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Coal seam gas water feasibility study

The coal seam gas water feasibility study examined the opportunities and risks of using coal seam gas (CSG) water in the Queensland Murray–Darling Basin (QMDB).
 
The study—completed in April 2013—undertook a series of activities:
  • Activities 1 to 7 investigated the risks of extracting and using CSG water, as well as analysing likely supply and demand.
  • Activities 8 and 9 assessed specific opportunities for using CSG water in the QMDB.

The study provided valuable data about the:

  • likely volumes of production and reliability of CSG water supply and demand in the QMDB and surrounding regions in the next few decades
  • potential impacts to surface and groundwater systems from CSG water production and disposal
  • potential options for using CSG water in the QMDB. Aquifer injection and supply for new or existing irrigation schemes were shown to be the most feasible, because they provide the greatest economic and environmental benefits.

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Note: The documents in this study are in PDF format and may not be able to be read by assistive readers. Should you require the document in an alternative format, please email us and we will endeavour to meet all reasonable requests.

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Last updated: 3 December 2015


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