Progress reports

The Geological Survey of Victoria is releasing a series of progress reports for the Victorian Gas Program, detailing the progress to date on:

  • delivering scientific, technical and environmental studies necessary to better understand the risks, benefits and impacts of onshore conventional gas
  • supporting offshore gas exploration with geoscience
  • investigating the opportunities for further underground gas storage
  • supporting the work programs for onshore conventional gas and offshore gas including community engagement, resource planning and regulatory review.

The progress reports provide a comprehensive overview of the program and an update on the various scientific activities that have been carried out so far.

Four reports have been released to date.

Progress Report #4 – March 2020

Documents updated April 2020.

Errata list for PDF documents:

Page Section Item
Page 46

Table 4.7
Receptor: ER2
Column: Findings
Line 3 from bottom

Revised ‘0.45 per cent’ to ‘0.02 per cent’
Page 46

Table 4.7
Receptor: ER2
Column: Findings
Line 2 from bottom

Revised ‘1.71 per cent’ to ‘0.04 per cent’
Page 47

Table 4.7
Receptor: ER3
Column: Findings
Line 6 from top

After ‘…(a total of $6,710.66 million over the lifetime of production).
Added
‘Similar to the estimated gross regional product impact, the gross regional income figures increase from the minimum to high scenarios due to the underlying gas production and investment inputs. The additional annual average gross regional income ranges from $81.06 million to $336.01 million respectively.’

Page 47

Table 4.7
Receptor: ER3
Column: Findings
Line 4 from bottom

Revised
‘The ratings for each scenario have been assessed based on their relative overall impact on gross regional product for the Otway region.’
To
‘The ratings for each scenario have been assessed based on their relative overall impact on gross regional product and the gross regional income for the Otway region.’

Page 57

Table 4.10
Receptor: ER2
Column: Findings
Line 3 from bottom

Revised ‘0.07 per cent’ to ‘0.00 per cent’
Page 57

Table 4.10
Receptor: ER2
Column: Findings
Line 2 from bottom

Revised ‘0.33 per cent’ to ‘0.01 per cent’
Page 57

Table 4.10
Receptor: ER3
Column: Findings
Line 6 from top

After ‘…(a total of $823.9 million over the lifetime of production).’
Added
‘Similar to the estimated gross regional product impact, the gross regional income figures increase from the low to high scenarios due to the underlying gas production and investment inputs. The additional annual average gross regional income ranges from $16.01 million to $1,085.78 million respectively.’

Page 57

Table 4.10
Receptor: ER3
Column: Findings
Line 5 from bottom

Revised
‘The ratings for each scenario have been assessed as having a neutral or slightly positive benefit based on their relative overall impact on gross regional product for the Gippsland region.’
To
‘The ratings for each scenario have been assessed as having a neutral or slightly positive benefit based on their relative overall impact on gross regional  product and gross regional income for the Gippsland region.’

Progress Report #3 – October 2019

Progress Report #2 – February 2019

Documents updated April 2019.

Errata list for PDF documents:

Page Section Item
Page 2 Figures Revised ‘Figure 2.26: An example of methane concentrations’ to ‘Figure 2.26: Methane/Ethane enhancement ratio for atmospheric methane sources in the Gippsland Basin’.
Page 2 Figures Revised ‘Figure 2.27: An example of methane concentrations above background in south-west Victoria’ to ‘Figure 2.27: Schematic conceptual diagram of Southwest Region Groundwater Model’.
Page 2 Figures Removed ‘Figure 2.28: Schematic conceptual diagram of Southwest Region Groundwater Model’.
Page 33 Beneath line 1 from bottom Removed figure 2.26 and caption ‘Figure 2.26: An example of methane concentrations’.
Page 34 Line 1 from top Removed ‘(Figure 2.27)’.
Page 35 Line 1 from bottom Revised ‘Figure 2.28’ to ‘Figure 2.27’.
Page 35 Figure caption Revised caption ‘Figure 2.28: Schematic conceptual diagram of Southwest Region Groundwater Model’ to ‘Figure 2.27: Schematic conceptual diagram of Southwest Region Groundwater Model’.

Progress Report #1 – January 2018

Errata list

  • Page 4, line 13 from bottom, changed '556' to '554'
  • Page 34, line 7 from top, changed '556' to '554'

Please note that a progress report may draw on information from, or refer to, a technical study that has not yet been published. All Victorian Gas Program technical studies will be published online once completed.

Contact us

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  • E: vgp@ecodev.vic.gov.au
  • By post:  Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions
    Attention: Earth Resources Community Engagement Team
    GPO Box 4509
    Melbourne VIC 3001

Page last updated: 29 Apr 2020