Hydraulic fracturing

Hydraulic fracturing, also commonly referred to as fraccing, is a method used by the oil and gas industry to increase the rate and total amount of oil and gas extracted from reservoirs.

  • What is hydraulic fracturing?

    A comprehensive explanation of the method used by the oil and gas industry to increase the rate and total amount of gas an oil extracted from reservoirs.

  • Bioregional Assessments Programme

    Providing transparent scientific information to better understand the potential impacts of coal seam gas and coal mining developments on water and water-dependent assets.

    Primary topic: Water in the resources sector

  • Environmental impacts

    We are partnering with industry to assess the social, economic and environmental impacts asssociated with Australia's natural gas industry.

    Primary topic: Gas, oil and CO2 storage

  • Fugitive emissions from coal seam gas

    We completed the first quantitative measurement of fugitive emissions from CSG wells in a pilot study covering Queensland and New South Wales.

    Primary topic: Gas, oil and CO2 storage

  • What is unconventional gas?

    Australia has vast resources of unconventional gas including coal seam gas, shale gas, and tight gas. The gas is found in complex geological systems and can be difficult to produce, requiring innovative technological solutions for extraction.

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