Deployment Matters

In this episode we talk with Erik Nijveld of Deployment Matters about the challenges of introducing new technology to the oil and gas industry. Through Deployment Matters, Erik specialises in helping companies to better understand how to position their technology so that customers can have confidence in its capabilities and, similarly, works with the end users to help them to maximise the new technologies they may deploy.

Deployment Matters are based in the Netherlands and offer deployment advisory and consulting services as well as run the Technology Catalogue platform. The Technology Catalogue is a website where technology companies can showcase their products and end users can access details of products and their user reviews and ratings.

Erik will be running a 1-day Deployment Matters workshop in Perth on 19th March 2019. If you are interested in attending, you can find out more here.

You can find out more about Deployment Matters here and their technology catalogue here.

The slide pack Erik referred to in the podcast 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.

Modulr Tech

In this episode we catch up with the three founders of Modulr Tech to talk about their journey from meeting at a hackathon, founding their company and finding their niche. They are a young and passionate company with a lot of energy and ideas, with this energy spilling over in the interview.

Modulr Tech is a start-up bringing data solutions to the resources sector. They have been in business for around 18 months, and during this time have had some real highs and lows, as well as learnt a lot about themselves, the industry and what they want their business to represent.

You can find out more about Modulr Tech here, on Facebook here, or by following them on twitter.

If you want to know more about NERA (National Energy Resources Australia), you can find it here.

The Energy Innovators Podcast website can be found here

In this episode we talk with Mike Mansell, CEO of iasgroup, about developing and bringing to market innovative plant preservation technology and technology for performing subsea cutting using abrasive fluids composite wrapping technology to give installed pipework an extended life. We also discuss the challenges of access to capital to grow a new business.

iasgroup specialise in providing facility life extension and preservation technologies and services, both developed and built in-house and through strategic international partnerships. They work with both the oil and gas industry and infrastructure clients to design and install their products and to offer innovative abrasive slurry cutting technology that could revolutionise offshore equipment decommissioning activities.

iasgroup can be found here, where you can learn about their various projects and technologies. Mike himself is on LinkedIn here.

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

In this episode we talk about container-based logistics and the challenges of balancing working for the offshore industry and for the defense force with Shaun Moore, co-founder and managing director of ECLIPS Engineering.

ECLIPS are a Canberra-based engineering company who specialise in building container-based logistics solutions. They have worked extensively for both the defense and offshore oil and gas industries, bringing the benefits of the skills, experience and knowledge gained from one client to offer better ideas and solutions to others.

ECLIPS can be found here, where you can find out about their various projects and technologies. Shaun himself is on LinkedIn here.

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

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In this episode we talk about new industrial sensor technology, the industrial internet of things, edge processing and the challenges of growing a new hardware technology company in an established market with Alistair Swanson the Australian managing director of Flicq.

Flicq are a relatively new company who specialise in the design and manufacturing of some clever new sensor technology that can be cheaply and easily deployed onto new and existing plants to provide improved insight into condition monitoring and plant conditions. They work across the energy, transport, power generation and utilities industries, where their technology is now starting to gain significant interest.

Flicq can be found here, where you can learn about their various projects and technologies. Alistair himself is on LinkedIn here.

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


In this first episode of the energy innovators podcast we catch up with Miranda Taylor, CEO of National Energy Resources Australia or NERA as it’s generally known. In the interview we talk about Miranda’s background, NERA’s role in the energy sector, some of the highlights from the first three years of operation and NERA’s plans for the first part of 2019.

It is quite a wide-ranging discussion with a lot of insight into the opportunities NERA is identifying in the Australian energy sector, covering things like standards, automation and robotics, business accelerators and upcoming conferences.

You can find out more about NERA here.

If you would like a copy of NERA’s Creating our new energy futures book, simply email with your postal details, and we will send one to you.

A link to the NERA activities at the Australian Oil and Gas Conference here.

A link to the SME accelerator program Miranda mentioned here.

And finally you can find more information on this podcast here.

We are really happy to share that we have commenced an ongoing series of interview podcasts with some of the innovators who are bringing new ideas and new technologies to the energy resources space.

These interviews will be with the men and women working on concepts and products that have the potential to change our energy future. Some are working with digital solutions such as machine learning and artificial intelligence, while others are bringing new equipment to the industry. All aim to improve productivity, safety and environmental performance.

We hope you enjoy them.