Welcome to wa:era
As CEO and Chairman 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 has established valued formal industry partnerships with Woodside and Chevron and most recently, CGGVeritas, and the WA:ERA Board also receives input from an Industry Advisory Group. WA:ERA’s aim is to encourage research collaboration that leads to more holistic and better develop R&D outputs that would otherwise be possible.
While remaining true to its origins, WA:ERA’s current research themes include: LNG and gas processing; Unconventional gas production; Deep water engineering; Corrosion and reliability engineering; Hydrates and flow assurance; and Geosequestration. We are currently developing a theme around improving major accident safety.
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.