Petroleum Open Day 2016

The annual Petroleum Open Day hosted by the Petroleum Division and the Geological Survey Division (GSWA) was held at the Hyatt Regency Perth on Thursday 15 September 2016.

The day provided the department with an opportunity to update industry on developments, provide feedback to stakeholders and discuss future trends.

An extensive poster display and exhibits, along with IT training sessions for the Petroleum Geothermal Register (PGR) and the new look Western Australian Petroleum and Geothermal Information Management System (WAPIMS), was on show 

Petroleum Open Day 2016 presentations

Throughout the day presentations were given by Department of Mines and Petroleum (DMP) and guest speakers. Topics included:

Presentation Presenter Organisation
Welcome and opening remarks Hon Sean L'Estrange Minister for Mines and Petroleum
Innovation in the Department of Mines and Petroleum Tim Griffin

Acting Director General, DMP

Trends in petroleum Jeff Haworth

Executive Director, Petroleum Division

Resources guidelines Lynn Reid Principal Petroleum Technologist, Petroleum Division
Safety in petroleum Simon Ridge Executive Director, Resources Safety Division
Innovation and transformation Julie De Jong Executive Director, Strategic Project
Acreage release Richard Bruce Petroleum Exploration Geologist, Petroleum Division
Canning Basin - a new look Leon Normore Senior Geologist, GSWA
Land access Canning Basin Eric Streitberg Managing Director, Buru Energy
Innovation in a constrained environment Michelle Andrews Deputy Director General, Strategic Policy
National Energy Resources Australia Miranda Taylor

CEO, Oil, Gas and Energy Resources Growth Centre


Petroleum Open Day 2016 registrations

The presentation session was wrapped up with a very informative panel session with;

  • Jeffrey Haworth – Chair – Department of Mines and Petroleum
  • Stedman Ellis - APPEA
  • Miranda Taylor - Oil, Gas and Energy Resources Growth Centre
  • Darren Simmons - Shire of Irwin
  • Shelley Robertson , Norwest Energy
  • Michelle Andrews - Department of Mines and Petroleum

A lunchtime Environment and Safety workshop was also conducted.

Pamphlets and posters from the event can be downloaded through the department’s online catalogue powered by DigitalPaper XE. View posters and presentations from Petroleum Open Day 2017.