Energy security for the Territory, Australia, and our region

18-19 September 2024 | Darwin Convention Centre


SEAAOC is Northern Australia’s largest and longest established petroleum conference and brings together major players involved within Australasia’s oil, gas and petroleum industries.

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Mining the Territory is Northern Australia’s leading mining conference taking a deep dive into the region’s industry: From exploration & resources development to operation, market & logistics.

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The Northern Territory is at the forefront of Australia’s energy transition and is committed to achieving net zero emissions by 2050 by facilitating strong investment. The NT Clean Energy & Decarbonisation Forum brings together key players from the energy and resources industries to showcase clean energy projects and initiatives as well as, explore how the mining and gas sectors are decarbonising their operations.

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Three conferences. One all access pass. Incredible networking & industry engagement in the Top End.

NT Resources Week is specifically timed this year to take place following the 2024 Northern Territory General Election, and will be your perfect opportunity to engage with the newly elected NT Government firsthand, and to gain an understanding of their new priorities and plans going forward.

2024 is shaping up to be a cracker of a year with ENORMOUS potential for project development across the Northern Territory.

The NT is in the box seat to provide a supermarket of LNG, clean energy, carbon storage, hydrogen, and critical minerals to meet surging global demand and drive decarbonisation, and provide energy security for Australia and our region.

Plans are advancing with the development of the $1.5 billion Federal Government funded Middle Arm Sustainable Development Precinct, which will drive further project investment in Northern Australia. This investment will accelerate the development of infrastructure for gas processing, liquids refining, critical minerals processing, battery manufacture, hydrogen advancements and the development of carbon capture and storage.

The global shift towards decarbonisation – and the acceleration towards electrification – is generating major interest in the development of the NT’s critical minerals sector. The Federal Government recently announced it will provide up to $840 million to help establish an “Australian-first” combined rare earths mine and refinery north of Alice Springs, to be operated by Arafura Resources.

LNG’s critical role in providing energy security to Australia’s Asian trading partners will continue to drive new development of billions of investment dollars in new LNG infrastructure in Northern Australia such as Santos’ Barossa project, and other offshore gas opportunities.

It’s an exciting time for the development of onshore gas in the Beetaloo and McArthur Basins, with very promising news in project advancement and new associated gas pipeline infrastructure investment. This will be a game changer for regional development in the wider Katherine and Barkly regions, and act as a driver for new gas based manufacturing in the NT, and provide new gas supplies to the eastern states.

Exciting opportunities await for the development of the Sun Cable large scale solar project, new battery storage and other key enablers of the renewable energy transition in Northern Australia. The NT is blessed with enormous potential to develop new renewable energy projects. The Federal Government is releasing the much awaited First Nations Clean Energy Strategy, which will give further direction to partnering and engaging with indigenous communities in the development of new renewable energy projects so that these communities can participate and benefit from the clean energy transformation.

2024 is likely to see a number of Final Investment decisions made on leading resources projects in the NT, creating incredible new business opportunities for the wider service and supply sector. It’s time for you to get in on the ground floor.

Off the back of last year’s record turnout, this is the year NOT to miss out on attending the one stop shop that sees all of the senior resources sector executives responsible for Northern Australia descend on Darwin for one week in September.


Joint Plenary Speakers

The Hon Madeleine King MP
Minister for Resources; Minister for Northern Australia

Alister Trier
Chair – Gas Taskforce, Lead – Investment Territory, Department of the Chief Minister and Cabinet, Northern Territory Government

Erica Lampropoulos
Executive Director, Pollination Group

Cameron Garnsworthy
CEO, SunCable

Darryl Cuzzubbo
Managing Director and CEO, Arafura Rare Earths Limited

Celia Hayes
Partner – Sustainability and Climate Change, Deloitte

Senator Susan McDonald
Shadow Minister for Resources and Shadow Minister for Northern Australia

Chris Wilson
Executive Vice President Operations, INPEX

Alex Underwood
Managing Director, Empire Energy

Andrew Jefferies

Alexander Cote
Head of Australian Operations, Daly Waters Energy

Sue McCarrey
Chief Executive Officer, National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority

Paul Farrow
National Secretary, AWU

Phil Kornbluth
President, Kornbluth Helium Consulting LLC

Senior Representative

Adam Watson
CEO & Managing Director, APA Group

Brendan Beck
Director Net Zero Technologies, Australian Energy Producers

Scott Crabtree
VP Sustainability, Tamboran Resources

Danny Woodall
Director of Operations, Chevron Australia

Martin Wilkes
Managing Director, RISC

Ross Evans
Chief Operating Officer, Central Petroleum Limited

Oliver Oxenbridge
Managing Director, Top End Energy

Chris Bignill
Environmental Approvals Lead, ADZ Energy Pty Ltd

Neil McDonald
Managing Director, Gold Hydrogen & Chairman, Natural Hydrogen Association of Australia

Professor David Close
Director, Gas & Energy Transition Research Centre, University Queensland

Mohammad Barzanji
General Manager – Asset & Decarbonisation, Tokyo Gas Australia

Dr Ian Scrimgeour
Senior Executive Director, Northern Territory Geological Survey

Mike Dunbar
Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer, Emmerson Resources

Mark Hepburn
Managing Director, Castile Resources

Vincent Algar
Chief Executive Officer, Tennant Minerals Ltd

Neil van Drunen
Director | Western Australia, Northern Territory, South Australia & Industry Policy, Association of Mining and Exploration Companies

Brett Clark
Executive Chairman, Avenira Limited

Dr Michael Green
Exploration Manager, PNX Metals

Richard Maddocks
Chief Executive Officer, Kingsland Minerals

Senior Representative
Encounter Resources

Nathaniel Smith
Chief Executive Officer, Tellus Holdings

Dr Bryce Healy
Exploration Manager, Lithium Plus Minerals Ltd

Justin De Meillon
General Manager Tanami, Newmont

Cathryn Tilmouth
Executive Director – Northern Australia, Minerals Council of Australia

Senior Representative
Northern Iron

Matthew Pustahya
Managing Director, Litchfield Minerals

Andrew McIlwain
Managing Director, Investigator Resources Limited

Mark Furlotte
General Manager, Glencore McArthur River Mining

Shannon O’Rourke
Chief Executive Officer, Future Battery Industries Cooperative Research Centre

Ley Kingdom
Chief Executive Officer, Eastern Metals Ltd

Kam Ho
Managing Director (APAC), TotalEnergies H2

Steven Ovenden
Vice President Growth, INPEX

Reza Arababadi
Principal Energy Engineer, Xodus

Andrew Ross
Group Leader, Geochemistry, Geosystems & Geodata, CSIRO

Skefos Tsoukalis
Senior Director, Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics, Northern Territory Government

Dr Howard David Smith
Director Middle Arm and Gas Manufacturing, Gas Taskforce Unit, Department of the Chief Minister and Cabinet, Northern Territory Government

Luana Cormac
General Manager, Electricity Division | First Nations & Clean Energy Pipeline Branch, Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water

Paul Kanters
Managing Director, Vopak Terminals Australia

Brendan Beck
Director Net Zero Technologies, Australian Energy Producers

Amir Aryana
Group Leader, Energy Resources, Energy CSIRO

Bevan Mailman
Co-Chair, Desert Springs Octopus

Nigel Browne
CEO, Larrakia Development Corporation

Scott Crabtree
Vice President Sustainability, Tamboran Resources Limited

Gaurav Sareen
Partner, Climate and Sustainability and Global Investment and Innovation Incentives (Gi³), Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu

Sana Farshidi
General Manager, Pacific Energy Northern Territory


Each ticket includes Access to all three conferences, entry to Trade Exhibition, Welcome Reception, and Networking Drinks Function

Standard registration
$2,995 + GST


Register from 1 July 2024

Gala Industry Dinner Under the Stars: $240 + GST
Sunset Harbour Networking Cruise: $130 + GST

NT Local Small Business Rate
There is a special discount on conference attendance for local NT small business (less than 10 employees) that are located (and have originated) in the NT and are not a subsidiary of a national or international organisation. To see if you qualify please email

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Attendee testimonials from 2023

  • “According to 2023-24 NT Budget papers, mining is still the biggest contributor to the Northern Territory’s economic activity, at 31.7 per cent of gross state product.”
    ABC News – 29/12/23

    Testimonial 7
  • “Always a great annual event to catch-up with other operators, industry regulators and specialists in the Territory to see what they’re up to and learn about new technologies, changing regulations and future projects.”

    Testimonial 5
  • “This conference provided me with an excellent opportunity to meet local businesses and identify capabilities to support our tender for a current major infrastructure project in Darwin. Next year we are planning to continue this engagement. We have hired our first staff member in the Darwin community and we hope to add many more by next fall.”

    Testimonial 4
  • “I gained a wealth of knowledge from diverse companies showcasing their innovative projects, and I am exceptionally satisfied with the event’s presentation and organization. “

    Testimonial 3
  • “SEAAOC was a well-organised event. It was tremendous to see the level of opportunities in NT in the ENERGY sector. The event provided a terrific opportunity to learn about plans, challenges, and opportunities within the sector as well as connect with industry leaders.”

    Testimonial 2
  • “NT Resources week is a must do on any conference calendar. The conference really showcased all the great things and important work happening in the NT. With an audience of both national and international delegates the NT really got its opportunity to shine.”

    Testimonial 1

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