Arrow Energy using Lego at Ekka to explain CSG

Arrow Energy will use this year’s Ekka to show future engineers how its coal seam gas operations run.

The company will use Lego and toy models at the annual agricultural show in Brisbane to show how CSG can co-exist with agricultural industries.

“Our display explains how we manage water and salt as well as the technologies and methods we’re proposing to use to minimise our impact on intensively farmed land in the Surat Basin,” Arrow CEO Andrew Faulkner said in a statement.

“Gas well casings and a replica gas well head, similar to ones in the field, are also on display to give people a feel for the size of them.”

There is also a four-metre tunnel with interactive displays of the natural gas process, and a model drill rig. Children can build a Lego LNG tanker, The Observer reported.

Staff are also answering questions about jobs, and water management.

Arrow Energy has faced anti-CSG protests in Queensland, with local landholders, politicians and supporters gathering to protest against the company’s Surat Gas Project.

“The CSG industry has declared war on agriculture and I say bring it on,” founder of Save Our Darling Downs Ruth Armstrong said.

Arrow Energy unveiled its new headquarters in Brisbane in June, with Minister for State Development, Infrastructure and Planning Jeff Seeney opening it.

It was announced in March the company intends to build an LNG processing plant on Curtis Island in central Queensland near Gladstone where it would liquefy and export CSG.

The company has more than 1250 employees and around 2000 contractors in Queensland.

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