Queensland Government (Department of Natural Resources and Mines)
The volume and location of water that is expected to be extracted as a by-product of extracting coal seam gas is a hot topic in Queensland.
As part of the Healthy HeadWaters coal seam gas water feasibility study, which is managed by the Queensland Government, consultants Klohn Crippen Berger developed a tool that can be used to project how much water will be extracted in Queensland’s Surat and southern Bowen basins over the next 50 years.
What we did
We reviewed and recommended changes to Klohn Crippen Berger’s 118-page, 28,000-word highly technical report ‘Modelling and forecasting of CSG water production’ [PDF 6 MB] which describes, for a technical readership, how the tool works and estimates water for a number of scenarios.
We also summarised the technical report into 30 pages of plain English, ‘Forecasting coal seam gas water production in Queensland’s Surat and southern Bowen basins’ [PDF 2 MB], for non-technical readers.
For both reports, we worked closely with government staff to make sure that the government’s key messages were conveyed clearly and that any communication risks were mitigated.
We also copyedited, formatted and proofread both reports.