Day One: Tuesday, 26 March

Registration and coffee

Opening remarks from the chair

Jim Snow
Adjunct Professor | Executive Director
University of Queensland Energy Initiative | Oakley Greenwood

Getting to grips with the ‘new normal’ – gas sector in transition
Ensuring government interventions do not strangle urgently needed supply from smaller producers looking to expand operations

Further expansion of Senex’s Atlas project has emerged as a bellwether for the effectiveness of the Mandatory Code of Conduct.

Ian Davies
Chief Executive Officer
Senex Energy

Assessing the aftermath of recent gas policy and the long term trajectory for domestic gas

Angela Macdonald-Smith
Senior Resources Reporter
Australian Financial Review


Jane Norman
Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer
Cooper Energy

Ensuring ongoing energy security from the Gippsland Basin

David Berman
Commercial Director
ExxonMobil Australia

Morning tea

Balancing international and domestic supply demands in a post Mandatory Gas Code of Conduct environment
  • Examining Woodside’s expected reserve, and availability of gas for domestic and international markets over the next 5 years
  • Finding a better path forward to balance domestic and export interests

Mark Abbotsford
Executive Vice President - Marketing and Trading
Woodside Energy

PANEL DISCUSSION: Getting more gas into the domestic market… at a reasonable price
  • How could producers regulate themselves to avoid the toxic cycle of high prices/lower demand/higher prices?
  • What infrastructure is needed to efficiently get gas into the southern states markets (pipeline, terminals)?
  • What is the role of re-sellers and how can producers be incentivised to sell directly to users?
  • Is the Mandatory Code helping or hindering the market?


Dale Koenders
Energy & Utilities Research


Stuart Nicholls
Chief Executive Officer
Strike Energy

Phaedra Deckart
Chief Executive Officer
Solstice Energy

Andrew Richards
Chief Executive Officer
Energy Users Association of Australia (EUAA)

Bringing down the barriers to the energy transition
  • Examining the desperate need for new gas supply
  • Defining three things that need to be addressed - new supply, more investment, and a supportive regulatory environment
  • Analysing how gas is supporting the renewable build-out in remote grid regions

Adam Watson
Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director
APA Group

Networking lunch

Assessing gas supply and price movements
Independently assessing realistic timelines for the supply/demand crisis – where are we headed?
  • Identifying potential flaws in current gas market models which may impact their accuracy
  • Will near term imports save the day?
  • Basin overview – which are the most promising projects in the short and long term?
  • Is there always a little bit of gas “down the back of the sofa” or is this genuine emergency?
  • Identifying the factors that could change current trajectories

Rick Wilkinson
Chief Executive Officer

How prepared is our energy market for the next three winters?
  • Recognising the ‘red flags’ which will signal significant shifts in prices
  • Building the role of gas through stable (lower) prices
  • Predicting future gas price movements

Josh Stabler
Manager Director
Energy Edge

PANEL DISCUSSION: Is a Western Australian gas crisis looming?
  • What are the major differences between the east and west coast and how will these play out?
  • How can the mismatch between supply and demand be resolved?
  • What is the future for the domestic gas reservation policy now that existing fields are declining and new projects are scarce?
  • What are the consequences of the ban on gas exports for the Perth Basin?


Kaushal Ramesh
LNG and Power Markets Research
Rystad Energy


Stuart Nicholls
Chief Executive Officer
Strike Energy

Mark Hatfield
Managing Director, Australia
Chevron Australia

Jon Cleary
Executive General Manager, Commercial
Australian Gas Infrastructure Group (AGIG)

Hon Peter Tinley
Chair, Economics and Industry Standing Committee
Government of Western Australia

Jai Coppen
Senior Energy Sourcing Manager
Yara Pilbara

Afternoon tea

Where is new supply going to come from?
Beetaloo update - NT doing the heavy lifting for Australian gas

Alex Underwood
Managing Director
Empire Energy Group

Gas appraisal in the Taroom Trough - next to Wallumbilla

Neil Young
Chief Executive Officer
Elixir Energy

Potential for Beetaloo Basin natural gas to support East Coast shortfall and drive emissions reduction

Joel Riddle
Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer
Tamboran Resources

PANEL DISCUSSION: Where should the industry and financiers invest: pipelines, terminals, new fields… or leave it in the bank?
  • How quickly could pipeline/terminals start supplying gas to south east Australia where shortages are most acute? (Addressing the bottlenecks in physically moving gas from production sites to users in SE Australia)
  • Which format is more likely to be able to supply gas at a palatable price for east coast users? (How can shipping to the east coast compete with exports to SE Asia?)
  • What is the long-term future of pipelines (stranded assets in a post-gas energy system)?
  • Ensuring operational solutions from 2027 – what investments are needed now?


Perry Wilson
Head of Advisory – Australia
Rystad Energy


Rochelle Macdonald
Executive GM, Operations
Squadron Energy

James Byrne
Head of Energy

Steve Davies
Chief Executive Officer
Australian Pipelines & Gas Association (APGA)

Cameron Dorse
Executive General Manager, Gas Markets

Closing remarks from chair
Networking Drinks
ADGO Dinner

The official ADGO dinner is the perfect opportunity to network, unwind and socialise with industry peers during your time in Sydney. Tickets are $230. Includes drinks and dinner.