Industry & Resources

A REMOTELY operated vehicle (ROV) device designed to measure friction between offshore infrastructure and seabeds has opened the door for economical on-site testing.

MORE nickel can be produced more efficiently from Australia’s low-grade laterite ores if the metal is directly extracted after leaching with nitric acid, research suggests.

THE use of water jets to more easily extract the anchoring legs of mobile oil rigs from deep inside the ocean floor, allowing them to move to new worksites, is the focus of a study through the University of Western Australia.

A UWA geologist has proposed a hypothesis which threatens to overturn conventional notions of the way Banded Ironstone Formations (BIF) first evolved.

GOLD, silver and copper can be effectively leached from their ores using glycine, an edible and environmentally benign amino acid.

A UWA geologist says the high-grade iron ore reserve at Wiluna West in the Mid West is similar to those being mined at Mt Tom Price, Paraburdoo and Mt WhaleBack in the Pilbara.

RESEARCH off the north-west coast shows undersea pipelines tend to bury themselves in the seabed more quickly than expected after they are deployed, resulting in potential cost savings for the petroleum industry.

MUCH of the Central Kimberley Devonian Reef died about 372 million years ago as part of a process that may have produced petroleum in the region, according to recent research.

RESEARCHERS have advanced the quest to understand how one of Australia and the world’s largest zinc and lead mining deposits was formed.

Maths to ease beachfront disputes

Friday, 26 December 2014

A NEW way to calculate high water mark could reduce coastal land ownership conflicts and optimise placement of coastline developments.

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