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Australian & WA Gas Industry Fundamentals

1-Day Training Course: The longest established, premier gas industry overview. Keep on top of how the East Coast & WA gas industries are constantly developing & evolving in terms of how they are structured, regulated, priced, traded & commercialized

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Key Learning Objectives

  • Brief review of technical components of the gas supply chain
  • Examine the upstream, gas transportation and downstream gas business structures
  • Industry overview – sector activities and intra/inter sector relationships
  • Discover the foundations of the Australian & WA gas market and the gas commercialisation process
  • Examine strategic and commercial drivers for major gas market participants
  • Consider the future of the Australian gas market and observe trends
    Discuss gas industry legislation, regulation and the relevant agencies affecting the value chain
  • Review the main contracts used in the gas industry and fundamental contract issues
  • Tips for negotiating key commercial terms and the legal traps to watch out for
  • Review the impact of LNG on domestic gas markets
  • Understanding the implications of third party access in WA

About the Course

This course will provide participants with a fundamental grounding in the Australian gas industry, covering the key technical, commercial and contract aspects of the industry.

The course begins with a short review of upstream activities, including how natural gas (conventional and coal seam methane gas) is formed, how it is found and produced. A study of the gas transportation network will outline the movement of gas flows around the country, infrastructure capacities and constraints and how gas is delivered to customers.

The commercial section provides an analysis of the east Australian gas market and explains the business strategies of major industry players. With an understanding of how the existing gas market works and the fundamental drivers for changes, future market outcomes will be examined. Learn what upstream producers, gas transmission pipelines, retailers and customers should do to position for these dramatic market changes.

Interpretation of new and emerging policy developments, legislation and their effects on the gas industry will also be covered.

The major commercial and legal aspects of industry agreements will be reviewed, including gas sale contracts, gas transportation, joint venture and asset sale agreements.

Finally, the course will take a look at the impact of LNG on domestic gas markets for WA in particular, and detail the structure and most recent developments in WA with regard to third party access.

Who Will Benefit

This course is ideal for those looking for a thorough grounding in all aspects of the Australian gas market technical and business oriented professionals who are new to the gas industry or experienced in one part but could benefit from a wider perspective. It also acts as a useful refresher/update.

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Craig Langford

Frank Tudor

Managing Director, Horizon Power

Testimonials

“The instructor was inspirational, warm and built rapport with participants immediately and throughout the course. I learnt how to structure my communication in a succinct, clear and influencing way”
Senior Brand Manager, McDonalds Australia

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Course Outline

BRIEF OVERVIEW OF THE TECHNICAL ASPECTS OF GAS – FORMATION AND PRODUCTION

  • 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, REGULATION AND POLICY

  • Major gas industry players
  • Market power
  • Emerging policy developments
  • Legislative developments – how it affects the gas industry
  • Regulation and ACCC

COMPETITION POLICY

  • Company strategies to maintain and strengthen their market position
  • How to tame the big guys

THE FUTURE AUSTRALIAN GAS MARKET – TRENDS AND DEVELOPMENTS

  • 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

THE IMPACT OF LNG ON DOMESTIC GAS MARKETS

  • Emerging supply constraints and the effects on domestic consumers
  • Understanding the impact of long term gas contracts expiring
  • Update on domestic gas reservation arguments

THIRD PARTY ACCESS TO GAS PIPELINES IN WA

  • Understanding the framework
  • Interpreting debt risks, rates of return and incentive mechanisms
  • Recent developments

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