The (CRDP) for the has been defined based on the information provided in companion product 1.2 for the Cooper subregion (). The approach used to define the is based on companion submethodology M04 (as listed in Table 1) for developing a CRDP ().
There is no coal mining or stand-alone CSG production occurring in the Cooper subregion as of December 2012. As a result, the does not contain any coal resource developments, for the purposes of companion submethodology M05 (as listed in Table 1) for developing the of ().
As identified in companion product 1.2 for the Cooper subregion (), the only potential coal resource development in the subregion is the Southern Cooper Basin Gas Project, situated in the Weena Trough (Figure 25, Table 8). Coal seams in the Patchawarra Formation of the geological Cooper Basin at depths of around 1900 to 2100 m are production targets at this prospect. This potential CSG project is estimated to contain a prospective resource of 7375 PJ () according to the Guidelines for Application of the Petroleum Resources Management System (PRMS; ), and is currently undergoing production testing at the Klebb and Le Chiffre sites () (shown in Figure 25). Production testing at Klebb-1, Klebb-2, Klebb-3 and Le Chiffre-1 has shown that commercial flows can be anticipated from the resource area. A 2C resource (classification according to the PRMS) has been estimated for Le Chiffre-1 and Klebb-1, for a combined 2C resource of 168.6 PJ and a 3C resource of 244.8 PJ:
The extent of the coal resource developments in the CRDP is the union of the extents in the baseline and in the additional coal resource development. For the Cooper subregion, the extent of the additional coal resource development, Southern Cooper Basin Gas Project, is equal to the extent of the CRDP.
PEL = petroleum exploration licence
Southern Cooper Basin Gas Project location © Strike Energy
Table 8 Summary table for existing operations and proposed developments in the baseline and coal resource development pathway for the Cooper subregion
The primary activity in bioregional assessments (BAs) is the comparison of two potential futures: (i) the baseline coal resource development (baseline), a future that includes all coal mines and coal seam gas (CSG) fields that are commercially producing as of December 2012; and (ii) the coal resource development pathway (CRDP), a future that includes all coal mines and CSG fields that are in the baseline as well as those that are expected to begin commercial production after December 2012. The difference between CRDP and baseline is the change that is primarily reported in a BA. This change is due to the additional coal resource development (ACRD) – all coal mines and CSG fields, including expansions of baseline operations, that are expected to begin production after December 2012.
a‘Modelled’ indicates those developments that are numerically modelled in this bioregional assessment.
b‘Commentary’ indicates those developments for which only commentary is provided because they cannot be modelled.
JV = joint venture, PEL = petroleum exploration licence
Strike Energy Limited reported the resource estimate in units of trillion cubic feet (Tcf) and billion cubic feet (Bcf), which has been converted to PJ using the conversion factor of 1.0845 PJ/Bcf, which is the conversion factor for SA and NSW gas used in .
A development timeline is provided in Figure 26. It is anticipated that the project will enter production sometime during 2020 or 2021, after a period of development and a production demonstration facility, and will have a production life of 20 years ().
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- 2.3.1 Methods
- 2.3.2 Summary of key system components, processes and interactions
- 2.3.3 Ecosystems
- 2.3.4 Baseline and coal resource development pathway
- 2.3.5 Conceptual models of causal pathways
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