Well site inspections
Well site inspections
A team of 50 operators inspect each of our 3,000 plus wells once a fortnight. Operators are required to adhere strictly to land access and weed management rules for individual properties as outlined in the Queensland Government’s Land Access Code. This team, who drive utility vehicles, represent a major proportion of our vehicle movements around the region.
Shell’s QGC business operators work in small teams to inspect the 543km Wallumbilla Gladstone Pipeline easement to monitor the infrastructure and progress of vegetation rehabilitation. The Wallumbilla Gladstone Pipeline is a high pressure transmission pipeline connecting the gas fields in the Surat Basin to our LNG plant on Curtis Island. Activities in the third quarter of 2020 include:
- Aerial inspections using a helicopter are conducted from west of Dalby (Ruby Jo site) to west of Wandoan (Woleebee Creek site) and between Chinchilla and Gladstone. This occurs every six weeks.
- Regular easement inspections from west of Dalby (Ruby Jo) to Wandoan (Woleebee Creek) and Gladstone (Curtis Island).
Shell’s QGC business continues its maintenance program for local roads across the Western Downs.
Western Downs Regional Council have completed work to seal Bundi Road from Perretts Road to Horse Creek Road.
Western Downs Regional Council have completed work to seal a section of Perretts Road, 300m north of the Bundi Road intersection.
Upper Humbug Road
Western Downs Regional Council have completed sealing of Upper Humbug Road. This now provides a fully sealed lining from Bennett School Road to the Chinchilla Tara Road.
QGC have completed work to gravel the remaining section of Geldards Road. This section is approximately 5km in length.
QGC have completed graveling of the remaining section of Stockton Road.
Goog-a-binge is the current onshore natural gas development project for Shell’s QGC business. It is located in Queensland’s Surat Basin and includes about 250 wells, which connect to our existing facilities that supply natural gas to domestic and export customers. Drilling commenced in February 2019, with over 130 wells drilled by April 2020, the project is continuing to track to schedule and budget. Goog-a-binge was the name gifted by the local traditional owner group, the Iman people. Goog-a-binge, is the Iman word for scrub turkey, a significant totem for this group, and found across the region.
The Northern Water Treatment Plant, at Woleebee Creek south-west of Wandoan, and the Kenya Water Treatment Plant, south-west of Chinchilla, are successfully processing water produced in the surrounding gas fields for beneficial use within these regions. These two water treatment plants enable QGC to make available for beneficial use up to 97% of the raw coal seam gas water processed at each plant. The following table summarises the average daily production at each water treatment plant and the total volume of water processed to date.
|WATER TREATMENT PLANT||AVERAGE DAILY PRODUCTION (to end May 2020)||2020 YEAR TO DATE PRODUCTION (end May 2020)|
|Kenya||21.7 ML/d ||3304.7 ML |
|Northern||13.34 ML/d ||2028.4 ML |