Chevron is working with the local industry to secure Western Australia’s future as a self-sufficient producer of cleaner-burning natural gas.
Since its inception in 2005, we’ve worked with the Western Australian Energy Research Alliance (WAERA) to conduct petroleum research, technology development and education and training projects.
Our short-and long-term research studies are initially concentrating on oil and gas exploration and development; hydrocarbon processing; industry-related health; safety and environmental issues; and education and training initiatives.
WAERA is a government-sponsored alliance of three of Australia’s leading research organisations – the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation’s (CSIRO) Petroleum Division, Curtin University and the University of Western Australia.
The combination of WAERA’s research and development competencies and our funding and research support is creating a vehicle through which all partners are expanding research capabilities that will in turn deliver technological advancements needed to secure Western Australia’s energy future.
As part of the partnership, we also support and collaborate on a number of projects under the Western Australian Alliance for Advanced Energy Solutions (AESWA) which in turn supports university professorial chairs and research postings.
Our WAERA alliance will enhance Australia’s world-class energy industry research and development capabilities and exemplifies Chevron’s partnership approach to doing business.
Key benefits for Chevron include:
- Access to world class research
- Opportunities for technology and knowledge transfer and the ability to develop strategic corporate assets through new technology
- Attracting the best and brightest from these universities to work for Chevron