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.
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.
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.
The comprehensive suite of NGL environmental monitoring capability includes atmospheric, soil gas and groundwater monitoring equipment.
NGL’s CO2 Geosequestration Research Laboratory at The University of Western Australia is a world-class facility housing transport and gas processing facilities.
Gas and inorganic geochemistry facility used for site characterisation, monitoring and verification.
Equipment for near-surface geophysical monitoring and sub-surface characterisation.
Equipment for reservoir characterisation including vibrator seismic-source vehicles, borehole seismic source equipment, wireless geophones and recording equipment.
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.
The NGL rock characterisation facility is one of the foremost geomechanics and rock physics laboratories in the world.
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.
High-resolution, 3-dimensional visualisation facilities for data representation and interpretation at two NGL locations.