Buru Energy is committed to developing the oil and gas resources of the Canning Superbasin in a safe and environmentally responsible manner.
Buru works with all stakeholders to ensure our projects minimise impacts on sensitive areas and protect the environment. We have adopted a continuous improvement process to continuously reduce the environmental impact of our operations. Recent initiatives to reduce our environmental footprint include:
- More compact drilling rigs resulting in smaller well pads, less drill cuttings and reduced water use.
- New generation seismic approaches adopted using raised blade clearing and wireless receivers. This leads to lower intensity clearing and less overall clearing, lower traffic volumes and reduced compaction and faster surveys with less community disturbance. The combination of these approaches leads to more effective and rapid rehabilitation.
- Undertaking groundwater monitoring in partnership with Traditional Owner rangers and making all water quality results publicly available on our website.
- Selection of a hydraulic fracture fluid which is classified as non-toxic and is 30 times less toxic than swimming pool water with public disclosure of all chemicals use.
Buru Energy’s operations are regulated by the Department of Mines and Petroleum, Department of Water, Department of Environmental Regulation and, where required, the Environmental Protection Authority. We have ongoing audit programs in place to ensure compliance with our statutory approvals.
As part of our commitment to transparency, summary documents of approved Environment Plans are available below.