11-13 Mar 2020
Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre

Collaboration Forum 2019

Addressing topics facing the oil and gas industry such as new horizons, future jobs, new energies and emerging technologies while enhancing collaboration between operators, contractors and the supply chain.

2019 hosts included Woodside, Chevron, Deloitte, NERA and the Government of Western Australia Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation, the Collaboration Forum is designed to enhance collaboration between operators, contractors and the supply chain to drive a greater understanding of challenges and access to opportunities.

The 2020 Collaboration Forum agenda will be released in early 2020.







Wednesday 13 March

The 2019 Australasian Oil & Gas Exhibition & Conference (AOG) will be officially opened by the Western Australian Government and will feature keynote presentations from Woodside Energy and Chevron Australia.

With confidence rising in the oil and gas industry new players, new projects and new production techniques are being brought to the fore. This session will examine the diverse range of opportunities that will define the Australian oil and gas industry in 2019 and beyond.
'Accelerating Development of Western Australia’s Discovered Gas Resources' - Will Barker, Western Gas; Maria Sferruzza, Baker Hughes, a GE company; Mahesh Swaminathan, McDermott
'New Horizons in Australian Oil and Gas' - Brett Howard, Technip FMC
'Digital Asset Visualisation and the opportunity to apply Data Science.' - Anthony Roe, Downer Group

With the oil and gas industry currently going through rapid and radical changes related to new market requirements, the introduction of new technologies, increased digitalisation and the retirement of many experienced workers, there has been a significant industry, government and academic focus on identifying the workforce of the future. This session seeks to identify new long-term job opportunities focused on servicing, maintaining and improving existing oil and gas operations and will include a presentation from Mike Deeks, Agent General for Western Australia.
'Perth as an LNG Hub - a European Perspective' - Commodore Mike Deeks, Western Australia Government Office (WAGO) in Europe
'Three Scenarios for Workforce Change' - Francis Norman, NERA
'The future of UK Workforce Dynamics' - Neil Gordon, Subsea UK

Thursday 14 March

In just over a decade, and after capital investment of more than US$200 billion, the Australian Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) industry is now the world-leader in LNG production.

Where will the industry head next? This session will consider the macro and micro-economic outlook for the Australian oil and gas sector for 2019 and will include a presentation from the Western Australian Government’s LNG Jobs Taskforce.
'Innovation and Technology Driving Australian Oil and Gas Sectors Future' - Miranda Taylor, NERA
'LNG Jobs Taskforce' - Rebecca Brown - Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation
'Macro-Level Predictions/transition fuel/impact of LNG' - Matt Judkins, Deloitte Access Economics

The Australian natural gas industry is not just about LNG. Many new applications, uses and customers for natural gas are emerging.

This session will discuss the multifaceted opportunities that these new applications and markets could create and the value that could be unlocked.
'Role of LNG & Smart Ships in Reducing GHG' - Sanjay Verma, Wartsila
'Future of LNG as Marine Fuel' - Louise Anderson, MAN Energy Solutions
'Enabling LNG Transfer Jettyless' - Magnus Eikens, Connect LNG
'Opportunities in the domestic LNG market' - Nick Rea, EVOL ING

The drive towards a low-carbon future – catalysed by the Paris Agreement, and coupled with a series of socio-economic and technological trends – is leading many in the oil and gas industry to fundamentally reimagine what the energy company of the future looks like. This session will investigate how WA-based oil and gas producers are embracing that future, be it by utilising renewables in LNG processing or by taking steps to become part of the evolving hydrogen economy.
'ATCO’s Clean Energy Innovation Hub' - Stevan Green, ATCO
'Micro Grid - A Practical Demonstration of New Energy' - Mike Houlahan, Horizon Energy
'Gas and renewables: Partners in power' - Tom Lukatela, Woodside Energy

Friday 15 March

New sensor technologies, 3D printing, and other cutting-edge technologies are driving innovation, lowering costs and increasing efficiency in the oil and gas industry. The first of two sessions will connect oil and gas businesses with university and research organisations who are solving complex problems through the prism of business collaboration.
'Fighting corrosion through industry-academic collaborations' - Mariano Iannuzzi, Curtin University
'Oceanworks: Innovating to Generate Innovative Ocean Research' - Scott Draper, University of Western Australia
'Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing) in the Oil & Gas Sector' - Lee Djumas, Monash University

Automation and next-generation data science present apparent production and efficiency benefits, however, these technologies also come with advantages in safety by removing workers from dangerous environments where they are asked to perform dull jobs. In the second of two sessions, delegates will hear about the latest technologies that are driving innovation directly from market leaders.
'Benefits of Network Automation in an OT Environment.' - Thomas Goerke, Curtin/Cisco
'Intelligent Assets – Integrating AI, Analytics, Sensors and Robotics to Improve LNG Business Value' - Shawn Fernando, Woodside Energy

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