Australia Pacific LNG: CSG and Fraccing (VIDEO)
Recently we posted a video about Australia Pacific LNG project in Queensland, Australia. Today, we bring you another one about hydraulic fracturing or fraccing and how it’s used on the Australia Pacific LNG project, how it’s done, why it’s done and what goes into frac fluid.
Australia Pacific LNG is the largest producer of CSG in Australia, supplying gas to power stations to produce lower emissions electricity; major industrial customers, homes and businesses in South East Queensland. The Project will see an increase in domestic gas production to further supply gas-fired power stations, major industrial customers and residents throughout Queensland.
It’ll be a source of major investment through to 2020, creating around 6,000 jobs throughout the life of the Project, increasing local skills and boosting regional economies.
Importantly Queensland will have a new, long-term gas processing and export industry that generates significant benefits at regional, state and national levels.
And, although LNG export is a relatively young industry in Australia, the Project is making use of the experience of ConocoPhillips as a joint venture partner who already owns and has been operating an LNG facility in Darwin since 2006.
CSG on the other hand, is not a new industry for Australia. The Project’s joint venture partner, Origin, has been working in regional Queensland for nearly 30 years and in the field of CSG for close to 15 years.
LNG World News Staff, February 26, 2013; Image: Australia Pacific LNG