International oil and gas commentator speaks in Darwin for SEAAOC 2016

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The oil and gas industry is experiencing a shift in market dynamics; adjusting to operating in a new price era, as Australia’s natural gas projects move from construction into operation and maintenance phases. The 22nd annual SEAAOC (South East Asia Australia Offshore Conference) agenda will address the important issues for Australia’s onshore and offshore markets in the context of current global market dynamics.

Hundreds of resource industry executives will attend Darwin Convention Centre on the 14-15 September for SEAAOC, recognised as a must-attend event on the calendar for Australia’s oil and gas executives. The 2016 program will offer latest project updates and examine how Australia’s industry can flourish in the face of current industry challenges.

What’s new for 2016?
Internationally renowned industry commentator, Dr. Fereidun Fesharaki, Founder and Chairman of FGE travels to Darwin to open SEAAOC proceedings with a keynote presentation that will set the scene on global oil and gas markets. Dr. Fesharaki’s work is well-recognized for pioneering oil and gas market analysis and studies of the Asia Pacific/Middle East energy markets since the early 1980s. His presentation “Oil and Gas Markets in Turmoil: Implications for Australia” will examine the outlook for oil prices and direction of the oil markets, the evolution of supply and demand oil prices in the short, medium and long term, plus more.

Day one speakers include, Andrew Pickering, Chairman, Infrastructure Capital Group; Matthew Howell, Senior Analyst – Asia-Pacific Upstream Research, Wood Mackenzie; Steve Ovenden, Vice President Growth, ConocoPhillips Australia; Hitoshi Okawa, Director Corporate Coordination, INPEX; David Bird, VP Production, Shell Australia; Rob Merrick, Co-Head of Global Energy, Herbert Smith Freehills; Dr. Malcolm Roberts, Chief Executive Officer, APPEA and well respected regional analyst from Hong Kong; Dr. Neil Beveridge, Senior Equity Analyst – Asia-Pacific Oil & Gas, Bernstein (Hong Kong) Limited.

A closer look at developments and opportunities for the Northern Territories’ onshore and offshore industries will be in focus for day two. A highlight will include an interactive panel discussion examining how the industry can take a more collaborative approach to working together in a high cost environment. Hosted by procurement and supply chain expert Mark Borowski of Deloitte Australia, he will be joined by Leon Smit, ConocoPhillips’ Manager Logistics & Material Management, Doug Macintyre, General Manager – Oil & Gas, Monadelphous and Owen Pike, General Manager, MMC Australia.

Day two speakers will include, Rod Sims, Chairman, ACCC; Antoon Boey, Executive General Manager Business Development, Jemena; Bill Ovenden, Vice President Exploration, Santos; Ross Evans, General Manager, Exploration & New Resources, Origin; Robbert de Weijer, Chief Executive Officer, Armour Energy; Richard Cottee, Managing Director, Central Petroleum; Michael Ackland, Director, Commercial and Strategy, Nextgen; Victoria Jackson, Executive Director Energy, Northern Territory Department of Mines and Energy; Allan McDougall, General Manager, gasTrading.

SEAAOC forms part of NT Resources Week, uniting three industry specific conferences around a major trade industry exhibition and five unique networking functions. Networking event highlights include the Official Welcome Reception supported by ConocoPhillips Australia, hosted at parliament house and the INPEX Gala Dinner on the beautiful lawns of SKYCITY Casino. NT Resources Week attendees are able join presentations across all three events: SEAAOC, Mining the Territory and Building the Territory.

The event is run in a partnership between the Northern Territory Government and Informa Australia and will be the first major opportunity for the industry to gather and discuss the implications for business and the region following the upcoming Northern Territory elections. 

To register visit www.ntresourcesweek.com.au

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