Day two: Wednesday 23 March 2022

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Speakers:

  • Tracey Boyes
    General Manager, Future Fuels and Future Growth
    Origin Energy
  • Shelley Robertson
    Executive General Manager - Energy
    Mineral Resources (MRL)
  • Mark Dayman
    Executive Chairman
    Fyfe
  • Andrew Thornton
    General Manager, Integrated Gas
    Origin Energy
  • The Hon. Bill Johnston
    Minister for Mines and Petroleum, Energy and Corrective Services
    Western Australian Government
  • David Berman
    Commercial Director
    ExxonMobil Australia
  • David Maxwell
    Chief Executive Officer
    Cooper Energy
  • Melissa Perrow
    General Manager Energy
    Brickworks
08:00
Registration, coffee and networking

08:50
Opening remarks from the chair

Matthew Warren
Principal
Boardroom Energy

HOW DOES GAS MEET THE CHALLENGE OF A LOW CARBON ENERGY SYSTEM?

09:00
Green and lean - the importance of continued investment in low cost, low emissions gas to ensure the energy transition is not put at risk

           • Unlocking a low emissions future to ensure affordability and reliability along the way to decarbonisation
           • Outlining the issues high prices and demand destruction could lead to:
                            - lack of public support for the transition
                            - potential switch back to coal and oil in Asian growth markets
           • Creating a balanced approach – continued investment in gas to ensure an orderly energy transition

Andrew Thornton
Executive General Manager, Integrated Gas
Origin Energy

09:30
Ensuring a long-term sustainable future for brick making through decarbonisation
  • Examining the options to decarbonise using renewable gas
  • Reducing emissions through capital investments into modern, fuel-efficient production processes
  • Firing kilns with green fuels such as landfill gas and biomethane
  • Envisaging the right mix of federal, state and local action to encourage decarbonisation

Melissa Perrow
General Manager Energy
Brickworks

10:00
Integrating renewable gas (hydrogen and bio gases) into the existing network
  • Remaining competitive and a preferred source of energy through low emissions gases
  • Examining the most efficient ways to use existing infrastructure
  • Interplay between gas and hydrogen – is there room for both?
  • Grey hydrogen/ supply chain solutions

Kristin Raman
Head of Strategy and Innovation
Australian Gas Infrastructure Group (AGIG)

10:30
Morning tea

11:00
PANEL DISCUSSION: How can the developing a hydrogen industry deliver a net zero emissions future?
  • Can renewable gases fill the gap between supply and demand?
  • What is the best way of maximising the advantages of gas industry expertise and existing infrastructure?
  • What roles does the gas sector play in making a commercially viable hydrogen industry a reality in Australia?
  • How do Australian SMEs and innovative tech companies assist Australia meet its net zero emissions targets?

Moderator:

Dennis Van Puyvelde
Head of Renewable Gas
Energy Networks Australia

Panellists:

Tracey Boyes
General Manager, Future Fuels and Future Growth
Origin Energy

Leigh Kennedy
General Manager – Hydrogen
National Energy Resources Australia (NERA)

Andrew McConville
Chief Executive
Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association

ASSESSING NEW PROJECTS AND PROJECTIONS FOR SUPPLY

11:40
PANEL DISCUSSION: Unlocking the Beetaloo Basin
  • Can production start by 2025 or earlier to meet the expected window of maximum gas demand?
  • How has the general investor retreat from oil and gas increased capital costs for development?
  • What is the most efficient way to establish the required supporting infrastructure from the ground up?
  • How can local communities and Traditional Owners realise the benefits of development?
  • What are the potential markets and how can Beetaloo ensure it is globally competitive?

Moderator:

Mark Dayman
Executive Chairman
FYFE

Panellists:

Joel Riddle
Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer
Tamboran Resources

Andrew Thornton
Executive General Manager, Integrated Gas
Origin Energy

Alex Underwood
Managing Director
Empire Energy Group

Julian Peck
Group Executive Strategy & Commercial
APA Group

12:20
Networking lunch

13:20
Ministerial update on the Western Australian domestic gas market

The Hon. Bill Johnston
Minister for Mines and Petroleum, Energy and Corrective Services
Western Australian Government (video)

13:35
Ministerial update on the Queensland domestic gas market

The Hon. Scott Stewart
Minister for Resources
Queensland Government (pending parliamentary sitting dates)

13:50
Opportunities for the Gippsland Basin in Australia’s energy transition
  • Leveraging existing facilities to produce more gas for the Australian domestic market
  • Gas supplier update – new developments and their impact
  • The outlook for oil and gas infrastructure

David Berman
Commercial Director
ExxonMobil Australia

14:10
Bringing gas into the domestic market from the Otway Basin
  • Boosting locally sourced supply in time and on the scale needed to fill the southern shortfall
  • Overcoming the assumption that new fossil fuel operations risk becoming stranded assets
  • Outlining gas’s role as the necessary “transition fuel” in the shift to a greener power grid

Senior Executive
Beach Energy

14:30
Afternoon tea

15:00
South-eastern Australia Gas – challenges and opportunities

David Maxwell
Managing Director
Cooper Energy

15:20
Exploring the Perth Basin and defining the capacity of the Permian gas fairway

Stuart Nicholls
Chief Executive Officer
Strike Energy

15:40
PANEL DISCISSION: Where to next for west coast gas projects?
  • What are most important points arising from the Western Australian Gas and Downstream Industries Opportunities Study?
  • What will the impact be if new west coast projects do not come online in the near future?
  • What portion of onshore gas will be directed to domestic supply?
  • Are the generally favourable conditions likely to result in lower cost gas entering the market?

Moderator:

Mark Busuttil
Executive Director - Energy & Utilities Analyst
J.P. Morgan

Panellists:

David Biggs
Executive Director & CEO Australia
Warrego Energy

Shelley Robertson
Executive General Manager - Energy
Mineral Resources (MRL)

Senior Executive
Beach Energy

TRANSPORTATION AND STORAGE ISSUES

16:20
Opportunities and risks arising from an aging infrastructure system
  • Understanding significance for costs of asset write-downs on infrastructure
  • Analysing the most effective ways of using existing infrastructure to cope with low carbon gases (eg methane/hydrogen)
  • Will changes to gas pipeline regulation create a simpler and more effective framework?

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

16:50
Closing remarks from the chair
17:25
Close ADGO 2022