Energy

Jul 21, 2020
Oil yields add momentum to Julia Creek project

Oil yields add momentum to Julia Creek project

QEM has announced successful results from independent test work aimed at increasing oil yields from its Julia Creek vanadium and oil shale project. It says the work shows substantially higher oil yields are possible at Julia Creek through the addition of a solvent during extraction processing, compared to options such as direct retorting. QEM managing director Gavin Loyden said he was delig...

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Jul 21, 2020
Mount Isa earmarked for $600m energy project

Mount Isa earmarked for $600m energy project

Renewable energy company Vast Solar has identified Mount Isa as the preferred site for a $600 million dispatchable power project. The 50MW power plant would combine a solar photovoltaic (PV) system, large-scale battery storage and gas engines with solar-thermal power technology developed by the company. The project is expected to create hundreds of jobs during a two-year construction phase...

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Jul 20, 2020
Production tests resume at Reid’s Dome

Production tests resume at Reid’s Dome

Production tests have resumed at the Reid’s Dome gas project in Central Queensland’s Bowen Basin. State Gas said the testing had recommenced at both the Nyanda-4 and the Serocold-1 wells. It is appraising the potential for a significant coal seam gas project and and production tests at those wells had encouraging results in late 2019 and early 2020. State Gas said those test...

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Jul 15, 2020
Queensland gas plays headed for merger

Queensland gas plays headed for merger

Real Energy Corporation and Strata-X Energy are planning a merger to create a gas business with significant holdings in the Surat and Cooper basins, Queensland. The new Pure Energy’s assets would include Project Venus, located within the proven Walloon CSG fairway and immediately adjacent to gaspipeline infrastructure in the Surat Basin. It is described as offering relatively low risk...

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Jul 15, 2020
Foot on the gas for Senex growth

Foot on the gas for Senex growth

Senex Energy has reported a 278 per cent increase in Surat Basin gas production in the past financial year and significant growth in its gas reserves. Full year FY20 production across the board, including Cooper and Surat basin assets, was up 73 per cent to 2.1 mmboe. “Financial year 2020 was a year of focused and successful execution of our $400 million Surat Basin gas developments, whic...

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Jul 15, 2020
Powerlink sparks up $67m in regional project work

Powerlink sparks up $67m in regional project work

A $67 million program of electricity works is back underway as COVID-19 restrictions ease, supporting more than 150 jobs in regional Queensland. Energy Minister Dr Anthony Lynham told Parliament today that Powerlink had fired up construction works across the Wide Bay and Central Queensland regions. The three projects are: replace ageing primary plant and secondary systems equipment at th...

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Jul 15, 2020
CopperString study highlights jobs bonanza

CopperString study highlights jobs bonanza

Developing the CopperString 2.0 transmission project would power an additional 3560 jobs in North and North-West Queensland in the next 30 years, a new report shows. The report, “Re-powering the Townsville & North West Minerals Province Industrial Economy”, also finds that Queensland’s aggregate Gross State Product would increase by $139 billion with the project up and running. Th...

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Jul 14, 2020
Santos launches hydrogen study for zero-emission future

Santos launches hydrogen study for zero-emission future

GHD is carrying out a concept study for Santos on the potential to de-carbonise natural gas at the source to make “zero-emissions” or “blue” hydrogen. The aim would be for the carbon dioxide produced as a result to be safely captured and stored in the same reservoirs that the gas came from. Santos managing director and chief executive officer Kevin Gallagher said the Cooper Basin h...

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Jul 08, 2020
Investor backs $350m Gladstone solar project

Investor backs $350m Gladstone solar project

The planned $350 million Rodds Bay Solar Farm south of Gladstone has attracted backing from UK investment group United Green. More than 300 construction jobs are expected to be generated in bringing the 300MW project online, with early works tipped to kick off in coming months. United Green has signed an agreement to acquire a majority stake from the current project owner, Renew Estate. ...

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