Offshore oil platform.

Offshore oil platform.

CSIRO petroleum research

CSIRO provides research and technologies to the oil and gas industry. Helping improve Australia’s oil and gas self-sufficiency and supporting a smooth transition to Australia’s clean and secure energy future.

  • 16 March 2010 | Updated 14 October 2011

The abundance and cost effectiveness of oil and gas means they will be with us for many years to come, even though alternatives to these fuels are being developed in many fields.

Petroleum products have such widespread and important uses, that many materials we use in our every day lives from computers to cars, come from oil and gas. As such, Australia’s economic wealth and growth relies heavily on our petroleum self-sufficiency.

CSIRO is working on ways to maximise the efficiency of hydrocarbon (oil and gas) exploration and production.

CSIRO has committed its petroleum research and development programs to maximising our precious crude oil reserves and uncovering the massive supplies of remote gas which are currently ‘stranded’ offshore the North West Shelf of Australia.

CSIRO is working on ways to maximise the efficiency of oil and gas exploration and production.

We are also playing an integral role in preparing Australia and the region for the transition to new energy sources in the future.   

On-going consultation with industry and government continues to guide CSIRO in developing initiatives to:

Learn about CSIRO's work in Energy from oil & gas.