Day Two - 12 September


Time Session Speaker





Welcome and Opening Comments from the Chair


You Have Won the Contract, But How Can You Finance It?
This session will provide insight into the support that is available to Australian companies who are realising opportunities in the CSG and resources projects in Australia. During the session EFIC will discuss financing challenges and a subcontractor will speak about their experience and how they were able to win a contract that otherwise would not have been possible.


Robert Dravers, Director SME, Export Finance and Insurance Corporation


Developing Cost-Effective Completions for Average Permeability Wells
The Queensland and New South Wales CSG industries still needs to drill and complete some 30,000 wells in the next 10-15 years, and the majority will be located in non-"sweet spot" locations with average permeability. This sessions explores how to attain completions that are more cost-effective and less risky than fracking.

Dr Ian Gray, Managing Director, Sigra


Morning Tea


Case Study: Exploring the Viability of Enhanced Coal Bed Methane Recovery in Light of New Carbon Initiatives
This session explores enhanced coal bed methane which involves injecting CO2 to increase the recovery of gas in place. The recently completed A$10 million field trial by the CSIRO and China United Coalbed Methane Corporation Limited in the Shanxi Province, China used a multi-lateral horizontal well for CO2 injection and a dedicated monitoring well with a novel gas sampling system to observe gas migration within the reservoir. The enhanced drainage process was clearly observed during the trial with the injected CO2 displacing the reservoir methane. With growing measures to encourage carbon abatement ECBM may be an attractive option for CSG operators.

Dr Luke Connell, Coal Seam Reservoirs, CSIRO


Planning for Growth to Enable Global Capability and Competitive Advantage

  • Analysing the key drivers for information and knowledge management in the resources sector
  • Avoiding growth spurts that become growth pains
  • Enabling growth, productivity and optimisation across the resources sector value chain
  • Exploring the 3 C’s: Compliance, Cost and Connectivity
  • Examining Santos’ approach to managing the GLNG project

Neil Makepeace, Principal EIM Consultant, Glentworth





Exploring Initiatives to Drive Labour Supply for LNG Projects and Supporting Industries
This session explores what initiatives mining companies and support industries can access to draw on skilled and non-skilled labour. It also explores some of the initiatives that the companies and projects themselves are putting in place to skill up a labour force, and progress being made on Enterprise Migration Agreements.

Glenn Porter, CEO, Energy Skills Queensland


Afternoon Tea



Exploring Continued Concerns and Strategies Around CSG Water Management
This panel session brings together experts in the field of strategic water management to discuss the continued concerns and management of CSG water management, with commentary on likely developments over the next 12 months.

Shane Charles, Commissioner, Gaslfields Land & Water Commission

Chris Hertle, Global Market Leader - Water, GHD


Closing remarks from the Chair


QGCE 2012 Closes



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