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Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining (University of Queensland)
Identifying mechanisms to understand, measure and respond to cumulative socio-economic impacts of resource development represents a priority area for the Social Performance stream in the Centre for Coal Seam Gas.These cumulative impacts are the successive, incremental and combined effects (both positive and negative) on communities and their environment from multiple projects in a region. In this case, we are tracking impacts of the CSG mega projects on the Western Downs of Queensland. Cumulative impacts present significant challenges for regulators, who...
UQ Business School (University of Queensland)
This project aimed to develop a context-sensitive understanding of the key drivers of stakeholders' trust in the coal seam gas (CSG) companies and broader CSG industry operating in the Western Downs and Surat Basin. It provided a rigorous, independent and empirical understanding of the nature, level and key drivers of trust from the perspective of key stakeholder groups, including Landholders, Community members, Regional leaders, CSG regulatory bodies and CSG employees and contractors (fromOrigin/APLNG, Santos/GLNG, Arrow Energy and QGC). The project...
Centre for Water in the Minerals Industry (University of Queensland)
CSG companies and the Queensland Government collect data about the volumes of various types of groundwater use. This data helps estimate groundwater extraction volumes used in groundwater models which inform decisions regarding the management of the industry and plan water allocations. For example, the Queensland Government model is used to identify which private water bores are likely to have declining groundwater levels as a result of CSG industry activities and compensation for water loss is negotiated between the companies and...
School of Agriculture and Food Sciences (University of Queensland)
Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (Queensland Government)
The CSG industry has expanded rapidly in grazing and broadacre cropping land, and in agricultural communities, largely in the Western Downs and Maranoa. The development of the CSG industry in agricultural areas has raised many economic, technical, social and human issues. In particular, there is a large variation in landholder opinion regarding the presence of both agriculture and CSG industries in the region, ranging from rejection of co-existence to proactive investigation of co-existence opportunities. There is a strong need to...
Centre for Coal Seam Gas (University of Queensland)
School of Agriculture and Food Sciences (University of Queensland)
This project aims to assess the feasibility on the use of Queensland algae for beneficial application downstream of the reverse osmosis plant by performing a detailed scoping and techno-economic analysis. The analysis will provide UQ-CCSG members with robust analysis of the technical requirements and the implications for a business case and value chain. It will also result in a budget estimate for completing a high-level business case. Recent research showed that microalgae strains from Queensland readily grow in CSG water...
Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining (University of Queensland)
Successive Australian Governments have developed research policies that actively encourage industry to fund university research, something that is common throughout the world. Universities are expected to engage with industry to ensure that research programs address real challenges and contribute to innovation and growth. However, this same industry funding can also lead people to question whether the research is truly independent and free from bias. These concerns are particularly evident where the research relates to a high-profile and contentious topic such...
School of Chemical Engineering (University of Queensland)
This project involves research aimed at a cheaper and more effective method to plug and abandon coal seam gas wells and other oil and gas wells. Currently coal seam gas wells and all oil and gas wells are required to be plugged with cement. But this process has limitations because cement is expensive and can require maintenance over time. This research will investigate the use of a naturally occurring clay called bentonite to plug the wells. Bentonite is cheaper and...
School of Earth Sciences (University of Queensland)
CSG companies and regulatory agencies use geological models in decision-making processes regarding the industry. The geological models used by each organisation can vary based on data availability and interpretation and are often focus on specific locations relevant to company operations. This project aims to develop a consistent and unified Surat Basin framework model to provide an improved shared understanding of the geology of the basin. It will provide a regional scale reference model for all users. This model will be...
Centre for Water in the Minerals Industry (University of Queensland)
School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering (University of Queensland)
A technical feasibility study was completed to determine if there is sufficient groundwater quality data available to develop a Water Chemistry Atlas with the capability to address key technical questions regarding regional water quality trends and provide valuable information to government, industry and the community. Key steps included: Developing a test database structure for the Atlas and use of a subset of data from the Office of Groundwater Impact Assessment (OGIA) water quality database for trial purposes. using a range...
ANU College of Law (Australian National University)
The Coal Seam Gas (CSG) industry in Australia is still a relatively immature industry when compared to mining and conventional oil & gas production. As such existing environmental legislation and other administrative processes may not be suitably developed to adequately environmentally manage the rapid development of the CSG industry. The proposed thesis aims to look at and critically review federal and state environmental legislation as it specifically or could apply to the development of CSG fields in both NSW &...

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