Queensland CSG search in Cooper Basin heats up

Queensland CSG – search for new Cooper Basin gas hots up

Search activity heats up for more Queensland

coal-seam gas reserves

The Australian LNG industry relies on one thing . . . that one element is coal-seam gas. The burgeoning $70 billion industry which has seen the building of massive LNG processing platforms off the coast of Gladstone on Curtis Island, is unprecedented in the Australian energy sector.

Energy companies such as BG Group`s QCLNG project, the Santos controlled Gladstone LNG project and the Australia Pacific LNG (APLNG) joint venture of Origin Energy and ConocoPhillips are racing to complete their respective LNG production facilities by 2015.

Since the discovery of vast coal reserves in Queensland’s coal fields, the birth of the Queenland CSG industry has also been germinating away underground.

What is CSG?

Coal-seam gas is methane, and is found in underground coal seams which are usually 200 to 1,000 metres below the surface. The gas is held within the coal by the water pressure that has built up in the seam.

The way the gas is extracted is by reducing the pressure in the coal seam by removing the water. The gas is then pumped to the surface where it is collected and fed into a network of connecting pipelines to a gas processing plant like the ones on Curtis Island.

Tapping into additional Queensland CSG reserves

With the completion of the LNG trains on Curtis Island a matter of months away, gas companies are now preparing to tap into additional land-based reserves to keep the gas flowing. The main fear is that insufficient supplies of coal-seam gas may hamper the production rate at the LNG plants.

Queensland CSG plentiful in the Cooper Basin

The Queensland Cooper Basin has been under the spotlight once again as the Australian gas industry prepares to kick start 2015 with a bang (no pun intended).

Drilling companies are concentrating their activities around the Cooper Basin and drilling for new sources of gas. The Cooper Basin already has some of the world’s biggest energy companies partaking in CSG projects including Santos, BG and Origin Energy who have partnered-up with the likes of Drillsearch and Senex Energy.

“the world’s biggest energy companies active in the Cooper Basin”

There’s no doubt that CSG-LNG is a massive industry for Australia. Unlike traditional mining operations, CSG drilling and extraction requires a smaller footprint and does not mean opening up vast holes in the earth to get at the resource. There are some interruptions to the local landscape as pipelines traverse rich farming land on their way to the coastal production plants.

When you consider a CSG well and pumping station needs only to be the size of a tennis court, it makes sense to tap into this resource as the benefits to Queenslanders are immense in terms of export earnings for the state.

More Queensland gas jobs

As the Australian gas industry increases its momentum and more and more CSG wells are being sunk, there is immense opportunity for more gas jobs in Queensland to be created. Many people who have previously worked in the construction and even the mining industry have successfully transferred their skills to the gas industry.

With a managed approach to skills building and a determination to invest in self-education, more and more people are earning a good living off the CSG-LNG industry.

Applying for gas jobs in Australia requires a mix of the right skills, experience and training. All of this can be a waste of time and money if online applications are submitted without any consideration for what waits at the other end of the application pipeline.

What we are talking about here is a very real threat to your career opportunities.

Around 70%+ of job applications are scanned by computer software

Think about this . . .

When you submit a resume online, have you thought to yourself: where does it go, who reads it and why (should you be one of the lucky ones) it gets selected?

Almost every recruitment company uses keyword-search software or applicant-tracking systems to scan resumes as they are delivered into their system. These highly advanced systems use special algorithms to scan resumes for keywords related to the position being advertised to find the ones that meet the pre-programmed software rules.

Before you start to even think about applying for Queensland CSG jobs . . . review your resume.

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