Reservoir Engineering

Reservoir engineering work at CSIRO involves research into the gas storage and migration processes that affect CSG production and the technologies needed to characterise these reservoirs.

hydraulic fracturing

Recent work has considered the following problems:

  • development of laboratory experiments to characterise coal reservoir permeability during matrix shrinkage with gas desorption
  • experimental characterisation of multi-component adsorption in coal seam reservoirs
    stimulating microbial gas generation in coal seam reservoirs
    enhanced recovery of coal seam gas.

This work is performed with support from various industry sponsors including Santos, Arrow Energy, Origin Energy, Shell, and Queensland Gas Company.

For more information on Unconventional reservoir engineering technologies please click Onshore Gas Reservoir Engineering