Day Two

08:30
Welcome coffee
08:50
Opening remarks from the Chair

Andrew Garnett
Director
UQ Centre for Natural Gas

09:00
Changing market dynamics and the impact on the east coast - a mid-sized producer’s perspective

Ian Davies
Chief Executive Officer / Vice Chair
Senex Energy / APPEA

09:30
Why LNG imports are the best friend of domestic producers and domestic consumers alike
  • Examining the infrastructure needed to support the development of new gas basins
  • Analysing the economics the proposed West/East pipeline
  • Can LNG imports materially increase the supply and affordability of gas?

Mark Samter
Senior Research Analyst
MST Marquee

10:00
Gas infrastructure and market evolution - meeting the needs of customers today and in the future
  • Embracing new opportunities for gas networks as the economy decarbonises
  • Examining the role networks can play in enabling a hydrogen economy
  • What the customer of tomorrow will look like – and planning for that today

Ben Wilson
Chief Executive Officer
Australian Gas Infrastructure Group

10:30
Morning tea
11:00
Assessing the role of gas in the future energy mix

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

PANEL DISCUSSION
11:30
What role can gas play in the energy transition?
  • Does gas still have a place as a “transition fuel”, and if so, what does this mean for new build gas generation?
  • What market signals or policy incentives need to exist for new gas generation to be built?
  • How is domestic gas price uncertainty impacting gas’ role in energy generation?

Panel Moderator:

Matthew Warren
Columnist
Australian Financial Review

Panellists:

David Leitch
Principal
ITK Services Australia

Andrew Garnett
Director
UQ Centre for Natural Gas

Ben Wilson
Chief Executive Officer
Australian Gas Infrastructure Group

Russell Pendlebury
Senior Economist
Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC)

12:15
Networking lunch
PANEL DISCUSSION
13:15
Improving outcomes for the broader economy – ensuring gas can deliver for manufacturing and workers

Gas plays a critical role in the Australian economy; as an important feedstock, as an energy source, as a creator of jobs and more. Today’s market dynamics are incredibly challenging for those towards the end of the value chain, particularly large users.

This panel discussion will explore some of the impacts the market is having on the broader economy and explore realistic solutions.

Panel Moderator:

Royce De Sousa
Director
Eastern Energy Buyers

Panellists:

Bruce Robertson
Energy Finance Analyst Gas/LNG
Institute for Energy Economics & Financial Analysis (IEEFA)

Stephen Bell
Chief Executive Officer
Qenos

Daniel Walton
National and NSW Secretary
The Australian Workers Union

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

14:00
Improving communication to ensure a social license to operate

Sarah Browne
Director – Communications
Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association (APPEA)

14:20
Afternoon tea

LNG imports – a new paradigm for East Coast gas markets?  

Panel Discussion
14:50
LNG import terminals – will they be built on the East Coast and how will they transform the market?
  • What are the hurdles that still need to be overcome before there are LNG import terminals on the East Coast?
  • How many terminals could be built and where?
  • Understanding the implications of being fully linked to international markets for the East Coast

Moderator:

Mark Samter
Senior Research Analyst
MST Marquee

 

Panellists:

Bruce Robertson
Energy Finance Analyst Gas/LNG
Institute for Energy Economics & Financial Analysis (IEEFA)

Rick Wilkinson
Head of Consulting
EnergyQuest

15:30
Using hydrogen to reduce emissions and assessing export potential

Michael Dolan
Hydrogen Innovation and Development Lead
Fortescue Metals Group

16:00
Assessing the viability of renewable hydrogen as an alternative power source to diesel and gas in remote sites
  • Learnings from WA 2020 study 
  • Transitioning existing fossil-fuelled hybrid microgrids to 100% renewable energy
  • Using renewable hydrogen to power a remote community or mining operation
  • How practical is hydrogen as an alternative fuel to gas?

Stephanie Moroz
Global Innovation Lead
EDL

16:30
Closing remarks from the Chair
16:35
End of Conference Day Two