The Surat Basin in Queensland has been in the news recently with the Australian government approving a GAS field with some 6500 coal seam gas wells to be drilled and commissioned.
Environment Minister Greg Hunt backed Arrow Energy’s plans for the further development of the Surat Basin in south-west Queensland which is set to create thousands of mining jobs in Queensland.
Once drilled, the thousands of gas wells will be connected to a second Arrow pipeline close to Gladstone, which originates from the Bowen Basin gas fields in Central Queensland.
The gas will travel along specially constructed pipelines, with booster stations designed to compress the gas and send it on its way to the LNG production facilities.
†Arrow Energy estimates 600 mining jobs will be created
The Shell-owned Arrow estimates this Surat Gas Project will require 2700 workers when it hits peak construction, with 600 personnel needed once regular operations begin.
It’s estimated $1.4 billion per year will be pumped into the surrounding region’s economy, Arrow said.
Reference: 6500 Surat Basin Gas Wells Get Govt Approval – Arrow Energy