Activity 6 - Aquifer injection feasibility
Activity 6.1 - Feasibility of injecting CSG water into the Central Condamine Alluvium
Schematic diagram of injection techniques showing change in groundwater level
The objective of Activity 6.1 is to assess technical feasibility issues to provide a better understanding of the opportunities for, and associated risks of, injecting treated CSG water into the Central Condamine Alluvium.
This activity is complete.
Activity 6.1 has identified and compared appropriate methods, locations and quantities for the injection of treated CSG water into the Central Condamine Alluvium. Based on physcial and hydrochemical analyses of the alluvium, a total of 22 'target areas' were identified, which will are being investigated as potential sites for future injection trials. The activity found that matching the water quality of the injected water with that of the receiving aquifer is critical to the success of an injection project. This work provided the foundation for Activity 8.2, which has identified and prioritised specific sites suitable for injection trials in the Central Condamine Alluvium.
The Activity 6.1 Final report (PDF, 16M)* presents in detail the findings of the activity. Due to its size, this report is also available in sections:
- Report text (PDF, 352K)*
- Figures 1 to 9 (PDF, 5.9M)*
- Figures 10 to 25 (PDF, 4.7M)*
- Appendices (PDF, 6.2M)*
- Activity 6.1 summary (PDF, 892K)*
- Activity 6.1 poster (PDF, 4.9M)*
- Activity 6.1 information sheet (PDF, 151K)*
* Requires Adobe Reader
Last updated 18 December 2012