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Prof Jim Underschultz   PhD

With >25 years of experience, more than 50 publications on the subject, Jim has built a reputation in petroleum hydrogeology, unconventional hydrocarbons and carbon storage research. He is currently Professorial Chair of Petroleum Hydrodynamics at the University of Queensland with the Centre for Coal Seam Gas. He is Science Leader Storage for ANLEC R&D and sits on the Science Advisory Committee for the Peter Cook Centre and the Australian Mirror Committee of ISO for Carbon Capture and Storage. Previously, Jim held senior science management positions at Australian National Low Emissions Coal R&D as General Manager Science, and at CSIRO as Theme Leader for Unconventional Petroleum and Geothermal Energy R&D. He sat on the Sustainable Energy for the Square Kilometre Array geothermal project control group and he managed the hydrodynamics and geochemistry discipline group within the Australian Cooperative Research Centre on CO2 (CO2CRC). Recently, Jim’s research has focused on petroleum hydrodynamics of faulted strata and the incorporation of hydrodynamics into seals analysis (both top and fault seal). His research has varied application to conventional and unconventional hydrocarbons, geothermal energy and carbon storage. Jim also has a keen interest in measurement, monitoring and verification (MM&V) systems for assessing reservoir and seal performance.  He gained field pilot experience through his work on the design and implementation of MM&V strategies for Otway, Frio and In Salah operating carbon storage demonstration projects. 

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