Baseline studies were conducted in a private farm earmarked for CSG exploration. This 2014 trip sampled the farm when CCG infrastructure was in place. We aimed to determinine the baseline chemical composition of both soils and groundwater. Using different methods for land and water sampling, high precision measurements of methane concentrations and isotopes were taken. These will act as early indicators of aquifer connectivity in CSG production sites.

This is an ongoing study and will assist Australians in managing their natural assets.