Publications, presentations & posters


Balucan RD, Turner LG, Steel KM (2016): Acid-induced mineral alteration on the permeability and compressibility of coalJournal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering, Special Issue 33, 973-987.

Firouzi M, Towler B, Rufford T (2016): Developing new mechanistic models for predicting pressure gradient in coal bed methane wellsJournal of Natural Gas Science & Engineering, doi:

Gillespie N, Bond C, Downs C, Staggs J (2016): Stakeholder trust in the Queensland CSG industry. APPEA Journal, 56, 239-245.

Hentschel A, Esterle JS, Golding SD, Pacey DV (2016): Petrologic and stable isotopic study of the Walloon Coal Measures, Surat Basin, Queensland: peat accumulation under changing climate and base levelInternational Journal of Coal Geology, 160-161, 11-27.

Li MX, Ricard LP, Underschultz J., Freifeld BM (2016): Reducing operational costs of CO2 sequestration through geothermal energy initegration. Greenhouse Gas Control. 44, 238-248.

Mehreen S, Underschultz J (2016): Coexistence Opportunities for CSG and Agribusiness Promoting Complementary Industries. Journal of Industrial Ecology.

Sedek M, Gross L, Tyson S (2016): Automatic NMO Correction and Full Common Depth Point NMO Velocity Field Estimation in Anisotropic MediaPure and Applied Geophysics, 174, 305-325.

Towler B, Firouzi M, Underschultz J, Rifkin W, Garnett A, Schultz H, Esterle J, Tyson S, Witt K (2016): An overview of the coal seam gas developments in QueenslandJournal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering, 31, 249-271.

Turner LG, Stell K (2016): A study into the effect of cleat demineralisation by hydrochloric acid on the permeability of coal. Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering, 36, 931-942.

Underschultz J (2016): Linking capillary and mechanical seal capacity mechanisms. Petroleum Geoscience. doi:10.1144/petgeo2016-032.

Underschultz J, Pasini P, Grigorescu M, de Souza TL (2016): Assessing aquitard hydraulic performance from hydrocarbon migration indicators: Surat and Bowen basins, Australia. Marine and Petroleum Geology, doi: 10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2016.09.025

Underschultz J (2016): Unconventional Gas, in: S Devasahayam, K Dowling, MK Mahapatra (Eds.). Sustainability in the Mineral and Energy Sectors, 545-560, Boca Raton, Florida, CRC Press.

Underschultz J, Dodds K, Michael K, Sharma S, Wall T, Whittaker S (2016): Carbon Capture and Storage, in: Devasahayam S, Dowling K, Mahapatra MK (Eds.). Sustainability in the Mineral and Energy Sectors, 437-452, Boca Raton, Florida, CRC Press.

Underschultz J, (2016): Chapter 28 Unconventional Gas, in Devasahayam S, Dowling K, Mahapatra M (eds.). Sustainability in the Mineral/Energy Sectors. CRC press. 730 p.

Underschultz J, Strand J (2016): Capillary seal capacity of faults under hydrodynamic conditions. Geofluids Journal special edition on Fault Zone Hydrogeology. 16, 464-475.


Balucan RD, Turner LG, Steel KM (2015): The influence of cleat demineralisation on the compressibility of coalSPE Asia Pacific Unconventional Resources Conference and Exhibition, Brisbane, 9-11 November. SPE-176960.

Donovan D, Burrage K, Burrage P, McCourt TA, Thompson HB, Yzici ES (2015): Estimates of the coverage of parameter space by Latin Hypercube and Orthogonal sampling: connections between Populations of Models and Experimental Designs, arXiv, 1510.03502. link to article

Firouzi M, Towler B, Rufford T (2015): Mechanistic modelling of counter-current slug flows in vertical annuliSPE Asia Pacific Unconventional Resources Conference and Exhibition, Brisbane, 9-11 November 2015. SPE-176885.

Ge L, Khan C, Mahoney S, Rufford TE, Rudolph V (2015): Effects of effective stress changes on coal relative permeabilityInternational Conference on Coal Science and Technology, Melbourne, 27 September - 1 October 2015.

Hunter J, Brooking JC, Reading L, and Vink S (2015): A web-based system enabling the integration, analysis and 3D sub-surface visualization of groundwater monitoring data and geological modelsInternational Journal of Digital Earth, 9(2), 197-214.

Hunter, J., Gebers, A., Reading. L. and Vink,S. (2015): Understanding Connectivity between Groundwater Chemistry Data and Geological Stratigraphy via 3D Sub-surface Visualization and AnalysisISESS, the International Symposium on Environmental Software Systems, Melbourne, 25-27 March 2015.

Khan C, Ge L, Mahoney S, Rufford T, Rudolph, V, Steel K, Towler B, Honari V (2015): Coal bed methane reservoir simulation study. Abstracts of AAPG Asia Pacific Geoscience Technology Workshop (GTW) Opportunities and Advancements in Coal Bed Methane in the Asia PacificAAPG Opportunities and Advancements in Coal Bed Methane in the Asia Pacific, Brisbane, 12-13 February, 2015. 

Mahoney SA, Rufford TE, Rudolph V, Liu KY, Rodrigues S, Steel KM (2015) Creation of microchannels in Bowen Basin coals using UV laser and reactive ion etchingInternational Journal of Coal Geology, 144-145,48-57.

Mohoney SA, Rufford TE, Rudolph V, Steel KM (2015): The effect of coal rank on wettability and capillary pressure in a single cleatInternational Conference on Coal Science and Technology, Melbourne, 27 September - 1 October 2015.

Rifkin W, Witt K, Everingham J, Uhlmann V (2015): Benefits and Burdens for Rural Towns from Queensland's Onshore Gas Development, SPE Asia Pacific Unconventional Resources Conference and Exhibition, Brisbane, 9-11 November 2015. SPE-176941. 

Rifkin W, Everingham J, Witt K, Uhlmann V (2015): Lessons CSG operators can learn from Southern Queensland Towns. Gas Today, 31, 76-79. link to article

Towler BF, Firouzi M, Mortezapour A, Hywel-Evans PD (2015): Plugging CSG Wells with Bentonite: Review and Preliminary Lab ResultsSPE Asia Pacific Unconventional Resources Conference and Exhibition, Brisbane, 9-11 November 2015. SPE-176987.


Brooking C, Hunter J, Vink S, and Esterle J (2014): Interpreting Groundwater Chemistry to frame water risks of CSG development. Geological Society of Australia, Abstracts, Australian Earth Sciences Convention 2014, Newcastle, NSW.

Everingham J, Collins N, Rifkin W, Baumgartl T, Rodriguez D, Vink S, and Cavaye J (2014): How Farmers, Graziers, Miners, and Gas Industry Personnel see their Potential for Co-existence in Rural QueenslandSociety of Petroleum Engineers Economics & Management, 6(3), 122-130.

Horberry T, Harris J, Meng S, Kirsch P, Rifkin W, and Harris A (2014): Community Road Safety Initiatives for the Minerals IndustryMinerals, 4(1), 1-16.

Rifkin W, Uhlmann V, Everingham JA, and May K (2014): Tracking the Boom in Queensland’s GasfieldsInternational Journal of Rural Law and Policy, special edition 1, 1-9. link to article.

Trigger D, Keenan J, de Rijke K, and Rifkin W (2014): Aboriginal engagement and agreement-making with a rapidly developing resource industry: Coal seam gas development in Australia. The Extractive Industries and Society, 1(2), 176-188. link to article

Uhlmann V, Rifkin W, Everingham J, Head B, and May K (2014): Prioritising indicators of cumulative socio-economic impacts to characterise rapid development of onshore gas resourcesThe Extractive Industries and Society, 1(2), 189-199.

Underschultz J (2014): Fault Seal Characterisation for CSG–Aquifer Interaction, Geological Society of Australia, Abstracts. Australian Earth Sciences Convention 2014, Newcastle, NSW.