Seismic data for CSG

August 2013August 2016
The project was ultimately looking at the potential to decrease the number of wells used to extract the gas. This would provide benefits to both CSG and agricultural industries.

Seismic data for CSG

This project investigated if detailed analysis of seismic data would provide a better understanding of the distribution of the CSG resource and better inform the layout of gasfields.

Seismic surveys use reflected sound waves to map underground surfaces and structures. They are regularly used in the resources sector to map oil and gas deposits during the exploration phase. However they have not been used widely in the Queensland CSG industry due to difficulties in negotiating land access for this purpose and because the expected close spacing of CSG wells suggested that there would be minimal benefit from this type of investigation.

The students developed new processing strategies of interest to other industries.

Related Project:
A related project commenced in September 2017 titled "Integrated Sequence Stratigraphy to Improve Technically Recoverable Resources Estimation and Flow Modelling".


  • Project status: Complete
  • Project title: Improvements in pre-stack seismic data processing for coal seam gas
  • Project leader: Suzanne Hurter
  • Project team: Professor Steve Tyson
  • Research group: The University of Queensland Centre for Natural Gas (formerly known as The University of Queensland Centre for Coal Seam Gas) & The University of Queensland School of Earth Sciences
  • Timeframe: August 2013 - August 2016
  • Project funders: APLNG, Arrow Energy, Santos, QGC, University of Queensland