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Understanding the Make Good Process

Chapter 3 of the Water Act 2000 sets out the regulatory framework for petroleum tenure holders to monitor and manage the impacts caused by the exercise of their right to extract groundwater in the process of extracting petroleum and gas, including the responsibility to 'make good' on any impairments caused to a licensed water bore.

Groundwater Systems in the Surat Basin

One of Queensland's major coal seam gas producing regions is the Surat Basin which extends over 180,000 square kilometres in southwest Queensland and forms part of the Great Artesian Basin.

Groundwater Systems in the Bowen Basin

One of Queensland's major coal seam gas producing regions is the Bowen Basin which stretches almost 1000 km from Mackay in the north to Goondiwindi in the south, and 300 km from east to west at its widest point in central Queensland.

Groundwater Systems in the Galilee Basin

One of Queensland's potential onshore gas producing regions is the Galilee Basin which extends 700 km from Charleville in the south to Hughenden in the north and 550 km from Emerald in the east to Boulia in the west covering an area of almost 247,000 square kilometres.

Groundwater Systems in the Cooper Basin

One of Queensland's long established gas producing regions is the Cooper Basin which encompasses a total area of 130,000 square kilometres extending from south-west Queensland into north-eastern South Australia.

Groundwater Aquifer Connectivity in Queensland

Aquifer connectivity describes the ease with which groundwater can flow within or between geological formations. Understanding aquifer connectivity is important to better predictions of groundwater impacts from future CSG development.

Understanding Treated CSG Water Quality in Queensland

Most CSG water produced in Queensland is treated and used for beneficial purposes, such as agriculture, industry and reinjection in aquifers under a strict regulatory framework.