The South West Hub has published a range of scientific reports based on data and samples collected during the current feasibility stage of the project.
South West Hub Research and Reports
Further detailed technical results, including the research papers that informed some of these reports, are also available. We recommend using Google Scholar when searching online for information about Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS).
South West Hub research partners
The National Geosequestration Laboratory (NGL), based in Perth, is a collaboration between the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) and the University of Western Australia and Curtin University, and is supported by the Australian Government.
The primary research focus of the NGL is to provide government and industry certainty regarding the viability and safety of large-scale geological storage of CO2. In 2012 the Australian Government allocated $48.4 million for the NGL, which is equipped with state-of-the-art infrastructure to research all facets of geosequestration.
The answers to some frequently asked questions about CCS can be found on the National Geosequestration Laboratory (NGL), website.
Scientific reports and peer reviewed publications
ANLEC R&D keeps a list of publications on scientific research projects for the South West Hub and southern Perth Basin, including a 2016 report on passive seismic monitoring design at the South West Hub CO2 geosequestration site.
The research reports, which informed the ‘Harvey I Stratigraphic Well Research Outcomes August 2013’, have been reviewed by the research institutions that produced them, by Australian National Low Emission Coal Council (ANLEC) R&D and by international experts engaged by ANLEC R&D to provide a final review. Some papers are detailed reports that require technical knowledge.
South West Hub CO2 Sequestration (PDF 2134 kb)
Basin Resource Management for Carbon Storage by Dr Sunil Varma.