Fluid Science and Resources
Understanding fluids to support complex resource recovery and minimise environmental impact
The Fluid Science and Resources research cluster in the Faculty of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences has a strong track record of delivering innovative technologies that support the complex production challenges and environmental stewardship of the energy industry.
Global energy demands are projected to increase by 50 per cent in the next 15 years, requiring further exploration and production of hydrocarbons in hostile environments.
As conventional oil and gas resources provide the input to a wide variety of industries, understanding the character and behaviour of these hydrocarbon fluids - from extraction through refining - is critical to energy security.
The Fluid Science and Resources cluster combines world-class experimental facilities with comprehensive model development, to better interrogate, risk-profile and understand reservoir performance, sub-sea production and long tiebacks, flow assurance, platform operations and LNG productions.
The group draws expertise across magnetic resonance, oilfield and production chemistry, physical chemistry, thermodynamics, transport phenomena and fluid mechanics.
The Australian Centre for LNG Futures provides transformational benefits to Australia through collaboration, technological innovation and investment in education with industry partnership.
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