Researcher receives the Advance Queensland Fellowship

29 March 2017

Dr Mahshid Firouzi from the School of Chemical Engineering has been awarded the prestigious 2017 Advance Queensland Fellowship. The proposed research project aims to enhance the deliverability of Coal Seam Gas (CSG) wells. 

This will be achieved through developing a novel system model to predict the flowing bottom-hole pressure of CSG wells to maximise the gas recovery of CSG reserves.

"Mahshid's work is leading edge applied research addressing significant production challenges in CSG which should help towards keeping Queensland’s CSG industry the most advanced," Director of the UQ Centre for Coal Seam Gas Andrew Garnett commented.

Dr Firouzi’s work is supported by four of Australia’s large coal seam gas companies through the Centre for Coal Seam Gas (CCSG) – Shell (QGC), Arrow Energy, APLNG and Santos, and she will complete a placement with Arrow Energy as part of her fellowship.

This $180,000 fellowship helps to ensure that the research project addresses the real unsolved needs of the CSG industry.

The Queensland Government Advance Queensland Research Fellowships program supports scientists to undertake innovative research that can have a positive impact on Queensland.

The Centre for Coal Seam Gas (CCSG) congratulates Mahshid on her early-career fellowship award.