Published - 10th October 2017
The Next Generation Student Expo, held at Curtin University on Friday 1st September concluded the program for 2017.
Attended by over 50 students from 6 schools, we were entertained with their creative career research presentations and the interactive activities in the engineering pavilion. Congratulations to Butler College, who won the 2017 program and will be visiting IFAP to take part in the HUET Training.
During a period of unprecedented transformation in the Australian resources sector, the oil and gas industry is searching for opportunities to enhance innovation, competitiveness and productivity.
According to Australia’s Industry Competitiveness Score, an evaluation completed by the National Energy Resources Australia (NERA) growth centre in association with Accenture, the successful implementation of value chain changes could unlock $5 billion in untapped value.
Alastair Haldane knows a thing or two about the importance of developing connections within the oil and gas sector, be it face-to-face at industry events such as the ones organised by the Petroleum Club of WA or digitally via the tech-startup Oncontractor.
“Two years ago I came on board as co-founder of Oncontractor. The platform may be described as an ‘Airtasker' for the engineering and the resource industries. It connects technical projects to pre-vetted professional contractors and enables them to be engaged across the platform while maintaining full statutory and insurance compliance,” said Mr Haldane.
When a speaker opens their presentation with the statement “I’m going to take you on a ride,” then you know it’s time to put the cutlery down and take notice. At the Petroleum Club’s September Industry Dinner, Woodside Chief Operations Officer, Mike Utsler did precisely that.
At the heart of the interactive presentation, Mike set out to gauge club members collective understanding of the oil and gas industry from a global, regional and local perspective, and to examine the scale of which the industry operates within.
The final piece in Australia’s remarkable LNG growth story has now been secured into place, with the Ichthys Venturer’s successful mooring offshore Western Australia.
During the boom, there has been intense focus on cost-overruns and schedule blow-outs. These issues will likely become required reading for MBA programs and Project Management courses in the coming years. Also, their study will likely see many detailed and innovative solutions for preventing them in the future.
We had a roaring good time at this years Gala Ball, thank you to everyone who dressed in their finest 20's attire and joined us for a night of elegance and entertainment. Our best dressed walked away with a great prize thanks to Hyatt Regency Perth, and our lucky door prize winner went home with 2 business class tickets thanks to Qatar Airways.
Thank you to this year's sponsors LMATS, QATAR Airways, OSM and Australian Marine Complex.
We can't wait for next year's event and plans are already underway