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)

09:25
FEDERAL MINISTERIAL ADDRESS (PRE-RECORDED)

The Hon. Keith Pitt MP
Minister for Resources, Water and Northern Australia
Federal Government

BIG PICTURE PANEL DISCUSSION
09:40
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
Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association (APPEA)

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

David Maxwell
Chief Executive Officer
Cooper Energy

Misha Zelinsky
Assistant National Secretary
The Australian Workers Union

10:20
Morning tea break
10:50
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

Rick Wilkinson
Head of Consulting
EnergyQuest

11:10
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

11:35
Unlocking the north and further opportunities for pipelines to help address market issues

Dave Green
General Manager Strategy & Business Development
Jemena

12:00
Origin Energy keynote presentation

Mark Schubert
Executive General Manager Integrated Gas
Origin Energy

12:25
Challenges and opportunities delivering gas to the Australian domestic market from the Gippsland Basin

David Berman
Commercial Director
ExxonMobil Australia

12:50
Networking lunch
13:50
CREATING NEW GAS HUBS AND ENABLING NEW GAS SUPPLY FOR SOUTH-EAST AUSTRALIA

David Maxwell
Chief Executive Officer
Cooper Energy

14:15
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 Otway basin

Lee Marshall
Group Executive Corporate Strategy and Commercial
Beach Energy

15:05
Afternoon tea
15:35
Assessing opportunities coming from the Kingia gas discovery at West Erregulla

Stuart Nicholls
Chief Executive Officer
Strike Energy

16:00
Analysing the 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 a commodity analyst’s view of the critical market challenges and opportunities
  • Attracting investment – examining which projects will receive finance and why

Lachlan Shaw
Head of Commodity Research
National Australia Bank

16:25
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:

Stuart Nicholls
Chief Executive Officer
Strike Energy

David Berman
Commercial Director
ExxonMobil Australia

Lachlan Shaw
Head of Commodity Research
National Australia Bank

17:05
Closing remarks from the Chair
17:10
Official Event Networking Drinks sponsored by Fyfe
19:00
Official Event Dinner