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.
Strontium as a chemical tracer
CSIRO Petroleum utilizes strontium as a chemical tracer to discriminate between plant and animal products grown in different locations.
Petroleum hydrogeology services at CSIRO
CSIRO has developed a team of hydrogeologists that have adapted special techniques for understanding hydrodynamic processes of the deep subsurface where oil and gas is generated and trapped and where CO2 can be safely stored for thousands of years.
CSIRO’s HyLoggingTM systems provide a means to routinely and objectively capture detailed mineralogical information from drill core, chips and powder using reflectance spectroscopy.
HyChips™: voluminous spectral mineralogy of drill chips for explorers and miners
HyChips™ is a robotic spectrometer system designed for the very rapid collection of high quality reflectance spectra from drill chips and blast-hole samples in their original trays. HyChips™ services are available from service providers throughout Australia as part of CSIRO's structured market testing and product development strategy.