Professor Andrew Garnett

Director Carbon Capture Storage

UQ Energy Initiative

Director

UQ Centre for Coal Seam Gas
Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology

Affiliate Professor

School of Chemical Engineering
Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology
a.garnett@uq.edu.au
+61 7 334 67017

Overview

A former Shell and Schlumberger executive, Andrew Garnett has over 30 years’ world-wide experience with oil majors in conventional and unconventional hydrocarbon exploration, appraisal and development projects.

Prior to joining The University of Queensland in 2012, he consulted widely on oil and gas developments, most notably those with high greenhouse gas emissions footprints and worked on the 500MW, 60 MT ZeroGen IGCC and CCS Project as Manager for Carbon Transport and Storage and ultimately as CEO and Project Director.

Andrew is currently managing major unconventional gas and carbon, capture and storage research programs undertaken through the Centre for Coal Seam Gas (CCSG) and the UQ Surat Deep Aquifer Appraisal Project.

He contributes to a number of Australian and Queensland government initiatives relevant to the oil and gas sector and is on the board of National Energy Resources Australia (NERA), one of the six Growth Centres established by the Australian Government.

Andrew’s participation in Queensland Government initiatives 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.

Further, Andrew is an advisor to the International Energy Agency (IEA), World Energy Outlook, on unconventional gas and on carbon capture storage.

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.

Qualifications

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

Publications

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

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Grants

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Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Master Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

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Publications

Book

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

Journal Article

  • 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

Conference Publication

  • 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

  • Gendrin, Aline, Fiah, Norzita Mat, Poupeau, Francois, Pekot, Lawrence J. and Garnett, Andrew (2013). Rewards and challenges of seismic monitoring for CO2 storage: a fluid substitution study in the Gippsland basin, Victoria, Australia. In: Tim Dixon and Kanji Yamaji, GHGT 2012. 11th International Conference on Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies (GHGT 2012), Kyoto, Japan, (4145-4154). 18-22 November 2012. doi:10.1016/j.egypro.2013.06.316

  • Hodkinson, J., Fiah, N. M., Poupeau, F., Pekot, L. J., Garnett, A. and Gonzalez, S. (2012). Building confidence in containment security and reservoir performance for CO2 geostorage at the regional scale.. In: Eastern Australasian Basins Symposium 2012, Brisbane / Brisbane Convention Centre, (). 11-14 September 2012.

  • Dalhius, Leon, Garnett, Andrew, Whitcombe, Jason, Galybin, Konstantin and Shafiq, Muhammad (2012). Onshore time-lapse borehole seismic project for CO2 injection monitoring. In: ASEG Extended Abstracts. 22nd International Geophysical Conference and Exhibition, Brisbane, Australia, (3-4). 26-29 February 2012. doi:10.1071/ASEG2012ab262

  • 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. In: J. Gale, C. F. Hendriks and Wim Turkenberg, Proceedings: 10th International Conference on Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies. 10th International Conference on Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, (5911-5916). 19 - 23 September 2010. doi:10.1016/j.egypro.2011.02.592

  • Garnett, Andrew, Greig, Chris and Wheeler, Chris (2011). The ZeroGen project — Managing risk and uncertainty. In: J. Gale, C. F. Hendriks and Wim Turkenberg, Proceedings: 10th International Conference on Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies. 10th International Conference on Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies, Amersterdam, The Netherlands, (5631-5638). 19 - 23 September 2010. 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. In: SPE International Conference on CO2 Capture, Storage and Utilization Proceedings. SPE International Conference on CO2 Capture, Storage, and Utilization, New Orleans, United States, (248-265). 10-12 November 2010. 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. In: Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference. 14th Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference 2010 (ADIPEC 2010), Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, (970-975). 1-4 November 2010. doi:10.2118/137447-MS

  • 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

Other Outputs

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Master Philosophy — Associate Advisor

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  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

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