WA Petroleum Day 2018 hosted by the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (DMIRS), was held at the Hyatt Regency Perth on Friday 14 September 2018.
As Western Australia’s regulator for the resources sector, DMIRS holds the annual Petroleum Open Day to update industry on the latest news around policy, legislation and trends.
This year DMIRS took 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 name was changed to WA Petroleum Day to reflect this expanded view.
The WA Petroleum Day program
The one-day program focused on national and state policy and regulatory directions, international safety trends and financial assurance.
There were 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.
Throughout the day presentations were given by guest and DMIRS speakers. Topics included:
|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|
|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|
|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|
|Assessing the diagenesis of northern Perth Basin Permian sandstone reservoirs using HyLogger spectral data||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|
|Creating an interconnected gas gathering system for WA||Nigel Hearne||Managing Director, Chevron Australia|
The presentation session was wrapped up with a panel discussion on 'The role of gas in WA’s future energy mix', facilitated by Ted Surette of KPMG Australia.
Pamphlets and posters from the event can be downloaded through the department’s eBookshop.
Registration for WA Petroleum Day 2019 on Friday 13 September 2019 is now available on our website.