Welcome to wa:era
As Chairman and CEO of the Western Australian Energy Research Alliance we welcome you to the WA:ERA website and to an overview of the capabilities of our collaborative alliance.
WA:ERA’s Mission is fostering collaboration and resourcing for petroleum and geosequestration related research that provides innovative, safe and sustainable solutions.
WA:ERA is an unincorporated joint venture that was established by the CSIRO, Curtin University and The University of Western Australia in September 2003. WA:ERA’s initial focus was on capability building and research in the areas of gas processes, facilities and subsurface technology, particularly linked to the offshore petroleum industry. A September 2010 report by RMDSTEM found that a conservative risk-adjusted present value impact for Western Australian industry attributed to a subset of WA:ERA research was $354-623m over the next 25 years based on reducing capital intensity of LNG infrastructure, production efficiencies and unlocking new gas reserves.
WA:ERA established key early industry partnerships with Woodside and Chevron. Capacity building has been supported by a $20M state Government Grant from 2005-2010 and more recently by a $48.4M Commonwealth Capital grant for a National Geosequestration Laboratory. WA:ERA’s aim is to encourage research collaboration that leads to more holistic and better develop R&D outputs than would otherwise be possible. The WA:ERA Board also receives input from an Industry Advisory Group.
The University of Western Australia, Curtin University and the CSIRO each have world class reputations in the research and teaching disciplines linked to WA:ERA’s focus. We encourage you to make contact if you wish to explore a research program in the areas of expertise outlined through our website.