Table 1: Number of Coalbed Methane Wells Drilled, 2000-2006

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Coalbed Methane Table 1: Number of Coalbed Methane Wells Drilled, 2000-2006
State Basin Coal Type Year
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
Queensland All   39 88 100 140 231 190 286
Bowen high rank 30 57 68 120 205 101 112
Clarence-Moreton low rank 2 0 0 1 0 8 1
Cooper high rank 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
Galilee high rank 4 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ipswich high rank 0 0 2 1 0 0 0
Nagoorin low rank 0 0 0 0 1 3 1
Styx high rank 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Surat low rank 3 31 29 18 25 77 172
New South Wales All   12 8 16 12 28 37 29
Clarence-Morton low rank 0 5 0 0 0 9 4
Gloucester high rank 0 0 0 0 3 1 3
Gunnedah high rank 4 0 2 0 6 4 16
Murray lignite 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Sydney high rank 8 3 14 11 19 23 6
Victoria All   0 4 5 0 0 0 7
Otway lignite 0 4 5 0 0 0 7
Western Australia All   0 0 0 0 0 5 0
Perth high rank 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
Total     51 100 121 152 259 232 322

Coalmine methane drainage wells that are administered under coal mining legislations are not counted.

The data have been compiled from information provided by State governments or available at the websites of various companies.

Some data entries are provisional.

Topic contact: petroleum@ga.gov.au Last updated: May 31, 2012