WA Petroleum Day 2018

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.
WA Petroleum Day 2018 Brochure

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)

Presentation Presenter Organisation
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)

Presentation Presenter Organisation
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)

Presentation Presenter Organisation
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)

Presentation Presenter Organisation
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)

Presentation Presenter Organisation
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 petroleumday@dmirs.wa.gov.au .

Tickets for WA Petroleum Day are $110.00 each and can be purchased online.

WA Petroleum Day Brochure - 6002 Kb

Brochure containing the program for the 2018 WA Petroleum Day

Presentations and posters from Petroleum Open Day 2017 are available on our website.