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Offsets for greenhouse gas emissions of onshore gas in the Northern Territory
This factsheet describes research project activities designed to explore feasible options to offset lifecycle greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) associated with proposed production and consumption of onshore gas extracted from the Beetaloo Sub-basin.
The role of gas in South Australia
This project will clarify the role of natural gas in meeting the state’s renewable energy, security, emissions and energy pricing goals.
Assessing the biodiversity of the Canning Basin in WA
This project will identify the plants and animals that inhabit the Canning Basin, with a particular focus on identifying species that have important conservation value or cultural significance.
Microbial degradation of chemicals and fluids in aquifers
This factsheet describes research activities to establish baselines for microbial communities in the Tertiary Limestone Aquifer in south east South Australia. In addition, researchers will study the potential for microbial degradation of chemicals used by the onshore gas industry.
$13.7 million Federal funding boost for CSIRO’s GISERA
The CSIRO’s Gas Industry Social and Environmental Research Alliance welcomed a Federal Government decision to commit $13.7 million for new research into the impacts of onshore gas developments across Australia.
Mitigating fugitive gas emissions from well casings
This project will review current industry practice and conduct experimental investigations to evaluate techniques and assess new materials designed to minimise fugitive methane emissions leaking from microfractures and gaps in gas well cement casing.
Community wellbeing and local attitudes to conventional gas development in south east South Australia
This factsheet summarises key points of research into community wellbeing and local attitudes and perceptions of conventional gas development in the southern Limestone Coast or lower south east region of South Australia.
CSIRO’s Gas Industry Social and Environmental Research Alliance refutes misleading report
CSIRO’s Gas Industry Social and Environmental Research Alliance (GISERA) refutes the claims made in the document ‘CSIR...who?’ published by The Australia Institute in July 2020.
Air, water and soil impacts of hydraulic fracturing in Queensland
In a first of its kind in Australia, CSIRO has completed a comprehensive study into impacts of hydraulic fracturing, a process that is sometimes used to extract coal seam gas trapped within coal deposits.
Environmental monitoring and microbial degradation of onshore shale gas activity chemicals and fluids in the Northern Territory
Factsheet to better understand how typical onshore gas chemicals biodegrade in relevant aquifers and soil types in the Northern Territory.
Characterising stygofauna and microbial assemblages in the Beetaloo Sub-basin
To undertake a broad spatial pilot-scale survey of water bores in the Beetaloo Sub-Basin, using direct sampling and DNA-based approaches to determine the distribution and abundance of stygofauna and characterise subterranean groundwater-dependent ecosystems.
NT baseline methane and groundwater studies complete
GISERA has completed important baseline methane and groundwater studies in the Northern Territory.
Issue 11, August 2019
The CSG-LNG whole-of-life gas emissions project, based in Qld, in now complete.
Whole of life greenhouse gas assessment final report released
This final report assesses greenhouse gas emissions of a coal seam gas (CSG) to liquefied natural gas (LNG) project in Queensland, and the relative climate benefits of using Queensland natural gas in place of thermal coal as fuel for generation of electricity in Australia.
Fugitive emissions fact sheet updated
CSIRO has updated the fugitive emissions factsheet which sets out what the science tells us about methane emission sources from unconventional onshore gas.
Community wellbeing survey data portal
GISERA has launched a new community wellbeing survey data portal, showcasing results from Community Wellbeing Surveys (2014 - 2016 - 2018).