Our Aussie team recently completed a very difficult rehabilitation of a pipeline corridor in central Queensland. Previous contractor’s attempts at erosion control had failed. and The worst section was 120 metres long and the average slope was 30% slope.
BeneTerra Land Resources Leader, Glenn Bailey, presented a paper on November 17th, 2015 in Minneapolis at the Soil Science Society of America meetings. It was entitled “Pedological Implications for Rehabilitating Coalbed Methane Ponds – using soil material identification to deconstruct water storage ponds and rehabilitate pasture land.” The paper, co-authored by John Zupancic, discussed techniques developed by BeneTerra in Australia to rehabilitate pond sites where the original soil materials had been scattered and blended during construction making it difficult to re-establish productive pasture land. To view or download the presentation click here.
Soil scientist, Glenn Bailey, characterising soil profile
BeneTerra has just commissioned its first mobile BeneVap™ unit, the BV-300. She is affectionately named Rhonda and is ready to go on the road to demonstrate her prowess vaporizing the toughest wastewater. This system is designed to connect to natural gas sources – particularly where it is being flared.
Our Aussie team recently finished a complex pond site rehabilitation. It was an unlined earthen pond that held produced water for coal seam gas exploration. Prior to performing the work an extensive soil and groundwater survey was done.
We recently employed a comprehensive mobile water treatment process in a remote location to de-water a pond holding saline water produced during gas production. The water was passed through disc filters, microfilters and reverse osmosis. The RO permeate was used for road dust suppression and the RO reject was further concentrated with BeneTerra’s EvC™. The dense concentrate was then hauled to a fit-for-purpose brine dam. By dispersing permeate and concentrating in-situ over 40,000 km of truck movements were eliminated.
BeneTerra was selected as Arrow Energy’s winner of the quarterly “Go Further Award” for Contractor Visible Safety Leadership in Q2 2014. A letter from CEO, Andrew Faulkner, to BeneTerra stated that the award was in recognition of outstanding efforts and contributions .. of particular note were –
- consistent delivery of 12 dam decommissioning projects on time and under budget
- exceptional safety record with strong documentation
- proactive environmental solutions
- active engagement with Arrow, including open and transparent execution
BeneTerra recently completed a land reclamation project that involved seeding 135 acres with native grasses.
BeneTerra completed the first deployment of its evapoconcentrator or EvC™ in December 2013 at sites in Central Queensland. Three CSG appraisal dams were reduced to steam and 60 tons of solids in a first-of-a-kind operation in Australia.