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RIU GoodOilConference Perth and WA Petroleum Day to put oil and gas players centre stage

The two events are due to run on Wednesday to Friday next week and welcome oil and gas industry professionals, executives and government regulators to the stage in Perth.

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The RIU GoodOilConference starts on Wednesday

The RIU GoodOilConference in Perth next week will focus on the current state of the oil and gas industry, and the explorers and producers operating in Australia.

In a similar vein, the WA State Government is hosting WA Petroleum Day on Friday, September 14, the day after the GoodOilConference concludes.

The two events will be held at the Hyatt Regency Perth hotel in East Perth.

GoodOil kick-off

Vertical Events resources manager Doug Bowie will open the GoodOil investment forum next Wednesday in the North Ballroom, welcoming Argonaut research director Michael Eidne to the stage to deliver a market update at 8.40am.

Central Petroleum Ltd (ASX:CTP) acting CEO Leon Devaney will then take the podium at 9am to deliver the day’s first company presentation before the John Doran Award is announced at 9.20am

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Among the industry players presenting on Wednesday are Hazer Group Ltd’s (ASX:HZR) chief technical officer Dr Andrew Cornejo, Whitebark Energy Ltd (ASX:WBE) managing director David Messina, Pancontinental Oil & Gas NL (ASX:PCL) executive director and CEO John Begg, Winchester Energy Ltd WEL managing director Neville Henry, Melbana Energy Ltd (ASX:MAY) CEO Robert Zammit, and Comet Ridge Ltd (ASX:COI) managing director Tor McCaul.

Westpac Institutional Bank economics director Justin Smirk will continue Wednesday perspectives on the future of the buoyant industry with a session titled Trump, China & Electric Vehicles. What is Next for Oil & Gas? at 10.50am on Wednesday.

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RISC managing partner Martin Wilkes will continue with the industry focus, with Unravelling the Mysteries of Investing in Exploration at 1.40pm.

In the last broad-focused afternoon session, Geoscience Australia onshore energy systems section leader Paul Henson will speak at 4.05pm on Exploring for the Future — Discovering the Hydrocarbon Potential of the McArthur Basin to Isa Superbasin with New Data.

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Afternoon sessions from companies start at 12.10pm and go through to 5.40pm as a series of senior executives take the mic.

These include Lion Energy Ltd (ASX:LIO) executive chairman Tom Soulsby and Carnarvon Petroleum Ltd (ASX:CVN) managing director and CEO Adrian Cook, who will be speaking before lunch.

Cook will speak at the upcoming Proactive CEO Sessions in Sydney and Melbourne, on September 17 and 18 respectively, about the company’s development projects on Western Australia’s North West Shelf.

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GoodOil’s afternoon session after lunch next Wednesday will also feature presentations from Real Energy Corporation Ltd (ASX:RLE) executive director and CEO Scott Brown, TAG Oil Ltd (TSX:TAO) COO Henrik Lundin, Sun Resources NL (ASX:SUR) managing director and CEO Alexander Parks, Bengal Energy Ltd CEO Chayan Chakrabarty, ADX Energy Ltd (ASX:ADX) executive chairman Ian Tchacos and New Zealand Oil & Gas (NZX:NZO) CEO Andrew Jefferies.

The final session of Wednesday afternoon will feature Transborders Energy Pty Ltd CFO Anna Sudlow, Emperor Energy Ltd (ASX:EMP) managing director Carl Dumbrell, Horizon Oil Ltd (ASX:HZN) CEO Michael Sheridan, Calima Energy Ltd (ASX:CE1) managing director Alan Stein and Beach Energy Ltd (ASX:BPT) group exploration and development executive Jeff Schrull.

To view the GoodOil Wednesday program or register for the conference, visit the RIU GoodOilConference website.

The RIU GoodOilConference program is available online, where people can also register for the event.

Registrations for RIU GoodOilConference can be made online.

Thursday program

Four sessions will be held on GoodOil day two, with 27 speakers delivering addresses before the conference close.

Among the speakers delivering industry perspectives are Westpac Institutional Bank Energy and Resources Director Mark Beeley who will speak on Financing Considerations at 8.30am on Thursday.

Later in the morning Upstream Production Solutions technical general manager Neil Clegg will talk Flexible Operations Models for Today at 10.45am.

Geoscience Australia onshore energy systems geochemist Amber Jarrett will deliver a presentation on Exploring for the Future — Petroleum Geochemistry of Northern Australia at 12.15pm.

After lunch, WA Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety senior geophysicist Alex Zhan, of the Geological Survey of WA, will speak on the department’s Geophysical Projects in the Canning Basin of Australia.

Santos conventional oil and gas executive vice-president Bruce Clement will present the company’s story in a 4.05pm talk titled How Transformation to Lowest Cost Operator Helps Deliver Growth: The Santos Story.

Murphy Australia Oil (NYSE:MUR) exploration manager Paul Carroll will give the closing address at 5.10pm on Thursday.

The Thursday morning session is expected to feature company presentations from Invictus Energy Ltd (ASX:IVZ) managing director Scott Macmillan, Finder Exploration Pty Ltd commercial advisor Damon Neaves, Cue Energy Resources Ltd (ASX:CUE) CEO Matthew Boyall, Norwest Energy NL (ASX:NEW) managing director and CEO Shelley Robertson, Metgasco Ltd (ASX:MEL) executive director Ken Aitken and FAR Limited (ASX:FAR) managing director Cath Norman.

A map of FAR's Samo-1 ground.

A map of FAR's Samo-1 ground.

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GoodOil’s late Thursday morning session includes addresses from Strata-X Energy Ltd (ASX:SXA) CEO Tim Hoops, Leigh Creek Energy Ltd (ASX:LCK) corporate and investor relations Tony Lawry, Cooper Energy Ltd (ASX:COE) managing director David Maxwell and Oilex Ltd (ASX:OEX) managing director Joe Salomon.

After noon, Elixir Petroleum Ltd (ASX:EXR) managing director Dougal Ferguson will speak, followed after lunch by a number of company executives including Bass Oil Ltd (ASX:BAS) managing director Tino Guglielmo, Sacgasco Ltd (ASX:SGC) managing director Gary Jeffery, Triangle Energy (Global) Ltd (ASX:TEG) director Darren Bromley, Icon Energy Ltd (ASX:ICN) managing director Raymond James, Armour Energy Ltd (ASX:AJQ) CEO Roger Cressey and Buru Energy Ltd (ASX:BRU) executive chairman Eric Streitberg.

Buru tenements in the Canning Basin of Western Australia, near Broome and Derby.

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The last afternoon session of the forum will include presentations from NHC subsidiary Bridgeport Energy Ltd CEO Chris Way, Key Petroleum Ltd (ASX:KEY) managing director Kane Marshall, Red Sky Energy Ltd (ASX:ROG) managing director Andrew Knox and Vintage Energy Ltd (ASX:VEN) operations executive Michael Dodd.

To view the GoodOil Thursday program or register for the conference, visit the RIU GoodOilConference website.

WA Petroleum Day follows the RIU GoodOilConference next week.

WA Petroleum Day follows the RIU GoodOilConference next week.

Friday chaser

The WA State Government will hold a follow-on at Hyatt Regency Perth the day after GoodOil.

To run all day and include a sundowner, WA Petroleum Day will also run in the North Ballroom and feature an opening address from State Treasurer and energy minister Ben Wyatt.

Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (DMIRS) director general David Smith will speak on Ensuring a Sustainable Resources Sector for WA while DMIRS’ geoscience and resource strategy division executive director Jeff Haworth will give a Pulse Check on the Petroleum Industry in WA.

Australian Government Department of Industry, Innovation and Science’s Lisa Schofield will give a Commonwealth Policy Update during session two while National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority CEO Stuart Smith will speak on International Regulation Trends during session three.

The final session will feature a presentation from Chevron Australia (NYSE:CVX) (FRA:CHV) (ETR:CHV) (BMV:CVX) managing director Nigel Hearne on Creating an Interconnected Gas-gathering System for WA.

Hearne’s address will be followed by a closing panel discussion on The Role of Gas in WA’s Future Energy Mix which will be facilitated by KPMG Australia’s Ted Surette.

Displays will be featured in the South Ballroom foyer.

Tickets costs $110 and are available with a program through the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety website, DMP.

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