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Project overview*

EIS status Approved with conditions
Description Progressive development of coal seam gas resources in Surat and Bowen basins.
Proponent Santos GLNG, is undertaking the project on behalf of the same joint venture arrangement that was established for the GLNG Project, namely Santos Limited, Petroliam Nasional Berhad (PETRONAS), Total, and Korean Gas Corporation (KOGAS)
Location/s Bowen and Surat basins, in central and southern Queensland. Map
Local government/s
  • Banana Shire Council
  • Central Highlands Regional Council
  • Maranoa Regional Council
  • Western Downs Regional Council
Investment Not available
Key features
  • a maximum of 6100 production and monitoring wells
  • underground gas storage
  • injection wells
  • fixed above-ground gas field facilities
  • water management infrastructure
  • above and below-ground gas and water pipelines
  • 1,980 (construction)
  • 300 (operational)

* Project information supplied by proponent and subject to change.

Separate project

Although the Santos GLNG Gas Field Development Project is related to the Gladstone Liquefied Natural Gas Project, the former is a separate 'coordinated project' that requires its own EIS.

Environmental impact statement (EIS) process

22 March 2016 Commonwealth Minister for the Environment's approval of 'controlled action' subject to conditions. More information
4 December 2015 Coordinator-General's report on final EIS released (PDF icon 5.7 MB).
3 September 2015 Coordinator-General accepted the draft EIS and the additional information provided as the final EIS.
19 June 2015 Additional information for the EIS received from the proponent.
26 March 2015 Additional information for the EIS requested by Coordinator-General.
10 November 2014 to 22 December 2014 EIS public consultation
19 September 2014 to 20 October 2014 Preliminary EIS reviewed by advisory agencies.
18 September 2014 Coordinator-General stated a new project declaration lapse date of 28 September 2015.
28 March 2013 Final terms of reference (PDF icon 418 KB) issued.
15 December 2012 to
4 February 2013
Draft terms of reference for EIS public consultation.
3 December 2012 Commonwealth Minister for the Environment decided the project is a 'controlled action'. More information
16 November 2012 Gazettal of 'coordinated project' declaration (PDF icon 83 KB)
5 November 2012 Project referred to Commonwealth Minister for the Environment.
5 November 2012 Application, including initial advice statement (PDF icon 3.8 MB), submitted.

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