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Breaking Bad Oilfield Emulsions-Professor Michael Johns Awarded ARC Discovery Funds

December 9, 2018

Breaking Bad Oilfield Emulsions-Professor Michael Johns Awarded ARC Discovery Funds

In Australia, oilfield emulsion problems are frequently encountered in both the Bass Strait and across the Carnarvon Basin causing severe economic and environmental consequences. The treatment option proposed by this project scope will target both asphaltene and silt stabilised water-in-oil emulsions and will be readily deployable.

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ARC Discovery Project Awarded to Prof. Eric May, Dr Gang Li & Dr Gongkui Xiao – Gas Separation Technologies

December 9, 2018

ARC Discovery Project Awarded to Prof. Eric May, Dr Gang Li & Dr Gongkui Xiao – Gas Separation Technologies

Congratulations is extended to Centre Director, Professor Eric May and co-researchers Dr Gang Li and Dr Gongkui Xiao who have been awarded an Australian Research Council Discovery Project to develop new gas separation technologies that combine novel materials and pressure swing adsorption cycles to deliver inexpensive industrial processes capable of both high recovery and high purity…

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New Linkage Grant with Chevron to Explore Shale Rock Characterisation

December 6, 2018

New Linkage Grant with Chevron to Explore Shale Rock Characterisation

Congratulations is extended to Professor Michael Johns, Professor Eric May and Dr Scott Seltzer who were recently awarded an Australian Research Council Linkage Project Grant with Chevron to better predict shale field developments through Nuclear Magnetic Resonance imaging. This technique will better inform the shale field’s economic and environmental impact.

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Dr Darren Rowland Awarded an Australian Research Council Discovery Project

December 6, 2018

Dr Darren Rowland Awarded an Australian Research Council Discovery Project

Congratulations to FSR Research Fellow Dr Darren Rowland and fellow team Professor Richard Sadus & Professor Billy Todd who were awarded an Australian Research Council Discovery project. This project will seek to find new insights into thermodynamic and transport properties of mixtures containing water. More specifically, it will model saline water mixtures containing carbon dioxide….

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UWA ARC Centre Directors elected to the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering

November 6, 2018

UWA ARC Centre Directors elected to the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering

Two Australian Research Council Directors, Professor Eric May and Professor Phillip Watson, have been elected to the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering. This announcement bodes well for the Australian energy industry, as both Professors lead key energy portfolios that have deep industry relationships, significant scientific and technical capability and great impact. Professor Eric May…

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PhD Candidate, Xiong Xiao announced as winner of The Institution of Engineering and Technology Present Around the World (WA) Competition

October 25, 2018

PhD Candidate, Xiong Xiao announced as winner of The Institution of Engineering and Technology Present Around the World (WA) Competition

We took the opportunity to interview Xiong Xiao to find out more about IET. “This competition has offered me priceless chances of networking with the other industrial people and young professionals” said Xiong Xiao. Xiong Xiao went on to explain what this competition means for him “I have gained presentation skills, competition experience, and most…

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2018 Western Australian Premier’s Science Award and ExxonMobil Student Scientist of the Year – Arman Siahvashi

August 16, 2018

2018 Western Australian Premier’s Science Award and ExxonMobil Student Scientist of the Year – Arman Siahvashi

It was a special gala night for the Western Australian Premier’s Science Awards and Exxon Student Scientist of the Year finalists but none more so than for PhD Candidate Arman Siahvashi who was announced a winner in this category. Following the announcement, Arman said ” I would like to acknowledge the team and Professor Eric May. I…

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ACLNGF PhD Candidate Arman Siahvashi awarded a 2018 Convocation Postgraduate Research Travel Award

July 13, 2018

ACLNGF PhD Candidate Arman Siahvashi awarded a 2018 Convocation Postgraduate Research Travel Award

  PhD Candidate Arman Siahviashi on the move again through an award from UWA Convocation. Convocation Postgraduate Research Travel Awards enable postgraduate research students to enhance and gain new perspectives on their work through travel in Australia or overseas. The Award supports the development of new relationships and helps maintain international collaborations by defraying travel expenses. Arman,…

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Congratulations to PhD Candidate Arman Siahvashi on being awarded a National Measurement Institute Award

May 28, 2018

Congratulations to PhD Candidate Arman Siahvashi on being awarded a National Measurement Institute Award

PhD Candidate, Arman Siahvashi, from the Australian Research Council Centre for LNG Futures at The University of Western Australia has been awarded a National Measurement Institute Award for outstanding precision measurements and novelty.  His work on low temperature measurements in hydrocarbons has promising applications in improving the distribution of some of the 37 million tonnes…

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Article nominated for award

November 16, 2017

Article nominated for award

The article “Microscale detection of hydrate blockage onset in high-pressure gas-water systems” by Eric May, Zach Aman, Masoumeh Akhfash, and collaborators at Colorado School of Mines has been nominated for Energy and Fuels Joint Award for Excellence in Publication in 2018. The article applies in-situ particle tracking probes to provide new insight into the evolution…

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