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The Power of Focus…

While QER is not a big organization, we are committed to meeting and exceeding the same high safety standards as any mine or industrial facility in Queensland.
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Save a Life

Most of us have now settled in for another year, with kids excited to be back among their school friends, and mums and dads excited to be back as work (of course we are!). Sadly for many Queensland families, life will never be the same after this summer.
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Happy 2023!

Apparently, the practice of celebrating New Year on 1st January started around 46BC when Julius Caesar introduced the solar calendar. “January” was named after Janus – the god of gateways and new beginnings – who had one face that looked forward and the other that looked back.
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Are Geologists Becoming Extinct?

A geologist mate told the story of how a taxi driver once asked him what he did for a job. He said he was a geologist and the driver responded: “I always thought that’d be fascinating – studying the ancient Egyptians and that”. Just for the record, of course that’s not what geologists do.
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Telling Our Story

As you might know, QER has a Visitors Centre at our Yarwun Technology Demonstration facility. One of the parts of my job that I really enjoy is sharing QER’s story with the visitors from the Gladstone community and from all around Australia.
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Let’s Hit the Bench

This month we’re excited to be commencing some new development work in our Gladstone laboratory. We have upgraded our “MFA Bench” which is a mini benchtop version of our process for extracting oil from rock.
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Learn, Learn, Learn

As soon as we are born, we start learning. We learn to crawl, walk, eat solids, and the reactions that a smile or cry can make. As our life continues, we go to school, University, and continue our learning in the workplace.
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Inspect-a-gadget buys local…

We have been carrying out lab trials over the last few weeks to test different process conditions which will help to maximise the energy efficiency of QER’s oil production process and minimise emissions.
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Happy New Year from QER

It’s that time of year again where we revive our New Year traditions. There are some pretty interesting ones around the world.
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Made in Gladstone, Australia

I’ve recently enjoyed welcoming a number of groups of tourists to our Yarwun visitor’s centre. Two things seem to resonate with them: the fresh homemade scones and that Australia could meet a significant part of our transport energy needs from right here in Gladstone.
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