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Groundwater and Unconventional Gas in Western Australia

August 19, 2014

Duncan

Unconventional Gas in Western Australia

What is Unconventional Gas?

Natural gas is found in a number of different geological environments.  As demand for gas has increased and drilling and extraction technology has improved, so exploration and production is moving into geological environments that were previously too challenging; gas in such locations is called Uncoventional Gas and it is often described based on the type of rock from which it is extracted (Figure 1), such as:

• coal seam gas (CSG) – found in coal seams,
• tight gas – found in compacted sandstone or limestone and
• shale gas – found in dense shale rock. Read more