Publications

Resource Hub

Drawing on its wealth of experience in the development of the gas industry and by collaborating with other relevant entities, the GasFields Commission provides communities and landholders with the information and support they need to make informed decisions and achieve good outcomes. This Resource Hub houses all of the Commission’s publications, reports, fact sheets, useful links etc.

If you cannot find the resources you are looking for, or want more information please contact us via email.

The Gas Guide 2.0

The GasFields Commission Queensland is proud to present the new and improved Gas Guide 2.0 — A best practice guide for landholder negotiations with petroleum and gas developers in Queensland.

Gas Guide 2.0 brings together all the information landholders need to know about gas development into one concise, easy to read document – detailing everything from the awarding of exploration permits, Land Access and Make Good Agreements, right through to gas field rehabilitation.

Packed with helpful resources and designed to give landholders the information they need to negotiate a fair and reasonable outcome should a resource company request to operate on their land – the GasFields Commission’s Gas Guide 2.0 is the most comprehensive guide to gas development available to landholders in Queensland.

The Gas Guide ‘Roadmap’

Contained within Gas Guide 2.0 is a Roadmap poster (A3 PDF) that clearly illustrates the standard chronology of events that is to be expected when a resource company is operating on (or near) private land, for the purposes of petroleum and gas exploration or production.

Detailed advice and information on each of the chronological steps on the Roadmap can be found in the full version of Gas Guide 2.0.

‘Shared Landscapes – Industry Trends’ Report

The GasFields Commission’s 2019 ‘Shared Landscapes- Industry Trends’ Report combines a range of information from a variety of data sources to provide an accurate representation of gas industry trends. This report delivers an in-depth overview of the current state of the petroleum and gas industry (reporting on FY18 data), including but not limited to development areas, groundwater management processes and compliance.

This report represents a real-time reflection of how two primary industries, gas and agriculture, operate side by side on the one landscape, while both making significant contributions to Queensland’s economy. This information can be used by policy makers, educators, planners, regional communities, landholders and stakeholders to make informed decisions.

‘Shared Landscapes – Industry Snapshot’ Report

The GasFields Commission’s 2021 ‘Shared Landscapes- Industry Snapshot’ Report combines a range of information from a variety of data sources and aims to briefly delineate the current state of Queensland’s petroleum and gas industry (reporting on FY20 data), including development areas, groundwater management processes, compliance and economic contributions made to regional communities and the State.

This report represents a real-time reflection of how two primary industries, gas and agriculture, operate side by side on the one landscape, while both making significant contributions to Queensland’s economy. This information can be used by policy makers, educators, planners, regional communities, landholders and stakeholders to make informed decisions.

‘On New Ground’ Report

The ‘On New Ground – Lessons from development of the world’s first export coal seam gas industry’ report details the GasFields Commission’s experiences in its dealings with governments, onshore gas developers, rural landholders and communities who either by design or coincidence played integral roles in the most significant resource development story in Australia’s recent history.

The report detailed the learnings taken from key milestones from within the “invention” of Queensland’s export coal seam gas industry – from the community unease in the Surat Basin in 2010, through to the first export shipment of liquefied natural gas from Gladstone in 2015.

By publishing these findings the Commission aims to educate all stakeholders within Queensland’s onshore gas industry on how best to approach industry development for the benefit of all those involved, leading to a sustainable level of coexistence.