Total scanning fluorescence (TSF)
Total scanning fluorescence (TSF) is a technique that provides fluorescence fingerprints for oil, surface and oil inclusion extracts from rock samples.
Timeframes of basin evolution
This research focuses primarily on the application of inorganic geochemistry to problems in petroleum exploration, and to a lesser extent, field appraisal and production.
CSIRO is able to offer thermometrics services - a technique used to establish the water salinity and the time of trapping of inclusions in rocks.
Strontium as a chemical tracer
CSIRO Petroleum utilizes strontium as a chemical tracer to discriminate between plant and animal products grown in different locations.
Shale gas research program
CSIRO is currently developing a shale gas program to cover research issues and the delivery of services to the Australian petroleum industry.
SEE Grid: open standards for earth and environmental data
CSIRO is a founding member of the Solid Earth and Environment Grid (SEE Grid) community which fosters the development and adoption of open standards for web-based informational and computational services in the earth and environmental sciences.
Shale Research Centre
The Shale Research Centre conducts experimental and theoretical research on shale properties and problems.