CSIRO provides a number of specialised services for the laboratory characterisation of unconventional reservoirs. The work uses a number of rigs developed to perform experiments at the appropriate pressures, temperatures and stresses encountered for unconventional formations.
High pressure (up to 40 MPa) and temperature (up to 200°C) measurement of methane (or other gases of interest) adsorption isotherms in shale and deep coal reservoirs
Permeability anisotropy for shales and coals at reservoir pressure, temperature and stress
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