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BRIEF OVERVIEW OF THE TECHNICAL ASPECTS OF GAS – FORMATION AND PRODUCTION Download Course Brochure
  • How natural gas is formed
  • CSM, conventional and unconventional gas
  • Exploration, development and production of natural gas
  • Classification of natural gas reserves
TECHNICAL ASPECTS OF THE DOWNSTREAM INDUSTRY
  • Gas transportation fundamentals
  • Australian gas infrastructure network - transmission pipelines and local networks
  • Gas transportation pipeline projects
  • Transmission constraints and what they mean
ECONOMIC ANALYSIS IN THE AUSTRALIAN GAS INDUSTRY
  • Economic tools
  • Upstream economic analysis
  • Pipeline economics
  • Portfolio analysis
THE AUSTRALIAN GAS MARKET STRUCTURE
  • History and structure of the Australian gas market
  • Australian gas market - supply and demand
  • Gas customer requirements (industrial, retail, power generators)
  • How gas is bought and sold in Australia and wholesale spot markets
GAS MARKET PARTICIPANT STRATEGIES
  • Major gas industry players
  • Market power
  • Regulation and ACCC
  • Company strategies to maintain and strengthen their market position
  • How to tame the big guys
THE FUTURE AUSTRALIAN GAS MARKET - TRENDS
  • Fundamental change drivers
  • Price volatility and the rise of gas capacity issues
  • Future gas market in 5 years and 15 years +
  • How customers, producers, retailers and should position themselves for the future market
AUSTRALIAN GAS MARKET PRICING, CONTRACTS AND COMMERCIAL NEGOTIATION
  • Contract basics
  • Gas pricing in Australia
  • Gas purchasing and getting the best price
  • Commercial negotiation basics
AUSTRALIAN GAS INDUSTRY CONTRACTS - AN OVERVIEW
  • Typical industry agreements - what's important and what's not
  • Review of major commercial and legal aspects of gas sales agreements, gas transportation, asset sales agreements and joint venture agreements
  • Contracting traps and tricks for buyers and sellers
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