CEDA Energy Future Series: The Shale Gas Revolution

CEDA Energy Future Series: The Shale Gas Revolution

Oct 24

Please contact the Adelaide office on 08 8211 7222 if you would like to register

Join this critical discussion around Australia's Energy Future, featuring key leaders from around the world providing their insight on the opportunities and challenges shale gas provides.



Prof Paul Stevens, UCL Lecturer
Peter Cleary, Vice President Santos
Professor Michael Barber, Vice Chancellor Flinders Uni


 Public event
 InterContinental Adelaide, Adelaide, SA

 Lunch (12.00pm to 2.00pm)

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The second event in CEDA's Energy Futures Series will include a critical discussion about the role of shale gas in Australia's Energy future.

Shale is natural gas which is trapped within shale formations and it has become an increasingly important source of natural gas in the United States and interest has spread to potential sources of gas shales in the rest of the world. In 2000 shale gas provided only one per cent of US natural gas production; by 2010 it was over 20 per cent and the US government predicts that by 2035, 46 per cent of the country's natural gas supply will come from shale gas.

In October 2012, Santos opened the Moomba-191 shale well in the Cooper Basin, the first shale in production in Australia. The well is 350 metres from the existing pipeline network and eight kilometres from the gas processing plant, which enabled it to be brought on line quickly, illustrating the importance of infrastructure in commercialising the region's significant resource potential.

Meet the Speakers

Professor Michael Barber,Vice Chancellor, Flinders University

Michael brought extensive experience in research, teaching and management to Flinders University when he took up the role of Vice-Chancellor on 1 January 2008 including with CSIRO as Group Executive, Information, Manufacturing and Minerals.

Peter Cleary,Vice President Strategy and Corporate Development, Santos

Peter joined Santos in September 2010 from BP, where he was the President of North West Shelf Australia LNG, the LNG marketing company for the North West Shelf Venture. During his 24-year career with BP, Peter held senior management positions in Australia, Indonesia, Korea, Hong Kong, Abu Dhabi and the United Kingdom. Peter is currently a member of the Executive Committee of the Australia Japan Business Co-operation Committee.

Professor Paul Stevens,Energy, Environment and Development Programme, Chatham House, UK

Paul's recent research publications include The 'Shale Gas Revolution': Hype and Reality and Unconventional Gas: Cheap Gas Coming. He is acknowledged internationally for his expertise in international oil markets, development in oil producing countries, the political economy in the Middle East region and energy in developing countries.

This event is sponsored by CEDA members


With support from CEDA members

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