• ExxonMobil
    Breakfast partner
  • Elixir Energy
    Tier 2 Sponsor
    Elixir Energy

    Elixir Energy is an ASX listed company currently focused on two large scale natural gas projects in Queensland (and Mongolia).  Elixir is also currently partnered with a Toyota Group company in a green hydrogen project in Mongolia.  The Company’s Queensland project is located in the Taroom Trough of the Bowen Basin, just to the South of the Wallumbilla Hub – an area of growing activity from a range of companies ranging from Elixir to Shell.

  • Tamboran Resources Limited
    Tier 2 Sponsor
    Tamboran Resources Limited

    Founded in 2009, Tamboran Resources Limited is a public natural gas company with a vision of supporting the net zero CO2 energy transition in Australia and Asia-Pacific through developing low CO2 unconventional gas resources in the Northern Territory of Australia.

    Holding premium acreage in the highly prospective Beetaloo/McArthur basin, Tamboran is strategically positioned to commercialise these resources to address a forecast domestic energy shortfall and as a feed supplier to existing Australian LNG plants.

    Tamboran Resources Limited is headquartered in Sydney, Australia with a global management team leveraging a significant depth of experience in the successful commercialisation of unconventional gas throughout North America. The team brings a wealth of knowledge, including modern shale reservoir assessment, as well as cutting-edge drilling and completion design technology.

  • S&P Global Commodity Insights
    Tier 2 Sponsor
    S&P Global Commodity Insights

    Company bio: At S&P Global Commodity Insights, our complete view of global energy and commodities markets enables our customers to make decisions with conviction and create long-term, sustainable value. For more than 100 years, we've been a trusted connector that brings together thought leaders, market participants, governments, and regulators to co-create solutions that lead to progress. Vital to navigating Energy Transition, S&P Global Commodity Insights' coverage includes oil and gas, power, chemicals, metals, agriculture, and shipping.

  • Wood
    Tier 3 Sponsor

    Wood is a global leader in consulting and engineering, delivering critical solutions across energy and materials markets. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in 60 countries, employing around 35,000 people.

  • APGA
    Supporting partner

    APGA is the peak body representing Australasia’s pipeline infrastructure. While many members have a focus on gas transmission they are active in all aspects of the industry including transportation of other products, such as oil, water and slurry. Our members include constructors, owners, operators, advisers, engineering companies and suppliers of pipeline products and services.

  • Coolibah
    Supporting partner

    Coolibah Pty Ltd is an energy communications and issues management consultancy based in Sydney, Australia. It provides advisory services to government, industry associations, management consultancies and companies engaged in a wide range of energy activities and services.

    Its principal is Keith Orchison, who has been involved in resources and energy industry policy issues management and communications for more than 36 years.

    He has been a communicator in one way or another for 53 years, starting as a sports writer in South Africa in the 1950s.

    During his time as a journalist he was editor of a large specialist magazine at 24, national news editor of a daily newspaper at 26 and editor of one of South Africa’s best-known current affairs magazines at 28.

    In Australia in the 1970s he worked briefly for Rupert Murdoch before moving in to business communications and becoming PR head of Associated Pulp & Mills in 1974 and of La Trobe University in 1977.

    In 1980 he was head-hunted to be chief executive of the upstream petroleum industry association, now the Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association (APPEA), a position he held until 1991. He holds APPEA’s gold medal for services to the petroleum industry.

    In 1991 he was headhunted to be chief executive of the Electricity Supply Association of Australia, a post he held until retiring in 2003.

    He served on CSIRO energy advisory committees for six years and chaired its Energy Technology sector advisory committee in 1999-2001. He was a member of the Australian Industry Greenhouse Network, an association of 14 energy, mining and manufacturing associations, for 10 years and was chairman of the AIGN in 2002.

    From 2003 to 2007 he was a member of the Howard Government’s Critical Infrastructure Advisory Council and chaired its energy committee.

    He was made a Member of the Order of Australia in 2004 for service to the petroleum and electricity industries through fostering co-operation between energy producers and government agencies and through the development the development of policies to benefit Australia in the long term.

    Today, apart from consulting activities, he publishes the "This is Power" blog and the "Coolibah Commentary" on this website and he works with Quest Events to present (and co-chair) a series of popular "energy outlook" conferences. He is also a commentator for “Gas Today magazine. Since 2007 he has been engaged in publishing yearbooks about electricity.


  • UTility
    Media partner

    Utility is the title of choice for decision makers at all levels of water and energy utilities, as well as other major players like consulting engineers and first-tier contractors. Utility is integrated across print and online, and explores the biggest news and issues across the utility industry. It is Australia’s only dedicated utility magazine, and covers all areas of the utility sector, including water and sewer, gas, electricity, communications and the NBN. Visit

  • Energy Magazine
    Media partner
    Energy Magazine

    Energy is a thought-leading, technology-neutral magazine, developed to help the industry answer some of the critical questions it is currently grappling with. We look at the policies and politics affecting the industry; but we always place the emphasis on outcomes rather than political point-scoring. We are committed to helping the industry move forward and solve the energy trilemma – establishing new forms of energy that are reliable, affordable and clean – without over-emphasising the role governments will play in finding the solution. Visit

  • Gas Energy Australia
    Supporting partner
    Gas Energy Australia

    Gas Energy Australia [] is the national peak body representing the downstream gas fuels industry, encompassing Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) and associated gases – including a raft of renewable gases such as bioLPG, synthetic renewable LPG and renewable DME. The industry comprises major companies, medium and small businesses across the gas fuels supply chain including refiners, fuel marketers, equipment manufacturers, gas transporters, consultants and service providers.

    The Association focuses on a range of areas in support of Australian families, businesses and governments in delivering energy that is affordable and reliable, secures domestic supply and generates prosperity in a decarbonising economy.

    GEA focuses on advocating the value and benefits of these fuels through engagement with government, state authorities and consumers. The Association’s stakeholder engagement is supported by progressive policy development based on sound research, analysis and expert commentary, the ongoing development of national standards and innovative products and technology, proactive media and communications, and the development of the industry’s specialist workforce.

    BioLPG, rLPG and rDME are emerging alternative fuel options that are versatile, as well as affordable and reliable, and can be used for a range of applications in the residential, commercial, industrial (including farming) and recreational uses.

    Net zero bioLPG will be available in Australia from as early as 2025-26. It is a by-product of biodiesel and sustainable aviation fuel production using the hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO) process. The CSIRO's Sustainable Aviation Fuel Roadmap notes Australia has enough feedstock to produce 5 billion litres of SAF each year, able to supply 30 plants across the country over the years to come. While not all SAF will be via HVO, it will be an important part of production.

    The advent of renewable synthetic LPG (rLPG), made from green hydrogen and CO2 taken from the atmosphere, is an actual zero gas. That is, the only CO2 expelled when it is burned is what was captured when it was made – meaning it has a zero impact on the environment and requires no offsets. It is forecast that rLPG will be available in Australia from the mid-2030s and replace all conventional LPG use by 2050.

    Together, their use in Australia and overseas will deliver a brighter and cleaner future.