WA:ERA conducts research in the following areas.
Maximising Australia’s gas resource potential.
While Western Australian gas resources are plentiful, they possess many unique characteristics that make their development challenging.
Geosciences and Subsurface Technologies
Unlocking our petroleum producing reservoirs
Continued development of innovative subsurface technologies is addressing the main engineering and geological barriers to the commercially viable exploitation of complex reservoirs.
Facilities and Innovative Technologies
Protecting our assets and environment
WA:ERA’s facilities research expertise has maintained a clear focus on meeting the research and development needs of the oil and gas industry in the areas of offshore infrastructure on the seabed (subsea and pipelines), through the water column (risers) and on the surface (floaters).