2024 Agenda

Agenda timing is Australian Central Standard Time – ACST

WELCOME RECEPTION

Tuesday, 17 September 2024 | 5:30 – 7pm
Parliament House

Discover the best of the Northern Territory at NT Resources Week!

Begin the week in style at our welcome reception, where you’ll have the chance to meet and network with fellow attendees and hear from some of our keynote speakers.

Enjoy delicious canapes and refreshing drinks while taking in the stunning Darwin Harbour views from the Parliament House.

 

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7:45

Registration & Morning Coffee

8:45

OFFICIAL OPENING | NT Resources Week

Alexandra Bennet, Conference Director, Informa Connect

8:50

Welcome to Country

8:55

OPENING | Opening remarks from the Chair

9:00

NORTHERN TERRITORY MINISTERIAL ADDRESS

Following the election an invitation will be extended to the Chief Minister, Northern Territory Government of Australia

9:20

FEDERAL MINISTERIAL ADDRESS

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

9:30

PANEL DISCUSSION | The outlook for the energy transition in Australia

  • New investment in renewables, critical minerals, clean energy supply chain
  • A Future Made in Australia, for all Australians
  • Traditional Owner Engagement – Achieving successful, respectful partnerships with shared benefits

Alister Trier, Chairman – Gas Taskforce, 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

10:10

PANEL DISCUSSION | The green premium conundrum

  • Current pressures are creatingtension between near-term financial performance and commitments toward a net-zero world
  • Where to from here?

Celia Hayes, Partner – Sustainability and Climate Change, Deloitte

10:35

FEDERAL SHADOW MINISTERIAL ADDRESS | Securing the Future

Senator Susan McDonald, Shadow Minister for Resources; Shadow Minister for Northern Australia

This concludes our joint Plenary session. Concurrent sessions starting after the refreshment break:
– SEAAOC
– Mining the Territory
– NT Clean Energy & Decarbonisation Forum

10:55

Networking and refreshment break in the exhibition

SEAAOC MAIN SESSION COMMENCES

11:30

Welcome remarks from the Chair

11:35

KEYNOTE ADDRESS | Delivering cleaner & more affordable energy

12:05

KEYNOTE ADDRESS | INPEX

Chris Wilson, Executive Vice President Operations, INPEX Australia

12:35

Outlook for the Asian Gas market, and competition from the Middle East LNG suppliers

1:00

Networking and Lunch break in the exhibition

1:50

PANEL DISCUSSION | Gas supply concerns in Australia

  • Implications from the recent legal challenges to gas projects in Australia –Impacts for energy supply
  • Regulatory certainty – how does this work for offshore projects? Is the system broken?
  • What needs to be done to build up investor confidence and Australia’s international reputation as a reliable energy partner?

Brendan Beck, Director Net Zero Technologies, Australian Energy Producers
Sue McCarrey, Chief Executive Officer, National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental
Paul Farrow, National Secretary, AWU

2:15

KEY ADDRESS | How natural gas supports a lower carbon energy future

Danny Woodall, Director of Operations, Chevron Australia

2:35

Session to be advised

2:55

PANEL DISCUSSION | Energy Security

  • Demand for Australia’s energy exports
  • The role of joint co-operation
  • Is Australia doing enough to provide security to our customers abroad?
  • Drilling down – disincentives & incentives – Australia, US and EU

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

3:20

Networking and refreshment break in the exhibition

3:50

The Beetaloo Basin: A Global Perspective

Martin Wilkes, Managing Director, RISC

4:05

Leading the large-scale development of the Beetaloo Basin

Scott Crabtree, VP Sustainability, Tamboran Resources Corporation

4:20

Exploration update

Alexander Cote, Head of Australian Operations, Daly Waters Energy

4:35

Moving the Beetaloo into Production

Alex Underwood, Managing Director, Empire Energy

4:50

Q&A

5:05

CLOSING | Closing remarks from the Chair

5:05

NETWORKING DRINKS IN THE EXHIBITION HALLS

6:30

NT RESOURCES WEEK GALA DINNER

Mindil Beach Casino & Resort

Sponsored by:

8:30

Registration & Morning Coffee

9:00

Welcome remarks from the Chair

9:10

Energy transition challenges and opportunities in Australia and the Indo-Pacific

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

9:30

A Journey to the Western Isle

Andrew Jefferies, CEO, NZOG

9:45

The experience of navigating regulatory approvals (Federal, Qld, NT and Vic) for Gas projects supporting the energy transition

Chris Bignill, Environmental Approvals Lead, ADZ Energy Pty Ltd

10:00

Central Petroleum’s latest plans

Ross Evans, Chief Operating Officer, Central Petroleum Limited

10:15

The critical role of gas pipelines in unlocking the potential of the Beetaloo Basin

Adam Watson, CEO & Managing Director, APA Group

10:30

Q&A

10:45

Networking and refreshment break in the exhibition

11:15

Offshore gas – Development & exploration update

  • Project updates
  • Challenges for developments

11:35

PANEL DISCUSSION |Domestic east coast gas market shortages

  • The potential to import LNG to Australia’s east coast
  • The role of LNG import terminals and new supply
  • The Northern Gas Pipeline

12:00

Helium Market Overview, Outlook & Opportunity

Phil Kornbluth, President, Kornbluth Helium Consulting LLC

12:15

Top End Energy’s plans to explore for natural hydrogen, helium and onshore gas

Oliver Oxenbridge, Managing Director, Top End Energy

12:30

Natural Hydrogen opportunities in Australia

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

12:45

Q&A

1:10

Networking and Lunch break in the exhibition

2:00

Successful and Respectful Partnerships – Achieving Shared Benefits and Economic Development

  • Training & job opportunities for First Nations people in the oil/gas sector

2:20

PANEL DISCUSSION |How do local SMEs, and Traditional Owner businesses tap into the growth projects in the NT?

  • Some of the challenges and successes in being part of the supply chain

2:45

PANEL DISCUSSION |What’s required from companies who are developing projects in their regions?

3:10

Closing remarks from the Chair & End of Conference

4:30

NT RESOURCES WEEK CLOSING FUNCTION