Centre for Coal Seam Gas, The University of Queensland

The University of Queensland's Centre for Coal Seam Gas conducts and coordinates research on technical and social challenges associated with the development of coal seam gas resources in Australia. The centre also contributes towards educating the next generation of professionals to work in the coal seam gas sector.

The Centre's research capability spans four areas: Water, Social Performance, Geoscience and Petroleum Engineering. Achieving a suitable balance among these areas is a key challenge for the Australian coal seam gas industry and is the guiding principle behind CCSG's education and research strategy.


We are one of the largest and most diverse research agencies in the world. Our interests span five broad areas:

  • energy
  • environment
  • food, health and life science industries
  • information sciences
  • manufacturing, materials and minerals.
Within these areas we operate multiple National Research Flagships, facilities and collections. We are in the top 1% of global research institutions in 14 of 22 research fields and in the top 0.1% in four research fields. Through our science we provide innovative and sustainable solutions, ideas and technologies, knowledge exports, industrial and environmental innovation, plus new jobs, new industries and fresh opportunities. Ultimately, we seek to make a difference with our research, to solve problems that matter to humanity, and generate positive impact for today and tomorrow.


We deliver all our programs through a range of flexible and blended methodologies. These include classroom, online, work based, distance and self-paced learning, all supported by extensive communication networks, our online learning management system and video and teleconferencing facilities.

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