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 with reduced vegetation clearing, fewer drill cuttings and reduced water use.
- New generation seismic approaches using raised blade clearing and wireless receivers. This leads to less overall clearing and lower intensity clearing, lower traffic volumes and faster surveys. The combination of these approaches leads to more effective and rapid rehabilitation and less community disturbance.
- Undertaking groundwater monitoring in partnership with Traditional Owner rangers.
- Selection of a hydraulic fracture fluid which has been fully disclosed to the public and has been demonstrated to be non-toxic by extensive testing and by the Chairman drinking the fluid.
Buru Energy’s operations are regulated by the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety, the Department of Water and 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.