Asia/Pacific Natural Gas in a Global Context – Challenges and Responses

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DAY 1–April 20

07:00–17:00  Optional Tours

  • Karratha LNG tour, North West Shelf–participants will see LNG, LPG, Condensate and Domestic Gas Facilities operated by Woodside Energy Ltd on the Burrup Peninsula, NWS —  (participants will incur transportation Costs), or

  • Tour of the Australia Resources Research Center (ARRC) & UWA Labs as organized by CSIRO and UWA

17:30   Participants on their own for Dinner in Perth

DAY 2–April 21

07:30–08:00  Registration and Breakfast pastries (University Club, The University of Western Australia)

08:00–08:30  Welcome and Introduction

08:30–10:15  Keynote Presentations

10:15–10:30  Break

10:30–12:30  Public/Private Roundtable on Offshore Greenfield Gas to Market issues (Moderated by Torgeir Knutsen, Norwegian

 Ministry of Petroleum and Energy)

12:30–13:30  LUNCH

13:30–15:00  Public/Private Roundtable on License to Operate – Progress Since Montara/Macondo  (Moderated by Cam Grebe, NOPSEMA)

14:30–15:00  Break

15:00–16:30  Public/Private Roundtable to reduce Costs for Development and Production (Moderated by Simon Whalley of Worley Parsons)


  • Mike Robinson–FMC Technologies

  • Peter Brazier–ITF Representative in Perth

  • Christophe Mouvaux–Technip


  • Projects, logistics & new technologies

  • What has happened to drilling costs?

  • Are standardization and simplification an answer?

  • Platform free fields, Subsea to Beach, Gas Monetization

  • Extension of Field Life

16:30            Wrap Up (By Moderators and Chairman)

17:00–1800  Reception hosted by GE O&G

DAY 3–April 22

07:30–08:00  Registration and Breakfast pastries

08:00–08:15  Setting the Days Agenda – Damian Barrett, CSIRO

08:15–8:45  Keynote Presentation–Unconventional Natural Gas–Mike Smith, Interstate Oil & Gas Compact Commission

8:45–10:10  Unconventional Resources,  Cross Regional Gaps and Efforts: Update and how to collaborate

(Moderated by Paul Doucette of General Electric)

  • Dutch Gaps and Efforts including Social License to operate– Yvonne Schavemaker ,TNO

  • State of the Nation–Offshore, Onshore, Regulation and Challenges for the Industry–Jeff Haworth, WA Department of Mines & Petroleum

  • Opportunities for enhanced Shale Output in Australia–What are the Gaps and Innovations needed–Amir Aryana , CSIRO

  • Public Acceptance through reduced Environmental Footprint Innovation–Damian Barrett, CSIRO

10:15–10:45  Break

10:45–11:30   International Collaboration on Unconventional Natural Gas–Nexts Steps on GOT– Introduction by TNO

11:30–12:00   Wrap up Summaries from Moderator of each Workshop Session

12:00 Adjourn

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