Buru Energy successfully completed the first phase of our fraccing (TGS) program at the Asgard 1 and Valhalla North 1 wells in the Canning Basin during the second half of 2015. No effect of the program on the environment was observed during or after fraccing activities.
The frac program was carried out in accordance with all government and regulatory approvals and with continuous environmental monitoring. Water quality monitoring results collected prior to, during and after the frac program are available here.
The frac program also delivered significant benefits and opportunities for the Yungngora people of Noonkanbah with over 30 people directly involved in the operations. Yungngora community members were involved in all aspects of the operations including undertaking environmental monitoring, road maintenance, working with service providers on the frac spread, providing access control and assisting in the camp with over 13,500 hours of paid employment undertaken by the community to date. Support from the community came after the independent experts advising the Yungngora people indicated that the frac program could be undertaken safely and posed minimal risk to the environment. Following the program, the Yungngora community released a statement regarding the program and the job and economic opportunities that were created for the community.
Further information on the environmental and community aspects of the program are provided in the below fact sheets.