Events Calendar

Upcoming Events

16 March 2018 | VMG Pubic Lecture – From small computers to big data, oil and gas, and beyond

Dynamic simulation is a powerful but under used tool.  This presentation will introduce the benefits of using a modern rigorous dynamic process simulator for dynamic modelling for process operations and safety.  Previous barriers to widespread use, changes in the industry that has enabled its potential widespread adoption, and an “ideal” dynamic simulator are defined.  Applications in process design, control strategy development, conceptual design, fault tree and safety analysis & evaluation, operator/engineer training and process improvement/process understanding will be highlighted, with examples including pipeline pigging, pipeline leak detection, a pipeline burst, LPG transfer and vapour recovery, vessel relief and blow downs, gas plant safety monitoring, and a gas plant boiler tube burst.  Finally a layer of protection analysis inspired framework for an economic risk based assessment of advanced process control schemes is introduced.

Past Events

12 December 2017 | Flow Assurance WorkshopFlow Assurance Workshop

ARRC, 26 Dick Perry Ave, Kensington WA 6151

The Flow Assurance Workshop is a biannual event designed to create an interface between student and staff research projects and critical technology goals within the oil and gas community. These workshops provide a forum in which young scholars can present their latest results and analyses, to gain feedback on the applicability of their results with an industrial context.  The event is free of charge to Industry participants.

Flow Assurance Workshop | Register Your Interest


29 November 2017 | Separation & Sensing WorkshopFluid_Science_and_Resources_Division.pdf - Adobe Acrobat Pro

UWA, Crawley Campus

A chance for Industry to learn about the ongoing research the Fluid Science & Resources engineering group is undertaking at UWA.

Gas Capture Technologies | A Technical Evaluation of Hybrid Membrane-Absorption Processes for Acid Gas Removal | Helium Capture from Natural Gas | Monitoring Concentration Polarisation & Membrane Fouling Using MRI | Oil-in-Water Quantification using NMR | Adsorption Based CO2 Capture in the Natural Gas Industry | Lab Tour

Separation & Sensing Workshop  | Workshop Agenda | Register Your Interest

 

02 Aug 2017 | Masterclass: Equations of State for LNG

UWA, Crawley Campus

Professor Roland Span of Ruhr University, Germany will present a Masterclass on Equations of State for LNG systems. Two very recent models, namely the Enhanced Revised Klosek-McKinley method, which is a new standard for LNG custody transfer, and the EOS LNG, will be highlighted in detail.

Workshop Details & Registration


31 Jul 2017 | Public Lecture: Closed Cycle Carbon Economy

UWA, Crawley Campus

Even though the climate change conference in Paris achieved meaningful results, society still has a long way to go to rid itself of CO2 emissions. How to accomplish this task?  Professor Roland Span of Ruhr University, Germany will present a lecture on Closed Cycle Carbon Economy (C3eco). C3eco integrates the technical and social aspects of the long-term transitions from current structures for supplying society with power, fuel, and resources to those based on closed carbon cycles.

Lecture Details & Registration


24-25 Jul 2017 | Electrolyte Short Course

UWA, Crawley Campus

Understanding electrolyte solutions is relevant to water systems throughout many industries including oil and gas, water treatment and mining. This course will cover the underlying theory and modelling of electrolytes and common processes such as absorption, neutralization, precipitation, crystallisation and corrosion. There will be industry specific case studies to match participants’ areas of work.

Workshop Details & Registration


17 – 21 Jul 2017 | Gas Processing & LNG Workshop

UWA, Crawley Campus

The full workshop, which consists of two related courses, reviews the physical, chemical and engineering principles used to understand the processing of natural gas and its by-products, the principles and operation of refrigeration systems and liquefaction of natural gas to make LNG. The workshop provides a general overview of gas processing and emphasizes the design and operation of gas and LNG plants with the link day involving refrigeration facilities.

Workshop Details & Registration


20 Jun 2017 | Solids Deposition in Cryogenic Heat Exchangers

UWA CBD Office, Level 2, WA Trustee Building 133 St Georges Terrace, Perth

Professor Eric May will present on prediction and prevention of hydrocarbon solids deposition in LNG cryogenic heat exchangers.  The presentation will include an Industry Case Study of a published RasGas exchanger blockage event and demonstration of the UWA developed software tools CryoFAST and ThermoFAST.  This software has been developed in collaboration with guidance from the GPA Midstream Technical Committee.

Presentation Slides


1 Jun 2017 | Flow Assurance WorkshopFlow Assurance Workshop

ARRC, 26 Dick Perry Ave, Kensington WA 6151

The Flow Assurance Workshop is a biannual event designed to create an interface between student and staff research projects and critical technology goals within the oil and gas community. These workshops provide a forum in which young scholars can present their latest results and analyses, to gain feedback on the applicability of their results with an industrial context.  The event is free of charge to Industry participants.

Flow Assurance Workshop | Flow Assurance Meeting Notes


 24th Mar 2017 | Public Lecture: Algal Biofuels and Microbial DiversityBrent Peyton, PhD

26 Dick Perry Ave, Kensington WA 6151

Professor Brent M. Peyton of Montana State University presents “Algal Biofuels and Microbial Diversity: Alkaline Geothermal Systems of Yellowstone”

Seminar Abstract | Seminar Details


M.Richter ThermoHP17th Mar 2017 | Public Lecture: New accurate density measurements and improved models for predicting cryogenic LNG properties

8:30 – 9:15 am

ARRC, 26 Dick Perry Ave, Kensington WA 6151

Professor Markus Richter of Ruhr-Universität Bochum presents “New accurate density measurements and improved models for predicting cryogenic LNG properties”

Seminar Abstract | Seminar Details


10th Mar 2017 | Public Lecture: Thermodynamics for the Oil Industry

8:30 – 9:15 am

ARRC, 26 Dick Perry Ave, Kensington WA 6151

Professor Jean-Pierre Grolier of Institut de Chimie de Clermont-Ferrand (ICCF), Université Blaise Pascal, France presents Thermodynamics for the Oil Industry Upstream (Crude Oil Extraction & Flow Assurance)”

Seminar Abstract | Prof. Grolier CV | Seminar Details


20th Jan 2017 | Public Lecture: Ashphaltenes

8:30 – 9:30 am

ARRC, 26 Dick Perry Ave, Kensington WA 6151

Professor Siegfried Stapf of Technische Universität Ilmenau, Germany presents “Combining NMR, EPR and DNP to unravel maltene-asphaltene interactions in crude oil”


10th Nov 2016 | Flow Assurance WorkshopFlow Assurance Workshop

ARRC, 26 Dick Perry Ave, Kensington WA 6151

The Flow Assurance Workshop is a biannual event designed to create an interface between student and staff research projects and critical technology goals within the oil and gas community. These workshops provide a forum in which young scholars can present their latest results and analyses, to gain feedback on the applicability of their results with an industrial context.

Flow Assurance Workshop | Flow Assurance Meeting Notes


6th Oct 2016 | Gas Processing & Sensing WorkshopFluid_Science_and_Resources_Division.pdf - Adobe Acrobat Pro

ARRC, 26 Dick Perry Ave, Kensington WA 6151

A chance for Industry to learn about the ongoing research the Fluid Science & Resources engineering group is undertaking at UWA.

Raman Spectroscopy for In Situ Compositional Analysis | High Performance Pressure Swing Adsorption Processes | NMR Analysis Techniques | Emulsion Characterisation | Lab Tour

Workshop Flyer | Workshop Agenda | Workshop Presentations


Practical Distillation Workshop 2016

UWA, Crawley Campus

You’ve just missed Henry Kister’s Practical Distillation Technology Workshop held in July.  Please contact us if you’d like to be notified when the next one is scheduled.