The Energy Innovators Podcast

The Energy Innovators Podcast

A podcast connecting you with some of the world-leading innovators who are working to bring you a brighter energy future.

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Driving business by getting in front of new connections is vitally important for today’s small- to medium-sized businesses. In this episode, we speak to some of Australia’s innovators about the difficulties they have faced when trying to forge these connections, and the opportunities that can present themselves through a mutual desire for collaboration. The post Creating connections for collaboration and business growth appeared first on The Energy Innovators Podcast.

Jul 30

22 min 33 sec

In this episode, recorded at the 2021 AOG Energy conference, we hear about the new Centre of Decommissioning Australia (CODA), the recently announced Australian hydrogen technology cluster network, and we hear from some new engineers getting ready to enter the workforce about their experiences visiting the conference. The post Capturing the excitement of AOG Energy 2021 appeared first on The Energy Innovators Podcast.

Apr 28

18 min 24 sec

This episode explores how the skills and training needs of the energy resources sector of the future compares to today and indeed the past. We speak to some industry leaders to hear what they are doing to prepare the future workforce to meet these needs. The post Meeting the energy sector’s future skills needs appeared first on The Energy Innovators Podcast.

Mar 18

20 min 13 sec

Former NASA shuttle commander, Director of Nova Systems and director of AROSE Pam Melroy talks to NERA about the opportunities to leverage Australia's leading position as a global leader in remote operations and its growing robotics capability toward the growing space industry. The post Pam Melroy — AROSE (Australian Remote operations and robotics for Space and Earth) appeared first on The Energy Innovators Podcast.

Mar 2020

21 min 58 sec

In this episode, NERA CEO Miranda Taylor talks with Australia's Chief Scientist Dr Alan Finkel AO about hydrogen as a viable energy source and Australia's opportunities and challenges of integrating this emerging resource into our national energy mix. The post Chief Scientist Dr Alan Finkel AO — Australia’s hydrogen future appeared first on The Energy Innovators Podcast.

Oct 2019

41 min 11 sec

NERA CEO Miranda Taylor talks with Matthew Warren, the author of the recently released book, 'Blackout: how is energy-rich Australia running out of electricity?' In their discussion they cover the history of Australia’s energy and electricity systems, the ways in which the electricity network has grown and how some of the recent changes to the network are leading to instability and the blackouts that form the title of the book. The post Matthew Warren — Blackout: how is energy-rich Australia running out of electricity? appeared first on The Energy Innovators Podcast.

Aug 2019

43 min 10 sec

In this episode we talk with Dr Liz Dallimore the director of the recently established Western Australian Data Science Innovation Hub. The hub was established to coordinate data science initiatives and activities across the broader Western Australian economy. The post Dr Liz Dallimore — WA Data Science Innovation Hub appeared first on The Energy Innovators Podcast.

Jul 2019

30 min 55 sec

In this episode we talk with Professor Mariano Ianuzzi, the director of the Curtin Corrosion Center and Chevron and Woodside chair in corrosion. We discuss the forms corrosion take and the challenges it presents to all industries, along with the center's work undertaking industry led research into the prevention and management of corrosion. The post Mariano Ianuzzi — Corrosion research and management appeared first on The Energy Innovators Podcast.

Jun 2019

22 min 11 sec

We talk with Tania Walter, Founder and CEO of Obzervr, a company helping their clients across the oil and gas, mining and a number of other fields manage and leverage the data available from their operations, delivering productivity and performance gains to their businesses. The post Tania Walter of Obzervr – Operational insights from data analysis appeared first on The Energy Innovators Podcast.

Jun 2019

28 min 8 sec

In this episode NERA CEO Miranda Taylor talks with Professor Peta Ashworth of the University of Queensland about Peta's recently completed initial research into energy literacy. Peta is highly regarded for her expertise in the energy field, communication and stakeholder engagement and has been researching public attitudes to climate and energy technologies for the past ten years. The post Professor Peta Ashworth – Energy Literacy appeared first on The Energy Innovators Podcast.

May 2019

31 min 25 sec

Western Australian Chief Scientist Professor Peter Klinken talks about his background as a researcher before he was appointed to the Chief Scientist's role, his passion for STEM and inclusion in our modern society. We also talked about the opportunities available to the state and the nation through the move to renewable energy and the need for Australia to pursue more value adding manufacturing in its resources sector. The post Peter Klinken AC – WA Chief Scientist appeared first on The Energy Innovators Podcast.

May 2019

35 min 12 sec

Paul Callaghan of Oleology talks about their innovative work in the area of water separation in the oil and gas, mining and a number of other fields, offering a novel set of bespoke solutions to their clients tailored to suit their specific needs. The post OLEOLOGY – Water separation innovation appeared first on The Energy Innovators Podcast.

May 2019

34 min 46 sec

In this episode we talk with Alfonso Reyes, a petroleum engineering data scientist, about how he became a petroleum data scientist, and the intersection between petroleum engineering and data science. We also discussed a project... The post Alfonso Reyes – Petroleum Engineering Data Science appeared first on The Energy Innovators Podcast.

May 2019

41 min 35 sec

This episode features a discussion with Lee Thompson and John Trent of Cape. Cape as they are still known in Australia or Altrad more internationally are a maintenance services provider to the resources sector with some very innovative technologies. The conversation focused on two new pieces of technology Cape are introducing to the Australian market, one for removing accumulated sand from process separators while the separator is still on line, the other for cleaning the inside of caissons. The post Cape – Online Separator Sand Management appeared first on The Energy Innovators Podcast.

Apr 2019

22 min 3 sec

This episode features a discussion with Mary Turonek and Carol Kane of FB Rice. Mary and Carol are patent attorneys with FB Rice where they advise clients on the management and protection of the various forms of intellectual property they produce in the development of new technology and more broadly in running their business. The post FB Rice – Protecting IP and managing patents appeared first on The Energy Innovators Podcast.

Apr 2019

33 min 41 sec

This episode features a discussion with Ross Hutton and Andrew Heseltine of XDR. XDR are a workover rig manufacturer developing the next generation of technology to make these machines safer and more efficient. The conversation centered around how they are developing the technology, what differentiates it from previous generations of equipment and how they managed to secure their initial contracts. The post XDR – Next generation workover rigs appeared first on The Energy Innovators Podcast.

Apr 2019

31 min 41 sec

In this episode I caught up with Vegard and Helene Frihammer who are traveling around the world exploring new, green energy activity in the different countries they are visiting. They set off from Norway several months ago and shared with me the different experiences they have had along the journey so far ,as well as describing what is happening in Norway. The post Vegard and Helene Frihammer — global new energy explorers appeared first on The Energy Innovators Podcast.

Apr 2019

35 min 27 sec

This episode features a conversation with Professor Eric May of The University of Western Australia about the research he is leading into LNG and the LNG Futures Facility he is trying to establish. The post Professor Eric May of UWA – LNG research facilities appeared first on The Energy Innovators Podcast.

Apr 2019

29 min 20 sec

In this episode we talk with Tom Goerke of Cisco, his role with Innovation Central Australia and the Wireless Industrial Sensor Environment (WISE) initiative he is leading. Wireless Industrial Sensor Environment (WISE) is a collaborative... The post Tom Goerke – Wireless Industrial Sensor Environment appeared first on The Energy Innovators Podcast.

Mar 2019

37 min 18 sec

In this episode we talk with Adriana Botto of Wood about her work with the Subsea Equipment Australia Reliability (SEAR) and Transforming Australian Subsea Equipment Reliability (TASER) JIP's and how the work they are undertaking is helping to improve the reliability of Subsea equipment in Australian waters. The post Adriana Botto – Subsea equipment reliability appeared first on The Energy Innovators Podcast.

Mar 2019

30 min 23 sec

In this episode we talk with Nikki Cheesman-Dutton, CEO of CD Power, about her career and the growth and future of CD power, from its roots as a supplier of diesel based remote power generation solutions to its current move into innovative hybrid power solutions for remote applications. The post Nikki Cheesman Dutton of CD Power – Hybrid energy solutions for remote applications appeared first on The Energy Innovators Podcast.

Mar 2019

32 min 44 sec

In this episode we talk with Erica Smyth AC about her career in the resources sector, a career that has taken her from a geologist for BHP through being the first female to undertake a masters geology at McGill University in Canada before returning to Australia. Her career then progressed through various roles at BHP and Woodside after which she became a professional company director. The post Erica Smyth – Career reflections appeared first on The Energy Innovators Podcast.

Mar 2019

35 min 18 sec

This episode is a conversation with Ross Waring and Ray Farrier, the Chair and cluster manager of Subsea Innovation Cluster Australia (SICA), about the role SICA is playing in supporting the growth of the Australian subsea industry and how they are helping local businesses offer improved services to the oil and gas operators. The post Subsea Innovation Cluster Australia (SICA) appeared first on The Energy Innovators Podcast.

Mar 2019

30 min 37 sec

This episode features a conversation with Associate Professor Zach Aman of the University of Western Australia about the research he and his team are undertaking into the formation of hydrates in natural gas. The post Zach Aman of UWA – Understanding gas hydrate formation appeared first on The Energy Innovators Podcast.

Feb 2019

25 min 13 sec

In this episode we talk with Matt Allen, CEO of SubCon, about the growth of his company from its establishment to becoming one of the world's leading businesses working in marine concrete and the design and construction of artificial reefs. We also discuss the challenges of working in an industry with major swings in confidence and the impact of the large swings in the oil price in the past decade. The post Matt Allen of SubCon – Innovative marine concrete applications appeared first on The Energy Innovators Podcast.

Feb 2019

27 min 25 sec

In this episode we talk with Erik Niveld of Deployment Matters about the challenges of introducing new technology to the oil and gas industry. Through Deployment Matters Erik specialises in helping companies 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. The post Erik Nijveld of Deployment Matters – Introducing new technology appeared first on The Energy Innovators Podcast.

Feb 2019

30 min 13 sec

A conversation with the three founders of Modulr Tech, a start up bringing data solutions to the resources sector where we 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 their energy spilling over in the interview. The post Modulr Tech’s founders – hackathons and start-up life appeared first on The Energy Innovators Podcast.

Feb 2019

29 min 52 sec

In this episode we talk about developing and bringing to market innovative plant preservation technology, technology for performing sub sea cutting using abrasive fluids composite wrapping technology to give installed pipework an extended life along with the challenges of access to capital to grow a new business with Mike Mansell, the CEO of IAS Group. The post Mike Mansell of IAS group – Innovative asset preservation technology appeared first on The Energy Innovators Podcast.

Jan 2019

31 min 37 sec

In this episode we talk container based logistics and the challenges of balancing working for the offshore industry and working for the defense force with Shaun Moore, the co founder and managing director of ECLIPS Engineering The post Shaun Moore of ECLIPS – container based logistics appeared first on The Energy Innovators Podcast.

Jan 2019

29 min 33 sec

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. The post Alistair Swanson of Flicq – IIOT sensors and edge processing appeared first on The Energy Innovators Podcast.

Jan 2019

28 min 32 sec

In this first episode of the energy innovators podcast we catch up with Miranda Taylor, CEO of National Energy Resources Australia (NERA). 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. The post Miranda Taylor NERA CEO – NERA to date and plans for 2019 appeared first on The Energy Innovators Podcast.

Jan 2019

22 min 42 sec

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... The post Introducing the Energy Innovators Podcast appeared first on The Energy Innovators Podcast.

Dec 2018

1 min 32 sec