Mining Rehabilitation Fund’s $1 billion milestone highlighted in latest edition of Prospect
|Date:||Wednesday, 01 April 2015|
Prospect magazine profiles progress on the South West Hub Carbon Capture and Storage project
The continuing challenge of paving the way for Western Australian industries to reduce their carbon footprint is featured in the first edition of Prospect magazine for 2015.
A report on the Department of Mines and Petroleum (DMP) South West Hub project in the Harvey/Waroona area tracks its steady progress, new research facilities, and closer ties with China on carbon capture.
A small, dedicated Bunbury-based team led by DMP’s Carbon Strategy Co-ordinator Dominique Van Gent has been working with industry for the past eight years to reduce the amount of carbon dioxide being emitted by South West industries using Collie coal.
Data collected last year during one of the most complex seismic surveys undertaken in Australia has led to the creation of virtual 3D stratigraphic models and helped identify sites for three new stratigraphic wells now being drilled.
Prospect also focuses on the Mining Rehabilitation Fund’s $1 billion milestone in returning unconditional performance bonds to the Western Australian mining industry, just six months after its launch.
Other articles include:
- Postgraduate scholarships worth a total of nearly $500,000 will be awarded later this month as part of the Minerals Research Institute of Western Australia’s scholarship program.
- DMP’s expertise in oil and gas licensing took centre stage in February at the Oil and Gas International Summit 2015 in London.
- Work has started on the construction of a $140 million gas transmission pipeline to dramatically improve the energy supply and development potential of the State’s Eastern Goldfields region.
- Mining started at Sirius Resources’ Nova Nickel Project in late January this year, just two years after the announcement of the world-class Western Australian discovery.
- Data from last year’s Canning Coastal Deep Seismic Survey has attracted strong international academic interest from universities as far away as Sweden.