Morning coffee and registration

Commencement of the 8th NT Resources Week
The morning of day one will be a combined plenary session for SEAAOC, Mining the Territory and Building the Territory (prior to morning tea), before branching into separate programs streams.


Welcome from Informa


Welcome to Country
Allison Mills, Larrakia Representative


Opening remarks from the Chair
Michael Tennant, Chief Executive Officer, Department of Business, Northern Territory Government


KEYNOTE | NT Government Address
The Hon. Michael Gunner, Chief Minister, Northern Territory Government of Australia


KEYNOTE | Federal Government Address
Senator the Hon. Matthew Canavan, Minister for Resources & Northern Australia, Government of Australia


Partnering with the private sector to grow infrastructure investment in the Northern Territory

  • What is the Northern Territory Infrastructure Development Fund?
  • What is its role?
  • What opportunities do we see?

Andrew Pickering, Chairman, Infrastructure Capital Group


Networking and refreshment break


KEYNOTE | Oil and Gas Markets in Turmoil: Implications for Australia

  • Outlook for oil prices and direction of oil markets
  • Can OPEC reach an agreement? When?
  • Can non OPEC led by Russia and US adjust the production?
  • Evolution of supply and demand and oil prices in the short, medium and long term
  • LNG Markets imbalance? When can the balance be reached
  • How do oil prices and hub prices for LNG converge
  • Will spot prices in Europe and Asia become a larger determining factor in new contracts?

Dr. Fereidun Fesharaki, Chairman, FGE


Global LNG market dynamics and the implications for Australia’s LNG industry

  • Introduction – Where is the Global LNG market now and where it is likely to be heading?
  • The Past – How has this impacted Australia?
  • The Future – What is the next step for Australian LNG?

Matthew Howell, Senior Analyst – Asia-Pacific Upstream Research, Wood Mackenzie


Building on a decade of world-class operations in Darwin

    • Celebrating 10 years of excellence in Darwin
    • Why Darwin LNG is uniquely placed for future growth opportunities
    • Update on Barossa and Poseidon projects

Steve Ovenden, Vice President Growth, ConocoPhillips Australia


The Ichthys LNG Project

Hitoshi Okawa, Director Corporate Coordination, INPEX


Lunch and networking break


Remarks from the Chairperson


Prelude FLNG, Industry innovation coming to WA

David Bird, VP Production, Shell Australia


Outlook for M&A in the Australian Energy market

      • An overview of Asia Pacific upstream M&A activity since the fall in the oil price.
      • The future of upstream M&A activity in a lower oil price environment.
      • Deal strategies and mechanics that can be adopted in this environment

Rob Merrick, Global Energy, Herbert Smith Freehills


Challenges and opportunities in developing Australia’s natural gas resources

      • The economic climate
      • Getting regulation right
      • Countering critics
      • Winning community support

Dr. Malcolm Roberts, Chief Executive Officer, APPEA


Afternoon tea


Opportunities for Northern Territory gas on the eastern seaboard
Richard Cottee, Managing Director, Central Petroleum


A new-era for LNG buying and pricing trends
Dr. Neil Beveridge, Senior Equity Analyst – Asia-Pacific Oil & Gas, Bernstein (Hong Kong) Limited


FORECAST PANEL | The Distillery – Where are the prices going in 2016/2017?

The panel will include analysts, thought leaders and key market watchers. They will “distil” everything that has been discussed over the first day. This session will allow delegates to raise any final thoughts on market trends and will also use a poll from attendees on market dynamics.

Dr. Neil Beveridge, Senior Equity Analyst – Asia-Pacific Oil & Gas, Bernstein (Hong Kong) Limited (Host)
Dr. Fereidun Fesharaki, Chairman, FGE
Kevin Morrison, Australia and Pacific Correspondent, Argus Media
Colin Hay, Editorial Advisor, Oil & Gas Australia


CLOSING | Closing remarks from the Chair


Networking drinks


NT Resources Week Gala Dinner at SkyCity Casino

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NT Resources Week networking Breakfast in the Exhibition Hall


OPENING | Opening remarks from the Chair

Dr. Malcolm Roberts, Chief Executive Officer, APPEA


KEYNOTE | An increasingly complex and uncertain gas market: Key findings from the ACCC’s inquiry

  • The development of Liquefied Natural Gas facilities in Queensland has created unprecedented change in the east coast gas market
  • A triple whammy of events has created an increasingly complex environment for many gas market participants
  • Meeting future domestic and LNG demand will require extensive development of undeveloped gas reserves and resources
  • The current test for pipeline regulation is not fit for purpose

Rod Sims, Chairman, ACCC


Northern Gas Pipeline – An innovative nation-building project

Jemena was selected in November 2015 to build and operate the NGP. The 623km pipeline will link Tennant Creek in the Territory to Mt Isa in Queensland, driving commercial exploration and development of currently untapped gas reserves.

      • An update on how the NGP project is progressing and the vision for its future
      • The economic and job opportunities that the NGP will create
      • Project outlook – Unlocking the next phase of economic growth for the Territory and helping build a stronger Northern Australia

Antoon Boey, Executive General Manager Business Development, Jemena


Networking and refreshment break


An update from Santos

Bill Ovenden, Vice President Exploration, Santos


Origin’s exploration and drilling activities in the Beetaloo Basin

Ross Evans, General Manager, Exploration & New Resources, Origin


An update of Armour Energy’s Northern Australian gas projects

Robbert de Weijer, Chief Executive Officer, Armour Energy


Lunch in the Exhibition Hall


Remarks from the Chairperson

Dr. Graeme Suckling, Chief Executive Officer, Urban Development Institute of Australia NT


Nextgen North West Cable System ‘switch on’ – Achievements and lessons learnt

Michael Ackland, Director, Commercial and Strategy, Nextgen


A brief overview on the Timor Leste’s petroleum, mineral resource potentials and resource management

Mateus da Costa, Director – Exploration and Acreage Release, Autoridade Nacional do Petróleo e Minerais (ANPM)


Opportunities for Trading Gas in the Northern Territory – A New Frontier

Allan McDougall, General Manager, gasTrading


Afternoon tea


PANEL | Procurement and Supply Chain: Collaborating for mutual success

  • How is the oil and gas sector supply chain evolving?
  • What is the value of collaboration, and the potential opportunities?
  • What are the barriers to collaboration and how can these be overcome?
  • How can local businesses best position themselves for doing business successfully?

Mark Borowski, National Principal, Deloitte Australia (facilitator)
Leon Smit, Manager Logistics & Material Management, ConocoPhillips
Doug Macintyre, General Manager – Oil & Gas, Monadelphous
Owen Pike, General Manager, MMC Australia


Cost reduction best practices and lessons learned from other ‘lean’ industries

Chris O’Neill, Executive General Manager – Oil and Gas, Broadspectrum Ltd


CLOSING | Closing remarks from the Chair


NT Resources Week Cocktail Harbour Cruise