CO2 geosequestration in aquifers and hydrocarbon reservoirs is a promising carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) method. Our research enhances the feasibility of CO2 geosequestration in heterogeneous and low-pressure formations to maximize CO2 storage. 

Our Competitive Advantage 

  • CO2 modification with chemicals to achieve miscibility in low pressure oil reservoirs 
  • CO2 modification with water to achieve mobility control in heterogeneous oil reservoirs 
  • Using fines migration to maximise residual trapping of CO2 
  • Integration pore- and core-scale experiments with basin scale simulations to assess the long-term safe storage of CO2  

Recent Research Projects 

  • Laboratory assessment of the first potential CO2-EOR project of Australia 
  • Assessing dynamic flow properties for Precipice sandstone 
  • Modelling the impacts of Surat basin geological CO2 storage on groundwater flow  

Successful Applications 

  • Discovered novel water-saturated CO2 injection to increase CO2 storage and oil recovery 
  • Established the protocol of fines migration experiments to evaluate CO2 injectivity and residual trapping  

Facilities & Infrastructure 

  • High temperature/ high pressure visualization cell and core flooding facilities 
  • Integrated micro-CT, SEM, ICP-OES and XRD-XRF facilities 

Our People