Unlocking oil and gas reserves

Collaboration is key for future advances in exploration

The findings of NERA’s inaugural Future Oil and Gas Reserves Workshop held at the University of Adelaide on 28 April 2016 support the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) Energy Council’s agenda and is one example of drawing together industry, government and academia to consider how to accelerate access to data, land, drilling equipment and information, and how to improve cost structures through standardisation and sharing.

With 55 attendees collaborating in teams, there was no shortage of ideas, which resonated across the sector.

The key findings acknowledged the good work that has gone before but also recognised this was no longer enough: Each organisation has an opportunity to get involved and make Australia a key investment destination.

Download the speaker presentations below.

Additional Links

Domestic Gas Strategy, 2015 Australian Government Department of Industry and Science

Offshore Petroleum Resource Management Review, Interim Report, NOPTA, 2015

COAG Energy Council

Gas Supply Strategy, 2015, COAG Energy Council

Australian Council of Learned Academies (ACOLA) Engineering Energy: Unconventional Gas Production, a study of shale gas in Australia, launched by Prof Ian Chubb AC FTSE at Parliament House on 5 June 2013

South Australian Unconventional Gas Roundtable, 2012

Inventory of Offshore Frontiers, Geoscience Australia Report, 2014

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