Published - 15th November 2017
To outside observers, collaboration and major oil and gas projects may not have a lot in common. However, according to Shell Australia’s David Bird, the company's record-breaking Prelude floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) project would still be a pipe dream without help from collaborators every step of the way.
The Petroleum Club of WA's annual golf day is one of the most popular fixtures on the oil and gas community's social calendar. And with lots of great prizes up for grabs including a $10,000 hole-in-one competition, this year’s event was no different.
According to information gathered by the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety, the WA petroleum sector accounted for 18 per cent of the total value of mineral and petroleum sales in Western Australia in the 2016-2017 financial year
Does 1995 feel like just yesterday or a lifetime ago?
22 years ago the World Trade Organization was formed; South Africa beat New Zealand to win the Rugby World Cup; Carlton won the AFL premiership in front of 93 thousand spectators at the MCG; eBay went live, and after eight not-so-glorious seasons the last episode of Full House aired.
1995 was also the year that David Hernandez signed up to become a Petroleum Club member.
Titled “Untapped Reserves: Promoting Gender Balance in Oil and Gas”, the study found that the petroleum industry is missing out on a large and very important talent pool at a time when the sector is facing potential skills shortages.
Despite fierce competition, Butler College presented the 2017-winning Next Generation project, taking home a half-day helicopter underwater escape training and sea survival prize thanks to IFAP. Students from the winning team said "it was a once in a lifetime opportunity" with even the most nervous of pupils managing to overcome their fears and have a great time.