The Santos team was out again at this year’s AgQuip in Gunnedah, explaining to visitors how we will ensure water resources will be protected.
As we work to develop the Narrabri Gas Project and deliver the much needed gas for NSW, protection of water resources is one of our upmost priorities.
This year, we had two well respected scientific experts join our staff in the Santos marquee over the three day event to talk in more detail about water issues.
Dr Richard Cresswell and Dr Lloyd Townley, both formerly of the CSIRO, conducted talks on the Great Artesian Basin and groundwater modelling.
Dr Cresswell, Principal Hydrogeologist with Eco Logical Australia, drew on his extensive knowledge of the Great Artesian Basin to explain why the Narrabri Gas Project will not have a negative impact on the water accessed by farmers and the community.
Dr Townley, Principal Environmental and Water Engineer at CDM Smith explained how groundwater models can accurately predict water impacts. Santos’ water model for the proposed Narrabri Gas Project, developed by Dr Townley and his team, was reviewed by the CSIRO and found to be “state of the art” and suited to assess the potential impacts of our work on local water resource.
The two Doctors fielded many questions from the audience and their talks were very well-received.
A steady stream of visitors stopped into our marquee over the three days of AgQuip to find out more about the natural gas industry and our plans for the Narrabri Gas Project, and to have their questions answered.
We are always happy to answer questions about our operations. If you would like to attend a site tour or ask us questions, please contact us at our Narrabri office on 02 6792 9035.