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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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ARC Discovery & LIEF Funding for Training Centre Researchers

November 2, 2016

ARC Discovery & LIEF Funding for Training Centre Researchers

LNG Futures Researchers have been awarded $584,000 in Australian Research Council (ARC) funding. This includes the Discovery Project “CO2-CH4 exchange in porous media for carbon neutral energy production” and the LIEF grant for an acoustic levitation facility. Carbon Neutral Energy Production Training Centre Chief Investigator Professor Mike Johns, Director Professor Eric May and Dr. Paul Stanwix…

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Separation & Sensing Industry Workshop

October 28, 2016

Separation & Sensing Industry Workshop

Earlier this month over 35 attendees from more than 15 companies attended a half-day Separations and Sensing Industry workshop. The workshop showcased research from the LNG Futures research group and sought to introduce engineers to the research being undertaken at UWA; and to facilitate industry-led feedback to better target future research. Researchers from the group…

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Minister L’Estrange LNG Visit

October 7, 2016

Minister L’Estrange LNG Visit

This week we hosted WA State Minister Sean L’Estrange at our Gas Processing Laboratories at the Australian Resources Research Centre (ARRC) in Kensington. Professor May presented briefly on the Training Centre for LNG Futures, our research and Micro-Scale LNG Plant project before touring the laboratories.  The lab tour covered aspects of the LNG production process;…

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NMR Research presented in Europe

September 20, 2016

NMR Research presented in Europe

Training Centre Chief Investigator Professor Michael Johns recently returned from two weeks in Europe. He visited the University in Leeds and attended two conferences in the UK and Italy presenting aspects of his NMR (Nuclear Magnetic Resonance) research. At the conference MRPM13 (Magnetic Resonance in Porous Media) in Bologna, Italy Mike presented his work on…

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Kenneth Neil Marsh (1939 – 2016)

September 12, 2016

Kenneth Neil Marsh (1939 – 2016)

Our research group at UWA recently farewelled Ken Marsh, an exceptional friend and colleague.  Centre Director Professor Eric May and Research Fellow Dr. Tom Hughes have composed the following obituary to be published in the Journal of Chemical & Engineering Data in memory of Ken. Kenneth Neil Marsh was born in Melbourne, Australia on 27th December…

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