Rafael Seismic Survey

Closed 3 Oct 2022

Opened 20 Sep 2022


Buru Energy Ltd propose to undertake a 2D and 3D geological survey at one site (Rafael patch) in the west Kimberley district, approximately 80 kilometres south of Derby. 

The proposal would include total disturbance of up to 438 hectares by raised blade clearing of 1147 km of seismic lines and construction of a temporary workers camp within an existing cleared well site.

Why your views matter

At this initial stage of the EIA process, comment is simply sought on whether or not the EPA should assess a proposal and, if so, what level of assessment is considered appropriate.

What happens next

Following the seven day public comment period and consideration of any comments received, the EPA will decide whether or not this proposal requires environmental impact assessment and, if so, what level of assessment will be applied.

The EPA's decisions on level of assessment are released each Monday on the EPA's website.


  • All of Western Australia


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  • Seven-day comment on referrals