DMP pays host to international visitors during LNG 18

Government and industry delegations meet with leading DMP Petroleum staff
Date: Thursday, 21 April 2016

The Petroleum Division of the Department of Mines and Petroleum (DMP) has been kept busy over the past week hosting delegations from around the world during LNG 18 held in Perth.

Kenyan delegation
Back left: DMP Deputy Director General Tim Griffin with DMP Executive Director Petroleum Jeff Haworth and a delegation from Kenya.

“An international event like LNG 18 provides a perfect opportunity to meet with government and industry representatives as Western Australia is well regarded globally for its petroleum expertise,” DMP Petroleum Executive Director Jeff Haworth said.

The event attracted more than 5,000 participants including delegates, exhibitors, and trade visitors, with more than 250 exhibitors from over 60 countries.

“While the current price of oil is low and industry is rationalising its portfolios, most delegates and speakers discussed the changes that needed to be made to deal with the existing constrained market, but predicted a bright future for gas,” Mr Haworth said.

Mr Haworth and senior staff also held a number of high level meetings with trade commissioners from India, Malaysia, Indonesia, Mexico, Canada and Korea.

Meetings were also held with the Pakistan Minister for Petroleum and Natural Resources, the Indonesian Director General of Oil and Gas, and the president of the Australia Indonesia Business Council

DMP staff made presentations to delegations from Kenya, Ghana, Germany and also met with leading petroleum companies.