today in Nature Communications, was led by researchers from The Fluid Science…

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Commercialising a New Gas Separation Technology

April 21, 2017

Commercialising a New Gas Separation Technology

Dr. Kevin Li and Professor Eric May have been successful in securing close to $1 million in funding to commercialise their gas separation technology developed at UWA.  The project is in collaboration with Australian and local Perth company Oilfield Production Technologies and Chinese company DKT Energy Technologies.  The funding represents a significant step in commercialising…

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Entrepreneurial Training for PhDs

April 18, 2017

Entrepreneurial Training for PhDs

Recently five researchers from LNG Futures took part in the Woodside OceanWorks sponsored Start Something program.   An initiative led by UWA’s Innovation Quarter the program allows researchers to work alongside industry mentors to develop and evaluate the commercialisation potential of their research. LNG Futures joined researchers from the Offshore Hub and COFS in a ‘vertical accelerator’…

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Insights from Chevron MD

March 23, 2017

Insights from Chevron MD

“Collaboration is a good thing with $US50 (a barrel) oil, it’s an equally good thing at $US70 oil or $US100 oil. There’s value to be generated if we can get that right.” Chevron Australasia’s Managing Director Nigel Hearne speaks at UWA sponsored CEDA breakfast event earlier this week. Professor Eric May is pictured here giving…

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UWA Defend JCEC Research Excellence Title

March 22, 2017

UWA Defend JCEC Research Excellence Title

PhD students Shane Morrissy and Arman Siahvashi were awarded first and second place respectively in the fourth annual JCEC Postgraduate Research Excellence Awards. Shane Morrissy presented his work on “Development of the Next Generation of Hydrate Anti-agglomerants for Safe & Economical Operation of Hydrocarbon Flowlines”.  In his research Shane is testing and developing a number…

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Meeting the Helium Demand

March 16, 2017

Meeting the Helium Demand

Researchers Dr. Tom Rufford and PhD Student Arash Arami-Niya of The University of Queensland have been researching adsorption technologies to improve efficiency in helium recovery from natural gas.   Read more. Tom is a Training Centre Chief Investigator based at the University of Queensland.  Last year Arash spent three months in the Fluid Science and Resources (FSR) research…

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Best Presentation Awarded to Dr. Al Ghafri

February 27, 2017

Best Presentation Awarded to Dr. Al Ghafri

Research fellow Dr. Saif Al Ghafri has been awarded the Best Presentation award at ICTFDFM 2017 : 19th International Conference on Thermodynamics, Fluid Dynamics and Fluid Mechanics. Saif’s presentation was titled “High Pressure Thermophysical Properties of Complex Mixtures Relevant to LNG Processing” and presented a range of results from the Thermophysics group within the LNG…

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