Agenda timing is Australian Central Standard Time – ACST

8:45

OFFICIAL OPENING | NT Resources Week

8:50

Welcome to Country

8:55

OPENING | Opening remarks from the Chair

Shaun Drabsch, Chief Executive Officer, Department of Industry, Tourism & Trade, Northern Territory Government

9:00

NORTHERN TERRITORY MINITERIAL ADDRESS

Hon Nicole Manison MLA, Deputy Chief Minister, Minister for Mining and Industry, Northern Territory Government

9:20

FEDERAL MINISTERIAL ADDRESS

Hon Madeleine King MP, Minister for Resources, Minister for Northern Australia

ECONOMIC OUTLOOK, RESROUCE SECTOR DRIVERS & CHALLENGES

9:35

Economic and commodity outlook

  • The changing Australian economy include inflation, rates, supply and commodity prices.
  • The influence of market dynamics, economic data, and government spending on company investment, currency, and demand.
  • Australia’s economic contribution to the region and question our position as a commodity superpower.

Vivek Dhar CFA, Mining and Energy Commodity Strategist, CBA

9:55

PANEL DISCUSSION | Resources sector drivers

  • Ukrainian Invasion, and the impact on commodity prices, oil and LNG prices – What are the flow on effects to Australia’s resources sector?
  • The decarbonisation agenda – how is the resources sector progressing? will the Ukrainian situation further fast track this trend?
  • Electrification of transport, homes, and industry in Australia – Where are we at and what will it look like in 5-10 years?
  • Hydrogen as a new industry for Australia – how it will impact the resources community going forward?
  • Opportunities – for LNG backfill, new trains, CCUS
  • Critical minerals investment to accelerate projects

Maia Schweizer, Director Australia — West, Fortescue Future Industries
Saul Kavonic, Head of Oil, Gas and Energy for Australia, Credit Suisse
Kaushal Ramesh, Head of Gas and LNG Analytics, Rystad Energy

10:20

PANEL DISCUSSION | Resources sector challenges

  • Skills shortages, lessons learned and opportunities
  • Equipment and steel shortages to develop the next wave of projects
  • The inflation genie, and its impacts on the industry – what are we seeing?

Cathryn Tilmouth, Executive Director – Northern Australia, Minerals Council of Australia
Stephen Goodall, Chief Policy Officer, Chamber NT
Justine Winston Smith, Partner, Climate & Engineering, Deloitte

This concludes our joint Plenary session. Concurrent sessions starting after the refreshment break:

  • SEAAOC
  • Mining the Territory
  • Environmental Management & Decarbonisation Forum

10:45

Networking and refreshment break

ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT & DECABONISATION MAIN SESSION COMMENCES

11:25

Welcome remarks from the Chair

Jill Woodworth, Technical Director, (Eco)Toxicology & Risk Assessment, SLR Consulting

11:35

MINISTERIAL ADDRESS |

Hon Lauren Moss, Minister for Environment, Climate Change and Water Security; Minister for Equality and Inclusion; Minister for Mental Health and Suicide Prevention; Minister for Seniors; Minister for Youth, Northern Territory Government

11:55

Regulating the onshore gas industry in the Northern Territory

Amy Dennison, Executive Director Environmental Regulation, Department of Environment, Parks and Water Security (NT)

12:20

Strategic Environmental Baseline Assessment for the Beetaloo Sub-basin: An update

Dr Alaric Fisher, Executive Director, Flora and Fauna Division, Northern Territory Department of Environment, Parks and Water Security (DEPWS)

12:35

Sun Cable’s Flagship Project: The Australia-Asia PowerLink (AAPowerLink)

Andrew Barton, Project Director – Australia-Asia PowerLink, Sun Cable

12:55

Lunch and networking break

2:00

Trends for the use of renewables in the mining sector

James Harman, Chief Executive Officer, EDL

2:20

ESG pathways for the Nolans NdPr mine as part of the green energy transition

  • ESG materiality and the selection of appropriate reporting frameworks
  • Definition of power purchase agreements to reach net zero emissions
  • Expectations for site energy transitions beyond solar and wind

Michael Robinson, ESG Manager, Arafura Resources Limited

2:40

Newmont Tanami’s journey towards decarbonisation

Seth McCann, Sustainability and External Relations Manager, Newmont

3:00

McArthur River Mining Update – Environmental Management

  • MRM’s commitment to responsible operations and continued development of the mine through improved environmental performance
  • An environmental update and insights to some unique monitoring programs at MRM

Adam Hatfield, Acting General Manager of McArthur River Mining, Glencore McArthur River Mine

3:20

Networking and refreshment break in the exhibition

3:50

Leader of CSIRO Northern Territory Low Emission Hub Activities

  • Understanding the need for a low emission hub to be developed in the Northern Territory
  • The collaborative approach being taken to understand what a low emission hub may comprise
  • The collective vision and technical definition of the low emission hub

Dr Andrew Ross, Research Scientist, CSIRO

4:10

Good Water Energy major energy plans for the Northern Territory

  • How geothermal green hydrogen production from sea water can be achieved at just $1.00 per kg.
  • Small footprint of geothermal energy production compared to wind and solar land footprint.
  • Australia’s dependency on imported gas produced ammonia, AdBlue, urea fertiliser and ammonium nitrate explosives and the pending food and mining explosives shortage due to closures in international fertiliser plants.
  • Opportunity to create a new industry and large job creation in Darwin
  • Opportunity to provide security of supply to Australian mining and agriculture markets.
  • Opportunity to turn Territory Generation into a zero emission power generator by 2030 (100% reduction by 2030) and to retain the gas turbine assets and jobs in TG that would become worthless or be lost with CO2 reduction mandates and without fertiliser production using the CO2.
  • Lower cost green products compared to the fossil fuel alternatives.
  • Transport of green products produced in Darwin to all other states by low cost green hydrogen powered transport.

Paul Smith, Executive Founding Director and Chief Engineer, Good Water Energy

4:25

The Desert Bloom project

Gerard Reiter, Chief Executive Officer, Aqua Aerem

4:40

Tiwi H2 Project

  • Up to 100,000 tpa of green hydrogen production and export from the Tiwi Islands
  • Location well suited to Provaris’ compressed hydrogen transportation business model
  • Provaris’ H2Neo compressed hydrogen ship – 430t of hydrogen cargo
  • Environmental Assessment Process – seeking low environmental footprint for Tiwi Islands
  • Key learnings so far on solar renewable energy production on the island, battery storage requirements and electrolyser capacity optimisation

Garry Triglavcanin, Executive Director, Provaris Energy

4:55

Q&A PANEL

Paul Smith, Executive Founding Director and Chief Engineer, Good Water Energy
Gerard Reiter, Chief Executive Officer, Aqua Aerem
Garry Triglavcanin, Executive Director, Provaris Energy

5:10

CLOSING | Closing remarks from the Chair

5:15

Networking Drinks in the exhibition halls

6:30

NT RESOURCES WEEK GALA DINNER

Mindil Beach Casino & Resort

9:00

Opening remarks from the Chair

Amy Dennison, Executive Director Environmental Regulation, Department of Environment, Parks and Water Security (NT)

9:10

Decarbonisation of the Oil and Gas sector

Cassy Schmidt, Director NT and Exploration, APPEA

9:30

PANEL DISCUSSION | Decarbonisation of industrial process for the future

Phil Grainger, Vice President Growth, INPEX
Dr Howard Smith, Director Middle Arm and Gas Manufacturing, Gas Taskforce Unit, Department of the Chief Minister and Cabinet, Northern Territory Government
Robert Malabar, Director, Middle Arm Petrochemicals Pty Ltd
More panelist to be advised…

10:10

Building decarbonised industrial hubs – what can and what could be done.

  • Modern industrial hubs must focus on active recycling and re-use of waste products
  • A strong focus on CCS is required if the Northern Territory is to reduce its carbon emissions
  • Utilisation of captured CO2 has the potential to aid the Northern Territory’s economic growth
  • New technologies offer pathways to an increasing range of useable products

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

10:35

Update on the progression towards submission of an SEA for the Middle Arm Sustainable Development Precinct

  • Strategic proposal to establish the Middle Arm Sustainable Development precinct, as a strategic location for low emission petrochemicals, renewable hydrogen, carbon capture storage and minerals processing over a 50 year timeframe
  • The first strategic assessment completed in the Territory under the Environment protection Act
  • The strategic environmental assessment (SEA) will provide greater upfront certainty for proponents, and has the potential to deliver better environmental outcomes for the significant environmental values in the Middle Arm Precinct and the broader Darwin Harbour
  • Opportunities and challenges associated with strategic environmental assessment

Nicole Conroy, Environmental Officer, Middle Arm Strategic Industry Development, Northern Territory Government

11:00

Networking and refreshment break

11:30

Legacy Mine Management in the Territory

  • Introduction – what is a legacy mine?
  • The Legacy Mines Unit Strategic Plan
  • Governance
  • Key projects – including Sandy Flat mine

Joni Woollard, Director Mining Remediation, Department of Industry, Tourism and Trade, Northern Territory Government

11:50

Key learnings on Ghost Bat habitat

  • Uniqueness of the Ghost Bat in Australia
  • Use of old mining workings by Ghost Bats
  • Protection measures of known roosts
  • Finding answers to the unknown movements of the Ghost Bat

Emer McGowan, Environmental Officer (Zoology), Angico Eagle

12:05

Petroleum, mining and water

  • Water in the Northern Territory
  • Mining & water:
    • progress to date
    • lessons learned; and
    • looking to the future – what do mining operators need to know?
  • Petroleum & water: Shifting gears (from exploration to production)

Phillipa Hunter, Assistant Director Licensing and Regulation, Water Resources Division

12:25

Community & Stakeholder

Tsuey Cham, Communication & Stakeholder Manager, CSIRO GISERA

12:45

Decarbonisation of Australia’s Industrial Sector

  • The race to decarbonise: commitments overview
  • Creating Roadmaps
  • Opportunities for renewables to decarbonise industry
  • Creating and use of hydrogen

Mick Scrivens, Vice President, Director – Australia Pacific, Black & Veatch

1:00

Lunch and networking break

2:05

Creating a positive legacy: ERA’s journey to world class rehabilitation at Ranger Mine

  • Overview of Ranger mine rehabilitation and the journey so far.
  • How we are taking the opportunity to create a positive legacy by:
    • Creating a physical, ecological and cultural landscape that meets the expectations of the Mirarr Traditional Owners
    • Setting the standard for mine site rehabilitation in a culturally and environmentally sensitive region
    • Achieving this in partnership with Mirarr Traditional Owners, governments and other key stakeholders

Sharon Paulka, Manager Closure, Energy Resources Australia

2:25

Rum Jungle update – TBC

Danielle O’Toole, Technical Director – Geotechnics & Mine Waste Engineering, SLR Consulting

2:45

PANEL DISCUSSION | Improving mine sites’ environmental management for the future

  • Strategies to reduce the impact on the environment
  • Mine site rehabilitation & remediation
  • Decarbonising operations

Ben McTavish, Superintendent Environment, Rio Tinto
Sharon Paulka, Manager Closure, Energy Resources Australia

3:20

CLOSING | Closing remarks from the Chair & End of Conference

4:30

NT RESOURCES WEEK SUNSET HARBOUR CRUISE

Departing from Stokes Hill Wharf