Professor Suzanne Hurter

Professor

UQ Centre for Coal Seam Gas
Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology
s.hurter@uq.edu.au
+61 7 336 58513

Overview

Professor Suzanne Hurter is the Energi Simulation Industrial Chair in (Unconventional) Onshore Gas Reservoir Modelling. Based at The University of Queensland Centre for Coal Seam Gas (UQ-CCSG), Professor Hurter leads a landmark geoscience and reservoir modelling research program focused on the unconventional onshore gas industry.

Professor Hurter joined UQ-CCSG after a distinguished 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). Previously she had worked in academia in Germany (Helmholtz Centre for Geosciences in Potsdam and the Leibnitz Institute of Applied Geophysics in Hannover) and Brazil (University of Sao Paulo). She joined UQ in 2015 and was appointed as the Energi Simulation Industrial Research Chair in (Unconventional) Onshore Gas Reservoir Modelling in 2017.

Professor Hurter’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.

Qualifications

  • Docter of Philosophy, The University of Michigan

Publications

  • McCourt, Thomas A., Hurter, Suzanne, Lawson, Brodie, Zhou, Fengde, Thompson, Bevan, Tyson, Stephen and Donovan, Diane (2017) Uncertainty quantification of coal seam gas production prediction using Polynomial Chaos. Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, 157 1148-1159. doi:10.1016/j.petrol.2017.08.012

  • Badalyan, A., Beasley, T., Nguyen, D., Keshavarz, A., Schacht, U., Carageorgos, T., You, Z., Bedrikovetsky, P., Hurter, S. and Troth, I. (2016). Laboratory and mathematical modelling of fines production from CSG interburden rocks. In: Proceedings of the SPE Asia Pacific Oil and Gas Conference and Exhibition 2016. SPE Asia Pacific Oil and Gas Conference and Exhibition 2016, Perth, Australia, (). 25-27 October 2016. doi:https://doi.org/10.2118/182295-MS

  • Hurter, S., Garnett, A., Probst, P., Pamukcu, Y., Gonzalez, S. and Guiton, S. (2013). Dynamic models of CO2 injection in the Surat and Bowen basins, Queensland, Australia. In: Tim Dixon and Kanji Yamaji, GHGT 2012. 11th International Conference on Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies (GHGT 2012), Kyoto, Japan, (3755-3763). 18-22 November 2012. doi:10.1016/j.egypro.2013.06.271

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Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

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Publications

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Badalyan, A., Beasley, T., Nguyen, D., Keshavarz, A., Schacht, U., Carageorgos, T., You, Z., Bedrikovetsky, P., Hurter, S. and Troth, I. (2016). Laboratory and mathematical modelling of fines production from CSG interburden rocks. In: Proceedings of the SPE Asia Pacific Oil and Gas Conference and Exhibition 2016. SPE Asia Pacific Oil and Gas Conference and Exhibition 2016, Perth, Australia, (). 25-27 October 2016. doi:https://doi.org/10.2118/182295-MS

  • Hurter, S., Garnett, A., Probst, P., Pamukcu, Y., Gonzalez, S. and Guiton, S. (2013). Dynamic models of CO2 injection in the Surat and Bowen basins, Queensland, Australia. In: Tim Dixon and Kanji Yamaji, GHGT 2012. 11th International Conference on Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies (GHGT 2012), Kyoto, Japan, (3755-3763). 18-22 November 2012. doi:10.1016/j.egypro.2013.06.271

  • Garnett, A., Hurter, S., Marmin, N., Probst, P., Gonzalez, S. and Guiton, S. (2013). Injectivity in the Surat basin, Queensland, Australia: likelihood and uncertainty evaluation. In: Tim Dixon and Kanji Yamaji, GHGT 2012. 11th International Conference on Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies (GHGT 2012), Kyoto, Japan, (3747-3754). 18-22 November 2012. doi:10.1016/j.egypro.2013.06.270

  • Garnett, A., Gonzalez, S., Guiton, S. and Hurter, S. (2013). Preliminary containment evaluation in the Surat Basin, Queensland, Australia. In: Tim Dixon and Kanji Yamaji, GHGT 2012. 11th International Conference on Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies (GHGT 2012), Kyoto, Japan, (4910-4918). 18-22 November 2012. doi:10.1016/j.egypro.2013.06.402

  • Hurter, S., Marmin, N., Probst, P. and Garnett, A. (2013). Probabilistic estimates of injectivity and capacity for large scale CO2 storage in the Gippsland basin, Victoria, Australia. In: Tim Dixon and Kanji Yamaji, GHGT-11. 11th International Conference on Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies (GHGT 2012), Kyoto, Japan, (3602-3609). 18-22 November 2012. doi:10.1016/j.egypro.2013.06.253

  • Hurter, S., Probst, P., Labregere, D., Garnett, A. and Holl, H. (2013). The use of dynamic models to evaluate potential large-scale CO2 storage in the gippsland basin, Victoria, Australia. In: Ghgt-11 . International Conference on Greenhouse Gas Technologies (GHGT), Kyoto Japan, (3594-3601). Nov 18-22, 2012. doi:10.1016/j.egypro.2013.06.252

  • Pamukcu, Yusuf, Hurter, Suzanne, Jammes, Laurent, Dat Vu-Hoang and Pekot, Larry (2011). Characterizing and predicting short term performance for the in Salah Krechba field CCS joint industry project. In: 10th International Conference On Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies. 10th International Conference on Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies, Amsterdam, Netherlands, (3371-3378). 19 - 23 September 2010. doi:10.1016/j.egypro.2011.02.259

  • Pamukcu, Yusuf, Hurter, Suzanne, Frykman, Peter and Moeller, Fabian (2011). Dynamic simulation and history matching at Ketzin (CO2SINK). In: 10th International Conference on Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies, Amsterdam, Netherlands, (4433-4441). 19-23 September 2010. doi:10.1016/j.egypro.2011.02.397

  • Henninges, J., Liebscher, A., Bannach, A., Brandt, W., Hurter, S., Koehler, S. and Moeller, F. (2011). P-T-ρ and two-phase fluid conditions with inverted density profile in observation wells at the CO2 storage site at Ketzin (Germany). In: 10th International Conference on Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies, Amsterdam, Netherlands, (6085-6090). 19 - 23 September 2010. doi:10.1016/j.egypro.2011.02.614

  • Ouellet, Amelie, Berard, Thomas, Desroches, Jean, Frykman, Peter, Welsh, Peter, Minton, James, Pamukcu, Yusuf, Hurter, Suzanne and Schmidt-Hattenberger, Cornelia (2011). Reservoir geomechanics for assessing containment in CO2 storage: a case study at Ketzin, Germany. In: 10th International Conference on Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies, Amsterdam, Netherlands, (3298-3305). 19-23 Septemeber 2010. doi:10.1016/j.egypro.2011.02.250

  • Kopp, A., Probst, P., Class, H., Hurter, S. and Helmig, R. (2009). Estimation of CO2 storage capacity coefficients in geologic formations. In: 9th International Conference on Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies, GHGT-9. 9th International Conference on Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies, Washington, DC, United States, (2863-2870). 16 - 20 November 2008. doi:10.1016/j.egypro.2009.02.060

  • Prevedel, B., Wohlgemuth, L., Legarth, B., Henninges, J., Schutt, H., Schmidt-Hattenberger, C., Norden, B., Foerster, A. and Hurter, S. (2009). The CO2SINK boreholes for geological CO2 -storage testing. In: 9th International Conference on Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies, Washington, DC, United States, (2087-2094). 16-20 November 2008. doi:10.1016/j.egypro.2009.01.272

  • Hurter, S., Labregere, D. and Berge, J. (2007). Simulations of dry-out and halite precipitation due to CO2 injection. In: Geochimica Et Cosmochimica Acta. 17th Annual V M Goldschmidt Conference, Cologne Germany, (A426-A426). Aug, 2007.

  • Hurter, Suzanne, Garnett, Andrew Alf, Bielinski, Andreas and Kopp, Andreas (2007). Thermal Signature of Free-Phase CO2 in Porous Rocks: Detectability of CO2 by Temperature Logging. In: Oil and Gas Exhibition and Conference: Rediscovering the future : proceedings. Offshore Europe, Scotland, U.K, (). 4 – 7 September 2007. doi:10.2118/109007-MS

  • Wolfgramm, M, Seibt, A, Hurter, S and Zimmermann, G (2003). Origin of geothermal fluids of Permo-Carboniferous rocks in the NE German basin (NE Germany). In: GEOFLUIDS IV Meeting, Utrecht, Netherlands, (127-131). 12-16 May 2003. doi:10.1016/S0375-6742(03)00133-X

  • Hurter, S., Kohler, S., Saadat, A., Holl, H.-G., Rockel, W., Trautwein, U., Zimmermann, G., Wolfgramm, M. and Huenges, E. (2002). Stimulating Low Permeability Aquifers: Experiments in Rotliegend Sandstones (NE Germany). In: Geothermal Resources Council Annual Meeting, -, (215-220). 22-25 September 2002.

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision