The Energy Group aims to develop and apply innovative energy research that meets Australian future energy needs.
CSIRO uses x-ray vision to detect unseen gold
Powerful x-rays can now be used to rapidly and accurately detect gold in ore samples, thanks to a new technique developed by CSIRO – a move that could save Australia’s minerals industry hundreds of millions of dollars each year.
GEOTEMP™: a tool for processing, evaluating and interpreting geothermal temperature data to assist the exploration industry.
Unconventional gas brochure
CSIRO is conducting research that is aiding to support sustainable development of the coal seam gas and shale gas industries.
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.