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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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Seoul National University Visit

February 25, 2017

Seoul National University Visit

LNG Futures Partner Investigator Professor Yutaek Seo of Seoul National University recently led a group of 23 researchers to visit UWA.  This included a morning with LNG Futures and the Fluid Science and Resources research group.  The group included students, post graduates and professors from the department of Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering at SNU.  The…

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Mike Johns awarded ICHEME Fellow

February 13, 2017

Mike Johns awarded ICHEME Fellow

This month LNG Futures Professor Michael Johns was accepted as a Fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE).  The status of ICHEME Fellow is awarded to engineering professionals of distinction who make a significant contribution to the Chemical Engineering profession.   Mike’s Fellow status is in recognition of his leading research specifically in the area…

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LNG Futures Facility Update

December 22, 2016

LNG Futures Facility Update

We’ve just issued a briefing document for the LNG Futures Facility – more detail on the Micro-Scale LNG Plant: Find out more You may also be interested in reading our December Newsletter MERRY CHRISTMAS!

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We Borrowed the Medical MRI

November 30, 2016

We Borrowed the Medical MRI

In what is believed to be a world first researchers are using medical Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) to get a view inside oil & gas pipelines. Specifically to study the behaviour of hydrate particles and hydrate agglomerates as they are transported in water and oil. The Research is funded by Woodside and the Australian Research…

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Star Wars & LNG Research

November 28, 2016

Star Wars & LNG Research

Last week the new Woodside Future Lab OceanWorks collaboration space was launched.  For this a ‘Movie Night’ was held to announce winners of the OceanWorks PhD Student video competition. LNG Futures PhD Students Fernando Perez and Temi Kuteyi took out the crowd favourite award.  Their video explains the areas of their LNG research: Flow Assurance &…

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Hybrid Membrane-Absorption Processes

November 22, 2016

Hybrid Membrane-Absorption Processes

Last week LNG Futures Chief Investigator and University of Queensland Researcher Dr. Tom Rufford attended the International Petroleum Technology Conference in Bangkok (IPTC2016). As part of the formal program Tom presented a talk titled “A Technical Evaluation of Hybrid Membrane-Absorption Processes for Acid Gas Removal”. The presentation was co-authored  by Michael Schlierf a visiting Masters…

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Chevron GPE Prize Winners

November 17, 2016

Chevron GPE Prize Winners

This month the top students from Gas Process Engineering units were awarded the Chevron Chair Prizes.  Each student received a $1000 cash prize and an invite to a networking event with Chevron engineers. PhD students from the Fluid Science Resources Group also attended and presented their research in poster format. Read more on the networking…

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7th Flow Assurance Workshop

November 17, 2016

7th Flow Assurance Workshop

Last week the 7th UWA Flow Assurance Industry Workshop was held at the Australian Resources Research Centre, ARRC in Kensington.  The event was attended by over 20 Industry Participants and organised by the Flow Assurance Research Group within the Fluid Science and Resources Division (and Training Centre for LNG Futures) at UWA.  PhD students presented…

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