WA Petroleum Day 2018 hosted by the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (DMIRS), will be held at the Hyatt Regency Perth on Friday 14 September 2018, immediately following the Good Oil Conference.
As Western Australia’s regulator for the resources sector, DMIRS holds an annual Petroleum Open Day to update industry on the latest news around policy, legislation and trends.
This year DMIRS is taking a broader look at the sector with the involvement of Commonwealth regulators, the National Offshore Petroleum Title Administrator (NOPTA), the National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA) and the Federal Department of Industry, Innovation and Science (DIIS). The event will be called WA Petroleum Day to reflect this expanded view.
The WA Petroleum Day program*
The one-day program will focus on national and state policy and regulatory directions, international safety trends and financial assurance, concluding with a special guest panel session to discuss the role of gas in WA’s future energy mix.
There will also be plenary technical sessions hosted by Geological Survey of Western Australia (GSWA) and an extensive technical poster exhibition with displays from Australian Marine Complex (AMC), National Energy Resources Australia (NERA), Petroleum Exploration Society of Australia (PESA), Western Australian Energy Research Alliance (wa:era), PAWSEY supercomputing centre, Geoscience Australia, NOPSEMA, NOPTA, DIIS and DMIRS.
Session 1 (Chair - Dr Phil Gorey)
|Welcome and opening remarks||Hon. Ben Wyatt MLA||Treasurer; Minister for Finance; Energy; Aboriginal Affairs|
|Ensuring a sustainable resources sector for WA||David Smith||Director General, DMIRS|
|Pulse check on the petroleum industry in WA||Jeff Haworth||Executive Director, Geoscience and Resource Strategy Division|
Session 2 (Chair - Rick Rogerson)
|Commonwealth policy update||Richard Niven||Manager of Petroleum Development, DIIS|
|Review of policy and regulation in WA||Karen Caple||Acting Executive Director, Resource and Environmental Compliance Division|
|NOPTA update||Roland Hamp||Geotechnical Group Manager, NOPTA|
Session 3 (Concurrent Sessions)
Main Room (Chair - Karen Caple)
|Approaches to decommissioning regulation in WA||Jason Medd||Principal Policy Officer, Geoscience and Resource Strategy Division|
|International regulation trends||Stuart Smith||Chief Executive Officer, NOPSEMA|
|Geoscience Australia's petroleum program||Tom Bernecker||Geoscience Australia|
|Western Australia’s basin studies program||Deirdre Brooks||Manager Energy Geoscience, Geoscience and Resource Strategy Division|
Plenary Room (Chair - Peter Haines)
|Waitsia area reservoir studies||Iain Copp||Consultant Geologist, Geoscience and Resource Strategy Division|
|Canning and Carnarvon basins SEEBASE||Charmaine Thomas||Senior Geologist, Geoscience and Resource Strategy Division|
|South West Hub Carbon Capture Storage Project||Dominique Van Gent||Coordinator Carbon Strategy, Geoscience and Resource Strategy Division|
|Gorgon CO2 Injection Project||Dr Sunil Varma||Principal Petroleum Technologist, Resource and Environmental Compliance Division|
Session 4 (Chair Jeff Haworth)
|Creating an interconnected gas gathering system for WA||Nigel Hearne||Managing Director, Chevron Australia|
|Panel discussion – The role of gas in WA’s future energy mix||Facilitated by Ted Surette||KPMG Australia|
*Please note, speakers and topics may change at the discretion of the event organiser.
If you have any questions regarding WA Petroleum Day 2018 or would like to submit a question for the panel discussion (before Thursday 6 September 2018), please email email@example.com .
Tickets for WA Petroleum Day are $110.00 each and can be purchased online.
Presentations and posters from Petroleum Open Day 2017 are available on our website.