- CEO's Update
- CRC Activities
- Communications Activities
- Cooperative Research Centres Association
- Industry Support
- Research Projects
- Research Update
CEO's Update June 2018
The middle of the year is always an extremely busy time for the Energy Pipelines CRC team. With key events such as the June Seminar, the July Research Conference as well as a flurry of committee and project meetings, the entire team remains hard at work while also taking on the additional responsibilities of the establishment of a new CRC.
The successful bid for the Future Fuels CRC lays a path forward for industry/research collaboration within the broader energy industry. We as a team remain committed to the success successful start-up of the Future Fuels CRC and the conclusion of the Energy Pipelines CRC over the next 12 months. Importantly, the Energy Pipelines CRC is on track to complete all remaining Commonwealth milestones. This is due to the dedication and hard work of all those involved. We still enjoy the continued enthusiastic support of all those involved with Energy Pipelines CRC projects until their completion and we are greatly appreciative of that.
There is also continued opportunity for new members of our community to engage with research projects. If you are an employee of an APGA RSC member company and would like to be more involved with shaping the direction of research, please contact our Research and Innovation Manager Dr Klaas van Alphen and he will assist you.
We hosted a very successful APGA RSC/ Energy Pipelines CRC research seminar towards the end of this month. With over 50 attendees, I was pleased to see the level of engagement and interest in the array of projects on a broad range of topics from HDD practices through to landholder contract programs. I would like to thank all those involved in the preparation for this Seminar especially the research teams and industry advisors for their collaboration in putting together all the presentations.
The next major Energy Pipelines CRC event is the final Research Conference to be held from the 9th-10th July at Deakin University in Geelong. The program for this event will provide opportunities for professional development, networking as well as a chance to celebrate and reflect on the achievements of the Energy Pipelines CRC. A significant portion of the program has been devoted to the capturing of lessons learnt regarding how effective research has met industry needs as well as its dissemination. This is an excellent opportunity to share your views and I strongly encourage you to attend if possible.
If you would like more information or to register for this event, please contact our Communications Officer Matthew Byers.
Finally, I would like to note that PRCI President Cliff Johnson and EPRG Secretary-General Dr Marion Erdelen-Peppler joined us this week for a series of meetings as well as attending the Seminar. We highlighted the breadth and impact of Energy Pipelines CRC research and strengthened the bonds with our key international partners. I look forward to seeing them again later this year at the IPC Conference and next year for the next Joint Technical Meeting (JTM 2019) in Brisbane.