Waukivory Pilot Program
The Waukivory Pilot Program gathered data from four natural gas wells drilled in 2012 at two properties near Forbesdale. The wells were drilled into the deep coal seams hundreds of metres below the surface and completely sealed off from surrounding rock layers and beneficial aquifers. This information demonstrated how much water is produced from the coal seams, assessed the natural gas potential of the wells and determined the impact (if any) on overlying groundwater systems.
Following a review of the Waukivory Pilot gas flow data, economic modelling of gas reserves and market conditions, AGL announced on 4 February 2016 that it will not proceed with the Gloucester Gas Project.
You can view reports associated with Waukivory Pilot Program in the Gloucester Gas Project Documents page.