NERA Projects

Developing Industry-Leading Hull Cleaning Technology

NERA’s support is helping CleanSubsea to develop and install a substantial improvement to the Envirocart by integrating image recognition and artificial intelligence technology into the system to boost its application and service offering throughout the global oil and gas marketplace.

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Cyclone Tracking Reanalysis

NERA is supporting a collaborative project with the Bureau of Meteorology to better understand potential tropical cyclone impacts in Australia.

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TASER Living Lab

Current offshore technology relies on learnings from operations in the North Sea and Gulf of Mexico where marine conditions are very different to those in Australia, consequently many of these overseas technologies do not provide the reliability seen elsewhere.

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Smart Sensors to Protect Oil and Gas Infrastructure

NERA is collaborating with Quadrant Energy and a group of Australian SMEs to deploy an army of small multi-sensor devices throughout an oil and gas facility located in Western Australia to create a unique virtual monitoring systemthat will more efficiently monitor the performance and reliability of plant equipment.

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Exmouth Integrated Artificial Reef

The Exmouth Integrated Artificial Reef (EIAR) project will enhance marine habitat and recreational fishing opportunities through the installation of a purpose-built reef partially constructed from retired offshore structures.

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3D Printing for Remote Operating Environments

NERA is collaborating with technology developer SPEE3D, Charles Darwin University and an oil and gas operator to support the development of a new high-speed, low-cost metal 3D printing technology specifically for the oil and gas industry.

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NUREKA

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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World-First Technology to Improve Groundwater Monitoring

NERA is supporting the commercialisation of Australian technology through a world-first field trial.

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Solar Power Generation for energy resources sector

This project will successfully integrate 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

This project has helped form the Subsea Innovation Cluster Australia (SICA) – a unique business model created by the coming together of Australian companies and research institutions who specialise in subsea Inspection Maintenance and Repair (IMR).

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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 LNG Futures 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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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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Bioremediation of Contaminated Sites

Reducing costs of environmental recovery operations and achieving best practice environmental outcomes for the energy resources sector is the aim of a collaborative agreement to facilitate regulatory reform in Australia.

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CORE Innovation Hub

The CORE Innovation Hub is an industry-led initiative, established and run by and for entrepreneurs and innovators in the resources sector.

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The Jundah Project - Unlocking Australia's resources base

The Jundah Project - unlocking the Toolebuc Formation - seeks to prove the petroleum production potential of the highly prospective Toolebuc Formation.

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Creating Global Pathways

To maintain growth and competitiveness, successful businesses must tap into new opportunities. For many firms in the energy resources sector, this means penetrating complex global supply chains in international markets.

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Converting tight contingent CSG resources

In the presence of tight coal reserves with low permeability, traditional resource extraction methods often deliver inefficient results. Recognising this issue, this project will create a methodology for the use of a new resource recovery method utilising graded particle injection (GPI).

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2017 Innovation Vouchers

NERA has awarded $180,000 to inspiring and ground breaking small businesses looking to innovate within the energy resources sector.

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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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