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School of Chemical Engineering (University of Queensland)
Water that is produced from the coal seams as a result of the CSG extraction process is usually treated in Reverse Osmosis (RO) plants to remove salt and other contaminants. Queensland Government policy requires that companies explore options for the development of usable/saleable products from the treatment brine or salt residue from the RO process. This is an exploratory project that involves laboratory testing combinations of salt or brine with other substances that can produce usable solid products. Understanding how...
School of Earth and Environmental Sciences (University of Queensland)
Reservoir modelling is an essential activity in the assessment of development strategies for both conventional and unconventional petroleum resources. Given the limited subsurface information that is available at early stages in the field life, industry usually determines the bounds on reservoir behaviour by investigating different scenarios and different realisations. This research will assess the use of a promising engineering technique (polynomial chaos expansion—PCE) to significantly reduce the number of dynamic flow simulations required to assess uncertainty associated with static and...
Centre for Coal Seam Gas (University of Queensland)
The project will deliver a novel, more reliable and lower cost plugging and abandonment (P&A) technology to support the coal seam gas (CSG) industry partners in their obligations to abandon wells. Wells and bores have historically been plugged with cement. This is expensive and the cement can potentially shrink and crack leading to possible methane migration and cross-flow between aquifers. UQ are developing bentonite plugs that swell when hydrated within the well bore and provide a better sealing media. This...
School of Earth Sciences (University of Queensland)
The project seeks to utilise deep coal and coal waste tailings as the primary substrates for bioproduction of methane gas. The process may be applied in situ to generate gas from stranded coal deposits, including abandoned coal mines and exhausted coal seam gas fields, or externally, to coal washery waste and spoils piles, to recover energy value. The key outcomes will be the science and engineering requirements to implement methane recovery, and potentially regeneration, from these stranded coals, based on...
School of Population Health (University of Queensland)
This scoping document provides an overview of the state of knowledge about potential sources, pathways, and impacts on health from activities of the CSG industry, particularly in Queensland but for other states of Australia as well. We can conclude that - locally and internationally - there is a lack of clear evidence of the EPH-impact of UNG. This gap in knowledge can understandably be recognised by residents of gasfield communities as well as the industry, government and academia as a...
UQ Business School (University of Queensland)
This project builds on and extends prior work on CSG research integrity to: Develop a context-sensitive understanding of the level and key drivers of stakeholders' trust in the CCSG and its research activities. Explore the similarities and differences in perceptions and attitudes across the stakeholder groups. Identify what stakeholders perceive to be critical for strengthening trust in the future. Examine generalisability to other triple-helix partnerships.
School of Social Science (University of Queensland)
Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining (University of Queensland)
This abbreviated scoping paper provides recommendations to the Centre for Coal Seam Gas, The University of Queensland, for research on engagement between Indigenous People and the CSG Industry, particularly in Queensland, but with reference to national and international practices. The research team conducted an extensive review on agreements between Indigenous Peoples and resources companies from the perspectives of Indigenous Peoples, resource companies and researchers.
School of Agriculture and Food Sciences (University of Queensland)
Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining (University of Queensland)
This scoping process has confirmed the need for research regarding the co-existence of the agricultural and CSG industries, as outlined in the Centre's current research proposal Interactions of Coal Seam Gas Development with Agriculture. In brief, that proposal seeks to understand the effects of the CSG industry on farm profitability and productivity; it is also identifying the most effective co-existence strategies for selected agricultural production systems.
Centre for Mined Land Rehabilitation (University of Queensland)
School of Geography, Planning and Environmental Management (University of Queensland)
This scoping study investigated the potential impacts of CSG infrastructure and operations on terrestrial biodiversity through: 1) a review of scientific and industry literature, 2) eliciting expert opinion, and 3) by analysis of remote sensing data through a case study. Our assessment of these sources revealed knowledge gaps and suggested priorities for research.
Centre for International Minerals and Energy Law (University of Queensland)
This Annotated Bibliography comprises a comprehensive identification and analysis of publications globally related to all aspects of the regulation, policy and development of coal seam gas.