06 June, 2011

Coal Seam Gas - Without fear or favour

Coal Seam Gas - Without fear or favour

Date: Tuesday 28 June 2011
Time: 4:30 for 5:00 pm start
Where: Engineering House, 447 Upper Edward St Brisbane
Giovanni (Joe) Ebono (facilitator), Dr Andrew King, DERM - Lindsay Delzoppo OR Andrew Brier, Dr Helen Fairweather, Drew Hutton , John Edgar (Dalby solicitor), Dr Michael Clarke

Event Details:
Coal seam gas (CSG) has been identified as a key energy source and as a primary growth sector for Queensland industry, forecast to provide significant economic benefit for Queensland. But, this rapidly growing industry has generated intense interest and controversy.
Related issues, including land use conflicts, environmental impacts, groundwater and surface water management issues, all get media attention. It is a controversial subject and yet the benefits are touted as significant.
This technical seminar is intended as a professional development event for members and other professionals practising in the oil & gas, civil, environmental, mining and related fields, as an introduction to the CSG industry, and an opportunity to discuss the challenges and possible solutions for CSG water management.
Introduction (5:00 - 6:15pm)
The session will begin with short overview presentation from each of the panel members on the following topics:
  • CSG industry overview – Dr Andrew King
  • Qld and Australian regulatory and social environment -DERM
  • Environmental impacts of CSG - review of publicly available EIS – Dr Helen Fairweather
  • Why landowners should lock the gate on coal seam gas –Drew Hutton
  • Legal issues – John Edgar
  • Challenges of CSG water management, treatment and reuse – Dr Michael Clarke
Panel Discussion (6:15 - 7:15 pm)
The session will continue with a question and answer panel discussion moderated by Joe Ebono of Simmonds and Bristow, at the heart of laboratory analysis in this area.

We all need to understand more about the benefits and implications of Australia's proposed CSG developments. Come along, listen to the panel and contribute to the discussions.
Networking and Supper (7:15pm)
Please join us after the session for supper and networking.
This presentation will count as 2 hrs CPD

For more information and to register please go to the Engineers Australia Qld Division event listing.

PLEASE NOTE that QLD division will no longer allow us to accept cash at the door
so please register before attending. If you have any problems registering please call QLD Division on 07 3832 3749 or email qld@engineersaustralia.org.au

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