Hydrocarbons in groundwater, Surat and Bowen Basins

Investigating possible geogenic and gas industry hydrocarbons in groundwater

This project will review and assess the presence of organic compounds in groundwater found in the Surat and Bowen Basins in Queensland, using existing open source and company-held data.

The outcomes include information and methods to assess possible sources of hydrocarbons in groundwater to help differentiate naturally occurring hydrocarbons and those potentially introduced during gas extraction process.

Cores from Walloon Coal Measure, Surat Basin