Groundwater in the Energy and Resources Sectors
Establishing sustainable energy and mineral resource extraction projects generally requires sound knowledge and careful management of groundwater flow processes, as well as the transport of both natural salts and contaminants in complex geological environments.
IGS has particular expertise in estimating groundwater flow through aquifers and inter-aquifer leakage through aquitards (i.e., low permeability rocks) at the formation-thickness scale, which is critical for input to models of cumulative impact assessment. We are currently working on a number of proposed or existing coalmine and unconventional gas projects in Australia.
IGS is currently conducting a hydrogeological assessment and developing water supply options to support the construction of the 437 km-long Tanami Gas Pipeline.