Robocop maintains order in oil wells
CSIRO has developed an autonomous, self powering, energy efficient, wireless downhole robot to check that all is well down oil wells. The robot travels through all or part of an oil well, measuring important production variables such as temperature, pressure, flow rate at specific locations and times. This information is essential for petroleum companies to maximise their production and determine if there are any potential problems down the well. Amongst its many features, the robot also has its own smart energy system which allows it to be mostly self powering and operate on minimal energy.
Coal grain analysis information is providing a better understanding of the coal performance in existing applications, such as coke making and conventional power generation.
Diesel designs cut health risk
CSIRO researchers are developing technologies to improve the health and safety of mine workers by reducing their exposure to damaging particulates.
Developing techniques for Australian coal mining
The longwall top coal caving method could double the amount of coal recoverable from Australia’s thick seams of underground coal while improving safety and reducing the risk of spontaneous combustion.
Dr Chong Wong
Dr Chong Wong is the project leader for various commercial oil and gas projects related to multiphase flows, sand erosion and transport.
National Geosequestration Laboratory (NGL)
The NGL is a world-class research and development facility established to advance carbon storage technologies that play a crucial role in achieving a low-emission economy for Australia.