NERA provides industry-matched funding and support to collaborative lighthouse projects across Australia.

TASER Living Lab

Four ‘living laboratories’ have been designed to help Australia’s oil & gas industry tackle the sector-wide costs incurred from operating in Australia’s challenging warm water environment.

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Exmouth Integrated Artificial Reef

The $1 million Exmouth Integrated Artificial Reef is a unique project that will enhance marine habitat and recreational fishing opportunities by creating Australia’s first integrated artificial reef and the largest purpose-built reef habitat in Western Australia.

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Metal in Minutes

NERA is collaborating to support the development of a new high-speed, low-cost metal 3D printing technology specifically for the oil and gas industry, which can operate around 1,000 times the speed of conventional metal 3D printing at a fraction of the cost.

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Science of Cyclones

This project improved the quality of historical tropical cyclone data to enhance understanding of the risk profile for new and existing offshore infrastructure. This means better informed decision making, reduced engineering costs, improved operational efficiency and better the safety of workers.

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World-first Hydrate Test Facility

Improving our understanding of hydrates and how they form in subsea equipment can help industry solve a challenge that costs $1m per day to combat and up to $500m per asset to fully prevent.

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Smart Hull Cleaning

Further evolving CleanSubSea's Envirocart into a fully automated system that is revolutionising the way Australia's energy resources and marine industries combat biofouling.

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Innovation Voucher Program

NERA’s Innovation Voucher Program encourage SMEs and innovators to work with potential clients in the energy resources sector to overcome a specific challenge or barrier to getting their technology commercialised.

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LNG Living Lab

NERA is supporting the development of a micro-scale LNG futures facility to be built in Western Australia. The Facility is an initiative of the Australian Centre for LNG Futures (ACLNGF) — an Australian Research Council-funded Industrial Transformation Training Centre.

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Solving remote power challenges with clean technology

With NERA's support, CD Power are successfully integrating solar, battery storage and gas generation technologies to create a reliable, low-carbon and economical alternative power supply for CSG wellsites.

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Subsea Innovation Cluster Australia (SICA)

Backed by NERA and with important industry support, SICA is demonstrating the value of the cluster model by attracting operator interest and investment to Australian shores within the first 12 months of operation.

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World-First Technology to Improve Groundwater Monitoring

NERA is supporting the commercialisation of Australian technology through a world-first field trial. CSIRO's SENSEI™ technology has the potential to dramatically improve the accuracy of groundwater monitoring activities relating to in-situ recovery (ISR) operations.

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CORE Innovation Hub

NERA is a Foundation Partner of the CORE Innovation Hub — Australia's first co-working, collaboration and innovation hub focussed on the energy resources sector.

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Improving Radiological Risk Assessments

NERA is supporting Flinders University and industry partners to develop a better understanding of the radiological impacts of uranium mining on flora and fauna in Australia's arid environments.

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The Jundah Project

This project seeks to prove the petroleum production potential of the highly prospective Toolebuc Formation, which has the potential to supply natural gas to the east coast domestic market, helping to address energy security priorities.

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Open innovation platform

Nureka is an open source platform, providing both innovation and collaboration capability within a single structure, for users across the entire oil and gas ecosystem. Nureka is a collaboration between NERA and Eureka Platform Pty Ltd.

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Converting tight contingent CSG resources

This project will create a methodology for the use of a new resource recovery method utilising graded particle injection (GPI).

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Natural degradation of hydrocarbons

This 3-year long project aims to to verify the effectiveness of natural biodegradation of petroleum hydrocarbons at contaminated sites under Australian conditions.

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Optimisation of coal export Terminals

This project aims to boost the productivity of Australia's energy resources sector through increased coal export terminal capability.

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Unlocking Australia's uranium resources

NERA, Toro Energy, Cameco Australia, Separation Engineering, Australian Nuclear Science Technology Organisation (ANSTO) and Strategic Metallurgy developed a research program to significantly reduce the processing costs associated with carbonate-hosted deposits.

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Using data to unlock Australia’s resource base

NERA has partnered with The University of Queensland Centre for Coal Seam Gas (UQ-CCSG) and industry operators to commercialise leading research that will improve the accuracy of the resource models used in the Coal Seam Gas (CSG) industry, contributing to more cost-effective resource planning.

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