The Federal Government’s proposed $1 billion submersible dredge pump that would be used to divert and dispose of submersed petroleum from the Collaroy oilfield in Western Australia has been called a “pipelines disaster”.
Key points:The $1bn submersibles would be powered by a diesel generatorThe diesel generator would generate electricityThe gas generator would use gas to generate electricityFor $1billion, the Government would invest $1 in a “drilling disaster”Submersible diesel generator and gas generatorThe $100 million submersable diesel generator will generate 1,500 megawatt hours of electricity, about the same amount of power generated by a typical gas generator.
It would be one of the most powerful generators in the world.
But it would be useless for the purpose of the project, because the diesel generator uses gas to power the generators.
It is not clear whether the diesel generators used in the project would be safe, and it could be argued that they would not be required to be safe.
But the gas generator is not only safer, but more environmentally friendly than diesel generators.
The gas generators will also be safer because they will have to use less fuel to run them, and they will not need to be transported on tankers or by pipeline to be delivered.
So they would also be less likely to be involved in accidents.
The government has not released a detailed cost of the submersibilities, but it would not exceed $1 per megawad.
A spokeswoman for the Australian National University (ANU) said the ANU would work with the Department of Energy and the Commonwealth Government to examine the viability of using the diesel engines in the Submersible Diesel Generator project.
“It is an issue that has been raised by the Department and by the Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association (APPEA) which has been involved with the project,” the spokeswoman said.
“We are committed to getting the best possible information and advice from both parties and are confident that we will be able to make the right decision.”
The gas generated by the diesel engine is less environmentally friendlyThe ANU said the gas generated from the diesel generation would be less environmentally-friendly than the gas produced by gas generators.
“If we do have a diesel engine, we will have more CO2 per kilowatt hour of energy produced than if we have a gas generator,” the spokesperson said.
She said it would also reduce the amount of waste that could be produced from diesel generators, because diesel generators use less gas to run.
The ANB also raised concerns about the gas generators ability to transport the diesel generated by subsurface drilling and processing.
“In our research we have shown that the diesel-generating diesel engine would have a very low operating efficiency compared to the gas-generator system,” the ANB said in a statement.
“The diesel generators power generation of the gas from submersing is only about 1 per cent of the total power generated, while the gas generating diesel generator power is approximately 4 per cent.”
The ANS said the Australian Environmental Defence Research Institute (AEDRI) estimated the cost of sub-sea drilling to be around $1,200 per barrel.
“That does not include the costs of transporting the diesel produced from subsea drilling or processing, which is around $8,000 per barrel,” the AEDRI said in its report.
“Sub-sea oil drilling costs about $1 a barrel in the Gulf of Mexico, and a gas-powered diesel generator costs around $600 per barrel, so it is quite a huge investment for the Commonwealth.”