Professor Andrew Garnett

Director

UQ Centre for Natural Gas
Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology
a.garnett@uq.edu.au
+61 7 334 67017

Overview

Gas and energy expert, Professor Andrew (Alf) Garnett is a former Shell and Schlumberger executive. He currently leads large multi-disciplinary research programs contributing to future energy transitions through natural gas and through carbon abatement at The University of Queensland. He was bought on board by UQ for his deep industry experience, having worked widely on oil and gas developments across the globe for the past 30 years, most notably, those with high greenhouse gas emission footprints.

Andrew heads up UQ’s Centre for Natural Gas, a centre formed in 2012 to drive world-class research in Queensland. The Centre is conducting high quality, independent scientific research in the natural gas sector to help improve stewardship of the State’s resources. The research spans the areas of petroleum engineering and geoscience, groundwater management and impacts, and community and social performance.

He was also charged by the university to lead research investigating the potential development of large-scale carbon capture and storage in Queensland, a technology which is flagged internationally as one of the key solutions to significantly reduce emissions. The broad-scale technical, environmental, social and economic scoping study will be used to inform public debate and policy makers.

Alf’s work focusses on research which focusses on the energy trilemma (energy security, energy affordability, environmental sustainability). The research seeks to assure supply, enable lower carbon baseload power and deliver significant benefits for regional communities (and even stimulate the hydrogen economy). His experience is drawn on by a number of high-profile energy boards, reference panels and government committees in this space. Andrew is currently a non-executive Director for the National Energy Resources Australia (NERA), a reviewer for the International Energy Agency’s World Energy Outlook (natural gas) and continues to contribute as an expert member on a range of government committees focussed on developing action plans and codes of practice for the oil and gas sector. This includes contributing to the development of the Queensland Gas Supply and Demand Action Plan and membership of the Petroleum & Gas Inspectorate – Safety & Health (upstream) Stakeholder Engagement Committee. And he is a member of the industry working group associated with the revisions of the Code of Practice for constructing and abandoning coal seam gas wells and associated bores in Queensland. In 2014, he also contributed to the Well Integrity Report for the Gas Fields Commission. Andrew is also a non-executive Director of the Australian gas Industry Trust

In terms of education, Andrew is one of the driving forces behind the UQ Master of Petroleum Engineering (MPE), contributing with broad industry experience and knowledge to the benefit of his students. The program was first offered to professionals in the gas and oil industry in 2013. Andrew has also formed an agreement with Fendley Skills Development to grant UQ master students access to internationally recognized well control training and certification.

Research Impacts

Independent scientific energy and gas research which used by government, industry, analysts, policy makers, communities, international energy bodies and business. Specialising in research on:

  • Natural gas and coal seam gas - to help improve stewardship of the State’s resources (environmental performance, socio-economic performance and transparency, increased supply, reduced cost and reducing emissions)
  • Energy transition - what the energy mix will realistically need to look like to deliver a low emissions future in the next 20-years. The energy trilemma (energy security, energy affordability, environmental sustainability). Seeking solutions to assure supply, enable lower carbon baseload power and deliver significant benefits for regional communities (and even stimulate the hydrogen economy).
  • Carbon capture and storage (CCS) - to inform whether material carbon abatement is feasible through implementing industrial-scale CCS in southern Queensland.

Qualifications

  • Master of Business Administration, University of Bath
  • Master of Science, University of Leeds
  • Bachelor of Science, University of Bath

Publications

  • Byrom, Stephanie, Bongers, Geoffrey D., Dargusch, Paul, Garnett, Andrew and Boston, Andy (2020). A case study of Australia's emissions reduction policies - an electricity planner's perspective. Journal of Environmental Management, 276 111323, 111323. doi: 10.1016/j.jenvman.2020.111323

  • Garnett, Andrew, Underschultz, Jim and Ashworth, Peta (2019). Scoping study for material carbon abatement via carbon capture and storage: Project report. The University of Queensland Surat Deep Aquifer Appraisal Project (UQ-SDAAP) Brisbane, Australia: The University of Queensland.

  • Underschultz, J. R., Vink, S. and Garnett, A. (2018). Coal seam gas associated water production in Queensland: actual vs predicted. Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering, 52, 410-422. doi: 10.1016/j.jngse.2018.02.010

  • Garnett, Andrew (2016). Regulating well integrity. Handbook of shale gas law and policy: economics, access, law, and regulations in key jurisdictions. (pp. 213-236) edited by Tina Hunter. Online: Intersentia.

  • Towler, Brian, Firouzi, Mahshid, Underschultz, James, Rifkin, Will, Garnett, Andrew, Schultz, Helen, Esterle, Joan, Tyson, Stephen and Witt, Katherine (2016). An overview of the coal seam gas developments in Queensland. Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering, 31, 249-271. doi: 10.1016/j.jngse.2016.02.040

  • Lane, Joe L, Smart, Simon, Schmeda-Lopez, Diego, Hoegh-Guldberg, Ove, Garnett, Andrew, Greig, Chris and Mcfarland, Eric (2015). Understanding constraints to the transformation rate of global energy infrastructure. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Energy and Environment, 5 (1), 33-48. doi: 10.1002/wene.177

  • Garnett, Andrew and Greig, Chris (2014). Investing in CCS: Key project gateways. IEA CCS 2014 – What lies in store for CCS?. (pp. 44-51) edited by Juho Lipponen. Online: IEA Publications.

  • Garnett, A. and Greig, C. (2014). What lies in store for CCS?.

  • Andrew Garnett, Chris Greug and Martin Oettinger eds. (2014). ZeroGen IGCC with CCS: a case history. Brisbane, Qld Australia: The University of Queensland.

  • Kvien, Knut, Garnett, Andrew, Carpenter, Michael E. and Arnesa, Jorg (2011). Application of the CO2QUALSTORE guideline for developing a risk-based investment schedule for an integrated CCS project. 10th International Conference on Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 19 - 23 September 2010. Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Elsevier BV. doi: 10.1016/j.egypro.2011.02.592

  • Garnett, Andrew, Greig, Chris and Wheeler, Chris (2011). The ZeroGen project — Managing risk and uncertainty. 10th International Conference on Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies, Amersterdam, The Netherlands, 19 - 23 September 2010. Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Elsevier. doi: 10.1016/j.egypro.2011.02.554

  • Kumar, Viren, Garnett, Andrew, Kumar, Giridhar Chinagandham, James, Simon David, Trivedi, Bhaskar, Salunke, Sarita and Rao, Narsimha (2010). Design operations and interpretation of CO2 and water injection tests of low permeability saline aquifer. SPE International Conference on CO2 Capture, Storage, and Utilization, New Orleans, United States, 10-12 November 2010. Richardson, TX, United States: Society of Petroleum Engineers. doi: 10.2118/139562-MS

  • James, Simon David, Garnett, Andrew J., Kumar, Giridhar, Kumar, Viren, Venkata, Kosuri, Rao, Narasimha, Salunke, Sarita, Trivedi, Bhaskar, Gupta, Arjit, Sarkar, Subhendu, Srinivasan, Ashwin, Meena, Prakash, Doran, Seán, Hall, Nick J. and Barlas, Peter (2010). What does it take to evaluate a potential CO2 storage site ? The ZeroGen example. 14th Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference 2010 (ADIPEC 2010), Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 1-4 November 2010. Richardson, TX, United States: Society of Petroleum Engineers. doi: 10.2118/137447-MS

  • Zakkour, Paul, Cook, Greg, Solsberry, Lee, Heidug, Wolfgang, Garnett, Andrew and Marsh, Peter (2007). ERM - Carbon capture and stoarge in the Clena Development Machanism. 2007/TR2, April 2007 London, United Kingdom: ERM.

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Publications

Featured Publications

  • Byrom, Stephanie, Bongers, Geoffrey D., Dargusch, Paul, Garnett, Andrew and Boston, Andy (2020). A case study of Australia's emissions reduction policies - an electricity planner's perspective. Journal of Environmental Management, 276 111323, 111323. doi: 10.1016/j.jenvman.2020.111323

  • Garnett, Andrew, Underschultz, Jim and Ashworth, Peta (2019). Scoping study for material carbon abatement via carbon capture and storage: Project report. The University of Queensland Surat Deep Aquifer Appraisal Project (UQ-SDAAP) Brisbane, Australia: The University of Queensland.

  • Underschultz, J. R., Vink, S. and Garnett, A. (2018). Coal seam gas associated water production in Queensland: actual vs predicted. Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering, 52, 410-422. doi: 10.1016/j.jngse.2018.02.010

  • Garnett, Andrew (2016). Regulating well integrity. Handbook of shale gas law and policy: economics, access, law, and regulations in key jurisdictions. (pp. 213-236) edited by Tina Hunter. Online: Intersentia.

  • Towler, Brian, Firouzi, Mahshid, Underschultz, James, Rifkin, Will, Garnett, Andrew, Schultz, Helen, Esterle, Joan, Tyson, Stephen and Witt, Katherine (2016). An overview of the coal seam gas developments in Queensland. Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering, 31, 249-271. doi: 10.1016/j.jngse.2016.02.040

  • Lane, Joe L, Smart, Simon, Schmeda-Lopez, Diego, Hoegh-Guldberg, Ove, Garnett, Andrew, Greig, Chris and Mcfarland, Eric (2015). Understanding constraints to the transformation rate of global energy infrastructure. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Energy and Environment, 5 (1), 33-48. doi: 10.1002/wene.177

  • Garnett, Andrew and Greig, Chris (2014). Investing in CCS: Key project gateways. IEA CCS 2014 – What lies in store for CCS?. (pp. 44-51) edited by Juho Lipponen. Online: IEA Publications.

  • Garnett, A. and Greig, C. (2014). What lies in store for CCS?.

  • Andrew Garnett, Chris Greug and Martin Oettinger eds. (2014). ZeroGen IGCC with CCS: a case history. Brisbane, Qld Australia: The University of Queensland.

  • Kvien, Knut, Garnett, Andrew, Carpenter, Michael E. and Arnesa, Jorg (2011). Application of the CO2QUALSTORE guideline for developing a risk-based investment schedule for an integrated CCS project. 10th International Conference on Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 19 - 23 September 2010. Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Elsevier BV. doi: 10.1016/j.egypro.2011.02.592

  • Garnett, Andrew, Greig, Chris and Wheeler, Chris (2011). The ZeroGen project — Managing risk and uncertainty. 10th International Conference on Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies, Amersterdam, The Netherlands, 19 - 23 September 2010. Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Elsevier. doi: 10.1016/j.egypro.2011.02.554

  • Kumar, Viren, Garnett, Andrew, Kumar, Giridhar Chinagandham, James, Simon David, Trivedi, Bhaskar, Salunke, Sarita and Rao, Narsimha (2010). Design operations and interpretation of CO2 and water injection tests of low permeability saline aquifer. SPE International Conference on CO2 Capture, Storage, and Utilization, New Orleans, United States, 10-12 November 2010. Richardson, TX, United States: Society of Petroleum Engineers. doi: 10.2118/139562-MS

  • James, Simon David, Garnett, Andrew J., Kumar, Giridhar, Kumar, Viren, Venkata, Kosuri, Rao, Narasimha, Salunke, Sarita, Trivedi, Bhaskar, Gupta, Arjit, Sarkar, Subhendu, Srinivasan, Ashwin, Meena, Prakash, Doran, Seán, Hall, Nick J. and Barlas, Peter (2010). What does it take to evaluate a potential CO2 storage site ? The ZeroGen example. 14th Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference 2010 (ADIPEC 2010), Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 1-4 November 2010. Richardson, TX, United States: Society of Petroleum Engineers. doi: 10.2118/137447-MS

  • Zakkour, Paul, Cook, Greg, Solsberry, Lee, Heidug, Wolfgang, Garnett, Andrew and Marsh, Peter (2007). ERM - Carbon capture and stoarge in the Clena Development Machanism. 2007/TR2, April 2007 London, United Kingdom: ERM.

Book

  • Andrew Garnett, Chris Greug and Martin Oettinger eds. (2014). ZeroGen IGCC with CCS: a case history. Brisbane, Qld Australia: The University of Queensland.

Book Chapter

  • Garnett, Andrew (2016). Regulating well integrity. Handbook of shale gas law and policy: economics, access, law, and regulations in key jurisdictions. (pp. 213-236) edited by Tina Hunter. Online: Intersentia.

  • Garnett, Andrew and Greig, Chris (2014). Investing in CCS: Key project gateways. IEA CCS 2014 – What lies in store for CCS?. (pp. 44-51) edited by Juho Lipponen. Online: IEA Publications.

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Conference Publication

Other Outputs

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

Completed Supervision