Argon dating meets exploration challenges
Successful exploration relies on knowledge of basin formation and thermal history of sedimentary rock and hydrocarbon migration. CSIRO’s argon dating services can help petroleum companies better determine potential locations for drilling petroleum wells.
Mr Amir Aryana: exploring for business ventures
CSIRO's Petroleum and Geothermal Research portfolio has a commitment to both strategic and pre-commercial research based on key industry priorities with both these goals nurtured by a business development team.
New centre makes geothermal cities a hot prospect
A new research centre dedicated to developing technologies designed to help establish sustainable, low-emission, geothermal cities, was launched in Perth today by the Western Australian Minister for Mines and Petroleum, the Hon Norman Moore.
Going global to gauge greenhouse gas behaviour
CSIRO scientist Dr Martin Leahy has been honoured for his work in carbon dioxide storage technologies, receiving a Victorian Fellowship award and an Australian French Association for Science and Technology (AFAS) FEAST-France Fellowship top up.
Making coal mining safer, more efficient and greener
CSIRO’s efforts to help the Australian coal industry improve safety and efficiency and reduce its environmental impact received a boost this week with the allocation of more than A$3 million in funding from the Australian Coal Association Research Program (ACARP).
CSIRO technology helps China strike oil
CSIRO technologies are helping petroleum companies improve their exploration methods not only in Australia but worldwide. Chinese petroleum companies, including PetroChina, China’s largest oil and gas producer use CSIRO technologies to improve predictions on the presence and quantity of oil to reduce the risk of drilling dry wells.
Improved satellite navigation for remote areas
CSIRO scientists with the Minerals Down Under National Research Flagship are working closely with industry and government to develop vastly improved navigation technology for remote areas.
Active submarine volcanoes found near Fiji
Several huge active submarine volcanoes, spreading ridges and rift zones have been discovered northeast of Fiji by a team of Australian and American scientists aboard the Marine National Facility Research Vessel, Southern Surveyor.
CSIRO reports on seafloor mining
The environmental, economic, regulatory and social issues raised as a result of the mining industry’s increasing interest in extracting rich deposits of minerals from Australia’s seafloor are discussed in a new report launched today in Sydney by the Director of CSIRO’s Wealth from Oceans National Research Flagship, Dr Kate Wilson.
New facility boosts gas hydrates research
A new flow loop commissioned by CSIRO will help researchers find solutions to predict and control gas hydrates formation in offshore oil and gas production pipelines.
Using bacteria to develop cleaner energy
CSIRO scientists are investigating whether injecting coal seams with certain kinds of bacteria and carbon dioxide can produce commercially viable quantities of methane gas.
Strategic Alliance strengthens energy research
Research into oil and gas exploration and production and wider energy technologies has received a funding boost following the signing of a Strategic Alliance Agreement between CSIRO and Petronas, the national petroleum company of Malaysia.