A partnership between oil and gas heavyweights Woodside Petroleum and Chevron, and the University of Western Australia is changing the design of offshore pipelines and cutting construction costs for the expensive infrastructure.
The University of Western Australia has recruited BHP Billiton executive Peter Lilly to head up its ambitious ‘engineering zone’ project, which comes with a likely cost of $250 million.
The University of Western Australia will receive a $17 million donation from BHP Billiton for its New Century Campaign, with the engineering faculty and busines school to be the main beneficiaries.
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