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Commission Publications

Publication Type

Strategic Plan 2017-2021

The Strategic Plan 2017-2021 outlines the GasFields Commission Queensland vision, purpose and objectives.

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Queensland's Coal Seam Gas (CSG) Industry Snapshot 2010-2016

This snapshot of the coal seam gas (CSG) industry in Queensland provides a collation of a range of data and information sources covering the six-year period from 2010 to 2016. This snapshot highlights four (4) key areas including CSG infrastructure, landholders, groundwater and economic contribution.

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Groundwater Systems of Gas Producing Regions in Queensland - Technical Communication Paper 3

This paper provides an overview of the geology, key aquifers and groundwater use in four key gas producing regions in Queensland including the Surat, Bowen, Galilee and Cooper Basins.

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Onshore Gas Well Integrity in Queensland - Technical Communication Paper 4

This paper covers the standards and codes in Queensland governing the design, construction, operation and ongoing monitoring of onshore gas wells; auditing, compliance and reporting on well integrity.

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Landholder Guide to On-Farm Weed Baseline Assessments

This guide is to assist landholders to document the weed status of their property and help to prevent the spread or introduction of weeds of concern.

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Groundwater Aquifer Connectivity in Queensland - Technical Communication 1

This paper examines the issue of aquifer connectivity including the latest research and how its monitored, measured and managed in Queensland.

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CSG Water Treatment and Beneficial Use in Queensland - Technical Communication 2

This paper examines the treatment and beneficial use of coal seam gas (CSG) water in Queensland including water management and monitoring requirements.

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Annual Report 2015-16

This Annual Report provides an overview of the operations and activities of the GasFields Commission Queensland for 2015-16.

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Annual Report 2014-15

This Annual Report provides an overview of the operations and activities of the GasFields Commission Queensland for 2014-15.

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Annual Report 2013-14

This Annual Report provides an overview of the operations and activities of the GasFields Commission Queensland for 2013-14.

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Strategic Plan 2015-19

This Strategic Plan outlines the key focus areas for the Commission for the period 2015 to 2019.

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Portfolio Plan 2013-14

This Portfolio Plan provides a roadmap of key focus areas for the Commission during 2013-2014.

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Historic landscape gas seeps data search

The Commission conducted a historical data search identifying the existence of natural gas seeps from the landscape in the State's major coal basins prior to the onshore gas industry boom.

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Landholder Guide for Land Access Negotiations

This is a detailed checklist of issues for landholders to consider when negotiating land access agreements.


Online Spatial Information Needs of Landholders

This research project was commissioned to determine what online spatial information Queensland landholders are seeking on the gas industry which formed the basis of CSG Globe.

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Legislation, standards and codes governing the onshore gas industry

An overview of the regulatory framework for onshore gas operations in Queensland which are regulated by a range of laws, standards, codes of practice and guidelines.

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Collation of Water-Related Science and Research activities in the Queensland Coal Seam Gas Sector

This report seeks to provide an initial collation of water-related science and research activities being undertaken in relation to the Queensland CSG industry.

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CSG Water Management Policy review submission - October 2012

The Commission provided this submission to the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection for consideration in drafting the revised Coal Seam Gas Water Management Policy.

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External Publications

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Community and Business

Building our Regions HTML
Rural change as a result of CSG developments and the associated economic impacts PDF icon 187 KB
APLNG Local Content Policy PDF icon 848 KB
Santos Local Content Fact Sheet PDF icon 564 KB
Economic Impact of Minerals and Energy Sector on the Queensland Economy 2012/13 PDF icon 18.6 MB
Shell Local Content HTML
CSG-LNG Construction Workforce Plan PDF icon 3.6 MB
Social Impact Assessment Guideline HTML
QRC Submission to Local Content Services Review - February 2014 PDF icon 304 KB
Queensland Resources and Energy Sector Code of Practice for Local Content (2013) PDF icon 2.1 MB

Science and Research

Geology of the Surat Basin in Queensland, Australian Bureau of Mineral Resources, Geology and Geophysics, 1976 PDF icon 62MB
Independent Expert Scientific Committee on Coal Seam Gas and Large Coal Mining Development - Research Priorities HTML
Independent Expert Scientific Committee on Coal Seam Gas and Large Coal Mining Development - Publications HTML
Groundwater visualisation system (GVS): a software framework for integrated display and interrogation of conceptual hydrogeological models, data and time-series animation HTML
The hydrogeology of the Condamine River Alluvial Aquifer (Australia) - a critical review PDF icon 3.59 MB
Permeability estimation conditioned to geophysical downhole log data in sandstones of the northern Galilee Basin, Queensland: methods and application HTML
Surat Underground Water Impact Report HTML
Development of a management tool to support the beneficial use of treated coal seam gas water for irrigation in eastern Australia HTML
Coal seam gas and associated water: a review paper HTML
Treatment of coal seam gas produced water for beneficial use in Australia: A review of best practices HTML
Coal seam gas water as a medium to grow Dunalliella tertiolecta microalgae for lipid extraction HTML

Local Infrastructure

Building our Regions HTML
Social Impact Assessment Guideline PDF icon 229 KB
Introduction to Priority Development Areas PDF icon 447 KB

Water and Salt

Understanding the Groundwater Impacts of Coal Seam Gas PDF icon 280 KB
Underground water impact reports information sheet PDF icon 58 KB
Make Good Quick Guide PDF icon 261 KB
CSG Water Management PDF icon 102 KB
Galilee Basin Report on Hydrogeological Investigations PDF icon 3.9 MB
General Beneficial Use Approval - Irrigation of Associated Water (including CSG water) PDF icon 243 KB

Land Access

Towards a standardised consent framework for restricted land across all resources types Consultation Regulatory Impact Statement PDF icon 1.24 MB
Pest Management Guidelines HTML

Gas Industry

Guideline on Financial Assurance under the Environmental Protection Act 1994 PDF icon 670 KB