Published 12th July 2017
Regulatory compliance continues to be a challenge for oil and gas producers. Not only is the oil and gas industry highly regulated, but regulations are evolving and changing on an ongoing basis. However, for NOPSEMA’s Derrick O’Keeffe, challenges associated with staying compliant also present opportunities to “aspire to be world-class.”
Obtaining and maintaining a social license is currently a hot topic for Oil and Gas companies in Australia. Big name's such as Prime Minister, the Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP and Woodside Chief Executive; Peter Coleman have both weighed in on the issue, warning that the nation's oil and gas industry has "lost the trust of the public", which is threatening its "social license".
NERA (National Energy Resources Australia) recently hosted a ‘Lunch and Learn’ event, in conjunction with the Petroleum Club of WA, as part of its Opportunity Knocks program for small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs).
Renee Rugless was recently co-opted onto the Board for Petroleum Club of WA bringing with her over a decade of experience in the oil and gas sector.
Renee moved from NSW to WA in 2004 and began her professional career in Oil and Gas in 2005 working with PCT Engineers Pty Ltd as a young Marketing & Business Development professional.
She previously held positions with GHD, Squire Patton Boggs and AECOM.
Former Acting Director General of the Department of the Premier and Cabinet David Smith started today in his role to head up the transition to the new Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety.
Mr Smith, who took up his post with Department of Mines and Petroleum (DMP), said he was very excited about his new role and was looking forward to meeting and working with staff at DMP and Department of Commerce on his new task.
Over 200 people battled it out in the 2017 Oil and Gas Industry Charity Quiz Night hosted by the Petroleum Club of WA and Santos on 22nd June.
Just shy of $29,000 was raised during the fun industry get-together, which will go to help fund Homeless Connect Perth, a one-day event based on a one-stop-shop model of immediate service provision to homeless people.