CSIRO petroleum research
CSIRO has world class petroleum researchers working on improving Australia's oil and gas self-sufficiency.
Award-winning ways to appraise oil and gas deposits
CSIRO’s Characterisation Team has combined geophysics, geostatistics and reservoir engineering to develop new ways to appraise oil and gas deposits. This work won them a CSIRO Medal in 2004.
Award-winning team uses computer modelling to help find new sources of oil and gas.
Mr Brad McDonald: designing gas extraction technology
Mr McDonald provides CSIRO with technical expertise in the design and construction of high-vacuum helium extraction hardware. He created the Alphachron Helium Extraction and Measurement Instrument, which combines efficiency of operation with innovations for heating and automated gas handling.
Dr Mick Wilson: improving oil and gas discovery and utilisation
Dr Mick Wilson has returned to CSIRO as Theme Leader, Low Emission Transport Fuels, after more than a decade in academia and industry. His current research includes nanotechnology, microbiologically enhancing oil recovery and deriving synfuels from gas.
Dr Martin Young: looking through the microscope
Dr Marty Young has conducted the first detailed investigation into the geographical distribution of organic-and calcareous-walled dinoflagellate cysts from the eastern Indian Ocean. His current research is based on strontium isotope stratigraphy of marine carbonates from Papua New Guinea and Indonesia.