In this episode NERA connects with Professor Mariano Ianuzzi, the director of the Curtin Corrosion Centre and Chevron and Woodside Chair in corrosion.

We discuss the forms corrosion take and the challenges it presents to all industries, along with the centre’s work undertaking industry-led research into the prevention and management of corrosion.

Mariano is on LinkedIn here.

The Curtin Corrosion Centre website is here.

You can find out more about NERA (National Energy Resources Australia) here.

The Energy Innovators Podcast website is located here.

In this episode we talk with Tania Walter, Founder and CEO of Obzervr, a company helping their clients across the oil and gas, mining and a number of other fields to manage and leverage the data available from their operations, delivering productivity and performance gains to their businesses.

In the discussion we talked about Tania’s background as an entrepreneur, why she established Obzervr, how they work with their clients by using their operational data to improve the efficiency of their businesses.

Tania is on LinkedIn here.

Obzervr’s website is here.

You can find out more about NERA (National Energy Resources Australia) here.

The Energy Innovators Podcast website is located here.

In this episode NERA CEO Miranda Taylor talks with Professor Peta Ashworth of the University of Queensland about her recently completed initial research into energy literacy. Peta is highly regarded for her expertise in the energy field and for her communication and stakeholder engagement. She has been researching public attitudes to climate and energy technologies for the past ten years.

Peta’s report into energy literacy — Building Australia’s Energy Literacy — firstly attempts to develop a definition of what energy literacy really is, and how the term is perceived in the community. Following the release of the report, Peta is aiming to hold a workshop to which interested parties from across Australia will be invited to discuss the report and determine next steps.

You can find out more about Peta and her work here.

The Building Australia’s Energy Literacy report can be accessed here.

More information on NERA (National Energy Resources Australia) can be found here.

The Energy Innovators Podcast website can be found here.

In this episode we talk with Western Australian Chief Scientist Professor Peter Klinken AC. Peter has been the Chief Scientist for Western Australia since 2014 and has recently been reappointed for a further three years.

We discussed Peter’s background as a researcher before he was appointed to the Chief Scientist role, as well as his passion for STEM and inclusion in our modern society. We also talked about the opportunities available to the state and the nation through the move to renewable energy, and the need for Australia to pursue more value-adding manufacturing in its resources sector.

Peter is on LinkedIn here. You will also find his Wikipedia profile here.

You can find out more about NERA (National Energy Resources Australia) here.

The Energy Innovators Podcast website is located here.

In this episode we talk with Paul Callaghan, Founder and Managing Director of OLEOLOGY, who are a company doing some innovative work in the area of water separation in the oil and gas, mining and a number of other fields, offering a novel set of bespoke solutions to their clients tailored to suit their specific needs.

In the discussion we talked about Paul’s background, how OLEOLOGY was established, the kinds of solutions they develop for their clients and some of the challenges in offering a novel technical solution when many clients are busy and lean toward the technology they know.

Paul is on LinkedIn here.

OLEOLOGY’s website is here.

You can find out more about NERA (National Energy Resources Australia) here.

The Energy Innovators Podcast website is located here.

In this episode we talk with Alfonso Reyes, a petroleum engineering data scientist, about how he became a petroleum data scientist, and the intersection between petroleum engineering and data science. We also discussed a project Alfonso was recently involved in, where they progressed from using data science to model a single well to modelling a field to eventually being able to run scenarios to improve production.

Alfonso is on LinkedIn here.

You can find out more about NERA (National Energy Resources Australia) here.

The Energy Innovators Podcast website is located here.

This episode features a discussion with Lee Thompson and John Trent of Cape. Cape (known as Cape in Australia and as Altrad internationally) are a maintenance services provider to the resources sector with some very innovative technologies. The conversation focussed on two new pieces of technology that Cape are introducing to the Australian market: one is for removing accumulated sand from process separators while the separator is still on line, and the other is for cleaning the inside of caissons.

John and Lee describe how the technology works, the value it is unlocking for their customers in terms of reduced downtime, improved maintenance and, most particularly, improvements in personnel safety. They also shared some of the challenges of introducing into the Australian market technology that is proven in other regions.

Cape can be found here, and a brochure for the online sand removal equipment here.

John can be found on LinkedIn here, and Lee can be found here.

You can find out more about NERA (National Energy Resources Australia) here.

The Energy Innovators Podcast website is located here.

This episode features a discussion with Mary Turonek and Carol Kane of FB Rice. Mary and Carol are patent attorneys with FB Rice, where they advise clients on the management and protection of the various forms of intellectual property they produce in the development of new technology, and more broadly in running their business.

The majority of the conversation was around how the various ways companies need to be vigilant around the identification, management and protection of their IP.

FB Rice can be found here.

Mary is on LinkedIn here, and Carol can be found here.

You can find out more about NERA (National Energy Resources Australia) here.

The Energy Innovators Podcast website is located here.

This episode features a discussion with Ross Hutton and Andrew Heseltine of Exploration Drill Rigs (XDR). XDR are a workover rig manufacturer developing the next generation of technology to make these machines safer and more efficient. The conversation centred around how they are developing the technology, what differentiates this technology from previous generations of equipment, and how they managed to secure their initial contracts.

It was interesting to hear from Ross and Andrew about how the company has grown and the impact their technology could have on both the safety and efficiency of these large, complex pieces of technology.

XDR can be found here.

You can find out more about NERA (National Energy Resources Australia) here.

The Energy Innovators Podcast website is located here.

In this episode we catch up with Vegard and Helene Frihammer, who are travelling around the world to explore new, green energy initiatives in the different countries they are visiting. They set off from Norway several months ago, and share in this interview the different experiences they’ve along the journey so far, as well as describe what is happening in Norway.

Vegard works with a company called Greenstat, who have the ambition to establish a global network of companies pursuing renewable energy solutions. Helene leads an organisation called Climapartners, who are developing a network of organisations working to reduce climate emissions and develop green business opportunities.

This discussion was quite different to most of the others on the podcast, but it was fascinating to hear how the energy and emissions landscape is changing in Norway.

Vegard is on LinkedIn here and Helene on LinkedIn is here.

You can find out more about NERA (National Energy Resources Australia) here.

The Energy Innovators Podcast website is located here.