Raven 2D Seismic Acquisition Survey

Closed 26 May 2020

Opened 20 May 2020

Overview

Energy Resources Limited proposes to undertake a 2D onshore seismic acquisition survey to map the subsurface geology of the area, within petroleum exploration permit 423 in the Shire of Dandaragan. 

The proposal comprises a total of 125 line kilometres of 2D seismic lines within an area of about 122.6 km2. The proposal will require temporary disturbance of up to 40 hectares of native vegetation to create access lanes for the vibroseis trucks and light vehicles. The proposal is to be undertaken over a total activity period of about 12 weeks. 

The aim of the proposal is to enable identification of petroleum reservoir rocks for potential future conventional resource extraction.

Why We Are Consulting

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.

Areas

  • All of Western Australia

Audiences

  • Public

Interests

  • Seven-day comment on referrals