Industry & Resources
MOBILE jack-up drilling platforms used in the oil and gas industry are at risk of rejection before installation due to their use in harsher environments and deeper waters—but University of WA scientists have developed a model that will remove uncertainty and minimise risk, potentially widening their operating envelope.
A METALLURGIST based at Curtin University has helped develop a hydrometallurgical method of extracting gold, palladium and platinum from crushed ores using bacteria and chemical leaching.
RESEARCH led by West Australian scientists into ‘subduction’ during tectonic plate collisions has provided new insights into the global sulphur cycle.
A HYDRO-geologist has found an inexpensive, high-quality three-dimensional imaging method for aquifers and other below-ground features.