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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 Coal Seam Gas (University of Queensland)
Bureau of Economic Geology (University of Texas at Austin)
Hydraulic fracturing (fraccing) is a technique used to enhance gas flow from CSG wells in areas where the coal seams have low permeability. It involves injecting a mix of water and sand (typically 99%) and 1%industrial chemicals into the coal seam under high pressure in order to create small fractures that allow the gas to flow more readily to the well. Media attention has focused on the potential impacts of fraccing and many community members have expressed concern that valuable...
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...
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)
CSG resource companies are constantly seeking ways to reduce gas production costs. Current advances in the computer science "Big Data" field means that it is possible to see patterns and analyse streams of unstructured data in text, image and video formats as well as analyse real-time streams of data. For onshore gas industry data this means that there is the ability to combine data from real time well measurements and monitoring, with modelling of reservoir conditions. This will improve the...
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...
School of Earth Sciences (University of Queensland)
Petrophysicists use information about the physical and chemical properties of rocks and rock fluids to develop an understanding of where hydrocarbons and aquifers occur in the subsurface and the way fluids (oil, gas and water) flow through the subsurface system. Reservoir modelling, one of the main techniques used in the identification and evaluation of hydrocarbon reservoirs such as coal seam gas reserves, relies on using geostatistical techniques to estimate the distribution of these properties over large areas. Current techniques, which...
School of Earth Sciences (University of Queensland)
The onshore gas industry in Queensland represents an approximately $80 billion investment whose export output, liquid natural gas (LNG), is flowing into an uncertain market. Given the high onshore gas unit development costs, in part due to the large numbers of wells required to access the permeability networks, marginal changes in the underlying cost structure can make significant changes to the profitability of these developments. Early identification of lessons learnt from the first stage of developments can improve standard operating...
Centre for Water in the Minerals Industry (University of Queensland)
School of Earth and Environmental Sciences (University of Queensland)
School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering (University of Queensland)
This project builds on the database and prototype software tools that were developed in the Water Atlas Feasibility Study undertaken in 2014. This project will enlarge the scope of the Atlas from the pilot sub-region to the full extent of the Surat Basin and the prototype software tools will be refined to improve performance. Additional datasets will be added and new visualisation, analytical and reporting tools will be developed. Protocols for database access, sharing, security and maintenance will also be...
Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining (University of Queensland)
QGC, Santos, APLNG and Arrow have entered in to the STEM Schools Partnership (SSP), which funds the delivery of science technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) enrichment programs to schools in the Surat Basin. The SSP aims to stimulate interest in studying STEM subjects at school and increase awareness and knowledge of trade and professional career opportunities in the CSG/LNG industry and associated supply chain. This project aims to establish and pilot a framework to evaluate the effectiveness of the STEM...

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