Flowback fluid monitoring results
For hydraulic fracturing, the interest holder must put in place a flowback fluid monitoring program. The monitoring program must meet the requirements of the Code.
The following are public reports from flowback fluid monitoring programs, conducted by interest holders in compliance with the Code in the Beetaloo Sub-Basin.
Flowback fluid monitoring reports
|Report name||Description||Relevant approved EMP|
|Santos Tanumbirini 2H & 3H||
This report about flowback fluid from hydraulic fracturing relates to the McArthur Basin Hydraulic Fracturing Program NT Exploration Permit (EP) 161 (revision) STO3-8, and is submitted as a
Santos QNT Pty Ltd
|Santos Tanumbirini_1 flowback fluid report||This report about flowback fluid from hydraulic fracturing is submitted as a requirement under 37A of the regulations. The report includes measurements of naturally occurring radioactive material (NORM) and the average values are below the ANZECC drinking water guideline values. The wastewater was stored in an enclosed wastewater tank at Tanumbirini exploration wellsite during the wet season in accordance with the approval conditions||Santos QNT Pty Ltd|
McArthur Basin Hydraulic Fracturing 2019-20 Program Exploration Permit, EP161
Approval date: 23/10/2019
|Santos Tanumbirini_1 wastewater risk assessment report|
This report provides a risk assessment of the hydraulic fracturing (HF) flowback fluid wastewater from HF operations conducted by Santos on Tanumbirni_1 petroleum exploration well in November 2019 as a Ministerial Condition of Approval under the approved McArthur Basin 2019-2020 Hydraulic Fracturing Program EP161 Environmental Management Plan. The risk assessment report includes:
The risk assessment report includes:
The wastewater was stored in an enclosed wastewater tank at Tanumbirini exploration wellsite in accordance with the Approval Conditions.
|Santos QNT Pty Ltd|
McArthur Basin Hydraulic Fracturing 2019-20 Program
Exploration Permit, EP161
Approval date: 23/10/2019
|Amungee HF report|
This report discusses the water quality monitoring program at Amungee NW 1-H exploration well from 2015 to 2018.
The data includes water quality from two sources:
The data in this report is useful to compare 2015 baseline monitoring bore data with subsequent years following hydraulic fracturing activities. The data indicates there are no significant changes in groundwater quality to date.
Origin Energy Resources Ltd
|Shenandoah HF water quality monitoring data|
The report discusses the 2011 water quality monitoring results from the Shenandoah-1 Petroleum Well. The data includes water quality from two sources:
Further monitoring will be undertaken at this bore.
|No current EMP|
Last updated: 17 August 2022
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