A new report says there are more than 180 studies that have been conducted into Queensland's coal seam gas (CSG) sector.
Queensland's Gasfields Commission has published a summary of research projects being carried out by industry, universities and government agencies.
It says about 84 studies are looking specifically at how CSG extraction affects underground water supplies.
The commission says it would like to see more research into salt by-products from the CSG industry.
Commission spokesman Professor Steve Raine says he would like to see more research in the area of salt management.
"I think that's appropriate there is work going on in that area," he said.
"Really the key message out of this report is that there is a lot of work that has been done.
"About 50 per cent of the work that has been reported to us is currently underway." The commission says it will now be able to recommend to the State Government what areas need further investigating.