Centre becomes UQ Centre for Natural Gas

UQ is renaming its Centre for Coal Seam Gas as the UQ Centre for Natural Gas, giving the centre scope to broaden its research portfolio to the production of other forms of natural gas. For more click here.
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Senex achieves first gas at Project Atlas

Senex Energy has delivered first gas production at Project Atlas with natural gas flowing immediately for the operator. Managing director and chief executive Ian Davies said first gas production from Project Atlas was a major achievement. “Senex was granted the Petroleum Lease for Project Atlas in March 2018. The delivery of a greenfield natural gas...
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Meet GeoResGlobe!

Together with the Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy, the Queensland Resources Council (QRC) invites you to attend a small group training session on the new GeoResGlobe. GeoResGlobe is a new online, interactive experience to view Queensland’s mining and exploration data to assist in the administration of permits and assessments of mineral potential in...
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Australian critical minerals prospectus

Austrade says that with demand for rare-earth elements and other critical minerals expected to grow with the increasing use of high-tech products, there are significant economic and strategic opportunities for Australia. Download  the report here.
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Georesources Industry Forum

Queensland’s Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy (DNRME) is hosting a Georesources Industry Forum in Brisbane on Tuesday 15 October 2019. These forums are a great way to get an overall picture of what the Department is working on; specifically the policies and legislation that impact industry. This year, the event will be extended...
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Australian Academy of Science welcomes Australia–US bilateral science and technology initiatives

The Academy also applauds a range of other science related initiatives announced by the Prime Minister that will boost cooperation between Australia and the US including: an agreement to hold high-level discussions in Washington, DC in November to develop a critical minerals action plan and increase trade in rare earths between the US and Australia....
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Chinese investors encouraged to explore Queensland potential

September 23, 2019 Media Release (Shanghai) Deputy Premier Jackie Trad has told investors that Queensland is ready to do business and encourages investment, at a meeting in Shanghai on the second day of her trade mission to China. The Deputy Premier outlined Queensland’s investment potential to senior executives behind some of China’s largest companies and conglomerates, including China Capital Investment Group (CCIG), Tian-Yu Eco-Environment...
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New QEC Chair hits the ground running

New Queensland Exploration Council Chair Kim Wainwright has hit the ground running with numerous official engagements since taking the reins of the organisation from Brad John PSM in July. As well as Managing Director and CEO of Xplore Resources – an exploration and mining services company – Kim holds a number of corporate directorships in...
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QEC welcomes exploration funding w/ video interview of QEC Chair Brad John

The Queensland Exploration Council (QEC) has welcomed the Palaszczuk Government’s roll out of exploration grants under the joint industry-government Collaborative Exploration Initiative (CEI). QEC Chair Brad John said the grants would deliver $2.4 million in funding to help reduce the costs and risks involved in exploration. “I’m pleased to say this initiative has been an...
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Government tender for exploration vote of confidence in mining jobs

The Palaszczuk Government’s announcement today calling tenders to explore more than 540 square kilometres for coal development for export, steel production and electricity generation was another vote in confidence in mining sector jobs, Queensland Resources Council Chief Executive Ian Macfarlane said. “I welcome the Government’s announcement.  Exploration is an important indicator of confidence in the resources sector and it is an...
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