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Newsletter - Summer 2018
Queensland's gas boom has resulted in some amazing scientific advances over the years. New technology, economic development, groundwater systems and social trends - Queensland's gas fields are fast becoming one of the most researched parts of the country.
going with the flow


Research into the effects of the Coal Seam Gas industry on groundwater is continuously improving our understanding about underground water movements and implications for coal seam development.

Scientists from Queensland’s independent Office of Groundwater Impact Assessment (OGIA) and the University of Queensland Centre for Coal Seam Gas have been wading through an enormous amount of data being contributed by landholders, government, industry and other research projects to build up a better understanding of groundwater movements.

Early studies suggest that the recharge of underground aquifers may not be as effective as once thought and recharge flow paths may not be what we first thought.


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a natural solution

Scientists at the University of Queensland believe they may have found a natural solution to the modern challenge of decommissioning old wells - using locally sourced bentonite clay.

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a roma success

Peter Sharpe is not your usual entrepreneur. It says "Chief Executive Officer" on his office door but he admits he's not a real Chief Executive because he just can't stick to the job description.

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sharing knowledge in the gas fields

The Centre for Coal Seam Gas provides a number of online, interactive resources to help monitor and share information about CSG development.

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buying local

The land spraying truck (photographed) is believed to be the first one of its kind ever built in Australia, constructed locally in Toowoomba for Kinetic Australia.

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pop-up office
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