Producing energy for the Asian market: Lessons from the Australian experience
As New Zealand attracts world-leading oil and gas explorers and
producers to its huge exclusive economic zone with the potential
for signifi cant exportable discoveries, it is timely to learn from the
past and current experiences of our Australian neighbour.
Dr Williams will outline the history of the development
of Australia’s natural gas export industry and highlight the
special features of LNG as an export commodity, the nature of the
Asian market, and the particular features of the project structures
and alliances that have underpinned the success achieved.
He will also analyse developments in the global energy market and their implications for new projects and projects currently under development. He will demonstrate the critical role that liquefi ed natural gas (LNG) projects can and must play if the world is to meet its future energy needs in a sustainable manner, but will also emphasise the economic, environmental and social challenges that new projects will need to address if they are to succeed.
Dr Williams is a former Global Head of Shell’s international gas and coal business, a former CEO of Shell Australia and a past Non-Executive Director of Origin, a leading Australian integrated energy company. He has been deeply involved in the global natural gas business, in particular the development and governance of large scale and highly successful projects for the export of LNG from a number of countries including Australia.
The Energy Centre Speaker Series is supported by the Energy Education Trust of New Zealand.