Understanding the lifecycle of hydraulic fracturing fluids
This project will improve understanding of the lifecycle of chemicals used during hydraulic fracturing processes in the Northern Territory.
Understanding the integrity of Queensland’s coal seam gas wells: Cements, steels and microbial activity
This fact sheet describes a CSIRO research project designed to bring together information on materials used in cements and casings in coal seam gas (CSG) wells along with microbial activity that may impact CSG well integrity.
Evaluating the medium-term socio-economic impacts of onshore gas activity in southern Queensland
This fact sheet desctibes a CSIRO research project designed to update our understanding of the medium-term impacts of onshore natural gas extraction in Queensland’s Bowen and Surat Basins, by analysing socio economic data from last 10 years.
A review of the beneficial reuse and end use options for brine for the Narrabri Gas Project in northern New South Wales
This fact sheet describes CSIRO research activities designed to improve understanding of the beneficial reuse and end-use options for the brine produced as a by-product by the Narrabri Gas Project (NGP) in northern New South Wales.
Assessing the risk of forest fragmentation from coal seam gas activities for species and ecosystems in the Pilliga Forest, NSW
This fact sheet describes a CSIRO research project designed to improve our understanding of the environmental impacts of forest fragmentation from the Narrabri Gas Project on species and ecosystems in the Pilliga Forest, in New South Wales (NSW).
Issue 17, December 2022
Learn about new research in the Narrabri region, catch up on our community webcasts, and read about CSIRO soils research earning international recognition.
Decision support framework for
groundwater development scenarios
This factsheet describes research into stakeholder perspectives on groundwater management and climate change adaptation, supported by the development and assessment […]
Community webcast # 2 – ten years of GISERA research
CSIRO’s Gas Industry Social and Environmental Research Alliance recently hosted a second community webcast to highlight research on potential impacts of onshore gas activities, conducted over the past 10 years.
Examination of stygofauna ecosystems of the Beetaloo Sub-basin
This fact sheet provides an overview of new CSIRO research into the extent to which stygofauna present in water bores reflect their presence more widely within aquifers in the Beetaloo Sub-basin, Northern Territory.
Geochemical modelling and geophysical surveys to refine understanding of connectivity between coal seams and aquifers
This fact sheet provides an overview of CSIRO research designed to improve our knowledge of groundwater systems in the Gunnedah and Surat basins in the Narrabri region of NSW.
Community wellbeing and attitudes to coal seam gas development in south-west Queensland – 2014 to 2024
This fact sheet provides an overview of the CSIRO research project exploring trends in community wellbeing and attitudes to coal seam gas (CSG) development over the past decade across different industry phases: from construction through to full operation.
Microbial communities and their ability to degrade prospective chemicals used in coal seam gas activities
This fact sheet provides an overview of the CSIRO research project investigating microbial degradation of chemicals used in coal seam gas (CSG) activities in soils and waters in the Narrabri region, NSW.
Methane contributions from holding ponds
This fact sheet provides an overview of the CSIRO research project investigating the potential contribution of Queensland’s coal seam gas (CSG) holding ponds to methane emissions.
Investigating Beetaloo Sub-basin shale formations to improve long-term integrity of decommissioned gas wells
This project will assess the ability of shale formations in the Beetaloo Sub-basin to self-seal or ‘creep’ over time after gas well decommissioning, creating a natural barrier to movements of hydrocarbon fluids.
Take a tour – ten years of CSIRO’s GISERA research
GISERA has launched the new interactive Take a Tour web-based experience
The more you look, the more you’ll find – measuring seismic activity in WA
Some facts on improvements in seismic monitoring and what this means for measuring seismic activity before and after industrial activities
CSIRO soils research recognised by scientific community
Cutting edge CSIRO research into the impacts of hydraulic fracturing chemicals on soils has been published in the international scientific journal Environmental Pollution.
Community priorities revealed in GISERA survey
Long-term legacy issues associated with onshore gas development have emerged as an issue of high importance for community, government and industry according to a new survey conducted by CSIRO’s Gas Industry Social and Environmental research Alliance (GISERA).
Mapping out our research
GISERA's research takes place across Australia and now you can use our new research location map to zoom in on the action