CSIRO has a number of world-class research facilities and services to maximise the research potential into petroleum resources and developing geothermal technologies.
These specialised facilities are available to industry through:
CSIRO also has an extensive range of services to facilitate oil and gas related research.
CSIRO’s Petrophysics Laboratory offers a range of dielectric measurement options in a broad frequency range for solid and drill cutting samples.
CSIRO has extensive expertise in hydraulic fracturing techniques and analyses.
CSIRO’s Rock Mechanics Laboratory undertakes research and testing for exploration, development and production scenarios in the oil industry as well as for the geological storage of carbon dioxide.
The Shale Research Centre conducts experimental and theoretical research on shale properties and problems.
SynCat is Australia’s first fully automated, around-the-clock, synthetic fuels research facility.
Read a brochure on Australia’s first gas hydrate flow loop to simulate gas pipeline conditions deepwater gas fields and understand hydrate dynamic behaviour.
CSIRO has state-of-the-art facilities and equipment to carry out analyses for research and commercial purposes.