Wellhead inspection program
Earlier in 2010, the Queensland Government ordered all CSG producers to review their operations, to ensure their gas wells and associated equipment meet appropriate health and safety standards.
Under the program, all CSG producers were required to do a re-inspection and risk assessment of all existing wellheads and report back to the Government.
The preliminary report released in July 2010 found that more than 2,239 individual wells, or 95 per cent, came back absolutely clear of any safety issues.
While small leaks were detected in the remaining 5 per cent of wells, none have been found to pose any threat to public health and safety and all are operating within national health and safety standards.
The Petroleum and Gas Inspectorate is currently completing the final wellhead safety audit report and this is expected to be released in the near future.