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The SHARC Consortium: a proposal

Industry participation is being sought in a joint industry project aimed at improving the understanding of shale behaviour.

Seeing under the ocean with robotic Argo floats

See how a world-wide array of robotic floats is providing scientists with data about the ocean and helping them to understand the ocean’s role in climate, and to better forecast climate and ocean conditions. CSIRO is providing a valuable contribution to this project. (2:00)

Dr Richard Matear: exploring ocean processes

Dr Richard Matear is a modeller specialising in the interaction of physical, chemical and biological processes in the oceans.

Resistivity from oil-water inclusions (ROI™)

Resistivity from Oil-water Inclusions (ROI™) is a technique used by CSIRO for the petroleum industry to determine water saturation in oil reservoirs.

Researching healthier marine ecosystems

The Wealth from Oceans Flagship is researching the impact human activities have on marine ecosystems to improve the way people and the marine environment interact.

Advanced materials and surface technologies for reducing biofouling

Biofouling affects ships, underwater infrastructure like pipes and cables, oil platforms, and even seismic survey equipment. A Wealth from Oceans Flagship team is testing advanced surface-based technologies to prevent biofouling. One approach is biomimicry, a technique of reproducing fouling-resistant surface structures found in nature.

Ms Rebecca Edwards: enabling aquatic remote sensing

Ms Rebecca Edwards provides support to the aquatic remote sensing teams within CSIRO Land and Water.


These techniques allow us to understand hydrocarbon migration and accumulation. They detect current and palaeo-oil zones by measuring the fluorescence from hydrocarbons sealed in fluid inclusions and at the surface of siliciclastic rocks.

Platform-free oil and gas extraction

Current estimates suggest Australia has over A$1 trillion of oil and gas reserves that cannot be developed by conventional methods. With sub-sea and down-hole technologies, this resource is no longer out of reach.

An overview of the Wells And Subsea Technologies Group program

The Wells and Subsea Technologies program is working towards creating smart wells and ways to dispense with traditional platforms

Petroleum hydrogeology reveals oil leakage from traps

CSIRO hydrogeologists have adapted specialised techniques to understand how to extract more oil from reservoirs as well as identify geological structures to safely store carbon dioxide emissions.

Petroleum hydrogeology services at CSIRO

CSIRO has developed a team of hydrogeologists that have adapted special techniques for understanding hydrodynamic processes of the deep subsurface where oil and gas is generated and trapped and where CO2 can be safely stored for thousands of years.

Maintaining healthy pelagic fisheries and ecosystems

Supporting the science-based management of Australia’s Commonwealth and internationally-shared pelagic fisheries.

Our changing atmosphere

CSIRO’s changing atmosphere research measures and models levels of greenhouse and ozone-depleting gases in the atmosphere. The information underpins integrated solutions and sound management strategies for climate change and ozone depletion issues.

Our Resilient Coastal Australia brochure

This brochure provides information about CSIRO's Wealth from Oceans theme, Our Resilient Coastal Australia. (2 pages)

Oil migration intervals (OMI™)

The OMI™ technique is used to determine buoyancy and capillary controls in reservoirs in order to assess the location of oil accumulation.

Changes to ocean temperature affect Australia’s climate variability

Marine science and oceanography expeditions by the Wealth from Oceans Flagship are continuing to research the impact on Australia’s climate caused by changes to the Southern Ocean and its composition.

Oceans of change: oceans and climate change

Although we are aware of the ways our climate is shaping changes on the land, we are less familiar with change beneath the waves of the worlds’ oceans and coastal waterways, and the influences that our oceans and our changing climate have on each other.

The Ocean Conveyor Belt

The oceans are the largest repository of heat on Earth, with a capacity 1 000 times greater than the atmosphere. This heat is distributed around the globe by ocean currents referred to as the ‘conveyor belt’. This circulation influences, and is influenced by, the climate.

Maximising recovery and productivity of oil and gas wells

CSIRO’s prototype of a near wellbore reservoir characterisation tool (NWRCT) helps maximise oil and gas recovery through improved well trajectory and completion design.

Maintaining ship-shape northern marine ecosystems

Supporting the scientifically-based management of Australia’s northern Commonwealth and internationally-shared fisheries.

Statistics for the northern prawn fishery project

CSIRO statisticians work closely with CSIRO marine scientists and external partners to support the sustainability of the Northern Prawn Fishery, the most valuable Commonwealth fishery.

Dr Nic Bax: expert in marine resource management

Dr Nic Bax is applying his expertise in marine resource management to help understand, manage and conserve our oceans’ biodiversity.

Mineral map a world first

The Wealth from Oceans Flagship and its partners have created the first map of Australia’s undersea mineral deposits.

Near wellbore reservoir characterisation tool: phase II

CSIRO is developing a software tool that can characterise well inflow performance, probabilistically, on a continuous/real-time basis utilising a variety of data sources.

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