Arrow plans to expand its operations in Queensland's Surat Basin with a major coal seam gas exploration, development and production project.
The proposed Surat Gas Project is expected to provide gas for both the domestic and export markets. The project area covers Arrow's existing gas production wells at Tipton West, Daandine, Stratheden and Kogan North near Dalby, and a broader area extending from Wandoan to Dalby and south to Millmerran and Goondiwindi, in which Arrow holds petroleum tenure and environmental approvals for exploration. View the project area map (PDF, 4 MB).
The Project will be Arrow's largest gas exploration, development and production project in the Surat Basin. Arrow expects the Surat Gas Project development will be staged progressively across the Surat Gas Project development area. The rate and extent of development will be determined by information gained from Arrow's ongoing exploration program and the level of demand in domestic and export gas markets.
Arrow expects to dramatically increase its current workforce in the area and the Project will add significantly to regional economic growth. Arrow's plans include ongoing supply to the Queensland domestic gas market and supply to the Arrow LNG Project on Curtis Island.
Arrow lodged the draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Surat Gas Project in December 2011. The project received its environmental approval from the Federal Government on 20 December 2013 and by the Queensland Government on 25 October 2013.