Conference Day Three - Gas Supply and Demand Day

Analysing the rapidly changing east coast gas supply and demand dynamics and examining solutions to price and supply concerns

Friday 18 September 2015

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08:30     Registration and welcome coffee

08:50     Opening remarks from the chair

Keith Orchison, Director, Coolibah Pty Ltd

Building a policy framework to support sustainable onshore and offshore east coast gas development

09:00     Creating a roadmap for further gas development for domestic use on the
              east coast

  • Ensuring adequate competition in upstream gas markets
  • Encouraging further onshore east coast gas development with a stable policy platform and streamlined red tape
  • The federal government’s plans to support industry

Margaret Sewell, Head of Division, Energy, Department of Industry and Science

09:30     The past, present and future of the Cooper/Eromanga basin and its role in
              continuing to supply the east coast gas market

  • The traditional role of the Cooper/Eromanga basin in supply east coast gas markets and how it has evolved
  • With new technologies and more exploration how much more can the Cooper deliver for east coast gas markets?
  • Understanding the implications of a low global oil price for further developing proved andprobable resources

Barry Goldstein, Executive Director Energy and Resources, South Australian Department of State Development

10:00     Ensuring a secure and affordable gas supply for NSW consumers, small
              businesses and large users

  • How NSW is responding to gas price and supply challenges
  • Where NSW will source its gas from for the rest of the decade
  • What is the future for unconventional and conventional gas development in NSW?
  • Opportunities to reduce negative impacts on large and small business

Kylie Hargreaves, Deputy Secretary, Resources and Energy, NSW Department of Industry

10:30     Morning tea

Examining east coast supply and demand out to 2020

11:00     Can gas-intensive manufacturing have a future on the east coast?

  • Recognising the requirements of large gas users to be able to continue operations on Australia’s east coast
  • Is the current gas market allowing businesses to fulfill their price, supply and contractual gas needs?
  • The demand outlook from large industry if current market conditions continue

Tennant Reed, Principal National Adviser – Public Policy, Australian Industry Group

11:30     The 5 and 10 year outlook for east coast gas supply and demand

  • Analysing the outlook for domestic demand from consumers, small business and large industry
  • With operations underway, how are east coast LNG projects impacting domestic supply?
  • Examining the possibility of supply shortfalls or sharp price spikes in the next 3 years

Paul Balfe, Executive Director, ACIL Allen Consulting

12:00     The pipeline industry’s response to changing supply and demand

  • Investing in new capabilities to ensure the market operates more efficiently
  • Delivering new services to better meet the needs of both buyers and sellers
  • What contribution can capacity trading make?

Steve Davies, National Policy Manager, Australian Pipelines and Gas Association

12:30     Networking lunch

Building a better brand for gas and engaging with communities

13:30     Reviewing the successes of the Queensland Gasfields Commission and
              opportunities to further improve stakeholder engagement in the sector

  • Reviewing the role of the commission and how it helps to bridge the gap between industry and local stakeholders
  • What opportunities exist to further improve regulations that protect landholders
  • Identifying communications strategies that work – how can the gas industry better communicate with communities?

John Cotter, Commissioner and Chairman, Queensland Gasfields Commission

14:00     Panel Discussion: Strategies for improving community engagement

  • Why are community engagement efforts falling short?
  • How can the gas industry build better relationships with communities – particularly in NSW and VIC – and what lessons can be learnt from other states?
  • Identifying the strategies that work when engaging with landholders

Panel Moderator:
Keith Orchison,
Director, Coolibah Pty Ltd
Cr Conrad Bolton,
Mayor, Narrabri Shire Council
John Cotter
Commissioner and Chairman, Queensland Gasfields Commission
Cr John Rosenbaum,
Mayor, Gloucester Shire Council
Will Rifkin,
Chair in Social Performance, Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining

14:50     Closing remarks from the Chair and drawing of lucky door prize

15:00     Close of Day Three and close of Gas Supply and Demand Day

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