Organisation: 
APLNG
Other name: 
Australia Pacific LNG
Organisation type: 
Resource company

Projects funded

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Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining (University of Queensland)
The CCSG Socio-Economic Indicators project employs a suite of metrics developed to measure change in communities undergoing relatively rapid change, specifically - population, unemployment, income, housing costs, and crime rates. These metrics were originally selected to assess cumulative social and economic impacts of CSG development in towns in the Western Downs regional council area, the heart of Queensland’s CSG development. The project found significant dynamics accompanying CSG development – such as increased migration to, from, and within the Western Downs...
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,...
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...
UQ Business School (University of Queensland)
Coal seam gas development can have economic impacts across multiple scales ranging from state and regional to town and local business levels. Currently there is poor understanding of the key capabilities needed for SMEs to survive and benefit from a significant external change such as CSG development and its shift from the construction to the operation phase. Organisational resilience is the capacity to respond, adapt and transform in response to adversity. This capability is considered to be an important element...
School of Earth Sciences (University of Queensland)
The amount of coal seam gas that can be produced from a coal bed is dependent on the thickness of the coal, gas content, permeability and the depth of the coal seam. Determining permeability of coal seams is an important part of estimating gas production from a well in reservoir models. Currently permeability is estimated from well test analysis. However, permeability estimates based on well test analyses have become more challenging as coal permeability is spatially highly variable between adjacent...
Centre for Water in the Minerals Industry (University of Queensland)
School of Earth and Environmental Sciences (University of Queensland)
The amount of water (flux) entering an aquifer as recharge is a critical factor in determining how water table levels change, the sustainable yields for groundwater extraction, and the impact of extractive industries on groundwater availability. However, the processes that govern this flux remain difficult to quantify, and are therefore considerable sources of uncertainty in modelling the groundwater balance and conducting impact assessments. Due to the geological complexity of the Surat and Bowen Basins, recharge can occur via multiple pathways...
School of Chemical Engineering (University of Queensland)
Coal is found in seams (layers) that have been deposited at different times, under different environmental conditions and subject to different geological processes. Consequently, coal is not a uniform substance, and there is a lot of variability within and between seams which can affect how easily gas and water flow through the coal. In some areas gas and water will flow easily (the coal is highly permeable), while in others the physical structure of the coal restricts gas and water...
School of Earth Sciences (University of Queensland)
One of the major technical challenges with coal seam gas development is the ability to predict permeability and reservoir performance in order to estimate gas production. Within coal measures there are fault and fracture systems which can compartmentalise a reservoir and make predictions of "good versus bad" fault difficult. An improved structural model of the Surat Basin will improve reservoir modelling. This project will provide such a structural framework for the Surat Basin and include details of faults and associated...

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