Wednesday 10 April 2013
08:15 Registration and welcome coffee
08:50 Opening remarks and welcome address from the Chair
INDUSTRY KEYNOTE PRESENTATIONS
09:00 The Australian Gas Market - a vertically integrated energy company’s perspective
- What does the domestic gas market look like today?
- What would internationalisation of the gas price mean for the domestic market?
- Are we seeing the uptake of gas generation investment anticipated under the Clean Energy Future policy?
- What does the generation investment landscape look like out to 2020?
- What can end use customers expect?
09:30 The role of gas in Australia’s energy future
- Discussing the increasing role of gas in Australia’s energy supply chain
- What are the likely developments in coming years?
- The need for sound gas market policy settings in the period ahead
“It’s impossible to go to renewables tomorrow, so we need a sensible discussion”
James Baulderstone, Vice President Eastern Australia, Santos
Australian Financial Review, 29 November 2012
10:00 The gas outlook for Eastern Australia
- What is the potential of natural gas reserves in Eastern Australia to meet both domestic and export demand?
- What do changing gas demand and supply dynamics mean for the Eastern Australian gas market?
- How can NSW meet its gas requirements to 2020 and what specific challenges need to be overcome?
10:30 Morning Tea
WHAT IS THE OUTLOOK FOR DOMESTIC SUPPLY/DEMAND AND PRICE?
10:50 Gas in the global energy context — past, present and future
- Recent history: Gas as the fuel of choice in the power sector
- The growing importance of China as a gas market
- Are we entering a golden age of gas?
- The longer term outlook for gas use, and global gas trade
- A final word on OECD gas markets
- Australia’s place in these markets
"Today’s woes in the manufacturing sector have many causes – These are not going to be resolved by throwing a spanner in the wheel of LNG development”
David Byers, Chief Executive Officer, APPEA
The Australian, 28 November 2012
11:20 Australian domestic gas outlook within a global context
11:50 The big picture – gas supply, demand and price through to 2030
- Where will Australia’s gas come from to 2030?
- Understanding the changing landscape of domestic gas demand to 2030 with a focus on falling demand growth in manufacturing and the expanding role of gas in generation
- Forecasting the domestic gas price to 2030 with a key focus on global demand/supply impacts
13:10 Internationalisation of gas prices and its domestic consequences
- What are the prospects for domestic gas price spikes?
- Will there be enough gas for domestic needs?
- How can we ensure the domestic settings are right to attract supply investment?
- How much does a carbon price matter?
- What are international price implications for the domestic market?
WHAT IS THE FULL POTENTIAL OF AUSTRALIA’S BASINS?
13:50 Senex Energy's outlook for Australian gas
- What potential exists for unconventional gas to meet domestic demand?
- What is the outlook for the Cooper Basin and unconventional gas?
- How are changing gas supply dynamics impacting Australia's energy industry what are the implications for large scale unconventional gas projects?
14:15 The potential of Australia’s shale gas deposits
- What is the production potential of Australia’s vast shale gas reserves?
- In what time frame and in what capacity will shale gas enter the market?
- Determining the impact of this additional supply on domestic gas supply/demand
14:40 A Cooper Basin gas project uniquely positioned to supply the domestic market from 2015
- “Unconventional gas” = gas production direct from the source - what are the main source rocks in the Cooper Basin?
- What makes Strike’s Southern Cooper Basin coal seam gas resource project so unique?
- How will the resource be developed to meet uncontracted domestic gas market demand from 2015?
15:10 Afternoon Tea
HOW CAN WE DELIVER DOMESTIC GAS SUPPLY?
15:30 The pipelines – what is the infrastructure outlook?
- What are the key challenges facing pipeline investors?
- What is the likely shape of the gas grid in 2020 and 2030?
- How can we overcome approval process problems to promote adequate investment?
16:00 Resolving issues surrounding further gas development
- A look at key environmental and land use concerns
- How to best resolve conflict between interest groups to secure the best interest of the wider economy
- An analysis of successful negotiations and how they can be used as a base case
16:30 Addressing short term gas supply issues in NSW
- Is NSW facing a mid-decade energy crisis because of a lack of gas?
- Can the State’s gas needs be sourced outside the state or does supply need to be local?
- How can we ensure adequate investment in NSW supply projects?
- What are the key concerns that need to be addressed in developing this supply?
- How can we help NSW gas customers avoid price shocks?
17:10 Chairman’s closing remarks and networking drinks