Is Roma in the Surat Basin?

Is Roma in the Surat Basin?

Roma North Gas development project is a part of the Western Surat gas project being undertaken by Senex Energy in the Surat Basin, approximately 30km north of Roma, Queensland, Australia. The onshore gas project is expected to produce up to 16 terajoules of natural gas a day (TJ/d), starting from 2019.

Where is Surat Basin located?

eastern Australia
The Surat Basin is a geological basin in eastern Australia. It is part of the Great Artesian Basin drainage basin of Australia. The Surat Basin extends across an area of 270,000 square kilometres and the southern third of the basin occupies a large part of northern New South Wales, the remainder is in Queensland.

How many mines are in the Bowen Basin?

The Bowen Basin is Queensland’s major coal mining region, with 44 coal mining operations and two gold mines as at February 2020 (Table 7, pages 10–12).

Where is southern Bowen Basin?

Central Queensland
The Bowen Basin covers an area about 600 km long and 250 km wide extending from Collinsville in the north to south of Moura in Central Queensland. It contains about 70% of Queensland’s coal.

How much coal was used in the Galilee Basin?

7,750 million tonnes
This basin extends over 247,000 square kilometres – roughly the same size as the UK – and contains huge quantities (7,750 million tonnes) of coal (ABC 2015). Yet the Galilee Basin coal is unburnable.

Where is coal seam gas found in Australia?

Coal seam gas production in Australia Significant reserves of coal seam gas are known in the Bowen and Surat basins in Queensland. In New South Wales reserves have been proven in the Sydney, Gunnedah, Clarence-Moreton and Gloucester basins.

How long will Australia’s coal reserves last?

Production and Trade At 2016 production levels, Australia’s current recoverable EDR of black coal is expected to last 125 years.

Is Emerald in the Bowen Basin?

The Bowen Basin, an area rich in coal and gas deposits, extends southwards from Collinsville (near Bowen) to Emerald and Moura (west of Bundaberg). Its area is put at 60,000 to 75,000 sq km, over a length of about 650 km.

What is mined in the Bowen Basin?

The Bowen Basin contains the largest coal reserves in Australia. This major coal producing region contains one of the world’s largest deposits of bituminous coal. The Basin contains much of the known Permian coal resources in Queensland including virtually all of the known mineable prime coking coal.

Who owns the Galilee Basin?

In 2008, GVK Hancock, part-owned by Gina Rinehart, was the first company to propose mining the Galilee Basin, with the Alpha Coal Project. The six open-cut coal pits from Alpha are planned to produce 30 million tonnes of coal per year.

How many mines are in the Galilee Basin?

The Galilee Basin has 183 active quarry operations that have a combined area of 94 square kilometres.

What kind of mines are in the Surat Basin?

The basin has a number of mines such as Wilkie Creek Mine where Peabody Energy Australia mines and then exports coal.

How big is the Surat Basin in Queensland?

The large, mature, intracratonic, Early Jurassic to Albian (Early Cretaceous) Surat Basin occupies 300 000km 2 of central southern Queensland and central northern New South Wales. It has a maximum sediment thickness of 2500 metres and deposition was relatively continuous and widespread.

Where are the major mining areas in Queensland?

So, let’s take a look at the three major Queensland mining areas, the Surat Basin, the Bowen Basin and the Gallilee Basin, so that we understand where these places are the towns within them.

Is the Surat Basin a target for oil?

The Surat Basin is not very important a target for oil as the source rocks have not generally been subjected to suitable conditions to evolve oil. There is some slight natural gas potential. Jurassic coal seams have been worked and explored in the Queensland portions of the basin.