Talinga CSG Water Management Plan
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No. Category Description
5 Injection As guided by government legislation and Australia Pacific LNG's sustainability principles,injection options have been explored. Eight options in this category have been specified.6 Other Eight options that did not fit with any of the above categories have been grouped together.These included innovative technologies such as solar ponds and algae production andlarge scale options such as construction water and ocean disposal.7 Salt Eight options were proposed for salt management, many included the sale of salt, whilsttwo options were identified for injection and the existing practice of encapsulation was alsospecified.
A strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats (SWOT) analysis, and a weightedassessment matrix (WAM) was utilised to assess five aspects; regulatory approvalrequirements, minimum environmental and community impact, sustainable practice, flexiblecapacity and achievable implementation within the Project schedule. This was followed bystakeholder consultation and environmental risk assessments to determine potential impacts(both of which are evaluated on an ongoing basis). Australia Pacific LNG has adopted aparallel approach in managing CSG water, these are defined as base case and optimisationcase options. Base case options provide a sustainable water management solution that canbe readily applied using existing technologies and customers. As uncertainties regardingwater quality and quantity, demand and supply are considered to diminish over time, theoptimisation options are considered to provide potential further benefit once technology,negotiations and legislation have evolved. The table below provides a summary of theoptions selected for the Talinga/ Orana development area.
Treated CSG Water ManagementBase Case
Initial constant discharge of treated CSG water to watercourses.Ongoing managed discharge of treated CSG water to watercourses.Beneficial re-use of treated CSG water to Australia Pacific LNG owned irrigation.Beneficial re-use of water in construction and operation activity of the Project.Supply of treated CSG water to landholders for beneficial re-use in existing agriculture.Supply of treated CSG water for trial investigation for aquifer injection.
Injection in areas where suitable receptor aquifers identified. Technical and economicfeasibility to be determined through a structured program of trials.Aggregation of treated CSG water in conjunction with other producers and suppliers(including direct sales).
Saline Effluent ManagementBase Case
Encapsulation of solid salts in a suitable licensed regulated waste disposal facilityA brine concentration and crystallisation trial to determine the viability of selective saltrecovery and resale.
Brine concentration / salt crystallisation for high value sale or transportReinjection into geological strata which is not a water resource aquifer or connected to awater resource aquifer