Northern Territory fact sheets
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.
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.
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.
Investigating the environmental, social and economic impacts of onshore gas development in the Northern Territory
In September 2018, CSIRO’s Gas Industry Social and Environmental Research Alliance (GISERA), partnered with the Northern Territory Government to deliver […]
Analysing seismic activity in the Beetaloo Sub-basin
This fact sheet summarises CSIRO research project activities analysing seismic activity in the Beetaloo Sub-basin in the Northern Territory.
Monitoring microbial communities in aquifers and soils of the Beetaloo Sub‑basin
Understanding microbial degradation of shale gas industry chemicals and fluids in the Northern Territory.
Improved approaches to long-term monitoring of decommissioned onshore gas wells
This research investigated options for long-term monitoring of well integrity in decommissioned onshore gas wells in the Northern Territory.
About onshore gas in the NT
CSIRO has developed some resources for communities about onshore gas and its potential impacts in the Northern Territory
Mapping future transport for improved planning and operation in the Northern Territory
Construction phases of onshore gas projects can impact regional road networks through increases in the type and number of vehicles along many roads.
Putting land management knowledge into practice in the Northern Territory
Using modern data visualization techniques, this project will create a ‘virtual landscape’ of the Beetaloo Sub-basin which will assist landholders, regulators and industry to evaluate the design and placement of gas infrastructure in the region.
Optimising wastewater management for onshore gas in the NT
This fact sheet describes research project activities aimed at developing a water management framework that identifies sustainable options for managing onshore gas wastewater in the Northern Territory, should gas resource development proposals proceed.
Biodiversity impacts from roads and pipelines in the Beetaloo Sub-basin
This fact sheet describes research project activities designed to investigate ways in which roads, pipelines and other transport infrastructure may impact biodiversity in the Beetaloo Sub-basin during the proposed development of an onshore gas industry.
Offsets for greenhouse gas emissions of onshore gas in the Northern Territory
This fact sheet describes results of research project activities designed to explore feasible options to mitigate and offset lifecycle greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) associated with proposed production and consumption of onshore gas extracted from the Beetaloo Sub-basin.
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.
Environmental monitoring and microbial degradation of onshore shale gas activity chemicals and fluids in the Northern Territory
Fact sheet 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
A survey of water bores in the Beetaloo Sub-basin to characterise subterranean groundwater-dependent ecosystems
Groundwater characteristics in the Beetaloo Sub-basin
This project will provide information on the baseline concentrations of various compounds in the groundwater of important aquifers in the Beetaloo Sub-basin