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.
Energymark is helping households and communities reduce their carbon footprints, lower energy consumption and save on power bills.
Dr Cameron Huddlestone-Holmes leads the geothermal research program at CSIRO, integrating multi-disciplinary science and technologies to better understand geothermal energy in the Australian context and deliver engineering methods to support the emerging renewable energy resource in Australia.
Exploring how the mining industry can adapt to climate change
Future climate variability and change is impacting on the Australian mining industry and its communities in different ways. CSIRO is working with mining enterprises and communities to explore climate adaptation strategies through the CSIRO Climate Adaptation Flagship, in association with both the CSIRO Coal Portfolio and the CSIRO Minerals Down Under Flagship.