Researcher biography

Previously to joining UQ, Suzanne Hurter had a 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). For a number of years, she also worked in academia at the Helmholtz Centre for Geosciences in Potsdam and the Leibnitz Institute of Applied Geophysics in Hannover (Germany) and at the University of Sao Paulo (Brazil).

Suzanne'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.

In 2017, the UQ's Centre for Coal Seam Gas (CCSG) was awarded the Canadian Foundation CMG (FCMG) inaugural Industrial Research Chair in Onshore Gas Reservoir Modelling, and Suzanne was appointed as the new chair.