This dataset shows the spatial locations of potential CO2 storage regions that are at an advanced stage of characterisation and/or development and are expected to be operating by 2030. The areas considered to be at an advanced stage are parts of the Cooper Basin in central Australia, a portion of the Surat Basin (Queensland) and the offshore Gippsland Basin (Victoria), where the CarbonNet Project is currently at an advanced stage of development. We have also considered the offshore Barrow Sub-basin (part of the Northern Carnarvon Basin) (WA), where the Gorgon CO2 Injection Project is occurring on Barrow Island. An earlier version of this dataset was originally published in Feitz et al (2019) “Prospective hydrogen production regions of Australia” and the current version has been updated to include a portion of the offshore Petrel Sub-basin (Bonaparte Basin), offshore Northern Territory. This dataset is used in Geoscience Australia's Hydrogen Economic Fairways Tool (HEFT), which is available for public use at the AusH2 website or at ga.gov.au/heft.
This dataset is published with the permission of the CEO, Geoscience Australia.
Maintenance and Update Frequency: asNeeded
Statement: An earlier version of this dataset was originally published in Feitz et al (2019) “Prospective hydrogen production regions of Australia” http://dx.doi.org/10.11636/Record.2019.015.
Changes in this version include limiting advanced storage locations to the Barrow Sub-basin in Western Australia rather than whole Carnarvon Basin, extending the Toolachee Formation (Cooper Basin) into South Australia, and limiting the size of storage in the Gippsland Basin to the central basin section. Highly prospective areas in the Petrel Sub-basin identified in Consoli et al “Regional assessment of the CO2 storage potential of the Mesozoic succession in the Petrel Sub-basin, Northern Territory, Australia: summary report” http://dx.doi.org/10.11636/Record.2014.011 are also now included.
This dataset provides open access to the locations of advanced sites for potential geological storage of CO2 by 2030. It is displayed as a web service on Geoscience Australia's, Australia's Hydrogen Opportunities tool (ww.AusH2.gov.au). Additionally, this dataset is included in the modelling of the first iteration of Geoscience Australia's Hydrogen Economic Fairways Tool (HEFT) which is available for public use at the AusH2 website.