Ulrike Schacht

Dr Ulrike Schacht

Senior Research Fellow

Australian School of Petroleum & Energy Resources

Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences


Ulrike has more than 10 years if research experience in the field of Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS). Her expertise spans across multiple research areas, such as CO2 storage site selection and characterisation, natural analogue studies for CO2 storage as well as monitoring and verification for CO2 storage sites.

  • Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS)
  • Geochemistry of Gas-Water-Rock interactions (CO2 and H2)
  • Subsurface Gas Storage (CO2 and H2)
  • Sandstone Petrology and Diagenesis
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  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2020 Work Group Lead Subsurface Gas Storage University of Adelaide
    2015 - 2020 Project Leader CO2CRC Ltd
    2012 Senior Research Fellow University of Adelaide, Adelaide
    2008 - 2012 Research Fellow University of Adelaide, Adelaide
    2007 - 2008 Postdoctoral Fellow University of Adelaide, Adelaide
    2006 - 2006 Research Officer University of Hanover
    2002 - 2005 Research Assistant Leibniz Institute of Marine Sciences (LG), Kiel
    1999 - 2001 Research Associate OSRAM (Germany), Berlin
  • Language Competencies

    Language Competency
    German Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
    Spanish - Latin American Can read, write, speak and understand spoken
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2005 Kiel University, Kiel Germany PhD Geology and Palaeontology - Marine Geochemistry
    2001 Technical University of Berlin, Berlin Germany MSc Geoengineering Sciences and Applied Geosciences - Ore Petrology and Applied Geochemistry
    1999 Technical University of Berlin, Berlin Germany BSc Geoengineering Sciences and Applied Geosciences - Ore Petrology and Applied Geochemistry
  • Research Interests

  • 01/2007 - 03/2020 CO2CRC (Researcher and Project Leader)
  • 09/2011 CAGS Grant ($10k)
  • 09/2012 ECMS Faculty Overseas Travel Grant
  • 05/2012 - 04/2014 Anlec R&D (Researcher)
  • 03/2016 EIF Grant (>$150k laboratory equipment purchase)
  • 12/2016 ECMS Faculty Grant (<$5k laboratory equipment purchase)
  • 05/2021 ECMS Seed funding ($10k)
  • 09/2021 COVID-19 Recognition fund ($11k)

Ulrike teaches into and/or coordinates the following courses:

  • Fundamentals of Petroleum Geosciences (PetroGeo 4010, 7010)
  • Advanced Petroleum Geosciences (PetroGeo 7020)
  • Introduction to Petroleum Geosciences and the Oil Industry (PetroEng 1005)
  • Sedimentolology and Stratigraphy for Petroleum Engineers (PetroEng 2005) - Course Coordinator
  • Reservoirs, Resources and Reserves (PetroEng 4035) - Course Coordinator

Her teaching interests are:

  • Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS)
  • Sandstone Petrology and Diagenesis
  • Reservoir Quality
  • Petroleum Geochemistry
  • Position: Senior Research Fellow
  • Phone: 83138032
  • Email: ulrike.schacht@adelaide.edu.au
  • Fax: 8313 4345
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Santos Petroleum Engineering, floor 1
  • Room: 1 02b
  • Org Unit: Australian School of Petroleum & Energy Resources

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