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National Geosequestration Laboratory

National Geosequestration Laboratory

Delivering innovative research solutions to support Australia’s carbon storage, energy and resources industries.

The National Geosequestration Laboratory is a carbon storage research facility focused on delivering research and development solutions to enable commercial-scale storage of carbon dioxide.

NGL is centered in Perth, Western Australia, with a gas processing laboratory node at The University of Western Australia, a test well at Curtin University and custom-designed rock characterisation facilities operated by CSIRO at the Australian Resources Research Centre.

Chemical tracers

Chemical tracers

NGL’s cutting-edge chemical tracers research is used to determine what the right tracer chemicals are for working with CO2, in what amounts and under what circumstances.

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Core-flooding and imaging

Core-flooding and imaging

NGL’s core-flooding and imagining capability is highly-specialised and can be used for carbon storage research as well as applications in the oil and gas industry.

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Environmental monitoring

Environmental monitoring

The comprehensive suite of NGL environmental monitoring capability includes atmospheric, soil gas and groundwater monitoring equipment.

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Transport and gas processing

Transport and gas processing

NGL’s CO2 Geosequestration Research Laboratory at The University of Western Australia is a world-class facility housing transport and gas processing facilities.

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Geochemistry

Geochemistry

Gas and inorganic geochemistry facility used for site characterisation, monitoring and verification.

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Near-surface geophysics and passive seismology

Near-surface geophysics and passive seismology

Equipment for near-surface geophysical monitoring and sub-surface characterisation.

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Moderate-depth geophysics

Moderate-depth geophysics

Equipment for reservoir characterisation including vibrator seismic-source vehicles, borehole seismic source equipment, wireless geophones and recording equipment.

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Mobile containerised laboratories

Mobile containerised laboratories

Mobile containerised laboratories for geophysical and geochemical equipment housing control systems, compressors, tanks and gas safety monitoring equipment for undertaking field research both on-shore and off-shore.

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Rock characterisation

Rock characterisation

The NGL rock characterisation facility is one of the foremost geomechanics and rock physics laboratories in the world.

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Well calibration and training facilities

Well calibration and training facilities

A well drilled to 900 metres for testing new down-hole tools, calibrating field equipment and training staff and students on new deployment methods for field operations.

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3D immersive visualisation

3D immersive visualisation

High-resolution, 3-dimensional visualisation facilities for data representation and interpretation at two NGL locations.

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Research support services

Research support services

NGL provides electronic, engineering and maintenance support as well as sample preparation services to industry and research institutions.

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For further information please contact Dr Linda Stalker or visit the NGL website