Bunbury Energy takes off with South-West aerial survey


Bunbury Energy has commenced a three-day aerial survey spanning 675km2 of the South West.

CGG Aviation will fly a light aircraft about 500 feet above the exploration area to assess subsurface geology in a project across the Shires of Capel, Dardanup and Donnybrook-Balingup and parts of Bunbury and Busselton.

This fulfils a long-standing aim of Bunbury Energy to investigate acreage in the South Perth Basin to reprocess data previously gathered in the 1950s and ‘60s with newer technologies.

Exploration has indicated that the area is not suited to hydraulic fracturing and the company is pursuing conventional gas reserves in a region where fracturing is not allowed under current state legislation.

The investigation seeks to isolate conventional gas reserves, as previous exploration had indicated that the area’s geology was not conducive to hydraulic fracturing.

The survey is expected to take up to six months and, if it yields positive results, Bunbury Energy intends to then conduct a seismic survey using existing roads.

The aircraft survey is being conducted during the day and the noise generated is expected to be no louder than 80 decibels and lasting no longer than 30 seconds.


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