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South Australian Centre for Geothermal Energy Research (SACGER)
The University of Adelaide
SA 5005

Telephone: +61 8 8303 2559


SACGER is a strategic goup of researchers with large analytical and calculation capabilities in the field of Sciences and Engineering. It is a high level environment for multidisciplinary research and training focussed in providing answers to current and fundamental problems centered around geothermal energy.

Our Research Areas Include

Geophysical tools: novel approaches for understanding the distribution of subsurface permeability including using 3D seismic data and the development of magnetotelluric tools that are sensitive to the presence of fluid-filled fracture systems;

Fluid rock interactions: the geochemistry of geothermal fluids using flow-through and batch hydrothermal reactors to evaluate the dissolution of reservoirs rocks and resultant precipitation and scaling within the subsurface reservoir and above ground infrastructure;

Fracture modelling: development of reservoir fracture models for enhanced geothermal systems and improved understanding of fluid flow and heat transfer in rock fractures;

Crustal stress characterisation: modelling contemporary crustal stresses in a number of regions around the world including areas of know geothermal potential such as the Cooper and Otway Basins, understanding the stress and fluid-pressure state in non-conventional geothermal systems.

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Businesses can engage with SACGER in a range of opportunities including specific project collaboration, consultancy, as well as projects involving leveraging government funds and partnership.



For more information or to get in contact with us on how we can assist your organisation Email us or call +61 8 8313 2559