Laurel Formation Tight Gas Pilot Exploration Program

Proposal description: 

The Environmental Protection Authority has received a referral from Buru Energy Ltd for a proposal to carry out tight gas stimulation using hydraulic fracturing of four existing exploration wells in the Canning Basin area of Western Australia. The four wells to undergo hydraulic fracturing are Yulleroo 3, Yulleroo 4, Valhalla North 1 and Asgard 1.

The proposal does not involve any clearing of vegetation as it is utilising existing wells approved by the Department of Mines and Petroleum. The hydraulic fracturing will occur at a depth of between approximately 2,000 and 3,000 metres below ground level and would include flaring of gas.

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Last updated: 
January 13, 2014
Current Status: 
Decision on whether to assess has been published
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