Researcher biography

Currently based at the Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO), Professor Hurter leads a landmark geoscience and reservoir modelling research program focused on the unconventional onshore gas industry.

Professor Hurter joined The University of Queensland Centre for Natural Gas after a distinguished career in the oil and gas industry in various roles in Shell (Netherlands), Schlumberger (Netherlands and Australia), QGC (BG‐Group) and Arrow Energy (Shell‐PetroChina). Previously she had worked in academia in Germany (Helmholtz Centre for Geosciences in Potsdam and the Leibnitz Institute of Applied Geophysics in Hannover) and Brazil (University of Sao Paulo). She joined UQ in 2015 and was appointed as the Energi Simulation Industrial Research Chair in (Unconventional) Onshore Gas Reservoir Modelling (2017-2020).

Professor Hurter’s research interests and activities include hydrocarbon maturation and thermal evolution of sedimentary basins, carbon sequestration, coupled modelling of flow, heat in porous and fractured media and using numerical modelling to evaluate and improve onshore gas production