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Dr Ulrike Schacht

Telephone +61 8 8313 8032
Position Senior Research Fellow
Fax +61 8 8313 4345
Building Santos Petroleum Engineering Building
Floor/Room 1 02b
Campus North Terrace
Org Unit Australian School of Petroleum

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Biography/ Background

since 2007 CO2CRC at the ASP - Geochemical Monitoring for CO2-storage Sites

                                                    Natural Analogue Studies for CO2 Storage sites                                                

2006 Leibniz Universitaet Hannover - Marine Biogeochemistry  

2002-2005 Leibniz Institute of Marine Sciences - Marine Sediment Diagenesis 

1999-2001 OSRAM GmbH - Conditioning of Industrial Waste Waters  


2005 Dr. rer. nat. (PhD) - Marine Geochemistry, University of Kiel

2001 MSc - Applied Geochemistry, Technical University of Berlin  

1999 BSc - Geoengineering Sciences, Technical University of Berlin  

Teaching Interests

Environmental Monitoring

Generation and Migration of Hydrocarbons         

Petroleum Chemistry                                                                            

Sandstone Petrology and Diagenesis

Sedimentology for Petroleum Engineers

Research Interests

CO2 Storage; CO2-related Diagenesis; Caprock Systems for CO2 Storage

Environmental Monitoring


Higgs K, Haese R, Golding S, SCHACHT U, Kirste D, Watson M (2015) "The Pretty Hill Formation as a natural analogue for CO2 storage: An investigation of mineralogical and isotopic changes associated with sandstones exposed to low, intermediate and high CO2 concentrations over geological time." Chemical Geology 399: 36-64.

Horner KN, SCHACHT U, Haese R (2015) "Characterization of potential CO2-water-rock dynamics during geological CO2 storage in a low-salinity, siliciclastic reservoir system." Chemical Geology 399: 123-133.

Stalker L, Boreham C, Underschultz J, Freifeld B, Perkins E, SCHACHT U, Sharma S (2015) "Applications of tracers to measure, monitor and verify breakthrough of sequestered CO2 at the CO2CRC Otway Project, Victoria, Australia." Chemical Geology 399: 2-19.

You Z, Badalyan A, Yang Y, Carageorgos t, SCHACHT U, Bedrikovetsky P (2015) "New laboratory method to assess formation damage in geothermal wells." SPE-174199-MS.

Feitz A, Jenkins J, SCHACHT U, McGrath A, Berko H, Schroder I, Kuske T, Curnow S, George S, Heath C, Zegelin S, Zhang H, Sirault X, Jimenez-Berni J (2014) "An assessment of near surface CO2 leakage detection techniques under Australian conditions. " Energy Procedia 63: 3891-3906.

Kirste D, Haese R, Boreham C, SCHACHT U (2014) "Evolution of formation water chemistry and geochemical modelling of the CO2CRC Otway site residual gas saturation test." Energy Procedia 63: 2894-2902.

SCHACHT U (2014) "Soil Gas Monitoring." In: Cook PJ (Ed) Geologically Storing Carbon: Learning from the Otway Project Experience. CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne: 279-286.

SCHACHT U, Jenkins C (2014) "Soil gas monitoring of the Otway Project demonstrations site in Victoria, Australia."International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control 24:14-29.

Haese R, LaForce T, Boreham C, Ennis-King J, Freifeld B, Paterson L, SCHACHT U (2013) "Determining residual CO2 saturation through a dissolution test - Results from the CO2CRC Otway Project." Energy Procedia 37: 5379-5386.

Nieman H, Linke P, Knittel K, MacPherson E, Boetius A, Brueckmann W, Larvik G, Wallmann K, SCHACHT U, Omoregie E, Hilton D, Brown K, Rehder G (2013) "Methane-carbon flow into the benthic food web at cold seeps - a case study from the Costa Rica subduction zone." PLOS One 8(10): e74894.

Jenkins C, Cook PJ, Ennis-King J, Underschultz J, Boreham C, Dance T, de Catriat P, Etheridge D, Freifeld B, Hortle A, Kirste D, Paterson L, Pevzner R, SCHACHT U, Sharma S, Stalker L, Urosevic M (2012) "Safe storage and effective monitoring of CO2 in depleted gas fields." Proceedings of the National Academy of Science 109(2): 35-41.

Olgun N, Duggen S, Croot P, Dietze H, SCHACHT U, Oskarsson N, Siebe C, Auer A (2011) "Surface ocean iron fertilization: The role of subduction zone and hotspot volcanic ash and fluxes into the Pacific Ocean." Global Biogeochemical Cycles 25: doi-10.1029/2009GB003761.

Hesse R,  SCHACHT U (2011) "Early diagenesis of deep sea sediments." In: H. Hueneke and T. Mulder (Eds), Developments in Sedimentology. Amsterdam-The Netherlands, Elsevier. 63: 557-713.

SCHACHT U, Regan M, Boreham C, Sharma S (2011) "CO2CRC Otway Project - Soil gas baseline and assurance monitoring 2007-2010." Energy Procedia 4: 3346-3353.

Kirste D, Perkins E, Boreham C, Stalker L, SCHACHT U, Underschultz J (2010) "Geochemical monitoring and geochemical modeling of the CO2CRC Otway Project CO2 storage pilot, Victoria, Australia." Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 74(12): A521.

Schmidt Mumm A, Brugger J, SCHACHT U, Zhao C (2010) "Recent advances in  research on fluids in geological processes." Journal of Geochemical Exploration 106: doi-10.1016/j.gexplo.2010.02.009.

SCHACHT U, Wallmann K, Kutterolf S (2010) "The influence of volcanic ash alteration on the REE composition of marine pore waters." Journal of Geochemical Exploration 106: doi-10.1016/j.gexplo.2010.02.006.

Schmidt Mumm A, Brugger J, Zhao C, SCHACHT U (2010) "Fluids in geological processes - The present state and future outlook." Journal of Geochemical Exploration 106: doi-10.1016/j.gexplo.2010.01.005.

Stalker L, Boreham C, Underschultz J, Freifeld B, Perkins E, SCHACHT U, and Sharma S (2009) " Geochemical monitoring at the CO2CRC Otway Project: Tracer injection and reservoir fluid acquisition." Energy Procedia 1: 2119-2125.

SCHACHT U, Kutterolf S, Bartdorff O, Corrales Cordero E (2008). "Pore water composition of volcanogenic sediments from across the Central American subduction zone." Journal of Geochemical Exploration 101: doi-10.1016/j.explo.2008.11.035.

SCHACHT U (2008) "CO2-related diagenesis in Tuna Field, Gippsland Basin: A natural analogue study for geosequestration." PESA Special Publications 3: 485-489.

SCHACHT U, Wallmann K, Kutterolf S, Schmidt M (2008). "Volcanogenic sediment-seawater interactions and the geochemistry of pore waters." Chemical Geology 249: 321-338.

Kutterolf S, Diener R, SCHACHT U, Krawinkel H (2008). "Provenance of the Carboniferous Hochwipfel-Formation (Karawanken Mountains, Austria/Slovenia) - Geochemistry versus petrography." Sedimentary Geology 203: 246-266.

Kutterolf S, Freundt A, SCHACHT U, Buerk D, Harders R, Moerz T, Perez W (2008). "The Pacific offshore record of Plinian arc volcanism in Central America: 3. Application to forearc geology." Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems 9 (2): doi-10.1029/2007GC001826.

Kutterolf S, Freundt A, Perez W, Moerz T, SCHACHT U, Wehrmann H, Schmincke H-U (2008). "The Pacific offshore record of Plinian arc volcanism in Central America: 1. Along-arc correlations." Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems 9 (2): doi-10.1029/2007GC001631.

Duggen S, Croot P, SCHACHT U, Hoffman L (2007). "Subduction zone volcanic ash can fertilize the surface ocean and stimulate phytoplankton growth: Evidence from biogeochemical experiments and satellite data." Geophysical Research Letters 34: L01612.

Kutterolf S, SCHACHT U, Wehrmann H, Freundt A, Moerz T (2006). "Onshore to offshore tephrostratigraphy and marine ash layer diagenesis in Central America." In: G. Alvarado and J. Buntschuh (Eds), Central America - Geology, Resources and Hazards.  Lisse-The Netherlands, Tokio-Japan, Balkema. 2: 395-423.

SCHACHT U (2005). "Alteration of volcanic glasses in marine sediments: Laboratory experiments and field studies." PhD-Thesis, University of Kiel: 193.

SCHACHT U (2001) "Chemical recovery of molybdenum out of acidic industrial waste solutions." Master-Thesis, Technical University of Berlin: 46.

SCHACHT U (1999) "Contaminated site clean-up in the Federal Republic of Germany." Technical University of Berlin.

Entry last updated: Wednesday, 25 May 2016

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