What We Do
Bunbury Energy is preparing to undertake an aerial survey over a number of days in late 2018, the purpose of which is to identify which areas of the EP496 permit may be more likely to contain conventional gas deposits. This will allow the Company to then focus its exploration efforts over a smaller footprint when low-impact, non-invasive seismic surveying will be used to investigate areas of interest in more detail.
These exploration activities are subject to consultation with the relevant local governments and other key stakeholders such as the Department of Mines, Industry and Resources.
The non-invasive survey method planned does not involve drilling or require any access to privately owned land. When seismic surveying is undertaken, the public visibility of these activities will be no more disruptive than regular road works that require contraflow traffic management.
The Company’s planning suggests the seismic survey will not be carried out for another approximately 18 months.
Seismic surveys along roads are very common in Western Australia and around the world for that matter, with seismic data even being acquired along the Champs Èlysèes in the historically significant and high pedestrian traffic area of the French capital of Paris – it does not damage the road surface or anything beneath the road surface.
It is both law and State Government policy that an oil and gas exploration company cannot enter any private land in WA without the landowner’s approval. Bunbury Energy’s proposed aerial survey does not require any access to private land.