Day One

08:00
Registration and welcome coffee

08:45
Opening remarks from the Chair

Clyde Russell
Asia Commodities and Energy Columnist
Thomson Reuters

08:55
OVERCOMING GAS AFFORDABILITY ISSUES IN THE DOMESTIC MARKET

Rod Sims
Chairman
Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC)

9:25
FEDERAL MINISTERIAL ADDRESS

The Hon. Keith Pitt MP
Minister for Resources, Water and Northern Australia
Australian Parliament

09:40
FEDERAL OPPOSITION ADDRESS

The Hon. Joel Fitzgibbon MP
Shadow Minister for Agriculture and Resources
Federal Opposition

BIG PICTURE PANEL DISCUSSION
09:55
In the current environment, how can federal and state governments drive improved outcomes in the domestic gas market?
  • What are the risks with getting the government involved in domestic markets?
  • Will an increase of gas supply put downward pressure on prices and encourage new investment?
  • How to bring down wholesale gas prices without intense intervention from the public sector

Panel Moderator:

Saul Kavonic
Head of Equities Research, Oil and Gas
Credit Suisse

 

Panellists:

Andrew McConville
Chief Executive Officer
Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association (APPEA)


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

David Maxwell
Chief Executive Officer
Cooper Energy

Samantha Hepburn
Director of the Centre for Energy and Natural Resources Law
Deakin University

10:35
Morning tea break

Examining the state of the domestic gas market

West Australian Ministerial address
11:05
The Hon. Bill Johnston MLA, Minister for Mines and Petroleum; Energy; Industrial Relations, West Australian Government (subject to availability)

The Hon. Bill Johnston MLA
Minister for Mines and Petroleum; Energy; Industrial Relations
West Australian Government

11:20
A detailed analysis of the east coast gas market supply and demand dynamics
  • Analysing key east coast basins to understand the supply available to the market
  • Determining the contract positions of much of this gas and the implications for prices
  • Forecasting gas price dynamics through 2020 and their consequences for east coast gas markets
  • Overcoming barriers to more efficient gas markets

Graeme Bethune
Chief Executive Officer 
EnergyQuest

11:45
Walking the talk – creating a healthier domestic gas market
  • Identifying the essential ingredients of a healthy gas market
  • What BHP is doing as a gas supplier to help move towards this
  • The opportunity for the industry as a whole in creating a healthier market in the long term

Sam Bartholomaeus
Head of Energy (Australia)
BHP Billiton

12:10
Networking lunch

New projects, basin analysis and the future of Australian gas production

13:10
Origin Energy keynote presentation

Mark Schubert
Executive General Manager Integrated Gas
Origin Energy

13:35
Update on two new projects from ExxonMobil Australia

Johanna Boothey
Commercial Director
ExxonMobil Australia

14:00
CREATING NEW GAS HUBS AND ENABLING NEW GAS SUPPLY FOR SOUTH-EAST AUSTRALIA

David Maxwell
Chief Executive Officer
Cooper Energy

14:20
Uniting conventional and unconventional gas to increase supply from Queensland’s Denison Trough

Robert Gard
Chief Executive Officer
Denison Gas

14:40
Investing in the future with a focus on the Cooper and Otway basins

Matthew Kay
Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer
Beach Energy

15:00
Afternoon tea
15:30
Assessing opportunities coming from the Kingia gas discovery at West Erregulla

Stuart Nicholls
Chief Executive Officer
Strike Energy

15:50
Analysing the tight east coast market and the projects with the potential to make an impact to supply
  • Identifying the macro trends that are driving changes in the market
  • Offering an equity analyst’s view of the critical market challenges and opportunities
  • Attracting investment – examining which projects will receive finance and why

Lachlan Shaw
Director, Head of Commodity Research
National Australia Bank

16:20
Increasing gas supply by overcoming commercial and regulatory barriers
  • What needs to be done for more gas to flow into the market?
  • How can regulatory and policy settings be adjusted to help facilitate an increase in supply?
  • How can infrastructure help facilitate more market entrants?
  • What commercial opportunities are there to decrease the cost of gas extraction in Australia?

Panel Moderator:

Mark Dayman
Executive Chairman
Fyfe

 

Panellists:

Johanna Boothey
Commercial Director
ExxonMobil Australia

Stuart Nicholls
Chief Executive Officer
Strike Energy

Matthew Kay
Chief Executive Officer
Beach Energy

Sam Bartholomaeus
Head of Energy (Australia)
BHP Billiton

17:00
Closing remarks from the Chair
17:10
Official Event Networking Drinks sponsored by Fyfe
19:00
Official Event Dinner