Preliminary assessment of cumulative drawdown impacts in the Surat Basin associated with the coal seam gas industry: investigation of parameters and features for a regional model of Surat Basin Coal Seam Gas developments

University of Southern Queensland, (2011) Preliminary assessment of cumulative drawdown impacts in the Surat Basin associated with the coal seam gas industry: investigation of parameters and features for a regional model of Surat Basin Coal Seam Gas developments. Technical Report. University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, Australia.

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Abstract

During 2010, the four major CSG companies operating in the Surat Basin identified that there was significant community concern regarding the cumulative groundwater impacts of CSG operations in this area. In an industry first, these companies agreed to pool their resources to review the approaches taken to the individual assessments, and provide a preliminary independent assessment of cumulative groundwater impacts associated with CSG operations. The University of Southern Queensland (USQ) was commissioned in September 2010 to manage this study, with RPS Aquaterra engaged to undertake the independent assessment of cumulative impacts, based on information from published impact assessment reports and other information made available to USQ and RPS Aquaterra by the four CSG companies to undertake the study. The overarching aim was to collate and present the existing groundwater modelling data to provide both the Government and the public with a greater level of understanding and confidence regarding the cumulative groundwater impacts from the development of CSG projects within the Surat Basin. This preliminary study was designed to provide a first estimate of impacts based on existing modelling.


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Item Type: Report (Technical Report)
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: USQ publication. Research undertaken by RPS Aquaterra
Depositing User: Assoc Prof Steven Raine
Faculty / Department / School: Current - USQ Other
Date Deposited: 09 Aug 2011 01:40
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2013 00:44
Uncontrolled Keywords: Surat Basin; coal seam gas; groundwater modelling; water impact
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 04 Earth Sciences > 0403 Geology > 040301 Basin Analysis
04 Earth Sciences > 0406 Physical Geography and Environmental Geoscience > 040603 Hydrogeology
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): B Economic Development > 84 Mineral Resources (excl. Energy Resources) > 8498 Environmentally Sustainable Mineral Resource Activities > 849805 Management of Water Consumption by Mineral Resource Activities
D Environment > 96 Environment > 9609 Land and Water Management > 960908 Mining Land and Water Management
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/19462

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