From 9–10 June, New Plymouth, New Zealand, will host members of the oil and gas industry from New Zealand and around the world.
The two-day program offers three allocated stages with informative and educational sessions to choose from. These range from technical topics on seismic drilling, reservoir modelling and asset integrity to topics on health, safety and environment.
Keynote speakers include Rawson Resources Executive Chairman Dr John Conolly. Rawson is an Australian-based oil and natural gas exploration company with permits in the Otway, Surat, Cooper and Pedirka basins, and exploration interests in the Taranaki, Northland and Canterbury basins.
Rawson secured its interest in a permit in the Taranaki offshore basin last year through its shareholding in Kea Petroleum and, in September last year, its 50 per cent interest in a permit in the Canterbury Basin, with operator Zeanco holding the remaining 50 per cent.Article continues below…
With a career spanning 26 years in the field of SCADA and automation systems engineering, Brian Mulcahy, the Managing Director of HIMA Australia, a Platinum sponsor of the event, will explain how automated safety systems can balance the tension between profitability, safety, protecting the environment and safeguarding assets and your corporate reputation.
On the subject of environmental and social costs, Stuart Cassie, Director– Improve Services, WorleyParsons (Australia), will share his experience of a unique approach being used internationally to integrate these costs and benefits into traditional oil and gas project economics.
Zac John, who leads the geomechanics group in Schlumberger Australia, and is current president of FESAus, will be talking on ‘unlocking the geomechanics mystery in the life of your field’, with a focus on how a 3D geomechanics model can be used as a powerful tool in drilling and production.