Researcher biography

Andrew Garnett is Professor and Director of the UQ Centre for Natural Gas (as well as Director of the UQ CCS Program). The Centre for Natural Gas aims to be a leading provider of technical and social science research services in the unconventional gas sector.

A former Shell and Schlumberger executive, Andrew has over 25 years’ world-wide experience with oil majors in conventional and unconventional hydrocarbon exploration, appraisal and development projects. 

Prior to joining The University of Queensland, Andrew consulted widely on unconventional developments, most notably those with high greenhouse gas emission footprints and worked on the 500MW, 60 MT ZeroGen IGCC & CCS Project as manager for Carbon Transport and Storage and ultimately as CEO and Project Director.

Further, Andrew was the Project Director of the UQ Surat Deep Aquifer Appraisal Project (UQ-SDAAP), which was completed in 2019. This was a 3-year project related to climate change mitigation. This scientific research project aimed to better inform public debate and policy makers on whether or not large-scale CCS could be a real option in Queensland, and also increased general understanding of Surat Basin groundwater.