CSIRO is developing microseismic techniques that will improve our understanding of fracture processes. These techniques increase the value of data captured by microseismic monitoring.
Microbially enhanced coal seam methane brochure
CSIRO is currently developing a program on microbial enhancement of coal seam methane production, to understand the processes involved and how to apply that knowledge to replenish depleted and unproductive coal seams.
Shale gas research program
CSIRO is currently developing a shale gas program to cover research issues and the delivery of services to the Australian industry. This 2-page brochure showcases CSIRO's activities and capabilities in shale gas research.
Shale Research Centre
The Shale Research Centre, located at the Australian Resources Research Centre, is a nucleus of experimental and theoretical research expertise aimed at solving the critical issues related to clay rich sediments and rocks. (2 pages)
This brochure outlines PressurePlot™, PressureQC and PressureDB™, a linked visualisation software and database system used to rapidly and qualitatively compare contemporary and historical data sets. (2 pages)
Hytra Hydrate Flow Loop
Read a brochure on Australia's first gas hydrate flow loop to simulate gas pipeline conditions deepwater gas fields and understand hydrate dynamic behaviour. (2 pages)
Enhanced oil recovery
This 2-page brochure outlines the capabilities being used to aid research into enhanced oil recovery.
Downhole robot brochure
CSIRO has developed an autonomous and wireless downhole robot that measures key factors affecting production in petroleum wells.
Petroleum geoscience: Organic petrology
CSIRO’s petrology team conducts research and services with an emphasis on petroleum source rock evaluation and coal seam reservoir characterisation for coal seam methane production and geological storage of CO2. (2 pages)
Petroleum engineering: Hydraulic fracturing
CSIRO has extensive expertise in hydraulic fracturing techniques and is developing new methods of analysis and application of hydraulic fracturing to the petroleum, mining, geothermal industries and for geoscience research. (2 pages)
Gas processing and conversion
This brochure showcases the expertise, facilities and research projects being undertaken in the Gas Processing and Conversion research program. (2 pages)
Petroleum geoscience: Fluid history analysis
CSIRO develops and applies innovative techniques to investigate the movement of hydrocarbons in petroleum reservoirs and sedimentary basins at geological and production time scales by analysing rocks and associated fluids at the micro-scale. (2 pages)
Petroleum geoscience: Argon thermochronology
This brochure explains how CSIRO’s argon thermochronology team applies K-Ar and Ar-Ar dating technology to determine the ages of rocks, minerals and the timing of fluid flow. (2 pages)
Coal seam gas
This 2-page brochure outlines projects being undertaken into coal seam gas by CSIRO.
CSIRO's petroleum exploration research spans from source rock characterisation through petroleum systems modelling, traps and reservoir characterisation, to faults and marine geology. This range of expertise and capabilities can be used to augment current industrial techniques and approaches to reduce exploration, development and production risks.
CSIRO has developed a range of novel tracers to characterise reservoir storage properties, and laboratory techniques to characterise chemical tracer behaviour.