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Activity 2: Modelling and forecasting of coal seam gas water production

The objective of activity 2 was to forecast where, when and how much CSG water is likely to be produced as the CSG industry develops.


Activity 2 developed a software tool capable of forecasting where, when and how much CSG water is likely to be produced in the Surat and Southern Bowen basins under various industry expansion scenarios up to the year 2060. This tool is the only available product of its kind that:

  • has been developed independently of (but in consultation with) the CSG industry
  • has an openly documented methodology
  • has undergone formal scientific peer review
  • has been openly validated against historical data
  • estimates CSG water production at the whole-of-industry scale.

The tool's flexible design means it can be updated and improved as new data is acquired and the CSG industry develops.

Estimates from the tool have already been used by activity 8.1 and 8.3 to identify opportunities for delivering CSG water to the Central Condamine Alluvium for use via aquifer injection or groundwater substitution.

Final reports

The following three documents present the outcomes of Activity 2:


Last updated: 6 November 2013

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